Neil & kirsty married!
Daron and I first met Kirsty two years ago. We were on our way to a wedding when we stopped at the Honest Lawyer to grab a coffee. Kirsty was working as a waitress at the time, after seeing that we were photographers, she asked for our business card. Funnily enough, Kirsty and her fiance Neil had also met at the Honest Lawyer, isn’t it great how life can change by just being somewhere at the right time.
Kirsty and Neil had originally planned to marry at Kirstys parent’s farm in Wakefield where she lives and trains horses. Six months later they decided to change the venue to the Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Resort. In hindsight this turned out to be a great decision as the night before their wedding the rain decided to pay us a visit. For us, this was the first time this wedding season that Plan B had to be deployed. The ceremony was now to be held in the Village Hall instead of the Village Green.
This is such a gorgeous wedding dress, love
all the lace.
Rain was not going to dampen spirits today, Kirsty was just bubbling with excitement knowing that in just a few hours she would be marrying the man of her dreams.
Vibrant pink roses made up this beautiful wedding bouquet.
Not only did Kirsty choose this gorgeous dress for her special
day, she also planned to wear it again shortly after her wedding.
Next time will be riding bareback on her horse along Rabbit Island
Bridesmaids Juanita and Fay were so much fun, they hardly ever stopped laughing all day.
And they were very helpful along the way.
Kirsty, being a horse trainer usually wears her riding clothes
around the farm. I’m sure she felt like Cinderella today.
After many months of careful planning, it was now time to leave
the Honeymoon suite and walk the short distance to the Village
Hall to get married!
“Look up Kirsty”.
LOVE this shot of Kirsty looking out the doorway. Thankfully,
the rain had eased up a little.
We arrived at the Village Hall a few minutes ahead of the bride and bridesmaids, where we were greeted by Neil, David, Josh and marriage celebrant, Heather Thomas.
After the ceremony and family photos we went outside to more rain. We had a lot of fun running along High Street heading for the reception area at the Monaco.
Lovely photo of a beautiful bride.
The bay window in the Monaco has been very popular
with our brides but especially perfect for today being
so wet outside.
These two make such an awesome couple, they are so much
Arrrr, the rain has finally stopped, time to head outside.
A handsome groom to go with the beautiful bride and I know I always say this but I LOVE grey suits, they photograph so nicely amongst the greenery. Add a touch of pink and purple – perfect.
It’s funny, before taking any photos we had to shoo away the ducks as they had a curiosity for the bride and groom.
To get a reaction from Kirsty, Daron suggested something to Neil that I’m not going to mention here. This was Neil’s reaction – awesome!
I don’t think that the bridal party heard the suggestion?
Mission accomplished, we got the shots.
Actually, Neil and Kirsty required very little prompting to capture beautiful wedding photos.
For the location photos we drove a short distance to the back of Monaco.
In this shot I love looking at everyone’s expressions – hilarious. One of our cameras will take up to ten frames a second, so you can imagine that we have a lot of laughs while editing photos.
Rain or no rain it’s not going to stop us having a great time. This bridal party were awesome to work with in these challenging conditions, really making it a very pleasant experience.
Love these black Chrysler wedding cars.
It started to rain again, the objective was to keep the bride and groom warm and dry and work quickly to create these magical photos that Neil and Kirsty will cherish for a lifetime.
It was now time to head back to the reception at the Monaco Resort, we’re all slightly wet but buzzing with excitement as we knew that we had some stunning wedding photos. It would have been easy to make the decision to stay indoors but our motto is nothing ventured, nothing gained!
Just had to put another cool car shot in.
Ohhh, we almost forgot the garter shot.
Regardless of the weather, it was an awesome wedding day! But, it’s not over yet, stay tuned for our next Storybook posting of Kirsty riding her friend Hannah’s horse Mathius along Rabbit Island at sunset. To be continued…
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