Claire and Paul - 31st March 2016 - Stephen Beecroft

On a fresh Saturday morning I met up with Paul and his best men and Groomsmen (And some dogs) at Blyth Beach. Not sure if I would be dropping any of them in it to say they might have had a few drinks the night before. I think this idea of getting some photographs of the guys works well if it is possible to fit it into the timetable of the day. 

Afterwards we headed along to Paul's mams for a lovely breakfast. I quickly got changed into something more appropriate and headed off to see Claire and her Bridesmaids. Leaving behind my Second Photographer Callum to capture the boys getting ready. 

After capturing some images of the Girls getting their hair and makeup done and some funny shots like those above I moved onto Photographing the details whilst they all got ready. 

Considering there was a few Bridesmaids they managed to get themselves ready in a fairly speedy fashion. I knew I was going to be in a bit of a rush to get from Cramlington to the Church back in Blyth so things were a little tight. But I managed to get Photos of everybody ready before I left. 

Whilst this was all going on Callum had been capturing the Boys. 

I have photographed Weddings in St Cuthbert's Blyth before which does always make things easier. But each time in a venue even if I have been in before I want to create something a little different. The Church was packed for this Wedding. I worked the front and Callum shot from the back. Having the two different angles I think works really well. 

When we headed outside after a lovely service by Fr Steve the conditions had got a little bit more windy and the temperature was dropping a little so we had to be fairly quick with the group photographs. There is a lovely side area to the Church that you can get everybody in for a large group photograph. 

When all of the guests headed off to the Reception I took the couple back inside the Church, partly to warm up - but also to get some portraits of just the two of them. Especially in such a nice venue. 

From the early planning stages for the Photography for the Wedding it was clear that Paul wanted to get some photos done near the Blyth Bandstand on along the coast. Well it was very windy but it wasn't quite raining so we headed off in their lovely Bentley Wedding Car. Although it wasn't the best conditions we made the effort to get out and get the images that we could before it got too bad and we had to retreat to the cars. 

We then headed off to the Reception to carry on the celebrations and to warm up. When arriving at the Village we were soon into the speeches which were as emotional and as funny as any I have heard before. 

Leaving the couple to get on with their meal we returned for the nighttime festivities to capture the cutting of the cake and their First Dance. 

Thanks to Claire and Paul for booking me to Photograph their Wedding. 

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