Stanbrook Abbey Winter Wedding Story
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Crazy to think it was almost two years before their wedding day that I first spoke to Andy and Phil. From our initial emails, it was fabulous to realise that we were on the same wavelength with photography!
Andy + Phil had actually found me from a recommendation from a wedding I couldn’t photograph, and they were keen to not let the same happen to them!
When Phil’s best man married an old friend of ours, it was a real shame I was booked and couldn’t document their day. And from their initial conversations, Netty told Phil to get straight in touch. Boy am I glad that they did!!
Phil + Andy’s wedding was my first opportunity to photograph Stanbrook Abbey and it really is the most stunning of locations.
Stanbrook Abbey Wedding Photographs
I really could not believe how lucky we were with the weather… Sure, a white wedding would have been pretty special, but after having already fallen on the ice and broke one wrist, I was quite relieved to find it clear!
With the ironing complete, the timing for an unscheduled call from friends of the couple couldn’t have been more perfect.
It’s safe to say the Christmas theme was carried throughout!
Leaving Phil to perfect his hair, it was time to wander the hotel with Andy and his best man John…
Apparently, you never know when you’re going to need your window cleaner! Love it Phil!!
With the Abbey adjusted to perfection, it was time to greet the arriving guests…
Stanbrook Abbey Wedding Ceremony
I think it’s safe to say the nerves were building for the wedding party waiting in the Groom’s room…
I just adore the expressions on the guys’ faces here!
Signed sealed and delivered…the new Mr + Mr!
Phil’s expression on this one…brilliant!!
From the few relaxed family photographs, it was time for a few minutes with the happy couple!
Stanbrook Abbey Wedding Reception
From the cosy drinks reception in the Piano Lounge entertained by the fabulous Finesse Piano + Cello duo, it was time for the reception in the gorgeous marquee.
What an entrance! Love it!!
From the grooms’ speeches, it was over to Matt…Phil’s best man! To say I’m gutted this wasn’t recorded is a massive understatement. The poem was simply fabulous Matt!
From Matt, it was over to John…with the help of photos!
I do love capturing such entertaining speeches! Well done all!!
A family photograph we were unable to capture earlier – sleeping children! – it was lovely to capture this photo of Phil’s family, especially with half of them living in Saudi…
Nothing to see here…honest…
Creative Wedding Portraits
As the Ceilidh band arrived to set up, I took the opportunity to steal our couple for a few minutes of night portraits…
Cake cut (fabulous Winter themed cake design by Rachel!) it was time to get the party started…and what a party it was!!
Phil, you seriously cracked me up all night long!! Fabulous!! Especially when you and Andy’s mom Gail got going together…brilliant!!
Fabulous Evening Reception Photographs | Stanbrook Abbey Wedding Reception
It’s been a few years since I’ve had the fun of capturing a Ceilidh, and these guys all knew how to have a great time with it…even if the dances weren’t always accurate!!
I loved how mom married little one all night long – what a fabulous way to party!!
From the ceilidh, it was into the St Annes suite for the first dance and the serious partying to commence!!
Spotting one of the few times Andy and Phil weren’t on the dance floor, I stole them outside to create a portrait to match their guest frame…
I just LOVE this photo of Andy!
What. A. Party!!
It was crazy how the time flew, and it was soon time for the final dance…good old New York, New York…
Andy and Phil, what a day you guys brought together!!
From the wonderfully relaxed morning through the afternoon ceremony, to one of the most fun parties I’ve photographed, you guys with your amazing friends and family did it all! Wow!
I truly loved every second with you all!!
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