Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding & Family Photographer.
Last summer, Lindsay enquired to see if I was available for her spring wedding. I was! She told me about how her and Simon had booked Haworth Art Gallery in Accrington, Lancashire. They were having two themes for their wedding; Harry Potter and Claret and Blue due to them both being massive Burnley FC fans. Being football fans was actually what got them together. That and a mutual friend that gave them the push.
The day of the wedding was here. I met Lindsay and the ladies at Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa for bridal preparation. They were all super calm and relaxed. Hair and makeup was well underway and fizz was flowing. Lindsay had chosen a simple, yet elegant wedding dress from Monsoon. She had two pairs of shoes to go with it. She said she doesn’t do heels, so had bought a pair of wedding Toms. Well, a girl can never have too many pairs of shoes!
I went on ahead of the bridal party to meet Simon, the groom at Haworth Art Gallery. Simon was so excited. He was smiling from ear to ear! Wedding guests were starting to gather and the atmosphere was amazing. Shortly after, Lindsay and the bridal party arrived. The wedding guests made their way in to the ceremony room (the ceremony room is perfect for a small, intimate wedding. It seats approximatly 40 people). Being a civil ceremony, it was short, but sweet and we now had a new husband and wife!
It was now time for a stroll around the gorgeous grounds with the new Mr & Mrs. I say this all the time, but couples portraits is my favourite part of every wedding day. Lindsay and Simon spent most of the time laughing at each other. I love it when couples are relaxed and in love! We were only away from the wedding guests for around 15 minutes. I do love couples portraits, but I also like to get the bride and groom back to their guests as soon as I can so they can carry on enjoying their day with the loved ones.
I have never seen anyone laugh as hard as Lindsay did throughout the wedding speeches. I thought she as going to fall of her chair at one point. I think most of the guests were watching her for the most of the speeches! So, speeches were over, wedding breakfast had been eaten and it was now time for evening guests to arrive, cutting of the wedding cake and the first dance. Thinking about the cake, this is one of the main areas where the Happy Potter theme came through……..It was a Harry Potter wedding cake! 7 tiers of cupcakes, with different symbols on the top of them and also on their cases. On the top, it had a larger cake with an ‘Always’ topper. It suited them and their venue perfectly.
Check out what Lindsay and Simon had to say about my work below…..