Congratulations Paul & Katie!

Today has been such a wonderful day where I’ve been part of such a lovely couple’s wedding day. Paul and Katie met me a little while ago to sit down and discuss their wedding photography requirements where they looked through my work and the wedding ‘storybook’ albums that are included in each package I offer. They were very impressed and decided to book me to document it all from start to finish.

This morning saw me arrive at the venue of choice which was Briars Hall in Lathom where I begun the Bridal Preparations. Katie and the Bridal party were in full flow with having their hair and make-up done by beauty professionals in the barn opposite to the main building. I captured many natural shots before capturing the smaller details including the wedding dress, wedding shoes, jewelry, flowers etc. The morning was good fun with the girls enjoying themselves whilst they got ready although time soon got away from me and I had to make my way downstairs to meet and greet Paul and the Groomsmen.

Guests were arriving and having a drink in the bar area whilst Paul spoke with the registrars who were to conduct the ceremony. It was soon time for everyone to take their seats and await the arrival of the Bride. Katie and her Bridesmaids made their way downstairs and prepared for a grand appearance. Paul was waiting anxiously at the front of the aisle for his soon-to-be Wife whilst I got into the best possible position to capture the moment.

The ceremony was lovely and with rings exchanged and the signing of the register complete it was time to get a couple of formal shots before the new Mr & Mrs Molyneux made their way hand-in-hand past their family and friends and outside for a confetti photo.

We cracked on with the formal group photographs as daylight around this time of year restricts the time we have during the day to complete them. Myself along with the newly weds also had a walk around the venue’s grounds for the more intimate shots of them together before they headed inside to warm up and prepare their entrance into the wedding breakfast room for the afternoon’s festivities.

There were three main speeches made which all were brilliant and included some jokes, loving stories and sincere thanks from the Groom to those who have attended on such a special day for them. There was a very special surprise encountered by Silver Service Singers who made an appearance to entertain everyone in a weird yet wonderful way πŸ™‚

Once food and drink was devoured it was time for the staff at Briars Hall to turn the room around for the evening celebrations so this gave me the opportunity to do a couple of photos with Paul and Katie including one which was an idea especially being Bonfire night. I mentioned during the week about doing a sparkler shot as I’ve done a couple before and have worked out great.

It was very much dark at this point in the day so we headed inside and it wasn’t long before the happy couple were heading onto the dance floor for their first dance. It was clearly a very special moment for them both and I am just glad that I was there to document it all πŸ™‚

I hope they had an awesome day and a very memorable one although if it does seem a big blur due to it all going so fast, here are a few sneak peek shots before the remainder of their wedding photographs are sent in the upcoming weeks πŸ™‚

Enjoy…

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Congratulations Rodney & Allan!

Saturday, I had the absolute pleasure I being part of Rodney and Allan’s big day. I originally was contacted by Natalie Davies, a client who’s wedding I had documented a couple of years ago. She advised me that her Uncle was soon to be married to his partner and they would like to book me for the day. I was extremely happy, not just for the upcoming opportunity but as always that a past client had thought of me for the job 😊

Rodney was part of the wedding party on Natalie’s wedding day so he knew how I worked but I met with Allan for the first time at a consultation we scheduled in at their wedding venue. It was great to run through their ideas!

So, the day arrived and I was to document the entire day from start to finish. It was an early one as I had to begin at 9am but I was super excited to create memorable shots for them. I was immediately welcomed by the receptionist who shown me to the room which a selection of family was getting their hair and make-up done. I moved around the venue documenting the build-up before finally heading upstairs to meet and greet the boys as they chilled out with a glass of fizz.

I also captured the smaller detailed shots including their custom-made suits, shoes, wedding rings and button holes. I thoroughly enjoy those type of photos as they make up a big part of the day. Time passed and it was soon time to head downstairs to photograph guests arriving and then take my place for the ceremony.

Rodney and Allan made their way down the very beautiful staircase hand-in-hand and prepared themselves to enter the room with family and friends looking on with smiles and admiration. The ceremony was lovely and when the exchange of rings was complete it was time for the official signing of the register. I got my photos of course before getting myself set for the newlyweds to walk back up the aisle as Husband and Husband.

