So my second wedding of the year and one which I’ve been looking forward to for a while. I was contacted by the Bride-to-be after her Mother recommended me, Jill and her Husband who own a classic car business have been involved with weddings which I have also on several occasions. It was lovely to have had the opportunity to meet with Daniel and Danielle and run through their wedding day in detail. They were pleased with my work and it wasn’t long until I had confirmation on being their wedding photographer 🙂
Friday began with the Bridal Preparations at Jill’s home in Leigh where I documented the build up along with capturing the smaller details. It was a full house and one which I felt welcomed in straight away! I spent a short while taking the candid shots before heading upstairs to arrange flowers and dresses for photographs. With time getting away from me I squeezed in a lovely shot of Danielle’s father, Dave where he got to see his beautiful Daughter in her wedding dress as she walked down the stairs. I headed off soon afterwards to the ceremony and reception venue to set myself up and prepare for the arrival of the Bridal Party.
I arrived at Lancashire Manor Hotel in Pimbo and I immediately noticed Barry the Videographer who I’ve worked with before waiting at the entrance. With the Bridal Party close behind me I waited also. Everyone was ready to go and as I set myself up at the front of the aisle Jill and her Son came down first smiling away followed by Danielle’s Bridesmaids and then finally Danielle herself with her proud Father.
The ceremony was lovely and with rings and vows exchanged it was time for the official signing of the register. The newly weds then made their way back up the aisle as Husband and Wife and as they grabbed their glass of fizz we cracked on with the formal group photographs around the corner using the venue as a backdrop. The weather was cold but gloriously sunny which is what everyone hopes for. We didn’t last long before we headed inside to warm up before finally capturing pre-sunset shots of the happy couple together.
We managed to get most of what we needed before everyone was invited into the reception room for the wedding breakfast. The newly weds were officially announced into the room and as they sat down the wedding coordinator welcomed Danielle’s Dad to say the first words towards the formal part of the day, the speeches. Daniel had a few words which included a few ‘Thank yous’ and finally the best men who finished off with funny stories and kind words towards the Groom 🙂
The evening part of the day involved a lovely surprise from Karen and Peter of Pier Fun Casinos who were the main entertainment of choice with the addition of a photobooth. I documented the wedding guests having fun up until Daniel and Danielle were asked to cut the cake before Danielle had the pleasure of dancing with her Father. Daniel then got his chance for the first dance as a married couple. They enjoyed this moment with their Daughter, Faye.
It was a very enjoyable day and I hope the new Mr & Mrs had a blast! I wish them all the best for the future and I look forward to sending them over their wedding photographs after they have been edited.
For now please enjoy these sneak peeks shots…