Lindsay and Stuart got married at St Bart’s Church in Keelby, then had their reception at Brackenborough Hotel on the outskirts of Louth which is in the county of Lincolnshire.
This was not the first wedding I’d shot at Brackenborough Hotel and it hopefully won’t be the last, with its purpose built wedding suite and ample grounds, I always look forward to working there.
The day began with me photographing Lindsay whilst she got ready with her bridesmaids at her parent’s house. Bridal preparation photos are not all just about watching the bride get ready, but it’s also about photographing the dress, the rings, the flowers and every small detail of the developing story.
After the preparations were done, Lindsay was picked up in a fantastic horse and cart, which then dropped the bride off outside the church whilst Stuart waited anticipation, inside. Lindsay and Stuart cemented their union in a very lovely ceremony at St Bart’s Church, in the nearby village of Keelby.
When photographing weddings in Lincolnshire and all over the UK, the stories that are told at the couples wedding make my job incredibly humbling and satisfying and it is always my goal to try and capture this on camera.
At the reception, there was a happy and excited atmosphere whilst Lindsay and Stuart interacted freely with the guest and enjoying their drinks and canapés.
Getting married in Autumn makes for some fantastic pictures and we made sure to take advantage of some fantastic surroundings whilst they transition from summer into winter, producing some beautiful colours; and as with most September weddings I have shot, we had a really sunny day, which always makes my job a lot easier!
Once the reception was over and I had completed the wedding group photos, everyone sat down to enjoy the wedding meal, and afterwards, waited in excitement for the speeches. It’s always a special privilege to be invited to document the speeches as they often contain very personal moments, which I enjoy capturing on camera.
After a short refresher, everyone regathered to watch the happy couple cut the cake and then perform their first dance. Many of the guests took to the dance floor straight afterwards and party truly did start! I left them to dance the night away, whicfh was a cracking end to a cracking day.
I knew it was going to be a fantastic wedding when Lindsay and Stuart booked me to photograph it and I hope they have a happy life together.