With ‘storm Brian’ looming I felt it necessary to get on with the formal group photographs starting with a shot of everyone outside on the courtyard. This was a great photo which included everyone from the day, this was followed by two larger group photos before I advised the couple that we should get the more intimate shots of them together just in case we lose the moment. Afterwards we headed inside as it was getting a little chilly and completed the remainder of the groups in a room which was vacant.

The time had come for the wedding coordinator to invite all family and friends into the reception room to take their seats for the wedding breakfast. Speeches were after this which gave me time to go through what I had captured to date.

Glasses were filled with fizz and the time came for the speeches to commence. Natalie started proceedings with a great speech which was soon followed by Rodney and then finally Allan who read out a selection of wedding cards they had received earlier in the day. Natalie was given a stunning array of fresh flowers for her efforts which included the planning and logistics of such a well thought out day.

Rodney and Allan finished off with the last couple of photos of just them before retiring into the Lounge and Bar areas. A Photobooth was on hand to entertain guests whilst the DJ also prepared his kit for a very musical evening. With the cake cut it only meant one last thing to do before they can completely chill out and that was their first dance as a married couple.

Both me and the DJ were set and with guests surrounding the dance floor it was time for them both to be announced into the room. They shared a loving moment before family and friends joined them for the beginning of a very lively evening.

I headed off but not before wishing them all the very best for the future and to say what a wonderful day I had documenting their wedding day. I hope they had a memorable one and I can’t wait to send them their photographs.

For the time being however I hope they love their sneak peek shots 😊

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Congratulations Gary & Hayley!

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

Afterwards Barry had video messages to do whilst I documented guests enjoying the magician who was on hand doing what he does best, entertaining πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

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Congratulations James & Katherine!

Well we are half way through the working week and I have a lovely blog based on the wedding day of such a wonderful couple. On Saturday I had the absolute pleasure of documenting James and Katherine’s big day. It all started from a recommendation from James’s Brother Gareth who’s wedding I captured a couple of years ago. We sat down and discussed the details of the day whilst they looked through my wedding ‘storybook’ albums. Being very confident that they wanted me to be part of their wedding day all it required was a deposit to secure the date followed by documentation to make it official.

The day finally arrived and I was up at Beeston Manor nice and early to document the Bridal preparations. Katherine, her Mum, Sister, Bridesmaid and friend were all having a great time whilst waiting to have their make-up done as I arrived. I began capturing the smaller the details before getting those natural shots of the girls. It was a lovely and very relaxed morning and I even had time to head over to the ceremony room to see it set up and empty πŸ™‚

James arrived with his Best man Gareth and Usher in good time so I spent a short time with them whilst documenting guests arriving. With final checks complete it was time for the Groomsmen to make their way to the ceremony room whilst I headed back upstairs for the wedding dress photos.

All family and friends were asked to head upstairs for the soon arrival of the Bridal party which gave Katherine and the girls the opportunity to wait in the reception area downstairs and also questioned by the registrar to make sure that details were correct. I went upstairs to get myself in position!

So James was eagerly waiting at the front for his Bride and as moments passed the music finally started which was followed by the Bridesmaid. Katherine and her Mum waited for the opportune moment to head down the aisle based on the music’s lyrics. The ceremony was soon under way and it was very touching. With a reading said by Katherine’s Sister, rings exchanged and the signing of the register complete it was soon time for the new Mr & Mrs Kerr to make their way back up the aisle hand-in-hand.

All family and friends congratulated the newly weds and enjoyed a glass of fizz. The weather wasn’t the best so the venue cleared the ceremony room so we could make use for the formal group photographs. Before heading upstairs however there was a lovely surprise waiting outside for the couple which was their pet dog Stanley. I posed everyone for the confetti shot hoping to include Stan and even though he wasn’t a big fan of loud noises and confetti he did a great job posing with the help of his trainer.

