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Kimberley and Alex – Anniversary Shoot Cuerden Valley Park

I had the pleasure of shooting Kimberley and Alex’s wedding back in 2015 at Wellington Park  in Chorley . It was one of the rainiest weddings I have ever photographed but that didn’t stop the smiles or us getting this awesome shot as Kimberley and Alex left St Andrews Church.

(You can see some more from their wedding day here)

Fast-forward to 2018 and Kim and Alex were the first couple to come to mind when I decided I wanted to start offering anniversary photo shoots alongside my engagement and wedding photography. We hadn’t had much luck on the wedding day of getting outdoor couple shots due to the rain so this seemed like a perfect opportunity!  A couple of weeks ago we headed over to Cuerden Valley Park in Leyland for the anniversary shoot and amazingly…it wasn’t raining! It was so lovely to catch-up with Kim and Alex after three years and hear all about what they had been up to since their wedding day. I learned why Cureden Valley Park means so much to them and we managed to get some lovely shots within the hour that I was was them, here are a few…

 

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Happy Anniversary you two! Wishing you many more years of love and happiness xx

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Rachael and Anna – The Fisherman’s Retreat Wedding

It’s finally December! Which means I can finally share with you Rachael and Anna’s beautiful winter wedding at The Fisherman’s Retreat in Ramsbottom.

Racheal and Anna married last Christmas and I was lucky enough to spend the day with them from the afternoon ceremony through to the speeches in the evening. I wanted to wait and post their photos this year so that we could all get in the festive mood and gain a little Christmas inspiration too.

The Fisherman’s Retreat was the perfect venue for a winter wedding. The huge widows meant there was lots of lovely natural light and the rows of pine trees and woodland outside made it feel very ‘Christmassy’. The candy cane centre pieces, the Christmas cupcake tree, the hot chocolate wedding favours, the candles in the fireplace and the Baileys and mulled wine for the guests…everything was perfect. And with two brides everything was twice as pretty. Two beautiful ladies, two gorgeous dresses, two perfect winter bouquets, I couldn’t have been happier to shoot their day!

 

 

If you’re planning your own Winter wedding (or any season wedding of that matter!) and are looking for a Northwest wedding photographer please do get in touch. If you are getting married in the Lancashire area or at The Fisherman’s Retreat I would love to hear from you!

 

Flowers and Venue Decor: Love Rosie Venue Decor

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Chelsea and Ben – Sneak Peeks

Chelsea and Ben celebrated their beautiful wedding at The Last Drop Village & Hotel in Bolton. I was lucky enough to be there for the full day from the very calm bridal prep in the morning to the booty shaking on the dance floor in the evening. It was an amazing day and Chelsea and Ben looked so happy surrounded by their lovely family and friends as they became Mr and Mrs Brown.

While the newlyweds are off enjoying their honeymoon in the Maldives (i’m not jealous at all!) I thought I would post a few sneak peeks of their big day…

 

If you like what you see in this blog post and are looking for a Northwest wedding photographer please do get in touch. If you are getting married in the Lancashire area or at the Last Drop Village and Hotel I would love to hear from you!

 

Ceremony Venue: St Bedes Church, Bolton

Reception Venue: Last Drop Village and Hotel

Car: Limo-Scene & Wedding Cars

Dress: Glamour Bridal

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Flowers : Love Rosie Venue Decor

Hair and Make-up: Sarah Wood

Venue Decor: Love Rosie Venue Decor

Entertainment: Athena Strings, Just Matt

Cake: Occasion Cakes

 

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Stephanie and James – Sneak Peaks

Stephanie and James had a super elegant James Bond inspired wedding at The Mecure Haydock Hotel in Saint Helens. It was definitely one of the most glamorous weddings I’ve had the pleasure of shooting from the black ties and diamante details to the movie star make-up and Stephanie’s TWO gorgeous wedding dresses! Below are a few sneak peaks from their day…

          

 

Dress: Glamour Bridal and Prom

Flowers: The Bouquet Residence

Make-up: Karla Ashleigh Howarth

Venue Dressing: By Design

 

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Charnock Farm Wedding Photography – Jessie and Ethan

Jessie and Ethan had a gorgeous summer wedding at  Charnock Farm in Leyland. When I found out Jessie was a fellow photographer I was a mixture of honored, excited and nervous to shoot her big day!

