It’s safe to say that weddings have been few and far between in the last few months. Photographers have kept themselves busy by doing things other than weddings, such as doorstep photography shoots, but weddings are my true passion and I couldn’t wait to get back to shooting couples in love.
My first wedding in months took place on the 10th October and I’ve been so excited to share the images with you.
Katrina and Dan’s Wedding
Katrina and Dan’s wedding certainly wasn’t what they had in mind but the day was beautiful despite the limited numbers and various restrictions.
Katrina got ready at home with only her mum and her bridesmaids present. Those not part of the wedding party, including me as the wedding photographer and the makeup artist, needed to wear face masks during the day. It still seems a little odd to have to do this, but the show must go on as they say.
The wedding ceremony at St. Vincent’s Church in Altrincham was due to start at 1.30pm but as it’s tradition for the bride to be a little late, Katrina was still at home at 1pm. She even found time for a quick drink once she was ready before leaving home.
Katrina was so chilled and relaxed in the morning, even knowing that she was going to be a touch late for the church. She just seemed to glide her way through the day and, despite all the restrictions, it still made for a wonderful wedding day.
The church is absolutely beautiful, particularly the attention to detail inside, and anyone can see why they picked such a beautiful place to get married. It was also the church were previous generations of both the bride and groom were married, so the family link added to the romance. Katrina and Dan had just 13 guests on the day, reduced massively due to government restrictions. However the benefit of having a large church meant guests could space out enough.
Unfortunately, just a few days before the wedding was due to take place, Katrina was told that her grandma was unable to attend due to being in hospital. But as already described, Katrina was one of the calmest brides I’ve ever seen and so we had a quick change of plan and headed to the hospital so that her grandma could see Katrina on her wedding day.
We got a really beautiful image of the moment and her grandma’s face just lit up. It was such a special moment and I was thrilled to be able to capture it.
After this, we headed to the wedding reception at Worsley Park in Manchester.
Worsley Park, Manchester
Worsley Park is a hotel and country club that is perfect for couples who want that countryside wedding but with easy local access to Manchester. The wedding venue is very close to Manchester (around a 20 minute drive), but far enough away to enjoy 200 acres of stunning countryside in and around the grounds of the golf course.
The 4-star hotel boasts all the mod-cons you could possibly need, such as Wi-Fi and room service, but the most important part is the stunning scenery and gorgeous rooms that you can use on your wedding day. With 9 special event rooms and a capacity of up to 250 guests, your options are almost endless at Worsley Park.
The reception was also 13 guests but the speeches certainly had everyone laughing.
Considering the wedding was in mid-October the day was absolutely beautiful and we were blessed with blue skies and the most amazing golden sunshine.
As I do with any venue, I’d headed to Worsley Park before the wedding to take a look around and spot any potential photography opportunities. When I saw this golden mirror, I knew that this would make for an amazing shot. I love how the couple are lit up in it.
I was so pleased that Katrina and Dan decided to go ahead with their small wedding and it was a pleasure to spend their day with them.