Wedding Photography at Charnock Farm, Leyland
Jo & Robs wedding day was one of those days that, once it was over, I just wanted to go back and do it all over again. That’s how much I enjoyed photographing their special day.
Their story began when they met through scouting at a camping trip in the Lake District. When Rob proposed to Jo it was in September 2013 at the Gilwell Reunion for Scout Leaders, a special place to both of them. So it was only natural that scouting would feature as part of their wedding day too, from the overhand knot bracelet, a fleur de lis shade of lip-gloss, cufflinks with maps, tables named after knots to woggle napkin rings made by the bride herself.
The wedding day began at Jo’s parents house. When I arrived for the bridal preparations there was a real feel of excitement in the air, you could almost touch it. Everyone was in high spirits and incredibly relaxed. Rob had left a few presents for Jo to open during the morning which were opened with great expectation and did not disappoint. After Jo was helped into her wedding dress by her 3 bridesmaids she showed me the embroidery she had had done on the inside of her dress which read Mrs Millington together with the wedding date.
While I was photographing the ladies getting ready, Stuart, my second photographer, was busy having fun with the chaps, photographing their preparations. Like Rob, Jo had left a few gifts for Rob to open that morning. These included some rather lovely cufflinks which featured the maps of the locations they met and got engaged. The guys preparations take less time than the brides so there was plenty of time for them to fit in a quick Xbox game or two before leaving for the church.
The ceremony took place at St Michael & All Angels Church in Croston. Quite simply a stunning church with so many photographic opportunities Stuart and I were spoilt for choice. While waiting for his Bride to arrive Rob seemed relatively calm and managed to keep his nerves in check. The bride arrived on time looking stunning and grinning from ear to ear. The ceremony went perfectly and was a truly beautiful service. Straight after the ceremony we put to use the stunning scenery, and amazing weather, to create some fantastic group photos and couple portraits before heading over to the reception venue.
Charnock Farm in Leyland was the venue for the reception and on arrival Jo took the opportunity to show Rob the embroidery in her dress, much to Rob’s delight. The guests were then seated for the breakfast and the speeches took place. The speeches were followed by the cutting of the cake and I couldn’t resist a few more photos of the couple in the grounds of Charnock Farm. As the light began to fade the party celebrations started. The first dance was a total surprise to everyone but the groom. Jo had asked Rob to choose the song and Rob managed to keep this a closely guarded secret from everyone but him and the DJ. He had chosen Air Supply’s “Every Woman in the World”.
While the party took shape, Stuart set up a photo booth. With props a plenty, all the guests had a great time with even some of the younger guests getting involved. The photo booth was such great fun and the resulting photographs have given Jo & Rob some fantastic images to look back on as an alternative to their official wedding album photographs.
Stuart and I had such a lovely time at Jo & Rob’s wedding and wish them every happiness for their future together!
If you are thinking of getting married at Charnock Farm or are interested in having a Photo booth for your own wedding why not get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
Hair: Voie Hairdressers
Dress: Justin Alexander from Susan Craig Bridal
Flowers: Guilded Lily
Shoes: Perfect Polly Elegant Steps
Rings: H Samuels
Cars: Memorable Wedding Cars
Cake: Imaginative Cakes
Favours: Grassmere Gingerbread
Here are a selection of my favourites…..