Jessica + Andrew

I first met Jess & Andrew at the I Do wedding Fair and then shortly after in a local pub -  I do love meetings in pubs :) I liked Jess a lot from the off, firstly she is a fellow Mancunian (ok, ok, I know I originate from Bolton, but that is Greater Manchester!!) & Andrew was really chilled despite having his arm in a cast at the time having sustained a cricket injury.

The wedding took place on the 31st March – on a lovely spring day – I’m kidding obviously, it was absolutely freezing but at least we avoided the snow that made a reoccurrence days after!

I joined Jess and her girls at her house getting ready – it was definitely a hive of activity! I also managed to pop over to see Andrew getting ready at his parents house.

I then headed to Hodsock Priory, the location for the wedding where I found the excited groomsmen and guests awaiting the arrival of the bridal party.

The service was lovely, emotional, and cheery in equal measures. I had a feeling Andrew may get a little emotional and I wasn’t wrong, it was no wonder though, Jess looked amazing.

After the service we did some group shots in the lovely grounds -  as mentioned it was blooming cold! I’m pleased I encouraged Jess to have some pics outside though because it is so beautiful here.

Afterwards the reception was at Andrews’ beloved Blyth Cricket Club. The Club has recently been renovated and when I had seen it previously it had a very suspect roof! On this day however it looked incredible and the marquee was decked out so amazingly colourful it definitely cheered up the dreary weather. There were pineapples as centre-peices, chicks as favours, bright bunting and an incredible cake complete with iced Birds of Paradise by the brilliant Angela of Snowdrop Cakery.

I don’t think I’ve ever photographed so many happy, smiley faces – see pics! If this isn’t testament to a great wedding then I don’t know what is!! x

 


Kerrie + Lee

Kerrie & Lee got married on the 24th March 2018. I’d seen them both recently at our unexpectedly snowy pre-wedding shoot! Fortunately the weather was fine on this day as I’m not sure that golf buggy would have got around the golf course quite so easily in the snow!

I joined Kerrie at her house getting ready with her bridemaids, her Mum and gorgeous little Olivia – who I knew from the pre-shoot would be a joy to photograph and who is certainly not shy of the the camera! Olivia was beyond excited to get into her princess dress and enjoyed every second of getting ready with Mummy – who incidentally looked amazing and totally radiant in her gown that had been especially adapted to allow for the perfect little bump (I still can’t believe that you were 7 months pregnant here Kerrie!!)

After spending some time with the girls I headed over to Bolsover church to join the groomsmen and guests arriving. Lee was busy greeting guests and excitedly awaiting the arrival of his beautiful bride. The arrival did not disappoint either and a few (happy) tears were shed. It was such a beautiful church to photograph in, and I’ve said it many a time before, but I do love the shot of the bride and groom having a little kiss in the doorway before going out into the world as the new Mr & Mrs.

After the group shots and a spot of confetti throwing we set off to Bondhay Golf Club – I’d visited the week prior & was looking forward to another ride in the golf buggy! I think Olivia enjoyed it nearly as much as me ;)

The atmosphere was very laid-back inside the venue with the partying getting going pretty much from the off, the kids had a brilliant time on that smoky dance floor!!

I’m so happy for the 3 (soon to be 4) of you xx