Mitton Hall is one of my favourite wedding venues in Lancashire. The photographic opportunities are endless, even in the rain or in the darkness of winter. The venue has the perfect mix of old and new. The gorgeous warming traditional side of the hall is perfect for creative evening portraits. The fires, candles, mirrors and chandeliers mean you can capture unique photographs for every couple. That’s something that’s really important to me as your wedding photographer. I don’t want you to have the same photographs that you may have seen before, I want you to have photographs to remember the day you married your best friend.
I met Laura and Gareth at Mitton Hall a couple of months before the wedding. It was so nice meeting them there as they were so passionate about the venue they had chosen. It was so nice to see how excited they were ahead of the wedding and how important it was for them to chose the right photographer to make the most of the creative opportunities the luxurious Mitton Hall had to offer. Like most people, they explained how they pulled ridiculous faces as soon as their eyes saw a camera, which I do myself and I have no idea why. It was so nice to hear that they loved my natural unobtrusive style of documentary wedding photography which meant I could capture all the real moments and natural reactions on their special day.
Laura started her wedding morning with a relaxed early breakfast at Mitton Hall. Arriving shortly after it meant I had plenty of time to document the bridal preparations with her immediate family. I also caught up with Gareth shortly before the ceremony with the boys, sampling a whiskey at the bar. It’s really nice documenting both the bride and groom at this time to capture the nerves and excitement of the day ahead.
It was January so the weather was slightly unpredictable but these guys and their guests embraced every part of it. We grabbed all the guests outside after the ceremony for a confetti storm. The guests continued to mingle spreading congratulations. Before the guests were called to dinner I took the newlyweds into the gardens at the back of Mitton Hall for some wedding portraits. During the portraits, Laura and Gareth almost melted into each other. It’s so nice seeing newlyweds so connected to each other. I think Gareth even came to me after to say how nice it was having that alone time with Laura on their wedding day.
For me personally, the main highlights of the day involved the wedding portraits just because these guys nailed the rain, the beer pong because it looked ridiculously fun and the awesome band that had everyone busting all kinds of moves. Let me explain why. It was January so the weather was slightly unpredictable but these guys embraced every part of it. During the portraits, Laura and Gareth almost melted into each other. It’s so nice seeing newlyweds so connected to each other. I think Gareth even came to me after to say how nice it was having that alone time with Laura on their wedding day.
And if I needed another reason why I loved these guys so much it’s because they couldn’t speak more highly of my style of documentary wedding photography. And that was before the wedding! It’s so nice when you meet people who you know to love your passion as much as you. Thank you so much for trusting me to document your wedding day, it was an honour. Although I do remember feeling slightly under pressure after you built me up so much to your friends and family, ha ha ha.
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