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