I can remember first hearing about Lindsey and Jays wedding. It was the end of the summer and we were sat in my living room. Lindsey came to me through the lovely Rachael And Owain my bride and groom from 2016. I remember Lindsey told me about the colour scheme and I must have had the Simon Cowell twinkle in my eye, I was so excited about it!! If you know me you know I LOVE colour. Blue and peach… I just think is such a versatile, sumptuous mix. Lindsey’s flowers were just so elegant, Fizzyfiflowers had not only created stunning bouquets but had decorated the Trafford suite (an enormous room!) and made it look warm and intimate. Lindsey and Jay are a quietly confident pair, easy going, funny people that are a pleasure to be around… they just bob along really nicely together, giggling at each other and teasing, they’re not cheesy, they’re just really fun! They got married at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, because “everyone could get there easily”… It was so enjoyably challenging for me to take pictures against a more urban backdrop. Lindsey got ready at The Midland….. It was apparently national armed forces day which was actually great as we were entertained by marching and live music coming through the window, it felt good to be back in town. All the girls had their make up done and looked seriously fantastic. I love the bridal prep the atmosphere is always so energised yet I’m always surprised by how calm girls are (I’m not sure I was on my day!)….I think Lindsey’s sister Amy may have recompiled the entire Bridget Jones soundtrack for the bridal prep, we drifted from song to song while Prosecco flowed (not for me obvs, drunk camera shake wouldn’t be good!) and flowers arrived and Danielle Horan worked her magic with the makeup brushes! Lindsey looked beautiful, she has a naturally smiley face but I love that bridal glow girls get on their wedding day. It’s pointless trying to even measure up to it…. it’s such a natural elegant radiance, they just outshine everyone! I love it, it genuinely makes me smile! With an undone up do and the most beautiful Mark Lesley dress that literally fit like a glove and exuded Greek goddess vibes, it was time to get wed! After twelve years of being together they promised to keep going to the end… Here’s a little of their day.
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I ran into Anneka’s mum and dads house the morning of the wedding due to the fact it was raining…. pretty torrentially! This was not what I had wanted for this gorgeous couple…. That said Anneka was totally unfazed by the rain and more worried she hadn’t left dental floss at home for Gareth! I love how these two work! There’s something so charming about how much Anneka cares for Gareth, it’s kind and it’s loyal yet with ample space to breath! I hadn’t realised that Gareth is equally gestured. After a busy morning of bridal prep Gareth’s dad Pete arrived to take Anneka to the ceremony….armed with a mix tape of meaningful songs put together by Gareth for the journey! I truly love little moments of surprising boy thoughtfulness! There’s not a place for it every day of the week, but wedding days are sooo allowed!!
Hyde Bank Farm (a genuine hidden jewel!) is a small but elegant, 17th century stone barn that overlooks the Goyt valley. The cool stone and the soft warmth of candlelight are romance wrapped up with a bow! A perfect spot for Anneka the now princess bride (thanks to the wonderful Danielle Horan (a favourite if you’re looking for a makeup artist – www.daniellehoranmakeup.co.uk ) and Jenna Robinson (hairdresser and soon to be sister in law/salon owner, no pressure!) ) to marry her tall, Charming, Gareth.
While the rain slowed we managed to grab some portraits. Often it’s a great chance for some quiet alone time on a wedding day for the bride and groom, and it was just that for these two. I simply loved taking these. Anneka and Gareth have the warmest families who didn’t just make us feel part of their day professionally, we really felt included, in the love, jokes and happiness of the day. A truly feel good day!
Yesterday we ventured into town to join in the celebrations for Lindsey and Jays wedding at The Midland Hotel. To say we are tired today is an understatement, but that is only a reflection of how much fun and detail we had to photograph, all against the backdrop of this very grand hotel…. there’s lots lots more to come but for now here’s a first look at their incredible day.
The wedding of Ellie & Owen. Who are they? I basically feel like Owen is Aaron Eckhart in my all time “it’s raining outside, it’s Sunday, I’m not getting out of my pyjamas” (that’s a new genre!) favourite film “The Core” while I think being a geophysicist is all dodging giant diamonds under the earths crust, Owen quietly tells me it’s not that glamorous… He’s calm and steady and is (no pun intended)…a rock for Ellie.
Ellie is one of our NHS heroes. She’s the ultimate team player, stepping up into a higher role within her own job as a midwife and only in her twenties… she’s an impressive lady that cares sincerely about the people around her…. that said she’s not all cheerleadery and annoying…. she’s got a beautifully wild side that draws people to her. Her fun energy made for a fab wedding and when we left the dance floor was full and the drinks were flowing! We always knew that would be the case! Here’s their rustic barn wedding with splashes of pink and my all time favourite comprehensive sweet table!!!
Yesterday I was invited to photograph the wedding of an old friend. Ten years ago I used to fly as cabin crew out of Manchester with Cath. Since then, she’s met Steve and now has two grown up boys, where I can remember talking about her “kids”…. times change, but people on the whole don’t, Cath was still as lovely as ever, keen to look after everyone around her and now she’s married a warm and kind man who seems to do the same. They’re the sort of people you’re lucky to be friends with. They wanted their wedding to be relaxed and for everyone to feel at ease, and the day was as easygoing as they could have hoped for. The rain stopped for all of five minutes but that just meant everyone was in one place and they were surrounded by their closest friends and family.