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The Oak Tree Of Peover Wedding // Rae and Adam

The Oak Tree Of Peover Wedding // Rae and Adam

Bride and Groom share a moment in front of The Oak Tree Of PeoverWhen I first met Adam and Rae I knew instantly that this would be a super cool, laid back and fun Oak Tree Of Peover wedding and it didn’t disappoint. Setting the date for Friday the 13th for most couples would be a complete no go but for Rae and Adam it just added to the unconventional elements of the wedding.

As mentioned, yes, these guys tied the knot on Friday the 13th. So hoping nothing could go wrong the day started with the bride and her bridesmaids arriving on a mini bus to get ready at The Oak Tree Of Peover. Upon arrival all was well up until the bride received a text message showing how one of the mini bus doors had fallen off. Yep IT FELL OFF! This was just the start of things that could potentially cause a problem as Rae informed me her dad was in hospital with broken ribs and a possible collapsed lung and may not make it to the Oak Tree Of Peover wedding!

Friday the 13th and The Suspense

Ceremony time rolls around and Adam nervously awaits his school sweetheart underneath an archway he hand made from copper pipe which was just one part of the details that the couple had made themselves. It wasn’t always that way though as we were all reliably informed during the speeches. Apparently Adam went to prom with another girl but left with Rae so it all worked out in the end.

Back to Adam waiting patiently and still unsure if Rae’s dad would be making it to the wedding and with 3 minutes to the ceremony he strolls in to the bridal prep room to give his daughter the biggest hug and to wish her luck before he takes his seat. Thats right he took his seat as another part of this non traditional day was that Adam was to meet his bride at the top of the isle and they would walk each other down to be married which I thought was such a beautiful touch.

Thunder Storms and Sunny Spells

The forecast had been threatening The Oak Tree of Peover wedding all day with rain and after the week we had with incredible weather it seemed nothing could put a dampener on the day. With glorious sunshine throughout the ceremony and drinks reception giving us plenty of time to explore the beautiful surroundings that The Oak Tree Of Peover has. The weather didn’t last but if there was a perfect time for rain it hit during the meal then cleared out for the speeches and the reception meaning everyone could enjoy the grounds again.

With the cake cutting and first dance appearing out of nowhere Chicks with Decks brought The Oakree of Peover Wedding fully into the party spirit keeping the dancefloor occupied well into the night.

Check out the pictures below and the links for any suppliers at the bottom!

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Thank You

Thank you so much to the team at The Oak Tree of Peover who looked after me on the day, kept me hydrated and for letting us have free reign around the venue for photos! Also thank you to the catering team at Olive Tree Catering for looking after us and hooking us up with some real tasty food, Chicks with Decks for bringing the party and to the team at Flossies for the incredible venue dressing!

 

2018 Winter Weddings and 2019 & 2020 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 and 2020. 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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Scarborough Tipi Wedding // Angela and JP

Scarborough Tipi Wedding

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of heading up the coast to Scarborough to shoot the celebration and wedding of Angela and JP at the wonderful and beautiful Minnehaha Events. This wedding was a little different to the norm as Angela and JP have actually been married since August 2017. With Angela being from America and JP from England things were done a little differently for this Scarborough Tipi Wedding.

Back in August JP and Angela had a small and intimate USA courthouse ceremony but then also decided to have a full wedding celebration back in England choosing Scarborough as the location. It was a beautiful sunny day which meant the whole ceremony could be held outside.

On the morning of the wedding day Angela and her girls and JP and the boys all got ready at Wrea Head Hall inthe little town of Scalby. There were a few sore heads from the boys from a night in the pub but from what I hear this was solved with a shot of brandy (shots would inevitably become the theme for the day).

Outdoor Ceremony, Drinks and Games

After the preparations at Wrea Head Hall the bridal party headed straight to the meadows for the ceremony which was conducted by a close friend of the couple. It was such a relaxed atmosphere with friends and family gathering on picnic blankets and chairs to sit and watch Angela and JP exchange the vows they had written for each other. It was such a beautiful way to start the celebrations.