The afternoon flew by and it was soon time for the wedding breakfast and then the all awaited speeches. Katherine’s mum had the honour to begin proceedings with some loving words and touching stories. This was followed by the main man himself, James who thanked everyone for their presence and kind gifts with special mentions to those who may have contributed in many ways. Gareth, the Best man had the last say with hilarious photos of James which obviously included stories πŸ™‚

The weather thankfully subsided giving us the opportunity to head outside for the more intimate shots of the happy couple. We spent 15-20 minutes capturing some fantastic photos which they’ll treasure for a long time πŸ™‚

The evening was closing in and a request from Katherine was a sparklers shot outside , so they invited their Ashton and Leigh friends to join them for this fun moment. The last formal part of the day was the cutting of their wedding cake which was absolutely stunning. An announcement was made for family and friends to get up and fill the edge of the dance floor for this part and including their first dance.

I had an absolutely wonderful day doing what I do best along with meeting such wonderful people. I hope James and Katherine had a memorable day and I look forward to sending through all of their wedding photographs after I’ve done a little post production πŸ™‚

For now please enjoy these sneak peek shots πŸ™‚

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Congratulations David & Irene!

I was contacted by this lovely couple a few months ago after previous client’s Gary & Jackie who got married in St Helens recommended me. It was David I spoke with who advised they were also having a small and intimate wedding in Liverpool on a Tuesday. So we spoke about the mid-week package I offer which includes 3 hours of photography and then your wedding day images professionally edited and then placed on a USB stick for personal use. They were both made up and booked me on the phone after hearing the date was available πŸ™‚

So the day arrived and at 1.20pm I was parked up in a multi story car park with a 10 minute walk to St George’s Hall for the ceremony. On the odd occasion I have driven passed this absolutely stunning building with a slight look but being within touching distance was amazing. It offers so much photographic opportunity and a great backdrop.

After a couple of minutes of walking around the venue I headed inside to be greeted by David who was standing at the entrance with his Brother and best man. Everyone was excited and looking forward to the occasion. The coordinator soon invited all family and friends to head upstairs to taker their seats. Irene was waiting outside with her son in a very smart black BMW and with last minute adjustments made they walked together inside to speak with the registrar before proceedings began.

The ceremony was beautiful and once rings were exchanged and vows were said it was time for the newly weds to officially sign the register. I got the photos I needed before placing myself up at the end of the aisle ready for the new Mr & Mrs Smith to walk hand-in-hand passed their onlooking guests whilst smiling away. I left them for 5 minutes allowing their family and friends to congratulate them before asking everyone to head downstairs to begin the formal part of the day…the group shots!

Now when anyone hears “it’s time for the formal group photographs” usually you hear the odd grunt or grumble πŸ™‚

I do completely understand the group photographs are what they are and when I meet my clients for the first time I make them aware (if they haven’t experienced it before) the realisation that they will be stood in a certain position for a short time which may feel like a lifetime. BUT with that in mind I do keep it very relaxed and interactive so guests enjoy themselves.

With the formal groups and the more intimate shots of them complete it was time to head up to the reception venue for afternoon celebrations. We turned up at The Sir Thomas Hotel and everyone was inside enjoying a drink and a bite to eat. It was a relaxed and documented approach from me once I was inside capturing laughs and smiles in abundance. I love the candid photography as I believe it produces images which show the true essence of a person character and personality πŸ™‚

Once the wedding breakfast had been devoured it was time for the speeches. First up was the Best man which included funny stories and then followed Irene’s Son and finally David who offered thank you’s all around. I had a wonderful time documenting their wedding day and I hope they had a great time time as the evening approached.

I look forward to sending them their wedding photographs in the near future but for now enjoy these sneak peek shots.

Enjoy…

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Congratulations Malcolm & Gwen!

Yesterday I had the absolute pleasure in being part of this lovely couple’s wedding day. It was all held at the stunning venue that is the Macdonald Kilhey Court Hotel in Standish, Wigan. Malcolm and Gwen contacted me after they discussed their big day with Wendy who is the wedding coordinator at the venue. They wished to meet and run through the option of having myself for a short time to capture all the more important moments which I was very happy to do πŸ™‚ We met and discussed my mid-week package that is Β£200 and is perfect for those having a special occasion during the week and only wanting a couple of hours photography coverage. They were extremely happy and decided to go ahead!

