I was very excited to have been part of Mike and Zoey’s Wedding day yesterday especially as it saw me back up at the National Award Winning venue that is Ashfield House in Standish. I love the short distance to this very relaxed country hotel when documenting a couple’s big day as it epitomizes the very essence of what I offer to my clients, a relaxed and professional approach!
To begin the day I arrived approximately 30 minutes before the ceremony began to ensure I captured the build up of the occasion with guests arriving and greeting the Groom along with his Best man Danny. I also take the time out of respect to meet the registrars to make sure they are happy with my documented approach 🙂
Zoey wished for photos of her walking down the stairs with the Bridal party but more importantly with her two Sons. After a couple of quick snaps I took position at the front of the aisle ready for the official arrival of the Bride. Mike was eagerly awaiting his soon to be Wife and as the music began the Bridesmaids made their way down the aisle before Zoey also made her appearance. Rings were exchanged and personal vows were read to one another and once the signing of the register was complete they made their way back past their family and friends as Husband and Wife.
As it was very cold outside and raining I decided to rearrange the ceremony room as it was big enough for the formal groups photographs the couple had requested plus it was better conditions for light. When I was ready I invited everyone in to take their position for a large group shot before capturing a few smaller shots. It was a very quick process which gave me, along with the newly weds plenty of time to walk around the venue for the more intimate photos of them together.
The time soon came for all of Mike and Zoey’s guests to take their seats in the reception room for the announcement of the new Mr & Mrs Clarke. They started with speeches before tucking into their wedding breakfast and first up was Zoey’s Maid of Honour, followed by the main man himself Mike and then finally Danny who offered some funny stories.
It was a very enjoyable day for me even though I wasn’t their for the entirety of it 🙂 I hope everyone had a memorable one and I also hope that the sneak peek shots below will give you a taster of what’s to come!
Enjoy and thanks…