Emma and Karl, an actual match made in heaven. When I met them for the first time it was absolutely clear to me that they were so in love and meant to be. You know sometimes when you just can feel it? I felt it with them. They told me of Emma's plans to get ready at her family home, how they'd marry in the Church her parents married in, how Karl was going to make the cake himself (I know right! Quite the task to take on!). It felt like I was chatting away to friends, and for that reason I couldn't wait to photograph their Wedding day.
The Wedding took me over to Carlisle. The church they would marry in was in the city centre, but the reception venue was nestled in the countryside. Emma's childhood home was the perfect place for bridal preparations, how lovely to go full circle and get ready for your Wedding day there too. It was a relaxed and quiet morning with her small bridal party, and it was so lovely to catch it all on camera.
I was fortunate enough to have Andy second shooting for me. He was with the boys in the morning and they headed to the pub opposite the church before the ceremony. I loved that idea! Emma's dad was an important part of the church where they would marry, and it was where he married Emma's mum too. I love all these little links to honour the past. It's what makes the day even more special.
After an epic confetti procession (confetti canons should now be essential at Weddings), the party proceeded to Skitby House to carry on the celebrations. Skitby House is a wonderful and quaint venue filled with romantic and rustic decoration. There's something very ethereal about the place. I adored it! The lovely grounds and countryside road made perfect backdrops for portraits. Speeches, food, cake cutting (great cake Karl!) were had and then the main event of the evening arrived, the Ceilidh! If you don't know, a ceilidh is essentially a social gathering which involves folk music and guided dancing by a folk band. I've seen a couple, and I can imagine after a few drinks they are the most fun! The photos show exactly that!
Emma and Karl, thank you for letting me in to this small part of your lives. It was so lovely to get to know you both a little and document your day. You were an honour to photograph!
Thank you Andy for saving the day when I was going to be late (still not over it), and for your great photos of the day!