Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding and Family Photographer.
Who remembers my epic pre wedding shoot at Fletcher's Moss, Manchester with Liam and Samantha? Quick re-cap for you. It was back in March and the week it snowed, a lot! I was travelling to Manchester from the Ribble Valley, Lancashire and they were coming from their home in Sheffield. We were concerned that we were going to have to cancel due to the weather. But we rolled with it. And boy, I am so glad we did. It was an awesome afternoon and we got loads of fabulous images. One of my personal favourites is just below. As you can see from the image above, I repeated it on their wedding day.
So that was March. Moving forwards to May and I was on my travels again. This time from my home in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire across to The Royal Victoria Holiday Inn, Sheffield for Samantha and Liam's wedding day! I was so excited to see them both again. I was also keen to see what Liam was wearing. He is very quirky and I love that. I knew he wouldn't let me down.
I arrived at the hotel in Sheffield and made my way up to see Samantha for bridal preparation. She had her Mum, two nieces and a friend with her. It was also the day of the Royal wedding, so the ladies had that on the TV in the background. It was a lovely, calm morning. Samantha was a little nervous, but so relaxed with it. I snapped away whilst she and her crew were being pampered. They all looked amazing!
Liam had now arrived with some friends. He didn't disappoint! He had a deep purple three piece suit on, white shirt and purple tie. Purple is his favourite colour and he HAD to wear it! Dapper groom indeed!
Back to the bride to get her in her totally fabulous wedding dress and shoes. Her Mum and friend, Michelle helped her get in to it. She looked totally amazing! Her smile filled the room. We were all very excited for her Dad to come in and clap eyes on her. I do love a good Dad reaction. Again, he didn't disappoint. In fact, it was possibly the best Dad reaction I have ever seen. His eyes filled up and he was speechless. Samantha Literally stopped him in his tracks. I had to tell him to go and give her a hug!
It was now time to get this fabulous couple married. It was a perfect little service. Two pageboys and two flower girls walked down the aisle to introduce the bride's entrance. Samantha and Liam smiled at each other the whole way through. Family and friends were full of joy.
Straight after they became husband and wife, I whipped them and the guests outside for photographs. We started with a confetti shot before doing a few groups. It was then time for my favouite time of the day; couples portraits!
I knew I was especially going to enjoy this as I had already done their pre wedding shoot and knew how relaxed they are together. This is often the newlyweds favourite time on the day too as they get the have a breather and actually speak to each other.
I was right, I did enjoy this session. Samantha and Liam were relaxed again. They listened to me and were happy for me just to do my thing. This couples session weather was very different to the cold, snowy weather for their pre wedding shoot. It was scorching!
After I had finished making some gorgeous images for the bride and groom to keep and treasure forever, They went in to make a start on their wedding breakfast. This was finished off with some speeches. It was the first ever grooms speech that I have seen Liam style; he "winged it".
As you can imagine, their evening reception was great fun too. There were several children there who took over the dance floor; busting all their great moves. There was a sweetie cart there to give them all even more energy..... Liam and Samantha had a selfie mirror too. I think I have even managed to appear in their guest book, sorry about that guys....
I love this couple. They are fantastic together!
Venue - Royal Victoria Holiday Inn
Wedding dress - The White Room
Flowers - Cambell's Florist