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Emma and her seven bridesmaids got off to leisurely start sharing bubbles and giggles in the hotel suite. Mother and Grandmother of the bride soon arrived to lend their hands too, and before long, there was real hive of activity. There is a certain luxury in being able to get ready on site – and these glamourous ladies took full advantage as they readied themselves in gorgeous matching dresses. The bride looked stunning in white.
Ring the alarm!
Meanwhile, Alex and his groomsmen had started their proceedings off-site but made the grandest of entrances. They arrived at the hotel in a fire engine no less! I’m not sure which of the three generations present was most excited but it certainly provided a suitable spark! With the rest of the guests arriving just after, it was soon time for the ceremony.
Medieval banquet hall
And what a ceremony! According to this Preston wedding venue, the medieval banquet hall, complete with stone walls and oak-beamed ceiling, dates back to 966AD. It was certainly a stunning, unusual and beautiful venue for a wedding. As Ally was covering the action from the front of the hall, I was free to scamper around the sides and even up on to the balcony at the front in an effort to photography some interesting angles and perspectives.
The reception room was soon in full swing while the hotel turned around the main hall ready for the meal. We grabbed the love-struck couple for a short walk at this point around some of the beautiful countryside that the hotel boasts on site. Then it was time for everyone to take up their places at the amusingly labelled tables: celebrity marriages from Ross & Rachel to Kate & Wills. My personal favourite had to be Marge & Homer. From this point on, through a terrific meal and speeches, the party gathered pace. By the time Emma & Alex had shared their first dance with their young son, there was a rush to join them on the dance floor. Myself and Ally could barely squeeze through the action at times! What a brilliant way to end a truly beautiful wedding day.
Congratulations to Emma and Alex – what a gorgeous wedding and a brilliant way to start your married life together. Thanks again to Ally M Photography for letting me support.
Below is a small selection of some of my favourite images.
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