When our good friends Lauren and Dave announced their wedding I was very excited. I was also cheeky enough to ask whether they had a photographer yet and I was thrilled when they asked me to fill that role I knew from the outset that they would never do anything on their wedding day just because that is what you are supposed to do. It was going to be a personal celebration of their love and anything that they included was there because it said something about them. The bride’s beautiful outfit was together from different items that she loved, the groom’s kilt was handed down from his grandfather, the bunting festooning the hall and the fences and trees outside, the Lancashire hotpot and sherry trifle, the seating plan that was overlaid on a map – each table was named for a place that they loved to walk together and featured a watercolour painted by the groom, every detail meant something to Lauren and Dave and that made it such a special day.
It started with Lauren arriving in her Dad’s beribboned pickup. The Dave’s ring was a family heirloom, and Lauren made her own floral headpiece. Naturally there was plenty of champagne, as it is Lauren’s all-time favourite drink and what better excuse to consume it with gay abandon? The village hall was in a beautiful spot and Ingleborough top was visible in the distance. All of the music played throughout the day was personally chosen by Lauren and Dave and was an eclectic mix indeed – from Tudor processional music to something to mosh to! The evening ended with a barn dance, which is almost as much fun to photograph as it is to take part in.
Thank you Lauren and Dave for allowing me to photograph your beautiful, special day. It was truly an honour and I hope that the photographs portray some of the joy and love that was so visible to everyone present.
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