So I turned up at 11.30am where Malcolm and 9 family and friends were hanging out in the reception area ready to head over to the ceremony suite to take their seats and await the arrival of the Bride. Gwen and her Brother were having a moment before later being asked to head over and meet with the registrars. The ceremony was a very intimate one and it was so nice to take my time capturing every moment during the ceremony. There were two readings spoken by Malcolm’s Daughters before the exchange of rings and the official signing of the register. They then prepared themselves before they walked back up the aisle as Husband and Wife.

After a confetti shot just near the venue’s iconic fountain they then enjoyed a good 30-40 minutes of canapes and drinks as there wasn’t too many groups and especially none that were so time consuming. When things died down slightly everyone headed upstairs inside the room which they were to enjoy the wedding breakfast.

Speeches were to be conducted first and when all were seated and champagne was poured Malcolm stood to give the first lovely speech before Gwen’s Brother then offered a fantastic poem. I left everyone to enjoy their food without a photographer around πŸ™‚ so I said my goodbyes to the newly weds and wished them a lovely remainder of such a wonderful day!

I hope they had a memorable afternoon and I look forward to editing their wedding photographs. Please enjoy these sneak peeks πŸ™‚

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Congratulations Dave & Julie!

Good morning everyone and I hope you’re all well and enjoying your weekend!

Yesterday I had the immense pleasure of documenting Dave & Julie’s big day which all took place within a 2 mile radius of where I live. I was to only photograph the ceremony through to the speeches so I had plenty to squeeze in with the time I had.

I arrived at St Anne’s Church in Shevington, Wigan where Dave was standing next to his stunning vintage car which he wanted part of the wedding as transportation for the Groomsmen. His friend and Usher was using his own personal and also vintage car for transportation for the Bridal Party. All guests were heading inside the church to take their seats and once Mother of the Bride had arrived it was time to get Dave inside also.

Julie turned up with her Dad who was to give her away and once they prepared themselves outside the church with last minutes alterations it was time for the Vicar to officially announce to family and friends the arrival of the Bride. Dave was patiently waiting at the end of the aisle with his Best man by his side. The ceremony went smoothly with a reading made by their son and once rings were exchanged and the signing of the register was complete it was time to get myself ready for the new Mr & Mrs Mckee to walk hand-in-hand back up the aisle and then outside.

After everyone had their moment to congratulate the happy couple it was time to head up to the reception venue for the formal group photos. We arrived at Wrightington Hotel & Country Club and there was a surprise awaiting the couple as they got out of the car. They have a dog who managed to be escorted up for a couple of photos with Dave and Julie outside before heading back home to sleep πŸ™‚

We cracked on with the formal group shots to get them done before then capturing the more intimate shots of the newly weds together around the stunning venue. I even managed to squeeze in the room decor shots before the wedding guests were invited inside to take their seats.

Dave and Julie waited outside to be formally announced by the wedding coordinator. once all guests were inside and ready to go it was time for everyone to cheer and clap as they made their way to their seats. The speeches followed with Father of the Bride first, the Groom and then finally the Best Man.

All the speeches were fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed documenting the time I was with Dave, Julie and their lovely family and friends. I hope they had a memorable time after I left and I look forward to speaking with them shortly to present them with their wedding photographs. For the time being please enjoy these sneak peek shots….

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Congratulations Anthony & Paula!

On Friday I was part of the wonderful wedding of Anthony and Paula who got married in Liverpool. It was a late ceremony beginning at 4pm but they still wanted the preparations and build up documented beforehand.

I arrived 3 hours before (like I always do for the Bridal preparations) where I was met by Paula and the girls who were having their hair and make-up done. I began documenting everything before moving on to capture the smaller details including the dresses, shoes, jewelry, flowers etc. Once I was happy and the time had caught up to me it was time to head over to the ceremony room to meet and greet Anthony and photograph guests arriving.

