Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding and Family Photographer.
I am a Lancashire based wedding photographer. Often, I travel to various other areas to shoot weddings of my own and also do second shoot for other wedding photographers. This can include Manchester, Cheshire, Cumbria and Yorkshire.
Back in April of this year, I was the second photographer for my friend Laura of Laura Duggleby Photography. It was the wedding of Mick and Libby who got married at The Stables Country Club, Bury.
Wow, what a day! I have never seen a man so eager to get down the aisle! Mick was like a giddy school boy. I've never seen a man with a bigger grin on his face. Libby was quite clearly the love of his life. Libby was with her ladies for bridal preparation. We took Mick and his groomsmen for some portraits. The Stable have loads of beautiful places for portraits. My personal favourite was a little area that had a fabulous red brick wall, a corrugated metal roller door and the most amazing, rusty David Brown tractor.
It was now time for the wedding ceremony and to finally see Libby, the bride to be. Libby walked in to the room looking absolutely amazing! She was wearing a lace tea length wedding dress, she had a dried wedding bouquet that was full of colour and she had some matching flowers pinned in her hair. Tears were now streaming down Mick's face. Their children who were involved in the wedding had tears in their eyes too. The ceremony was lovely. The bride and groom couldn't take their eyes off each other. It was wonderful to see how much they love each other.
Later on in the day, I was able to get involved in the couples portraits. If you have read my other blogs (or spoken to me about weddings), you will know that this is my favourite part of the day. I think it is great for the newlyweds as they get a breather and chance to actually speak to each other and I get to be creative - win, win! Laura was also in love with the red brick wall, so we made back there to start with. Most of my favourite shots from the day were done in this area.
We returned the bride and groom back to their friends and family for their wedding breakfast. This was followed by speeches where Mick was again, able to tell everyone how much he loves Libby. I was shocked his face wasn't sore by now. He seriously didn't stop grinning all day.
It was now time for the evening reception, cutting of the wedding cake and first dance as husband and wife. Their wedding cake was amazing; a cheese cake. Layers and layers of actual cheese. Heaven!
Below are a selection of my favourite images from Mick and Libby's amazing day.