I can't thank Jane & James enough for such an incredible wedding for me to capture.
Where do I begin with this "England" wedding? Jane & James are two people in life that are just clearly meant to be together. Two amazing characters with a love for life, each other and their families which is just off the charts.
Jane & James had considered for some time what to do about their wedding day and came to the conclusion "theres no place like home." With that in mind they decided to celebrate their wedding by holding it at their home, Moss Side farm in the gorgeous Lytham St Annes, a small costal town on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire (this made a lovely change as I frequently work as a Manchester wedding photographer.)
Starting the day out with Jane, I joined her at Ribby Hall a beautiful venue based just outside of Kirkham (which I can highly recommend for any potential brides and grooms) Surrounded by her bridesmaids, Jane was full of early morning smiles and laughter on my arrival. Before long there was an apparent buzz in the air, the bubbles were flowing, the entire bridal party smiling and laughing and clearly looking forward to the day' events. The wonderful make up artist – Tia Barrea joined the bridal party to ensure all the ladies looked absolutely stunning. It is wonderful working with such great wedding suppliers. Before long the wedding car arrived to collect Jane and her team to make their way back to Moss Side Farm for the ceremony to commence. Jane was greeted by hundreds of friends and family for their outdoor humanist ceremony carried out by the talented Richard Spedding, which was filled with fun & joy from start to finish. Jane was walked down the aisle led by her gorgeous little fur baby. After the ceremony the guests gathered in the one hundred foot marquee with a bottomless bar & the biggest champagne bottle I've ever seen to celebrate. Passion 4 Events were responsible for the most stunning marquee with sensational decor, fabulous entertainment & mouth watering catering.
From my first meeting with Jane & James they had decided they purely wanted a documentary wedding photography approach to capture their day. This is something I relish, working in a reportage & photojournalistic style allowing their story to unfold as it happens with minimal/no direction to their day. With this in mind they'd decided they wanted no group photos or formal portraits of them together. Quite simply they wanted to embrace the day with their loved ones maximising the experience of their wedding.
Jane & James England know how to throw a party! With Gabrielle's back up singers as the evening's entertainment, a live Dj and Saxophonist, the guests danced their way into the early hours. True to form Jane was in her bridal "PJ's" embracing every second, with shots pouring, laughter echoing around the marquee, there wasn't a quite moment throughout the entire day.