With having only met this lovely couple on Wednesday I was very pleased that they asked me to be part of their wedding day on Friday. It all began in the morning where Hayley and the girls were having their hair and make-up done in one of the bedrooms upstairs at the West Tower Country House Hotel in Aughton. They were in very high spirits as I turned up for the Bridal preparations. I started with capturing the smaller details which included the wedding dress, shoes, flowers, jewelry and that of the Bridesmaids attire and accessories before documenting the remainder of the afternoon. It went so quickly and before I knew it I was heading downstairs to the bar where all family and friends were enjoying drinks.
I caught up with Gary and briefly spoke with the registrar’s before the ceremony kicked off and I was graced with the presence of a good friend and very professional person, Barry of Diamond Lights Wedding Films. I have worked with Barry on numerous occasions and we always seem to just know what each other are doing or going to do which helps keep the day relaxed and stress free 🙂
So with 10 minutes to go all guests were invited upstairs to take their seats ready for the arrival of the wedding party. Gary was eagerly waiting for his Wife-to-be at the front with his Best men by his side. After her Bridesmaids, Paige boys, Flower girl and pet dog, Molly walked down the aisle it was Hayley’s turn to walk with her very proud Dad, Bob who was smiling away.
The ceremony was wonderful and after the exchange of rings and signing of the register it was time for the new Mr & Mrs Guyers to take their first steps together as Husband and Wife. We cracked on with the confetti photo outside before completing the formal group photographs round the corner on the steps. I was a little worried with the weather and of course the daylight remaining so I advised that we also cracked on with the more intimate shots of them two around the grounds of the wedding venue.
With the reception room turned around it was time for everyone to make their way to their seats for the arrival of Gary and Hayley. They wished to have speeches out of the way before the meal so they could enjoy their food when it came so Bob started proceedings with a very touching speech. This was of course followed by the main man himself Gary, who offered his sincere thanks along with gifts and then finally his best men concluding with some funny stories.
There was a surprise awaiting everyone before desserts as Gary and Hayley ordered some singing waiters who put on a great show leaving some a little red faced and some lost for words 🙂
Afterwards Barry had video messages to do whilst I documented guests enjoying the magician who was on hand doing what he does best, entertaining 🙂 He was absolutely fantastic and baffled many including myself!
The first dance soon approached and as we finished getting our remaining photographs of the couple they were announced onto the dance floor with family and friends surrounding them. It was a lovely moment for the newly weds and after they shared a few moments together it was time for her Father, another special man in her life who wanted to share a couple of minutes with his Daughter.
It was such a wonderful day and I hope the happy couple had a memorable day along with their lovely family and friends. A special mention to the staff at West Tower for looking after me for the day and also to Barry who no doubt will be on a job with me in the near future.
I hope Gary and Hayley enjoy these sneak peek shots from their wedding day and I hope they have a wonderful time on their Honeymoon 🙂