Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding and Family Photographer.
Earlier this year, I met Gill & Darren at Artisan Ribble Valley for their wedding consultation. It was the perfect place to meet up. Not only is it in between my house in Langho and theirs in Clitheroe, it is also the place they had booked to get married. They told me how they had known each other for many years, but had only recently got together. They bumped into each other at the MOD weekender in Clitheroe back in 2017. They hit it off and the rest is history! We discussed their plans so far. They only wanted a small wedding, so they were only inviting 20 guests. Gill was having her wedding dress hand made by Liz at Orchid Designs in Clitheroe.
Like them, we got on well from the word go and I was booked.
Flash forward to October. It was the day of the wedding and it wasn’t raining - yay!
I met Darren at Artisan Ribble Valley and got some shots of the venue and details before the wedding guests arrived. Darren was nervous, but very excited.
Guests were now arriving and it was almost time to get going.
Gill had now arrived. Eeeeek! I went out greet her. She looked absolutely amazing! She was also very nervous, but eager to get going.
Her nephew had been given the honour of giving the beautiful bride away. Darren’s face lit up when he saw enter the room. They were both grinning from ear to ear.
The ceremony was lovely. Gill and Darren couldn’t take their eyes off each other. Both of their Mums had tears in their eyes (as did I at one point).
The bride and groom were now husband and wife!
They were greeted with a drink by the hotel staff. Their friends and family were keen to congratulate the happy couple. Oh, there were now 40 guests instead of the original 20 as planned. These things happen….
I whisked them outside for couples portraits. My favourite time of the day! They get to have a breather and I get to be creative. Win, win! There are some great areas at Artisan Ribble Valley for portraits. One being the wooden gazebo/band stand in the wooded area. I made a bee line for it.
Gill and Darren then enjoyed having a drink and chatting with their friends and family before their wedding breakfast. I left them shortly after speeches and the cake cutting.
Here is what Gill and Darren had to say about their experience of me working as their wedding photographer;
Below is a list of the other suppliers involved in making Gill and Darren’s day extra special.
Venue - Artisan Ribble Valley
Venue Dresser - Classique Wedding & Venue Styling
Wedding dress - Orchid Designs
Grooms suit - Paul Costello
Cake - eBella
Flowers - The Flower Shop Clitheroe
Hair - Kellie Hughes Hair & Beauty