We left Sammy for a while to photograph the boys and crossed the bridge to Walton Hall to catch up with them in Charlie's Bar. Baz did look great in his cream suit and cream and black shoes but there was something else that he really wanted photographing, his Castleford Tigers cufflinks. Baz is a huge fan and mention of the team wasn't limited just to his cufflinks!
The civil ceremony room looked lovely for Sammy and Baz's wedding and once the formalities were over, Pauline presented them with champagne, everyone came outside and before we crossed the bridge to start the group formals, the couple enjoyed a few minutes of congratulations and a shower of confetti.
Sometimes the group photo session goes so smoothly and quickly that you have time in hand to make the most of the characters in the bridal party. Sammy and Baz's attendants were just as much of a laugh as the couple and because everyone co-operated so well with the group photos and because this wedding was the only one that day, it was lovely to have the time to relax a little and take some fun images before it was time for dinner.
We left everyone for a short time to get a shot of the wedding breakfast room all set up in a gorgeous shade of coral and this is when we noticed that Castleford Tigers had found their way in, courtesy of Baz, who had made all the table name cards himself. Usually, we make ourselves scarce whilst everyone enjoys the wedding breakfast but Sammy and Baz had very kindly invited us to join everyone and we were treated to a delicious meal and lots of banter with the guests on the same table who had us in stitches! We appreciate Sammy and Baz's gesture so much and we were quite humbled when they said that they considered us to be a big part of their special day. We did leave the champagne and wine alone though!
After dinner and some impressive speeches, we checked outside to see what the weather was doing. It was, dare we say it, a bit too sunny for what we had planned, so we worked with Sammy on the staircase and posed her on a chaise upstairs for some bridal portraits. Once the sun had gone down, we headed outside with the couple to photograph them around the venue, including the must have location for wedding photography at Waterton Park - the lakeside archway.
When you are lucky enough to work with a couple like Sammy and Baz, who were so enthusiastic about their photographs and so brilliant to work with, the ideas for images just keep coming and we know that Mr and Mrs Richardson will have a spectacular storybook album some time soon.
With the first dance done, enhanced by the spectacular lighting which is always a feature at evening parties at Walton Hall, and some great images captured, it was time to wrap up our coverage of this hugely enjoyable wedding and we sincerely thank Sammy and Baz for choosing us to share it.
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