Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Kelly and Jamie married in a late afternoon civil ceremony. As Waterton Park wedding photographers, we were really pleased to be working at this stunning venue on such a beautiful autumn day. Apparently, Cliff Richard had stayed at Waterton Park the day before and Jamie suggested that as Cliff is quite religious, maybe he'd prayed for good weather for himself and it had spilled over into Kelly and Jamie's wedding day! That was the theory anyway but nobody minded how it happened, they were just delighted that it had.
We started at Kelly's mum and dad's house where we took photographs of her beautiful dress which she'd previously described as quite plain. Well plain isn't the word that came to mind for her Pronovias gown - more like elegant - and it suited her perfectly. Kelly had already told us that she wasn't keen on having photographs taken whilst she was putting on make-up and getting ready but she did agree to some images being captured whilst her sister, Kirsty, fastened the back of her dress. Kelly was ready for photographs in good time before we had to leave for Waterton Park.
We met Jamie, his best man Anees and brother, Dave for their photographs before Kelly's arrival in an impressive classic Jaguar, accompanied by her proud dad, Stuart. The registrars at Waterton Park are always great to work with, allowing photography during the ceremony without a problem. We were soon outside again capturing the confetti throwing on the grass beside the lake before everyone crossed the bridge for the big group shot on the lawn facing Walton Hall.
We knew that the time available was pretty tight but because of great weather and everyone's co-operation during the group photo session, things went really smoothly and we managed to get all the groups which Kelly and Jamie wanted, plus a short bride and groom photo session for the newly married Mr and Mrs Francis before we went inside.
Anees's speech was very funny and it was great to capture images of the reactions of the bridal party as he delivered it. We'd arranged for some evening wedding photographs outside Walton Hall after the first dance but because the wedding breakfast and speeches ran late, Kelly and Jamie decided to have these taken before they hit the dance floor.
A fantastic couple, lovely guests and beautiful autumn weather. Congratulations guys and thank you for giving us the opportunity to share your big day.