We had an incredible time recently photographing the wedding of this great couple on a very sunny spring Friday in late April. Nicola and Colin now live in Sydney, Australia and returned to Nicola’s roots in the UK for their wedding. Colin is a native of the Republic of Ireland so you can imagine how this wedding went and it didn’t disappoint.
We were first contacted from Australia by Nicola and Colin in late 2011 and met up with them in the summer of 2012. They were to be married at St Mary’s Parish Church in Ulverston, Cumbria and afterwards celebrate at the Swan Hotel, Newby Bridge.
As you can see the weather on the day was not bad at all and we met up with Nicola and Colin at the Swan Hotel where they were both getting ready. Dianne went off to find Nicola and shoot some preparation shots while I met up with Colin and his best man and ushers who were surprisingly bright after several pints off the black stuff the previous evening.
Most of the Irish contingent had driven across, catching the ferry to the UK. And so Colin headed off to church in Ulverston being driven by one of his brothers. Nicola, her father and bridesmaids were transported to church in two beautiful vintage Rolls Royce’s supplied by Parkers Wedding Cars of Kendal.
Following the church service and a short while spent outside church enjoying the spring sunshine and mingling with guests it was all back to the Swan Hotel for a drinks reception. Dianne and I gave Nicola and Colin some space for a while to allow them to relax and enjoy a drink with their family and friends while we too the opportunity to shoot the all important informal images that make up such a large and important part of telling the story of the day. Being a wedding photographer in Cumbria and more specifically a wedding photographer in the Lake District we have some amazing locations to use as backdrops and the area around the Swan Hotel at the southern end of Windermere is no exception. How lucky are we.
After giving some time and space to Nicola and Colin we then took them a short distance away on their own for a while to allow us to shoot some images showing them relaxed and happy and simply enjoying to the full an amazing day for them.
Photographs of this part of the day now in the bag it was time to head back to the main wedding party. For us it was the opportunity to carry on capturing images in an informal documentary style as the build up to the wedding breakfast and speeches gathered pace.
The speeches were simply excellent. Full of sincerity, emotion and of course more than an ample supply of Irish humour. Hard to stop laughing and avoid camera shake.
And then before you know it we are heading towards the time for the first dance and another wedding is drawing to a close. Well drawing to a close for us photographers. The celebrations went on well into the night after we had packed our gear away and headed home. I say another wedding but every single wedding we photograph is different and unique. We love them.
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