Lancashire Wedding Photography
September saw more time spent at home in Lancashire, with the fantastic wedding of Charlotte and Michael centred around the Market town of Ramsbottom. For anybody that has never visited, and with a slightly childish mind, the name may stir a snigger but no no its not what your thinking, apparently the title is old English for either Ram’s valley, or Wild-garlic-valley, who knows! I certainly didn't until I just looked it up, and my old english isn’t the best, even worse than my modern english I would say!
Ramsbottom sits just outside of Bury, Lancashire, or as they say ‘just outside Manchester’. A Market Mill town (Although there are not many Mills left!) that rests on the banks of the River Irwell and in the shadow of the famous Peel Tower, a monument to Sir Robert Peel, one time Prime Minister and founder of the Police Force.
The Wedding Day
The weather forecast said a slight chance of rain, as I woke I realised that the ‘slight’ was a reality as the rain poured from the sky. I had a little time so I headed up to the Church in Holcombe, firstly to capture some scene setting landscapes of the Church and the surrounding landscape but also to come up with a wet weather plan, just in case. With a thick mist in place the landscape was limited but I formulated a plan none the less.
From here it was off the the Brides’ parents family home in Summerseat to capture the bridal prep, outside the rain still came down. Then it was off to Holcombe Emanuele Church, where I was to meet the Groom, and to hint to the Vicar that the Bride may be running a little behind! But good news the rain had stopped and the skies were starting to clear, perhaps I wouldn't need the wet weather plan and the umbrellas after all!
After the ceremony the happy couple left the Church to a walkway of Confetti, a few family portraits and a little Bride and Groom time, a few personal pictures away from the crowd and also a short time for them to have a quiet moment together, Oh, apart from myself and James Wray the videographer along with his younger brother all snapping away!
The Red Hall Hotel Wedding venue
Next, and the final destination, the Red Hall Hotel. The venue, described as the perfect place for your special day along with their specialist wedding team helping with the planning and smooth running of the day. On arrival guests were met with a drinks reception as an artist captured guests caricature.
It was then into the lavish Holcombe Suite for a Wedding Breakfast prepared by the hotels award winning chefs. Prior to eating, and a slight break with tradition the formality of the speeches took place, with humour and emotion in abundance. As the evening drew on the happy couple relaxed with friends and family before the final traditions of the cutting of the cake and the first dance on the starlit dance floor.
And it goes without saying that the bride looked absolutely beautiful in her dress from The White Gallery in Ramsbottom. The flowers from L&C Floral Design Manchester looked amazing. The wedding Cake from The Hidden Kitchen, Manchester was extremely tasty. The Candy Cart from Lavender Alice ltd, Manchester, kept the kids, and some adults very happy. And the Flower girls looked great in their outfits from Mimosa bridal.
Oh and the groom looked extremely dapper as per usual, he gets his hair cut every single week you know!
If you are planning your special day then do not hesitate to get in touch.