After the ceremony it was down to the tipi for drinks and lawn games. Almost being taken out by flying beanbags and strung together golf balls there was alot going on to keep everyone entertained and I learnt how competitive people can be at a wedding.

Shots Shots Shots

It was becoming a recurring theme that shots formed a large part of the day and the bond between friends and family. Just before the speeches there were bottles of Soju, a Korean spirit I am reliably informed tastes delicious however from the faces being pulled as it was drank I can’t be sure this is true. There were also tequila shots served as a measure to calm the nerves.

With beautiful speeches from Angela’s father, her sister Alyssa and a lovely speech from JP it was on to the best man. Now normally a best man will tear the groom apart but on this occasion it seemed he was going down along with the groom as every story managed to implicate himself too, however this had the entire tipi in stitches.

Later in the evening the party was kicked off by The Hot Foot Powder band playing floor filling tunes that even made on guest go full Mick Jagger!

 

Check out the images below for a look at how the day unfolded. Congratulations again to Angela and JP and thank you to their friends and family for making me feel so welcome, especially to the guys who wouldn’t stop buying me Jager bombs once I had clocked off!

 

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Thank You

Thank you so much to the team at Minnehaha Events who looked after me on the day, kept me hydrated and for letting us have free reign around the venue for photos! Also thank you to the catering team for looking after us and hooking us up with some real tasty food.

Supplier Role Call

Venue – Minnehaha Events

Dress – Carries Bridal

Shoes – Chuck Taylor Converse

Hair – Sparrow Hair and Beauty

Flowers – Louise Florist

Cake – Cotton House Cakes

Cheese Cake – Courtyard Dairy

Band – Hot Foot Powder

 

Victoria Baths Wedding Photography // Olly and Aimee

Victoria Baths Wedding Photography // Olly and Aimee

Bride and Groom take a seat to cool down at Victoria BathsOlly is an old mate of mine from when I used to play in a band way back when. He is still a musician, while I, on the other hand, chose to pick up a camera instead. I really enjoyed shooting a wedding of a close friend. I think all weddings are special and are always an honour to be involved with, but there is something a little different when it is a friend. It might be the added pressure, but that’s something I thrive on so to be involved in this Victoria Baths Wedding was a real honour.

Victoria Baths Wedding

It took place at the gorgeous Victoria Baths, an Edwardian swimming bath which is in a beautiful state of disrepair. In its day, the Baths were made of the highest quality of materials and it beautiful in its own right. Light floods in from the glass roof and stained glass, and wooden surfaces make the space feel so luxurious. Obviously, the pools are now emptied of water but the space is still equipped with all the parts from shining emerald green tiles, all the piping and curtained changing stalls. It’s certainly a wedding venue with a difference. It had so much quirky charm and so many opportunities for stunning photos. I had Olivia Whittaker helping me out. It was getting dangerously close to my son being born at this point, so I needed someone to take over in case I needed to run off.

On One Of The Hottest Days Of The Year

Both the ceremony and the reception took place inside the empty pools which was a bit of a novelty and so much fun. The décor was colourful, playful and bright which was descriptive of the day in general.

The bride got ready in Deansgate with her bridesmaids and mother. Aimee’s sister Feliciti was the maid of honour, it was so nice to see such a close family network. Aimee’s dress was beautiful; classic white with a vintage 1920’s look to it while Olly was dressed in blue tweed. Although this looked cracking in the pictures, it might have been an unwise choice at the venue. Victoria Baths, with its enormous glass ceiling, made the rooms like a sauna in the baking sunshine of June. Everyone was feeling it though- even me. At one point we had to lie down on the tile floors to cool off.

Fantastic day. Fantastic shoot. Fantastic couple. Lots of love to Aimee and Olly

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Thank You

Thank you so much to the team at Victoria Baths for looking after Olivia and I on the day and for letting us have free reign around the venue for photos! Also thank you to the catering team for looking after us and hooking us up with some real tasty food.

2018 and 2019 Bookings Now Being Taken

Next Year is now 50% booked 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!

Contact Nik