I met up with Rebecca and Paddy a couple of times before shooting their wedding in The Glade at Rosliston Forestry Centre earlier this year. On both occasions there was a few pints of fine ale consumed, plenty of chatter about movies and music, and of course some talk about their wedding. I knew then that their wedding was going to be fun!
On the day of the wedding I started out with Paddy at his parents house. As luck would have it, his parents lived just around the corner from me, so I stopped off on the way to Rebecca and was able to grab some shots of him with his parents and groomsmen. I like it when I’m able to capture a little from both sides of the morning. From there I jumped in my car and drove to Rebecca’s parent’s to spend some time with her and her bridesmaids as they got ready. It was all calm and serene when I arrived, which was soon shattered when everyone realised that it was later than they thought and they should probably start getting ready!
The wedding was taking place at St Wilfrid’s in nearby Coalville and I got there to find Paddy at the door looking very dapper and doing a splendid job of greeting the guests. St Wilfrid’s may be a more modern looking church from the outside, but the inside is pretty cool, from an architectural point of view. Some modern churches can feel a bit like community centres but this one looks great, especially as I like to capture a shot from the back of the church to really set the scene.
With the ceremony over and the confetti swirling idly on the pavement outside the church, we all made our way over to Rosliston Forestry Centre where The Glade was the venue for their wedding reception. I’d only ever been to Rosliston once before, and that was to have a bit of a ride around it on my bike one summers day years ago. Thankfully the weather was much better than it was on my first visit. It’d have been a shame to have this great setting of a kind of grassy amphitheatre and to have been kept indoors!
With the sun shining and plenty of garden games for folks to amuse themselves with, it wasn’t long before this was soon resembling a rather fancily dressed festival, with people lounging on the grass in the sun and kids running around everywhere. As evening arrived, it was back indoors for the cake cutting followed by the first dance…which was then followed by the little known tradition of the second dance that involves the groom and one of his ushers.
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