The second I got in the door for groom preparations, Aaron gave me a bear hug and welcomed me in. I was so surprised and impressed that the boys were already half dressed (for my sake) despite the fact they didn’t need to leave for another 2 hours – I have the most wonderful grooms!! I was done within 30 minutes because the guys made my life so easy (again… I have the best grooms!!).
Before long, it was time to get to Jane + Aaron’s house for bridal preparations. When I arrived, I was greeted by two very vivacious doggies (Tulip & Teddy) who were no doubt thinking, ‘who dis? let’s play!’. The very talented Nicole Kene was putting the finishing touches on Jane’s makeup as I got upstairs to start on photographing details. It goes without saying that Jane looked incredible, Nicole did such an amazing job (I wish I could do my make up that well!). Jane had all her details gathered in a spot by the window which made my job that much easier – Jane, you’re the best!!
It’s amazing how quickly time flies on a wedding day. Even when you think you’ve got a few hours to get ready! Before we knew it, it was time to go to the first look location at Ray Bramham Gardens in Preston.
When Jane + Aaron saw each other for the first time that day, it was heartfelt, incredibly emotional and beautiful. It’s moments like these that I love to capture!
We hung around the gardens for a while to capture more bride + groom portraits and wedding party portraits before making our way to Little Henri. We were so blessed that the heavy rain in the morning had cleared up and gave us a gloriously sunny day (which can be challenging when it comes to photography, but we managed ;)).
Guests had already started arriving when we pulled up at Little Henri, so the girls had to duck away quickly to a bar just down the road to avoid being spotted! The guests didn’t have to be kept waiting long before the ceremony began with Dean Eddy officiating the celebration.
After a bit of mingling, family and group photos, it was time for some ultra quick golden hour portraits. Jane + Aaron were such great sports, leaving their guests for 5 minutes to grab a few extra portraits.
The rest of the night was chilled with speeches from Jane’s father and 2 of Aaron’s groomsmen. The cake cutting followed soon after before I left Jane + Aaron to party on with their family + friends!
Thank you for having me, Jane + Aaron! You guys were amazing, your friends and your family were hilarious and so warm and inviting! Wishing you both every happiness in the next chapter of your lives!!
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P.s. Loved Teddy + Tulip – they were the CUTEST!
Vendors who made this day possible:
Venue: Little Henri | Celebrant: Dean Eddy | DJ: Daniel Velardo | Makeup: Nicole Kene | Hair: All About Hair | Bridal Dress: ASOS | Bridesmaids dresses: Fame & Partners | Wedding Coordinator: Indie Event Management