Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Walton Hall Wedding Photographers | Samantha and Luke
Our booking to be Waterton Park Hotel wedding photographers for Samantha and Luke came about by recommendation from their close friends, Rachel and Joe, whose wedding we photographed a few years ago. It was great to see them again, this time as members of the bridal party. With quite a late ceremony at that time of year when the weather could throw anything at you from a blizzard to a heatwave, we were hopeful of it being kind to the couple and their guests, at least after the ceremony and before dinner, for everyone to stay outside, enjoy the beautiful setting and have photographs taken against the variety of backdrops you get with Walton Hall wedding photography. Apart from being a bit breezy, we couldn't have wished for a better day, or a more lovely and enthusiastic couple. Samantha got ready in the bridal suite on the island, overlooking the lake, and the light was wonderfully soft, perfect for make-up photos. The dresses were on personalised hangers, which is one of the little details which make for nicer pictures. When we met Luke and the boys they were in great spirits, which made for a cracking photo session with them before we lost Luke to the registrar, signalling time to get back to the girls for final preps, Samantha now looking in her stunning Princess style dress, before the walk over the bridge to the ceremony, which was happy and full of giggles, just as the best ceremonies are. We raced to fit as much into the precious daylight time as possible before the wedding breakfast, and the laughter continued with hilarious speeches which ended with Red Nose Day noses being given out to everyone. The couple joined us for some evening shots before stepping out onto the floor in the Boathouse for their first dance. The light was really something, enhanced by the Mr & Mrs letters along one side of the dance floor. Gorgeous! Thanks a million Mr and Mrs Hirst for giving us the pleasure and the privilege of being your wedding photographers. Congratulations guys!