The date was the end of August the 31st to be precise. When I had the pleasure of photographing Naomi and Andy’s wedding day a truly lovely couple.
We were so lucky with the weather Mr Sunshine did his best and did not disappoint.
This wedding was a wedding with a twist ….. Naomi was given away by her big brother… the reason being her Dad was doing the honor of marrying his daughter and son in law to be.
I started the day with the girls, hair doos makeup and a little pampering at The Hair company in Aspull lots of giggling excitement and champagne,
Naomi’s beautiful lace wedding dress with royal blue knee length Bridesmaids dresses.
The wedding ceremony took place at Christ Church Parbold.
The bands last minute warm up before all the guest started to arrive.
Boys you all looked so smart!
Naomi just beautiful Naomi’s Dad doing a wonderful service he had us all laughing and threw in a few life lesson too
Then a quick stop en route at the Parbold view point.
Now this was a first for me a guy catching the flowers… what a sport!
Then time for a few romantic photos in the grounds of the Ashfield House Standish
Vicki and Simon they have been together forever and ever meeting as teenagers their love has stood the test of time, they are each others yin and yang.
I met Vicki and Simon… Harry, Macy and Toby too at the stables where Harry (the horse) lives near Bolton by Bowland. They say don’t work with animals and children, but I was willing to put this to the test and loved it too, may be I was just lucky. It was a lovely warm evening with a watery sun a perfect romantic light.
Meet the lovely Harry he is rather handsome … and of course Simon you are too that goes without saying!!
Macy was feeling a little camera shy today but I think she did very well… Vicki I love this photo of you x Here’s Toby he’s quite old now but wanted to be on the photos too.
So at long last the day arrived Keith and Sarah’s wedding day at the beautiful Stanley house in Lancashire. I feel I’ve been part of this wedding day from the moment Keith and Sarah were engaged. Click here to see their pre wedding engagement photos. Meeting for coffee chatting about plans, going to wedding fairs I’ve been so lucky to see this wedding develop as well as Keith and Sarah’s love for each other.
Sarah and Keith had spent the day/night before the wedding at their venue to ensure they were relaxed and pamperd for their special day. Spending the night apart is a very rare for Keith and Sarah but for this occasion they did follow tradition. When I arrived at the venue the girls were busy having their hair and make up done with champagne and giggles, the boys taking everything in their stride.
Again I’ve been totally honoured to photograph a friends wedding and be part of their special day…. so this is how the day unraveled it self … enjoy x
Sarah’s flowers were supplied by the wonderful flowershop in Clitheroe
Details on Sarah’s dress from Amelia’s Bridal Boutique which I had seen on her I phone just over a year ago
I’d been looking forward to seeing this dress for quite a while!
Sarah’s gorgeous hair and make up by Erica from Levida Beauty and Occasion Accessories
Keith seemed to have everything under control with a little help from his son Dan too
Keith and his grooms men looking oh sooooo smart
Sarah and her beautiful children Molly and Oliver… I’ve know them since they were little tots
Keith and his brother chatting to keep the nerves at bay before Sarah’s arrival
The hors d’oeuvres I can tell you are truly scrumptious
This is Keith and Sarah’s favourite room obviously they chose it for their Bridal suite
So Sarah popped on her flip flops for our photo shoot in the grounds of Stanley House
I just couldn’t resist adding a few more
The Stanley House chandelier is absolutely stunning so photos there are a must
The room looked beautiful filled with fairy light and flowers
The speeches had us all in stitches Keith’s mum got a lot of stick but she just laughed it off I think she must be used to it
Then it was time to dance
A surprise performance form some of the children. They also got dressed up in YMCA costumes the guests loved this
Thank you for including Ray and I in your special day… as guest too xxx
Sarah and Keith I’m sure you will xx
Donna and Jon’s wedding
After 2 years of planning their special day arrived, full of love and happiness. I joined Donna and her family at the Lancaster House Hotel on a bright and sunny morning. I’d traveled to Lancaster with Jon’s sister Jenn, we chatted all the way… time just seemed to fly.
I loved the fact they all had different buttonhole flowers A slightly different tradition the cake to be cut after the ceremony and served with champagne We then headed back to Bashall Barn through the Trough of Bowland a perfect place to stop for some photos.
Then it was time to head to the barn .
A little music to keep everyone entertained
Some very funny speeches I learnt a thing or to about my friends
Then it was time to dance the night away
ps it be rude not to put one photo in …. with the cows
Thank you Jon and Donna for sharing your special day Kirsten & Ray xx
Here in Lancashire I can definitely say it’s been the year of the buttercup. A golden haze across the fields as far as the eye can see. This brings back memories of childhood checking to see if you like butter by holding one of those golden cups under your chin. Such a happy little flower. x