It was soon time for all family and friends to be announced to take their seats ready for the arrival of the Bride. Paula was to walk down with her Brother but just before she reached her soon to be Husband her Father had the last few steps with his Daughter which was lovely to see πŸ™‚ The ceremony ran smoothly and with rings exchanged and the official signing of the register complete I got myself ready for the new Mr & Mrs to walk hand-in-hand back up the aisle to receive their celebratory glass of fizz!

Due to the horrific weather in the morning we got our opportunity for outside shots as the sun was beaming down. I got everyone outside and began with the large group shot of all guests followed by a few smaller groups and then just before everyone went inside I grabbed Anthony and Paula for a couple of photos of them together just in case the weather decided to turn again.

It was a very informal affair so there was no official introduction of the newly weds as they walked straight inside and to their seats to enjoy a well earned meal which obviously was the wedding breakfast, their first meal as Husband and Wife πŸ™‚

After coffee’s were served evening guests were soon arriving and so before I lost the happy couple in all the excitement of greeting them I went outside once more time with them for the final part of the more intimate shots of them together. The sun was just setting which gave us great light for this more personal part of the day.

We did a mock cut of the cake followed by the first dance which included a little surprise from the couple. AΒ choreographed dance was in store for all those watching and was superb as they smiled away to one another. I hope they had an absolutely memorable day and I can’t wait to begin the editing of their wedding photographs. For now please enjoy these sneak peek photographs πŸ™‚

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Congratulations Mark & Sarah!

I first met Mark & Sarah a while back at Langtree Stadium’s wedding fair where they were newly engaged and we spoke about their ideas and plans. I said at the time about coming to their home where we could sit down over a cup of tea/coffee and discuss further about their photography requirements etc. They were very impressed with my work and soon after I left them I had a message saying that they wanted me to be part of their wedding day, and I couldn’t wait!

The morning came and I headed up to Sarah’s parents home in Poulton-Le-Fylde for the Bridal Preparations. The girls were getting their hair done at the house as I turned up and so I captured a some documented shots before moving onto capturing the smaller details. Everyone was in high spirits especially as Sarah’s Dad popped open the champagne and actually almost nearly put a hole in the roof πŸ™‚ Once Sarah was in her dress I finished up and made my way into the town center to photograph the boys.

Mark and the Groomsmen along with a few family and friends were having a couple of drinks in the Thatched House next to the church. Liverpool were playing Watford which kept most entertained before they all headed over for the ceremony and as the first of three weddings was complete the remainder of guests began arriving.

Sarah soon turned up in the beautiful vintage cars from Fylde Bridal Cars which brought the Bridal party. The scene was set for a wonderful occasion and with the Bride and her Dad ready to make an appearance, Mark stood at the end of the aisle nervously waiting. The ceremony was lovely with readings, exchange of rings and the official signing of the register all done before the newly weds then headed back up the aisle. We done the confetti photo with St Chad’s Parish Church in the background before moving onto the afternoon’s reception venue which was to be Singleton Lodge Country House.

As I was travelling to the venue I noticed a Lancaster Bomber in flight which at the time I was gutted to miss out on a photo. I was soon to get my second chance however as Mark and Sarah were having some car shots and Mark quickly pointed out the iconic Airplane which was flying straight over our heads! The happy couple got out of the car and were greeted by the wedding coordinator with a glass of fizz before heading inside to check over the room. We did our mock cake cutting shot and then went back outside into the glorious sunshine and onto the lawn for the group photographs.

The time soon came for the wedding breakfast and speeches so all family and friends were invited inside to get ready to officially announce the new Mr & Mrs Golding into the room. Whilst everyone was enjoying their food I looked over the photos I had captured so far and even managed to get some cheeky shots of the resident Alpacas that were sunbathing outside πŸ™‚

With glasses topped up with fizz it was time for the speeches which were read out by Sarah’s Dad, the main man himself, Mark and then the Best man. To turn the room around for the evening part of the day everyone was asked to leave before so the staff could do this. This gave me the opportunity for the more intimate photos of Mark and Sarah together around the stunning grounds! With the sun slowly setting over the Lancashire wedding Country House it offered some low light imagery which I was very happy with!

