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Fishermans Retreat Wedding Photography // Claire and Liam

Fishermans Retreat Wedding Photography

First kiss as bride and Groom at the fishermans retreatI love shooting weddings for people I know. It feels to intimate and has a sort of family feel to it which I feel part of. I used to work with the bride, Claire, back in the day and I was so excited about photographing her Fishermans Retreat wedding to her now-husband Liam.

I started my day bright and early with the girls while they got ready. I must say the Bride and bridesmaids all looked stunning. Claire wore white, surprise surprise, while her five bridesmaids were all dressed in pale pastel pink. I liked that all the dresses were all a little bit different from each other but all in the same colours. I would later learn that the colour would match the flowers by Vintage Bowtique perfectly. The ladies sipped Prosecco as they got ready and the room was filed with nervous excitement.

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The wedding was at Fisherman’s Retreat in Ramsbottom. This was my second visit to this venue in 2017 and it never fails to amaze me. Placed in the stunning surroundings of the Lancashire countryside the scenery was just breath-taking. Inside, it has such a quintessentially English feel, with low oak beams which made everything feel cosy and intimate. I must say, the room looked stunning all done up in flowers and bows, and after spending the morning with the ladies, as I shot the guests walking in I couldn’t wait to see it finished off when the wedding party finally arrived. The ceremony kicked off at about 1pm, and as always was just beautiful. You’d think I would become desensitised to wedding ceremonies… I’m not. It is always such a happy moment which I am honoured to be part of to make it that much more special by immortalising it for the happy couple with my snaps at their Fishermans Retreat Wedding.

After the ceremony the day guests sat down to eat together and were later joined by another 40 guests for the evenings festivities. The atmosphere felt so amazing and it was almost impossible to shoot a single face that wasn’t smiling. I’m sure the guys doing video from Brighthand productions will agree with me. Mr & Mrs had their first dance to Tenerife Sea by Ed Sheeran and while everyone stood round and watched, it was a stark reminder of why I love this job.

I think a highlight for me would have to be having the opportunity to shoot the wedding portraits in the Whiskey Room. I am told that this hasn’t been done before, so it was a real treat and they are definitely my favourite set of photographs from the day.

Claire and Liam, it was an absolute pleasure to shoot your special day and I hope my photographs show this as much as possible.

 

Bride has her hair done in a salon bride and bridal party in a salon before the wedding Bride smiles as she has her hair done on the morning of her wedding Bridal make up on the morning of the wedding Bridal make up Beautiful bridal make up Bride in her dress at the fishermans retreat wedding dress being fastened by bridesmaids groom arrives at the venue Groom checks his watch at Ramsbottom wedding Groom checks his watch as he waits for his bride at The Fishermans Retreat Bride arrives under an umbrella at the fishermans retreat Groom Shakes hands with mother of the bride mother of the bride offers daughters hand to groomBride wipes a tear from her eye during wedding ceremony bride and groom during wedding ceremony at the fishermans retreat Groom wipes a tear from his eye during ramsbottom wedding Bride and Groom exchange rings at fishermans retreat wedding Bride and Groom smile during wedding ceremony in Ramsbottom Groom gives bride wedding ring Exchange of wedding rings Bride and Groom kiss as newly weds Bride and Groom sign the register Amazing award winning bridal portrait at the fishermans retreat bride and groom at the fishermans retreat Bride looks at her new husband as he gives a speech Best man gives a speech at fishermans retreat Bride and Groom in the Whiskey Room Creative portrait of the bride and groom in the whiskey room Bridal portraits at the fishermans retreat First Dance at the fishermans retreat in Ramsbottom Bride and Groom kiss amongst the fireworks

Thank You

Thank you so much to the team at The Fishermans Retreat for looking after Me on the day and for letting Me have free reign around the venue for photos, especially with the access to the whiskey room! Also thank you to the catering team for looking after us and hooking us up with some real tasty food.

2018 Winter Weddings and 2019 Bookings Now Being Taken

2018 is pretty much booked for summer but October, November and December have great availability for winter weddings and I have started taking bookings for 2019. Thank you all for keeping me on this awesome path and if you haven’t booked yet feel free to get in touch!

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Ramsbottom Wedding Photography, A Christmas Wedding // Danny and Lauren

Ramsbottom Wedding Photography

Sometimes taking a wedding booking so close to Christmas is a difficult decision to make but when your friend of over 10 years asks you to be the person to shoot the wedding its a no brainer. Getting to do the Ramsbottom Wedding Photography for a close friend is an honour and one not to be taken lightly.

Christmas Winter Wedding In Ramsbottom

Danny and Lauren chose to get married just 3 days before Christmas. What a way to start the festive period than with gathering family and friends to celebrate with you while you marry your best friend. The celebrations started early in the morning with Lauren and her sisters and bridesmaids at home with bubbles flowing while they did hair and make up. This was followed by a beautiful and personal service at greenmount church culminating in mince pies and mulled wine rather than traditional canapes.

Photobombed By Father Christmas

Ramsbottom is a truly beautiful little town and getting to take advantage of this for portraits was such great fun. After the ceremony we took a short ride down to the train station before heading up to the civic hall  for speeches, wedding breakfast and to party in to the early hours. During the portrait session we were lucky enough to get a surprise visit from the Santa Express and a cheeky wave from the man himself. The civic hall was the setting for the rest of the day with speeches followed by fantastic food. Lauren’s dad started the speeches with a few embarrassing stories however it was Danny’s best man Ste with the full on character assassination that everyone in fits of laughter.

With this being a December wedding the light faded fast into the night which gave me some great time to create some unique and creative portraits which you can see in the gallery below.

Congratulations again to Danny and Lauren and thank you for having me there to capture your special day!

Bride applies make up before Ramsbottom Wedding Bride applies eye liner Bride sips champagne on her wedding morning Engagement ring worn by nervous bride Black and white shot of bride having her hair done for her wedding Ramsbottom Wedding bride has her dress fastened by bridesmaids Groom waits for his bride in church Groom waits nervously at church Brides dad helps her out of car as she arrives at church Bride arrives at church for ramsbottom wedding Groom and best man await the brides arival Best man helps calm the nerves of the groom at ramsbottom wedding Bride arrives at church for ramsbottom wedding Groom sees his bride for the first time at ramsbottom wedding Bride and groom during church ceremony at Ramsbottom wedding Bride and Groom exchange rings during church ceremony First kiss during church wedding in Ramsbottom Ramsbottom wedding photography Church service for bride and groom in Ramsbottom father Christmas photobombs newly married couple Ramsbottom steam rail wedding photography Ramsbottom wedding photography Ramsbottom wedding photography Wedding couple stand on steam rail platform Wedding couple on steam railway for Ramsbottom wedding photography Wedding photography taken at Ramsbottom train station Couple stand cool under victorian street lamp for wedding portraits Father of the bride gives a speech at Ramsbottom Civic Hall Father of the bride speaks at Ramsbottom wedding Groom reacts to speeches at ramsbottom wedding Bride reacts to speeches at ramsbottom wedding Grooms speech at Ramsbottom civic hall Best man speaks at ramsbottom wedding Groom reacts to best mans speech Cake cutting at ramsbottom wedding Cutting the cake at ramsbottom wedding Couple enjoy first dance at Ramsbottom wedding Creative ramsbottom wedding photography