Melissa + Sam

Melissa & Sam got married on the 1st September 2018. I love these guys, where do I begin?! Probably best to start as the day started at Melissa’s parents house. I was made to feel so welcome from the minute I stepped foot into the house and they are dog fans too, so we were able to get the dog chats out of the way early on!! Melissa and all her girls were having so much fun getting ready & it was clear how much all these got along and how much love they all had for both Melissa & Sam. I really enjoyed capturing all those little moments between them all and Melissa getting into her dress and walking down those stairs to proud Dad at the bottom.

I left the girls and joined the boys at the pub (naturally!) handily located across the road from St John’s Church in Ranmoor, Sheffield. I was greeted by an equally laid-back bunch and everybody seemed excited for the day ahead.

Once across the road and into the church everybody got into place ready for the arrival of Melissa. Melissa was very excited once there and Dad was on hand to offer the final words of encouragement I’m sure. It was a lovely service and everything went to plan. Once married, with the register signed the happy couple made a speedy final exit down that beautiful aisle, fortunately I was just about able to capture them and stop them for a sneaky kiss in the church doorway. Outside in the glorious sunshine we took some group and confetti shots before heading off and onwards to the reception venue. En-route Melissa, Sam and I stopped at the picturesque Padley Gorge for some beautiful pictures of just the happy twosome together – we had great fun and I really enjoyed capturing the pair out here.

Then onto the final location which was The Maynard – I love working here and have been here many times over the years. We spent some time in the grounds taking some group photographs before heading inside for the wedding breakfast. This was followed by the speeches – an excellent and enlightening set!

After the meal things were definitely laid-back and the group shots we did take were very entertaining!!

As I said at the start, I love these two and their families – I could harp on about what brilliant people they all are and what an amazing day they all had but I think the pictures tell a better story than I do! xxx