This was a wedding full of emotion, ranging from happy tears to hysterical laughter, and a wonderful fusion of Italian and Scottish. Laura's family are Italian and run a restaurant, La Anchor, in Hensall, and Martin's family are from Scotland. The priest made everyone laugh during the ceremony when he mentioned that Laura had adjusted Martin's buttonhole three times and yes, this was captured by Alex who was photographing from the front. The new Mr and Mrs Houliston emerged to the most spectacular shower of confetti and rice we have ever seen and enjoyed congratulations and hugs before leaving for Carlton Towers. I can tell you that it isn't easy picking grains of rice out of a bride's hair!
We managed to capture the group photos that Laura and Martin wanted, have some fun with the bridal party, photograph the guests enjoying the Class Laser Clay shooting, and capture the room beautifully dressed for the wedding breakfast. The cake was absolutely spectacular, so much so that it had its own room! La Anchor's chef provided the eight course wedding breakfast and towards the end the couple speeded things up by having dessert served as the speeches started, which were both touching and hilarious.
It was quite late by the time we got outside but the light was lovely and soft and the couple had so much enthusiasm that we got some of our favourite photographs of the day during that time and when we went back inside, Martin stayed with us and watched as we photographed his beautiful bride on the staircase. Some of those will look amazing as large images in the couple's Italian storybook album.
We captured Mr and Mrs Houliston's first dance together and Laura's dance with her dad, which was somewhat different and much more energetic than most father and daughter dances! Laura said that she was so happy that she could have us photograph her and Martin's special day and we were so happy that we had the pleasure of capturing it. Thank you so much to you both for the privilege.
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