The forecast was for thunderstorms. Never the forecast that a wedding photographer wants to see, especially when her clients have an outdoors ceremony planned … but someone was smiling on my lovely couple and, although the weather was a bit windy, there was hardly a cloud in the sky and their dream outdoors ceremony went ahead. The gardens at Stonelees looked amazing as always, their attention to detail is second to none. Emma and Aaron had a twilight ceremony with their celebrations starting at 4pm but I arrived a little earlier to capture some behind the scenes, and detail shots for them too.
Emma had let me know in advance that her brother, Danny, was intending to propose to his girlfriend Chelsey. We orchestrated this for during the bouquet toss where Emma, instead of throwing her bouquet, turned around and gave it to Chelsey, saying “You might be needing this” and then stepped to one side to reveal her brother, on one knee … I”m delighted to say that Chelsey said yes!
After the meal, the lovely Brian took us out on a buggy to speed around the grounds and to give us the opportunity to get some fabulous bride and groom portraits. This is a great idea and, as the venue is within a golf club, the grounds are pristine! And just the right timing for blossom too …
Emma had read some of my previous blogs about weddings that I’ve photographed at Stonelees and she particularly wanted one on the bridge … I was more than happy to oblige!
I was delighted that the weather was just perfect for this lovely couple. They have been together for 15 years, have two sons and didn’t stop laughing all day. The connection between them is palpable and I very much enjoyed being part of their day. I’m looking forward to editing and sharing their images and I wish you both many, many years of happiness together x
P.S. And Danny, if you are looking for a wedding photographer, I can recommend a good one!!! (Me!)