Wedding bells ring for Jordan and Ian
Jordan and Ian are engaged to be married and have decided to tie the knot at
St Paul’s Church, Hooton and will continue the celebrations with their family and friends at the fabulous Brook Hall, Childer Thornton. Jordan and Ian were a couple when I first met them 4 years ago when Ian’s sister, Claire married Rich….when this happens I feel incredibly old!
At our pre-wedding meeting, the first thing that captured me about Jordan and Ian is that they both have the most captivating smiles. Whatever room they walk in to, they light it up. It was such a pleasure for Capture My Wedding to be chosen as their wedding photographer as I knew that it would be so much fun.
Bridal pampering for Bride-to-be Jordan and her Maids
I arrived at Jordan’s Parents’ house in Little Sutton just before 10am, whilst hair and makeup was taking place. I headed up to capture some dress photographs and Jordan’s wedding gown from Bespoke Brides can only be described as stunning.
The Bride and Groom had agreed on the theme for the wedding was blue and the colour “popped” wonderfully throughout the day. Bridesmaid Helen who was heavily pregnant looked elegant and in her Mummy-licious blue lace dress. How she lasted all day in heels without ankles the size of the Isle of Man I will never know…You’re hardcore girl!
Hairdresser Claire Butler was creating the brides beautiful hairstyle before moving onto the Bridesmaids whilst makeup artist Beverley Sutch created the wonderful makeup looks for Jordan and her Bridesmaids Hannah, Shannon, Helen & Claire.
Jordan’s Mum, Jane was right in the middle of all of the preparations, and from the smile on her face, she was enjoying seeing the transformations, sharing the laughter and making so many wonderful memories and I was happily taking photographs.
Team work makes the dream work #TeamBride!
Before we knew it, it was time for the Bridesmaids to get dressed and then help Jordan into her gown. Talk about team work making the dream work!!! With the help of a crochet hook for the tiny buttons, Jordan’s Bridesmaids helped one another to make sure they left for church on time and providing the Bride and Groom with lots of lovely storytelling photographs too.
Mother and Father of the Bride, Jane and Graeme’s garden provided the most wonderful backdrop for some “reveal” photographs. For those who are unaware, it is very popular now for Brides to have photographs of her Father seeing her for the first time in her dress. It is ALWAYS emotional and for those watching too! Today was no different!
A very special, hand selected Best Man for Ian
I quickly made my way to church to meet Ian the Groom and his #TeamGroom ahead of Jordan’s arrival.. When Ian told me who his best man was, I welled up. Ian had chosen his Dad and best friend, Bob. To see them together, smiling, reassuring one another and then hearing all of the banter, it was a pleasure to witness. When I said it was time to go inside, Ian’s serious face made an appearance.
That special journey every Bride takes with Dad to Church
Bespoked Wedding Cars were the chosen wedding transport for the day and they arrived in plenty of time to get the Bride and Father of the Bride, Graeme to the church on time. Derek and his co-driver are so professional and always help the Bride to leave the car so gracefully without blocking the way for us photographers to capture the story of that final walk to church….and wow! St Paul’s provides such a wonderful photo opportunity!
Jordan, without warning, became very emotional and this image captured it well.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we are gathered here today…
The stunning surroundings at St Paul’s church provided a fabulous backdrop as the wedding ceremony began. Watching from the back of the church as Jordan and Ian exchanged rings and vows, in front of their family and friends made for a very emotional ceremony as onlookers watched as Jordan and Ian exchanged vows, then rings and a kiss. A wedding always creates fabulous storytelling images and memories for every couple.
We are married!
The sun was shining as we left the church wedding and so I took the opportunity to take photographs of the family, the Bridal party and of course the confetti. Both Jordan and Ian were beaming from ear to ear throughout… it was amazing to witness them looking so happy. This is a huge perk of being a wedding photographer.
The arrival of the Bride and Groom at Brook Hall Hotel
From our arrival at Brook Hall, it was clear that the wedding-coordinator Helen had everything under control. The drinks were being poured for guests as they awaited the happy couple on the lawn making the most of the beautiful grounds. As the beaufort wedding cars arrived, Derek sounded the horn to alert everyone, giving the Bride and her Husband a warm welcome to their wedding reception.
As the happy couples mingled with their family and friends, I took photographs of them mingling, then some group shots, then the large group shot. We then headed into the venue and WOW! It looked absolutely amazing. The photographs show all the planning that Jordan and Ian have done in the run up to their wedding. Venue dressing was by the talented Rhonda Critchly from Covers and Bows in Ellesmere Port.
Jordan and Ian are HUGE Everton fans and luckily, Ian’s Sister, Helen and her partner, Adam work at Everton Football Club. During the Best Man’s speech, he revealed a wonderful range of videos of the players who had recorded personal messages for Jordan and Ian for their wedding day. These brought lots of laughter, tears and made the best man’s speech an epic win at home for team Mayo.
Some time wandering in the vast gardens at the venue with the newlyweds provided me with the perfect opportunity to capture some natural shots in the hotel grounds. Watching the couple hand in hand, laughing and joking and having fun was brilliant.
Cutting the Cake and First Dance as Mr & Mrs Mayo
Additional guests started to arrive in the evening as the day guests were enjoying a glass of something cold whilst sitting on the patio, in the evening sunshine. Mr and Mrs Mayo were on hand to welcome their guests and receive many compliments.
The DJ and the Magic Mirror were all set up and we captured the cutting of the cake before everyone gathered around the dance floor ahead of the romantic first dance. Ian picked up his wife and twirled her around the dance floor to everyone’s cheers and clapping. I’m sure he had been planning (and losing sleep over that) for weeks ahead of the wedding!
A promise of forever…
I want to say a heartfelt thank you to Jordan and Ian for choosing me as your wedding photographer. I could not think of a happier, kinder or funnier couple that I’d like to photograph on their big day. From beginning to end, the day was just brilliant and to watch it unfold was truly a privilege.
I look forward to designing your album in the coming months.
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