Lancashire wedding

Hoghton Tower Wedding - Jordan and Hayley

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Jordan and Hayley’s Hoghton Tower Wedding

Jordan and Hayley got married at one of Lancashire’s finest historical wedding venues, Hoghton Tower. These two are a simply lovely couple who knew exactly what they wanted from their wedding. It was a day packed with happy smiling faces and plenty of laughter.

Their Hoghton Tower wedding was a collection of fantastic North West suppliers. It was a pleasure, as always to have the legend Adam Wing filming the day. The extra lovely and equally talented Sonara Parker was on Make-Up duties and the brilliant Stems Floral Design took care of the floristry. Entertaining the guests was the wizard Mark Waddington and the amazing Sold To The Sky wedding band!

This was such a great wedding to be part of and I couldn’t be happier for Jordan and Hayley. They picked such an incredible venue for their wedding day and a crazy-good team to go with it!

Singleton Lodge Wedding - Chris and Shelley

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Chris and Shelley’s Wedding at Singleton Lodge

I’m very lucky in the fact that I get to see so many awesome people get married and celebrate with their favourite people in the world. Chris and Shelley’s Singleton Lodge Wedding was an absolute pleasure to capture. It was a day filled with so much laughter and happiness.

Singleton Lodge is one of my favourite local venues, situated only a few miles from my home in Poulton-le-Fylde. It is a beautifully intimate wedding venue set in its own stunning grounds. Chris and Shelley certainly picked a venue to reflect the feel of their wedding day. They were surrounded on the day by such fun, friendly and warm people and I was honoured to be a part of it.

From the morning when Chris and Groomsmen were getting ready to meeting up with Shelley and her Bridesmaids I knew I was in for a good day. The weather started off a little wet but that didn’t dampen the spirit of the day. We were lucky though as the rain soon subsided and made way for the newlyweds to spend some time outdoors, taking in the grounds, with their guests. Drinks flowed and ice cream was consumed as the day turned to night and the party continued.

An overall fantastic wedding at Singleton Lodge with a simply lovely couple. Congrats guys, here’s to your future lives together.

Weddings - Best of 2018

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Best of 2018 Weddings

So 2018…where did you vanish to so rapidly?! I say it every year, and it is soooo clichéd but time seems to fly faster every single year! If I could buy time I would be a very very poor man…or very rich depending on how you look at it I guess.

Weddings are still such a huge part of my life and my love for documenting them is now so much stronger than it was for my very first one back in 2008! Yes 2018 saw me celebrate 10 years since photographing my very first wedding, and how things have changed. Before that first wedding, back in 2008, I dreaded the thought of weddings becoming the main focus of my business. Fast forward 10 years and I genuinely couldn’t be happier. They have certainly changed a lot in those 10 years but definitely for the better! They have certainly changed me and how I approach my art. Weddings are awesome, they are filled with happy, loved up (and more often than not very drunk) people. What’s not to love?!

This year has seen me visit some of my favourite wedding venues and discover many new ones. I have met some incredibly wonderful people and captured some timeless and precious memories for them. This job (if we can call it that) has a tendency to be very solitary at times however being around such fascinating characters and lovely people week in week out makes those long stints behind our monitors worth the while.

I am lucky enough to have some awesome weddings lined up for this year and I cannot wait for them. The thought of creating many more memories for people excites me. My main aim for this year is to continue to master the art of work-life balance. I love working from home where I can nip downstairs for half an hour, if I choose, to be the crazy idiot of a Dad I really am. My family is everything to me and I honestly can’t wrap my head around just how I’ve lucked out with them!

This is a wedding blog post, featuring some of my fave images from 2018, so I wont touch too much on my other work. I am still (slowly) growing the family side of my business and have a very exciting new venture on the horizon with some brilliantly talented individuals which is due to launch very soon.

2019 all I ask of you is to keep my family healthy and happy and provide me with shit loads more amazing moments to document.

Ribby Hall Village Winter Wedding - Ste and Mel

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Ste and Mel’s Winter Wedding at Ribby Hall Village

Ste and Mel were married on a fresh winters day at Ribby Hall Village in Lancashire. Their Military themed wedding was loaded with laughter and and packed with moments to remember.

