Nic and Leanne's Wedding at The Wedding Chapel and Blackpool Pleasure Beach
It's quite rare these day's I get to shoot weddings on my home turf so I was super excited about Nic and Leanne's wedding at Blackpool Pleasure Beach from the moment they booked me. I've lived just outside Blackpool all my life but will always class it as my 'hometown'. It has got a lot of stick over the years but once you accept it for what it is - a fun, busy, bright town you can get the most out of it. There is always something to do in Blackpool and Nic and Leanne's wedding was very much inline with this.
After our initial meeting to discuss their wedding plans I knew this wedding would be brilliant. Nic and Leanne embraced the feel of the town and didn't try and make the theme of their big day stuffy or boring. It was anything but that!
The day started out with preps at The Big Blue Hotel, which is attached to, and overlooks, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Nic and his Dad, also his best man, were in a nice relaxed place when I arrived with them. Leanne and the girls were slightly giddier to say the least. Bubbly was flowing whilst the hair and make-up was being attended to.
After a short journey down the prom in her horse and carriage Leanne arrived at The Wedding Chapel to meet Nic and their guests for the ceremony. After plenty of laughter and some tears the newlyweds lead their guests to an awaiting vintage tram for the next part of their Blackpool wedding. The tram, fully loaded with booze took us on a bit of a ride before coming to rest outside their wedding reception venue, Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
The fun didn't stop there though as their guests were greeted with fish and chips, some awesome acoustic music by The Deadbeats and a table full of 2p's for the arcades downstairs. After some fun on the 2p machines Nic, Leanne and I headed into the Pleasure Beach to hit some rides before making our way back to The White Tower in time for their wedding breakfast and some brilliant speeches. The Deadbeats were then back at night to keep everyone dancing.