I Photographed the Wedding of Lesley and Wayne over the Bank Holiday weekend. I met Wayne and his groomsmen at St Wilfrid's Church in Blyth to start the day's Photography. I had my regular assistant Richard Davison to be my Second Photographer and to help me over the course of the day. The weather gods stuck to the script and we had a lovely sunny day as you would hope when booking a Bank Holiday Wedding.
I got some photos of Wayne and his Groomsmen whilst Richard got some of the guests arriving
St Wilfrid's is a lovely church that I have Photographed in quite a few times. One of the things I love about the Church is the upstairs at the back for my Second Photographer to shoot from and the fact there is a lot of space around the front of the Church to get photos but also keep out of the way.
After a small delay due to the Tall Ships traffic our beautiful Bride arrived and processed into the Church.
After a lovely service it wasn't long before the service was over and we were heading outside to do the formal group photos.
We then did a lovely Confetti shot in the Church archway.
After the confetti shot the rest of Wayne and Lesley's guests headed off on a coach to the Riverside at Morpeth to begin their Reception.
This allowed us to have some time with the couple inside the Church to create some portraits - also allowing the couple to have some time relatively alone and time to actually talk to each other. Which tends not to happen too much on a Wedding day.
We were soon heading on our way to the venue ourselves pleased with how the first part of the day had gone. The weather was still playing ball and we were getting excited about the images we would be able to create once we got the couple on a walkabout around Morpeth Riverbank.
After doing some more guest photographs it was time for the speeches to start. Lesley's dad in particular was hilarious - I think Lesley wasn't sure quite what stories he was going to tell.
Allowing the Wedding party to have their meal we gave them some space and began scouting the surrounding area for locations to photograph the couple and the immediate bridal party. There are lots of options and you can't really go in a bad direction. However having being here before the difficulty is always trying to keep creating new images.
Having plotted a route that would maximise locations but also be as quick as we could be we went to get the couple and head out.
When we were on the Bridge Lesley spied a few dogs that reminded her of her own pet so we included them in a few shots - think they might have been some of the couple's favourite photos of the day.
We had a little more time with the couple before we started to lose the light a little and they had to get back for the arrival of their evening guests.
Lesley hadn't mentioned she was getting changed for her first dance - or that her and Wayne and a full choreographed dance. It was something very special indeed. And after photographing that we captured the cutting of the cake.
After a few more guest photos it was time for myself and Richard to say our goodbyes to the couple and head off to let them enjoy the rest of their Wedding.
Thanks again for booking "Stephen Beecroft Photography" the new Mr and Mrs Davie.