Megan & Matthew's Story
I had the pleasure of photographing Megan & Matthew's Navy wedding in Rotherham.
The bridal preparations all took place at the beautiful Carlton Park Hotel Rotherham. Here I met Megan and the rest of the Bridal party, and began her photography. As most of the guests worked in the Navy, they came from far and wide to be at the Wedding. They’d all stayed in the hotel the night before and the bride and groom had hired a red double decker bus to take all the guests to the ceremony at Wath Church.
The ceremony was beautiful, with readings handpicked and read by the couple’s family and friends. Matthew waited until the very last second to turn and see Megan walk down the aisle!
After the ceremony we captured some group images outside the church. The group photographs are the only point in the day where I need to make myself heard, and make people listen! Getting the ‘Navy boys’ to behave meant being a little more firm than usual, but they all stood nicely and stopped pulling silly faces!
After the large group shots it was back onto the bus to the final venue, the Manorial Barn in Whiston. It was here we completed the family shots against the wall of the barn, and I took the newlyweds for a short walk to capture their couples’ photographs.
Megan had made a lot of things for the wedding herself. She had homemade cookies and cakes as the guests arrived at the Manorial barn. They were all presented in jars which later doubled up as containers for taking home a piece of wedding cake! There was bunting hanging from the beams of the barn and flower hearts decorating the walls outside. She was a very resourceful, creative bride!
The wedding cake was lovingly baked by Megan, although a tier did get thrown away before it had the chance to be assembled! She also bought a surprise pork pie cake for Matthew; he'd seen it at a wedding fayre and fell in love with it and they used as part of their evening buffet.
My favourite feature of the wedding has to be Megan's shoes. They were 'Bunny bunch bow platforms' by Iron Fist. Her dress covered them almost completely, showing just the toe as she moved around!