On a frosty November Saturday that brought the first snow of 2017, Sammy and Paul tied the knot, and I was the lucky one they chose as their photographer. The whole day was hosted in the Castle hotel with the ceremony and reception in the Wedgewood room. Bridal prep was happy and relaxed, styling by Hair by Natasha Smith. Paul was calm and collected too, and looking dapper in his blue suit. Today I was joined by my wife Ceri as my second shooter (tag team husband and wife-duo for the win!). Spirits were high as we took shots of the guests gathering in the Vodka Bar.
The ceremony room looked stunning, dressed with gorgeous floral detail by Loren at Perfect Day Flowers. The happy couple made their ‘I do’s’, exchanged the rings and mingled with guests over reception drinks.
It was a bright sunny day, but at barely 4 degrees we tried to be as quick as possible with the formal photos to ensure the bride didn’t turn into her something blue. They might have been freezing, but everyone certainly had a laugh during the photos, the best man providing entertainment with an unfortunate glitch in his trousers.
We snook the bride and groom off for some couple shots before they headed back for the wedding breakfast. This couple were effortless to shoot, they looked great together and needed no adjustment. These kinds of couples make my job an absolute joy.
Following the wedding breakfast the speeches were given, and a special mention must be given for the best Best Man’s speech I‘ve ever heard. Or seen. Or photographed. (There’s been a LOT.) The couple treated their guests to a caricaturist before the evening reception started, then the night got going with a photobooth, chocolate fountain, sweet cart and disco. Ed Sheeran’s Perfect was the couple’s first dance, then the room got grooving to 70’s and 80’s motown and the party continued on into the night.
Now you have read a few words about the day, have a browse at some beautiful pictures from the day!
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Marc x <3