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Eliot and Rose • Flowers, Champagne and Ceilidh dancing • Saddleworth, Manchester Documentary Wedding Photography

Eliot and Rose’s wedding day was absolutely beautiful and full of heart and love; with her Father the Priest of the Church, her Godmother conducting the ceremony, along with her brother and sister in law playing cellos during the ceremony, add in the mother of the grooms handmade waistcoats for all of the gents in the bridal party alongside side the handmade wool flowers and the fact that they celebrated their wedding in the same place her parents married - everything about the day had a personal touch. 

Eliot’s morning was very relaxed and laid back, surrounded by his family and friends even when we noticed a blood stain on his brilliant white shirt, there was no panic! Rose’s was much the same, deep breathes kept the nerves to a good level, and champagne kept the spirits high, even when we thought we had lost her beloved cat out the front door (fear not, he was just avoiding the crowds in the linen cupboard!)

The Church was filled with guests and people from the local village who had watched Rose grow up, I love communities like this, there is such a beautiful underlying power to the intimacy shared between friends, neighbours and family - an “I’ve got your back” feeling. After they said their vows we gathered everyone outside with confetti ready in their hands, only to have the Heavens open! This downpour was extreme, but we were outside and everyone was ready, so we braved it and quickly chucked it up in the air then sprinted back in! Luckily there was some confetti left over for a little bridal party showering later.

And just like that, the rain stopped, we headed over to the church hall for the speeches, meal and dancing. As her parents did for their wedding, Rose and Eliot had a Ceilidh band entertain for the evening, and wow, what a night! The dancing was amazing, everyone stayed on the dance floor and it was a proper knees up, I absolutely LOVED capturing all the fun! 

This was such a fun wedding for me, a real highlight of the year! Enjoy the pics! 

“To love her, is to dance to whatever music her heart is playing”

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Venue: Christ Church Friezland

Sandra and Samuel • Woldingham Golf Club • Love in a Golf Buggy • Documentary Wedding Photography • Love drunk •

It was a fantastically warm sunny day for Sandra and Samuel’s wedding, the Spanish guests on Sandra’s side definitely brought the weather with them! I knew that they absolutely loved the thought of natural images of their day, pictures that showed their character and not staged or forced awkward smiley ones! This was music to my ears - natural all the way!

The ceremony was lovely, and it was very obvious that the language of love was far greater than spoken language as Sandras side knew what was happening even though not fluent in English. The giggles and smiles made it clear how much they loved each other, I really do love seeing it, it’s an emotion that is so strong and I get to see it first hand each week - dreamy!

My favourite part of the day was the couple photos, we had a great amount of time plus a golf buggy (!) to go around the grounds and get some really cute moments together. I never ask for too much time for the couple pics, but having a good 45 mins allocated makes the world of difference, it just means we’re not rushing and you can relax together and enjoy being just you two for a little while. Sometimes, if timings have overrun, it’s normally my time with you that gets squeezed, as the caterers and venue normally still like to get food out at the original time, which is great for the guests and every other supplier, but for the photographer, we’re then asked to create magic in 5 mins! Not a relaxing as it should be! Rant over, because this wedding had a fab amount of time! 45 minutes around the grounds, the sun was still shiny and starting to set which gave to a softer glow, the golf buggy gave us all the giggles as Samuel tried to start it, a gentle breeze started blowing which worked beautifully with Sandra’s hair and dress, it was just so lovely. Couples tend to always worry if they’re ‘doing enough’ as I don’t instruct them how to put your fingers or to tilt your head slightly to the left etc. I always reassure them, you just do you, if you’re doing that, you’re doing everything I need and more!

Heading back in, Sandra and Samuel were both super relaxed and made their way into speeches which were a roar! The dancing topped off the night as all their guests got involved, what a fabulous day! I wish them the happiest of lives together, and many more sun filled, relaxed, love drunk days.

“I love you more than I have ever found a way to say I do.”

Venue: Woldingham Golf Club

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