I joined the girls on the wedding morning for some very fun, relaxed bridal preparations. You know it’s going to be a good day when McDonalds breakfast gets delivered for the whole wedding party! The boys were busy getting ready elsewhere and by the time I met up with them at the venue everyone was raring to go.

Nerves were high before the wedding but Jessie had nothing to worry about… She looked absolutely stunning in her beaded fishtail gown, the ceremony room at Charnock Farm was dressed so beautifully and her family, friends and fiancee couldn’t wait to see her. The ceremony was lovely too. You could see Jessie’s nerves slipping away with each second she was with Ethan and by the time they left to enjoy the sunshine as Mr and Mrs Hunt there were huge smiles all round.

Jessie and Ethan had thought of so many details to make their day special, not only for themselves, but also for everyone sharing their day with them. The whole wedding was such a pleasure to shoot, here are some of my favorite shots from the day….

                                

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Sarah and Steven Wedding – Mesnes Park Wigan

Sarah and Steven had a lovely, relaxed wedding at The Lodge in Mesnes Park, Wigan.  I absolutely adored their summery, yellow theme and Sarah looked gorgeous in her beautiful, scalloped v-neck dress. I was only with the couple for a few hours on the day but my favourite part was definitely  when the Vespas came out to play! Seeing the excitement on Steven’s face as we were able to get some photos with them. After the ceremony their guests strolled over to the lovely Italian restaurant Franco’s where they had a relaxed and happy afternoon reception with food, champagne and cake.  Such a great day in the Autumn sunshine and a very cool wedding!

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Hannah & Paul – Bolton School Wedding

Hannah and Paul had a lovely traditional wedding at Christ Church in Ainsworth, Bolton. Hannah Stunned everybody as she entered the church in the most beautiful wedding dress and it was a pleasure to caputure the look on Pauls face as she made her way down the aisle surrounded by so many family and friends. The ceremony was filled with both laughter and emotion brought in part by chief bridesmaid’s lovely reading to her little sister, which can be read here.

The reception was held at Bolton School, one of the oldest schools in Lancashire, and was a perfect choice of venue for Harry Potter fan Hannah. With its castle-like exterior, old stone corridors and staircases we could have believed we were at Hogwarts as we shot some beautiful photos around the school.

An absolutely gorgeous day filled with laughter and lots of dancing! Here are some of my favorites from the day…

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2015 – Wedding Round Up!

This is the first yearly review I’ve ever done here on my blog and I’ve absolutely loved looking back on all the incredible weddings that I’ve been so lucky to be a part of this year and the exciting moments that go with them.  Here is a round up of a few of my favourites…

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I want to thank all of the couples who have made my job so great this year. Much love and happy new year to you all! x

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Kim & Alex Wedding – Wellington Park Leyland

Kim and Alex just didn’t stop smiling all day, it was such a happy fun wedding to photograph. The weather wasn’t too kind to us but that didn’t matter. The couple had a beautiful ceremony at St Andrews Church in Leyland, followed by a lovely afternoon reception at Wellington Park . I absolutely loved the vintage pastel theme, especially the bridesmaid dresses and flowers. Little handmade touches from friends and family made the day even more lovely.

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Thank you Kimberley and Alex for letting me be part of your day x

 

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Red Lion Hotel – Fay & Alex Wedding

Fay and Alex tied the knot at the Red Lion Hotel in Burnsall just outside of Skipton. The Red Lion is a gorgeous 16th Century pub by the river Wharfe in the Yorkshire Dales and was the perfect setting for Fay and Alex’s big day. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for their special day by the river. A day filled with gorgeous details from afternoon cocktails, candles and vintage florals to  the rustic chalkboard cake by Rolling Pins and Apron Strings. And can we talk about Fay’s dress please?! So beautiful. Such a beautiful day and full of sunshine, happiness and relaxed elegance.

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