Andrew & Kate’s Day
On the day of the wedding I began by photographing Kate and Lucy, Kate’s daughter and chief bridesmaid, getting ready at their home. Their dresses were hung together on an upstairs door and they both helped each other get into them. The dresses hanging together was a reflection of the day and the connection these two had.
Before leaving for the ceremony the other bridesmaids and family arrived to travel to Cannon Hall together. In the Ballroom at Cannon Hall the guests were taking their seats. Andrew was at the front of the room beaming while he waited for his bride.
During the ceremony I was able to go up onto the balcony of the ballroom to capture the whole scene as the bridal party walked down the aisle. This vantage point showed off all the guests and the back of the dresses beautifully. There were readings by some of the wedding guests which brought the whole room to tears. When everyone had dried their eyes we headed into the grounds for the group photographs.
We were on a very tight schedule as there wasn’t much time between the ceremony and the wedding breakfast being served, but we made it to Cawthorne village hall with a few minutes to spare.
The Wedding Reception
For their wedding breakfast Andrew & Kate had decided on an afternoon tea. It was served on dainty plates with bottomless hot drinks. When everyone had had their fill they stepped outside while the select few expertly transformed the room into an evening reception space.
Andrew, being an excellent musician, decided to spend the evening playing as Andy & the Love Cats. The dancefloor was full as soon as they began playing, and didn’t empty for the whole evening.
My favourite part of the day was the evening reception. The atmosphere was fantastic, everyone was dancing (even if it was from their seats) and the music was amazing.