A couple of weeks back, I headed to the Alderley Edge Hotel, in Cheshire to Photograph the wedding of Sarah and John. I arrived early in the day, to photograph the preparations of Sarah and the girls, they had a gorgeous suite, right at the top of the hotel, with a bathroom about the size of my living room. Sarah was so very relaxed, I don’t think I’ve met many brides as relaxed.
After capturing the girls getting hair and makeup done, I headed to the opposite side of the hotel to meet John, and his bestwoman. John was also very relaxed and chilled, and admiring the present that Sarah had gotten for him, a pair of football boots, owned by Paul Scholes, signed, and framed. Now, may be a god time to point out that not only is John a massive Man Utd fan, both Sarah and John both work for Man Utd. John had the boots pride of place on the bed, and was weighing up how to get them along on his honeymoon.
John’s bestwoman, Cate is also a big Utd fan, and John had managed to get her a pair of boots from Nemanja Vidic, and the first thing for Cate to do, is try them on!
Time was drawing near for the wedding, and still all was calm, it was making me nervousI helped the guys with their button holes, took a few shots and headed back to see how the girls were doing. At last, Nerves!! I felt better, now. Sarah was starting to feel a little nervous, but it was more to do with wanting to down stairs to marry her man!
The ceremony was beautiful, full of smiles and tears of joy. After the ceremony we had time for the group shots and a few couple shots before food and the speeches. I get to hear a lot of speeches, as you might guess. I love it, when people give honest, from the heart speeches above just getting jokes from the internet….the odd one thrown in now and then, can be pretty funny, but the best ones are from the heart. They tell you about the couple, you get to know them, and often get to know some pretty dark secrets about the groom. all the speeches here were brilliant, and a pleasure to listen too.
After the speeches, I got Sarah and John out for a few more photos, it was then time for the first dance, but not before John had a little surprise for his new wife, who happens to be a massive Stone Roses fan, in fact (and this really was a first) They had Sally Cinnamon, as their first dance. A signed picture from the Stone Roses, Sarah couldn’t have been any happier.
OK, on to the pictures, I hope you enjoy.