Becky & Brandon

Emotions at Bridal Prep

Before the wedding ceremony at Bartle Hall Hotel it was bridal preparation time at the grandparents of the bride. As well as the laughter and excitement there were a few tears too as not all of the family would be present at Becky’s wedding. Capturing authentic moments and genuine emotion as a documentary style photographer tells a story, and that’s how Becky wanted hers told.

Wedding Ceremony at Bartle Hall Hotel

Bartle Hall Country House & Coaching Barn is a unique wedding venue, set in 16 acres of wild and wonderful woodland. And so down the aisle came the page boy with his ‘it’s not too late” message for the groom Brandon. It was his turn to turn on the tears as Becky and he were wed; three roses laying on the chairs to represent those that could not be there . It was a part of their beautiful story that I wanted to tell with the camera.

Documentary Style Photos & Portraits

As much as there was a tear or two of sadness there were many more of fun, laughter and happiness. Out of the double doors it was out onto the private patio with its festoon lights where the guests mingled. I love my couples to enjoy natural wedding portraiture. So Becky and Brandon had a simple wander for 20 mins in the beautiful grounds – hardly noticing me dancing in and out of the trees capturing some beautifully backlit moments of them together. It felt natural, relaxed and there was even time for them to have a quick nap in the big deck chair. I love spontaneous moments like that.

Partying with Guest and Family

Of course there was time for some photos with friends and family. After the confetti and a few shots of the beautiful bridesmaids and mother and father of the bride and groom it was back to capturing the moments of everyone simply enjoying the perfect day. Touching speeches and a romantic first dance watched by their loved ones in front of the barn lights led the evening celebrations deep into the night.

a reflection of the bride's eye in a make up mirror while getting ready
wedding dress hangs in a room with a photo of the mother and father of the bride's wedding day in the hallway
shot of the tie, bow tie and the wedding rings
the best man and groom laugh together
the best man points to the speech cards in front of the groom
the groom adjusts his bow tie in the mirror
the groom and best man have a laugh together
the best man holds the grooms ring
the flower girl looks to the camera as the hair stylists work on her hair
shot of the feet of the flower girl
shot of the brides hand in the mirror while getting ready
the bride has her veil put on by the make up artist
the bride looks radiant in a portrait
bride looks down with a photo of her mum in the background
the flower girls surprise the mother of the bride who reels backwards
first look for the father of the bride
classic portrait of the bride
flower girls walk down the aisle at st hilda's in tottingham
bride and groom look at each other as the bride walks down the aisle at the wedding ceremony
bride and groom look at each other as the bride walks down the aisle at the wedding ceremony
Three roses on chairs remembering loved ones as the bride signs the marriage register
shot of a statue of christ during the wedding ceremony with bride and groom and priest out of focus in the foreground
wide shot from the back of st hildas of the wedding ceremony
the bride and groom are showered in confetti as they leave st hildas church in tottington
bride and groom kiss in the wedding ceremony at st hildas
the flower girls in front of a wedding group shot
a wide shot of the bride and groom signing the register in st hilda's church in tottington
a view from the back of the bride and groom kissing in the back of a classic wedding car
wedding guests celebrate together at mitton hall
the wedding breakfast room at mitton hall
the flower girl hides behind a mr & mrs sign at the wedding reception
a classic photographic portrait of the bride and groom at Mitton Hall, Whalley
bride and groom walk down the steps in the gardens of Mitton Hall, Whalley
bride and groom kiss in the gardens of Mitton Hall
the bride and groom laugh while having their portrait taken
bride and groom take romantic walk in the gardens of Mitton Hall
the bride and groom cuddle while having their portrait taken
the happy couple go for a walk in the gardens of Mitton Hall
the bride screams with delight in front of the groom
bride and groom in the sunlight in the gardens of mitton hall
the bride and groom embrace in a wide landscape photo in the gardens of mitton hall
wedding guests celebrate together at mitton hall
the bride hides her faces as her father delivers his father of the bride speech
the groom delivers his speech in the conservatory at mitton hall
wedding guests laugh at the speeches
wedding guest has shocked look at phone during the speeches
bride and groom toast the best man at the wedding speeches
wedding guest and flower girl in the grounds of mitton hall
friends of the bride and groom having fun and kiss in the grounds of mitton hall
creative wedding photography at mitton hall in whalley
wedding guests have fun in front of mirror photo booth
mr & mrs cake topper silhouetted against mr & mrs sign at wedding reception
the bride looks at groom with funny expression during the cutting of the cake
bride and groom look at each other during their first dance
bride and groom kiss during their first dance at mitton hall in whalley
groom twirls bride during their first dance
bride and groom have their first dance in front of mr & mrs sign
bride and groom enjoy their first dance at mitton hall
bride and groom in front of mr & mrs sign
wedding guests celebrate together at mitton hall
wedding guests celebrate together at mitton hall
wedding guests celebrate together at mitton hall

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(and here’s a cheeky photo of the photographer having a great time on the day…)

wedding photographer and the bridesmaids

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