So with the first dance just around the corner I left them to mingle for a little while with their guests. They weren’t exactly looking forward to it but they requested to Andy the DJ that he invite everyone up to join them after a minute had passed. The moment also saw Father and Daughter have a little dance before the song finished which was great to see.

I packed up my stuff and said my goodbyes. The party was just getting started and as always I was sad to leave but I knew I had to get back and continue with my work in transferring files onto my computer etc.

I wish the newly weds all the very best in their married lives together and I look forward to editing their wedding photographs soon sam-sanders-photography-wigan-photographer-wedding-church-ceremony-web-238sam-sanders-photography-wigan-photographer-wedding-church-ceremony-web-272sam-sanders-photography-wigan-photographer-wedding-church-ceremony-web-322sam-sanders-photography-wigan-photographer-wedding-church-ceremony-web-468sam-sanders-photography-wigan-photographer-wedding-church-ceremony-web-506but for the time being enjoy these sneak peek shots.

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Congratulations Paul & Leanne!

My second wedding of the weekend which was to be held at Wigan’s Mercure Oak Hotel involved such a lovely couple who I had met a couple of years ago at a wedding fair which the hotel had organised. We met again after they saw me and we discussed many things related with my photography services and their big day. I got a message shortly after saying they were very happy and wished to proceed with booking me for their wedding day which I was ecstatic to hear πŸ™‚

We met a few months ago this year to do their pre-wedding shoot which we captured in Mesnes Park in Wigan town center. It was good fun and they enjoyed it and as part of the deal at the time of booking they had a FREE print included which was to be presented on the day and signed by their family and friends πŸ™‚

The day arrived and I was super excited and even after battling the traffic through Ince, Wigan I was eager to get going with the Bridal Preparations at Leanne’s parent’s home. The morning involved a short period of me upstairs capturing the smaller details which included the wedding dress, shoes, jewelry, flowers etc followed by documenting the getting ready part. I’d say throughout a wedding day from start to finish approximately 80-90% of my work is natural and unobtrusive imagery as I believe this method captures the true essence of the day this way!

Once Leanne began to get into her wedding dress I made my way back through the bad traffic to arrive at the Hotel ready to photograph the ceremony. Paul was outside when I arrived and after a quick hand shake and a hello from me, he made his way inside along with family and friends to take their seats. Leanne soon arrived with her Mum, Bridesmaid and Dad and after the registrar confirmed all the official details they all made their way inside to prepare for the short walk down the aisle.

Paul was ready at the front and once the ceremony was in full flow the happy couple soon relaxed and enjoyed it whilst smiling away at one another πŸ™‚ After rings were exchanged and the official signing of the register was complete the new Mr & Mrs McCann walked back up the aisle hand-in-hand to be greeted with their glass of fizz before heading outside for the confetti shot.

The newly weds wanted photos in the park of them two together so we popped into the wedding classic car and headed off. We spent around 30 minutes walking around and having fun whilst they had some lovely and memorable photographs captured of them. I knew time was against us and that we needed to do the formal group photos before the wedding breakfast so once we were happy and ready to go we made our way back to the wedding venue.

With the formal shots done of specific family and friends Paul and Leanne had around 10 minutes before they were to head inside for their meal and speeches. So they were invited by Natasha who was the wedding coordinator to check the room over which gave me the opportunity to do the mock cutting of the cake. They were constantly saying throughout checking the room that they didn’t want to cut the cake later as they loved it!! Becky ‘s Crafty Cakes was the maker and designer of this amazing superhero themed wedding cake πŸ™‚

With the meal eaten and speeches read it was time for the team at the Hotel to turn the room around ready for the evening part of the day. I asked Paul and Leanne if they wanted a couple of photos of them around the venue before they settled and enjoyed the remaining hours of their special day and they said yes. We had a further 10 minutes before they got ready for the official cutting of the cake and then the first dance. Leanne even had a lovely moment with her Dad dancing away to an 80’s classic.

I hope the happy couple had a wonderful and memorable day and I wish them all the best in their married life together πŸ™‚

For now please enjoy these sneak peek shots from their big day.

Thanks…

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