The Samlesbury Hotel Wedding Photography – Melanie & Gary

Wedding Photography at The Samlesbury Hotel, Preston 

I love a Christmas wedding, so I was delighted that Melanie and Gary asked me to be their Samlesbury Hotel wedding photographer last December. Although I’m based just outside of Preston, I had never photographed a wedding at this location before. I relish the opportunity to photograph new places and to shoot happy occasions like this one.  This wonderful Preston wedding was a gorgeous, intimate and joyful occasion.

It was a cold, crisp, winters day but luckily the weather held out for us and stayed dry. We were able to make use of the lovely countryside around us for the formal photographs.

Thank you to Melanie and Gary for having me as their wedding photographer and allowing me to record their forever memories. I wish them and their family a long and happy future together.

Here are my pic of pics…

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St Josephs Church, Chorley and Oak Royal Hotel Wedding Photography – Caroline & Stuart

Wedding Photography at St Josephs Chorley & Oak Royal Hotel

I first met Caroline a few years ago when she was the bridesmaid at another wedding I photographed. So it was a real honour to be invited to photograph her wedding earlier this year. Caroline’s wedding preparations took place at the family home in Chorley where Caroline was joined by her two bridesmaids, parents and brother. The  preparations were relaxed and happy with lots of smiles and laughs throughout the morning. As soon as Caroline was looking stunning and ready to go I headed over to the church were I was able to capture the arrival of the guests.

St Josephs Church in Chorley is a beautiful church for a wedding ceremony. It is spacious, bright and provides a great backdrop for some stunning wedding ceremony photographs. The ceremony itself was heartfelt, emotional and made special with a reading from Caroline’s Dad. It wasn’t long before the couple were introduced to everyone as the New Mr & Mrs and as thy walked down the aisle the couple were grinning from ear to ear. Outside the church everyone had confetti, ready to congratulate the couple.

The wedding reception took place at Oak Royal Hotel on the outskirts of Chorley. The couple arrived to a drink reception shortly followed by the wedding breakfast. After the breakfast, the sun was shining and with loads of time to spare Caroline, Stuart and myself headed off around the grounds of the Hotel to take some couple shots. Following our “Photo-shoot” the couple mingled with their guests and socialised until the evening guests began to arrive and party was about to get started. The party started with Caroline and Stuart taking their first dance together as man and wife. Caroline and Stuart’s first dance was something a little different. Caroline and Stuart enjoy ballroom dancing and had choreographed their own ballroom dance for their first dance. All their guests were impressed and wowed with their dancing skills and following the couples routine everyone got up on the dance floor to join them and everyone partied till late in the evening.

Caroline and Stuart’s wedding day was truly wonderful and a real pleasure to be a part of. Thank you Caroline & Stuart for having me as your wedding photographer. I wish you both a very long and happy future together.

Here are some of my favourite and memorable photos from their special day.

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A Haywards Heath Wedding – Ben & Graham

Wedding Photography at Haywards Heath

My husband and I have known Ben for many years so when he asked me to photograph his wedding I didn’t hesitate to say yes! Ben and his partner are from the south and so were getting married at Haywards Heath Town Hall and later celebrating at the United Services Club.

I arrived early at the Town Hall just as Ben and Graham arrived with their bridesmaids. They were both very excited but also a touch nervous. The nerves soon started to ease as their guests started to arrive and take their seats. When everyone was seated the chaps walked down the aisle accompanied by their dads. The ceremony was great, relaxed and heartfelt and witnessed by all those close to the couple.

Following the ceremony the wedding party ventured out onto the balcony, while all their friends and family congregated outside the Town Hall for a whole group photograph. The couple then made their way downstairs to join their guests and were greeted by a shower of confetti. Following this there was prosecco on the lawn and a few group photos. As the guests then made their way over to the reception venue, we had a few moments for some couple shots before joining everyone else.

The reception was laid back, relaxed and great fun with tonnes of food and drink flowing, the guests were happy and ready to party. The couple cut the cake, a gorgeous colourful rainbow cake, and followed this with their first dance. Their first dance was performed by their friends, a local band, and as a special treat they also performed one of Ben’s favourite songs as their “second, first dance”.

Ben and Graham’s wedding day was such a happy day, enjoyed by all their nearest and dearest. I was proud to be able to record their forever memories for them and wish them a long and happy future together. Thank you, Ben and Graham, for having me as your wedding photographer.

Here are my favourite photos from their awesome day.

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