It's quite a long time since we were wedding photographers at Hey Green Country House Hotel in Marsden and we'd been looking forward to photographing Kirsty and John's wedding at St Bartholomew's church and to working at Hey Green again.
On arrival at Hey Green Country House Hotel, all the guests were waiting and with the help of William, the professional toastmaster, we got the big group shot in the can before we changed location for the family groups and bridal party fun pictures including the throwing the top hats in the air shots. Everyone was great fun and William made sure that the group photo session ran like clockwork, leaving us time before the receiving line started to photograph the wedding breakfast room and all the table details.
The speeches were really funny and some hilarious expressions were captured. Kirsty's dad was, apparently, still writing his speech when we arrived at the house and this perhaps explains why he was nowhere to be seen during the morning preparations. Or had he just gotten out of the way of all the ladies???? Who knows? Anyway, his speech was brilliant and produced some priceless expressions from Kirsty.
The couple had told us that they really wanted some photographs down by the lake but with tight timings, we knew that this might not be possible until after the wedding breakfast. However, as soon as the speeches were over, we all set off down the stone steps to the lakeside. We were joined by millions of midges which weren't welcome at all but we hope that the images we captured were well worth putting up with the pests for a few minutes! The evening light was much softer now and this is our favourite time at a wedding - the time we spend with the couple - and the time when we get some of the best photographs of the day, including one stunner and a personal favourite - Kirsty showing off her beautiful, full length veil.
Mr and Mrs Stanger - you were stars! Thank you for choosing us to capture your special day.