It was an action packed day at Ribby Hall starting with Ste and his Groomsmen getting themselves looking ready for action. Mel and the girls were thoroughly enjoying the pampering (and shots) and after just a few minutes with them all I knew we were in for a good day!

Dancing, drinking, swords and a reindeer. These are just the tip of the iceberg for this brilliant winter wedding at Ribby Hall Village.

Great catching up with the awesome Darren Robinson Magician on the day, who kept the guests entertained throughout the day.

Singleton Lodge Winter Wedding - Sally and Euan

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Sally and Euan’s Singleton Lodge Winter Wedding

Sally and Euan got married at one of the Fylde Coasts most stunning venues, Singleton Lodge, on a crisp and calm winters day.

Singleton Lodge is an intimate country house hotel, situated on the Fylde coast and is set in 5 acres of beautiful park land. It’s one of my more local venues and I always love coming back here to document weddings.

Sally and Euan certainly got lucky with the weather for their winter wedding at Singleton Lodge. The day was surprisingly mild and filled with gorgeous winter light.

My day started, as usual, with the groom. Euan was enjoying a very chilled morning when I arrived with him. He had opted for a very stylish Whitfield and Ward tailored suit for his wedding day. Needless to say he certainly looked the part and was ready for his bride-to-be. Sally was also enjoying a nice relaxing morning over at Singleton Lodge.

The ceremony was carried out at The Lodge as were the rest of the celebrations. It was great spending the day with my good friends and amazing videographers Marriage in Motion. You can check out their incredible film from the day here - Sally & Euan Wedding Film.

On Floral duties were the amazing Flower Design and rocking the party at night were the fantastic Jammy Devils!

As far as Winter Weddings go this was a cracker! It was intimate yet fun and filled with lots of smiling faces and beautiful people. The winter sun made Singleton Lodge look as stunning as always.

The Villa Wrea Green Wedding Photographer - Chris and Danielle

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CHRIS AND DANIELLE'S WEDDING AT THE VILLA, WREA GREEN

 Chris and Danielle were married at the beautiful St Cuthbert’s Church in Lytham on a gorgeous summers day. After a morning of hanging out with Chris and Groomsmen and Danielle and her Bridesmaids they both met at this stunning old church for their wedding ceremony.

Following the church service we took a short drive to the village of Wrea Green where the celebrations really got under way at The Villa.

With plenty of laughs, awesome guests, a surprise video message from past X-Factor contestant Wagner and some insanely perfect evening light this wedding was an honour to have documented.

Stanley House Wedding Photography - Andy & Jenny

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Andy and Jenny's Stanley House Wedding

This wedding was brilliant from start to finish! Andy and Jenny's Stanley House wedding was one absolutely packed with emotion, laughter and fun. They had certainly picked the perfect venue to stage the best day of their lives.  Stanley House is one of those wedding venues that I just love coming back to. It is situated in the Ribble Valley in the heart of Lancashire. 

Andy and Jenny are both filled with energy and fun, which meant their wedding was going to be one hell of a day! They had both decided to get themselves ready at the venue which, logistically made things nice and easy for me. It meant I could jump in and out of both the groom and bride preps to capture all of the getting ready, laughter and relationships between them, their family, bridesmaids and groomsmen. 

Summer wedding at stanley house

Keeping in theme with the day their ceremony was one of high emotion and laughter. Following on from their wedding ceremony their guests enjoyed the sunshine and all that the bar had to offer. It was certainly turning into a proper British summer wedding. The flow of the day continued nicely into the wedding breakfast. The responsibility of keeping Andy and Jenny's guests entertained fell to the legend of a wedding entertainer Howard Wing. For those that know of Howard you will know that he can certainly get a room bouncing and he did just that. 

The day continued to give me moment after moment to capture including Andy and Jenny throwing their wedding cake off a flight of stairs in order to turn a negative in to a positive and a sunset that I would have gladly paid serious money for! 

As if the night couldn't get any better Andy and Jenny had the awesome Dax on Sax owning the dancefloor and making sure it stayed rammed well into the night. 

It was a fantastic wedding filled with brilliant people and top class suppliers. My day was made even better working alongside the fantastic Adam Wing, who was on video duties.