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Kirsty and Ian’s wedding at Ferrari’s Country House Hotel in Preston, Lancashire has a special place in my memory… although I think perhaps some of their guests might need to use these photos as a reminder! These guys know how to party hard!
I’ve never met such an awesome, supportive and friendly bunch of people as Kirsty, Ian and their friends and family. Being there to capture all the absolute MADNESS was not only amazing fun, but a real treat for me as an award winning documentary wedding photographer – it was packed with emotional moments and hilarity from start to finish.
So, line up the shots on the bar, join the conga and strap in for the ride of your life - here’s the highlights from their bloody brilliant day!
Kirsty and Ian’s wedding took place on a gorgeous day, with perfect weather. The gardens of Ferraris Country House Hotel were full of colourful blooms and gorgeous tones in the leaves and ivy, so I couldn’t wait to get started photographing their outdoor wedding ceremony. I joined Kirsty for bridal preparations in the cottage next door to the main house, surrounded by activity with kids running around in their nappies and everyone excited to start celebrating! Her brother would be giving her away, and there was constant banter and laughter between everyone as they all got ready together.
As Kirsty arrived, Ian shed a tear as he took her hand in such a loving way, you could really see the connection between the two of them, and how much this moment would mean. It’s these tender touches and moments that I really specialise in capturing as an award winning documentary wedding photographer, I want to preserve the memory of that moment for a couple to look back on forever.
As Kirsty arrived, Ian shed a tear as he took her hand in such a loving way, you could really see the connection between the two of them, and how much this moment would mean. It’s these tender touches and moments that I really specialise in capturing as a documentary wedding photographer, I want to preserve the memory of that moment for a couple to look back on forever.
As Ian kissed his bride there was an enormous cheer from everyone, and their guests celebrated by absolutely smothering them with confetti! I love this shot of a particularly enthusiastic confetti expert getting as much as possible into Kirsty’s dress!
The celebrations just grew and grew from there, with kids playing, drinks being downed and just an explosion of joy as the party got started. I really enjoyed getting in amongst the chaos and capturing the atmosphere of the day, with fruit shoots, garden games, beer bottles and glasses everywhere, showing the scale of the fun and how the day was progressing!
It was great to see Kirsty and Ian so relaxed and happy as I took them for a short photoshoot together, Ian even downed a quick vodka and Redbull as we wandered through the gardens. Then we returned to their wedding breakfast, where PCR Roadshows were about to level-up the atmosphere!
The bridesmaids and groomsmen were announced in, with a dance off happening as each squad entered the room. Honestly, I could make an entire blog post about just this section of the wedding, it was brilliant!! Before they’d even sat down to eat, everyone was singing and dancing on the tables and chairs, with the party absolutely bouncing between courses too! PCR Roadshows had people playing games, drinking, lifting kids onto their shoulders and just having the best time ever – absolute legends!
Amongst all the party atmosphere and seemingly endless drinks, the vibe was so loving and supportive. One moment of unity that really stood out was when Ian struggled through tears to make his speech. His groomsmen were up and ready to take over, and you could see the emotion rippling through the crowd, with everyone showing their love and support for the newlyweds. This photo of the lads supporting Ian is up there with my favourite moments I’ve ever captured.
As everyone poured onto the dancefloor we were treated to an awesome soundtrack, and some pretty memorable moves! From a hilarious conga line (featuring some toes in places they shouldn’t go!), to the confetti canons and synchronised ‘air DJ’ dancing – it really was party central!! Kirsty and Ian are such incredible people, and they spent their wedding day surrounded by the love and energy of their awesome friends and family, celebrating in the most epic way possible. Every wedding I shoot is different and special in its own way, and getting to be part of the madness is why I love my job! Congratulations you two, I won’t forget this wedding for a long time!!
If you think you’ve got what it takes to rival this lot for the title of party of the century, then I would LOVE to be part of your day! I work across the whole of the UK, including destination weddings abroad - if there’s a party going on then I’m there! Get in touch to check my availability and let’s chat about your plans!