John Moore School Wedding

first dance at john moore school

A Wedding at Sir John Moore School

Claire and Marcos’s wedding at Sir John Moore School in Appleby Magna was my first time shooting a wedding at this venue, and what a fab pace to get married! During term time, it’s still a working school, but at weekends, it’s a rather lovely wedding venue.

The day started for me at Claire’s mum’s house, where it was all systems go. With her two daughters, her nephew, her sister, her brother-in-law and her mum all getting ready, there was never a dull moment, and plenty to photograph. It’s such a personal thing to be invited into someone’s home, too. And hopefully some wonderful memories for Claire to look back on.

When a Flower Girl Steals the Show

At the venue, everyone was seated in the main hall of the school, which serves as the ceremony room for weddings. With bunting strung up and classy, natural wood chairs, the room looked fantastic. All eyes were on Claire when she walked in though, and as she walked down the aisle her young daughters ran ahead of her to give their dad a hug. Such a wonderful moment, and I love the look on Claire’s face as she’s looking at her family, wiping away a little tear. Hopefully a photo they’ll treasure.

During the ceremony, the guests took their seats, but Claire and Marcos’s youngest decided she wanted to stand at the front with her parents during the ceremony. Fair play to her. If I was in her shoes, I’d probably want to be up where the action is, too!

Kids at Weddings

The kids almost outnumbered the grown-ups, and it was absolutely brilliant! With all that energy and a school playing field to run about it, it was great for the kids. It wasn’t too bad for me either, with all of the action to photograph. During the speeches, the best man’s kids kept grabbing the mic and yelling down it, which had everyone laughing. Following the meal, there were some pretty interesting interpretations on the rules of croquet. And when the dance floor opened, it got pretty lively before the newlyweds had their first dance.

Claire, Marcos, it was a whole load of fun being your wedding photographer. I hope these bring back some happy memories for you both.

bride getting hair done in kitchenbride smiling at her daughterlittle girl shouting for her mumclose up of little girl's curlsbride playing with her daughterpage boy looking at flower girlbride walking downstairs in her dressbride stepping out of wedding carbride's daughter cryinggroom waiting for his bridebride walking down the aisle at sir john moore schoolbride's mother looking onlittle daughter during the weddingsir john moore school weddingjust married at sir john moore schoolcouple's daughter having a drinkbride chatting with guestslittle girl in a hatconfetti outside john moore schoolkids waving the wedding car offblowing bubbles at the tableswife looking up at her new husbandyoung guest grabbing the mic for speechbride wiping her eye during speechesgroom during best man's speechembarassed groom during speechhugging the groomlittle girl staringplaying croquet on the lawnguests laughingflower girl on the drivewaywedding portrait at sir john moore schoollittle girl blowing bubbleskids dancingfunny face cutting the cakefirst dance surrounded by kidsfirst dance at john moore schoolupside down boy on dancefloorflower girl with her grandmabride with her little daughtershowing off her ring to guests

Here are some of the great wedding businesses that Claire and Marcos used to create their wedding day:

Saffron Catering
Hair by Katie Attwood
Josephine Way Make-Up
Richie Phillips Music

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