A chilled out Lyndsey got ready at the venue and we took some photographs of the pretty bits and pieces that will make a lovely opening chapter of the couple's wedding album. Her only concern was whether Ashley had arrived. Don't think that there was ever any doubt about that! We kept Ashley and his brothers, Declan and Kyle, occupied posing for some photographs around the grounds on the island before we headed back to Lyndsey, who looked stunning in her princess dress.
As recommended wedding photographers for Waterton Park Hotel, we are always warmly welcomed by all the staff and the registrars and we enjoyed capturing some precious moments during the ceremony, from the front and from the back of the room, before Lyndsey and Ashley's wedding co-ordinator, Amy, congratulated the happy couple and presented them with champagne before everyone made their way across the bridge for groups photos and the drinks reception.
We are really lucky that such wonderful couples book us and Lyndsey and Ashley made it an absolute pleasure to photograph them. It was windy and a bit on the chilly side but our bride said that she didn't care, as long as it wasn't raining. Couldn't agree more Lyndsey! Euan, the couple's little boy, wasn't very impressed with the idea of being in the photographs but we knew how important it was to get some good shots of him. Patience and waiting until later paid off and as is often the case, the best photos of kids come about when you get them playing and doing something that makes them laugh!
Although it hasn't yet felt much like summer, this time of year brings with it some big advantages, the main one being long daylight hours, and this meant some time after the wedding breakfast for relaxed and romantic photographs, taking in Waterton Park Hotel's beautiful backdrops.
A first dance in the Boathouse, a father and daughter dance, and some twilight shots from across the lake concluded Mr and Mrs Bowley's wedding photography at Walton Hall. A perfect day with a fantastic couple, a fun bridal party, a spectacular wedding venue and a delicious wedding breakfast. A huge thank you for allowing us to share your celebrations. Your album will be stunning!