The Inn at Whitewell Wedding

Beautiful first dance photograph

I drove up to Rebecca and Chris’s home in the Lancashire countryside in Spring last year for their pre-wedding engagement shoot, and right away I knew that with a couple as lovely and funny as these guys are, their wedding was going to be amazing and a LOT of fun. I was right.

Rebecca was getting ready in one of the rooms in The Inn at Whitewell and Chris was staying in a converted farm house just around the corner. I spent the hours before the wedding with Rebecca in her super fancy room photographing the prep whilst her and her bridesmaids basked in the pre-wedding excitement.

Once Rebecca was in her dress, I popped next door to the church to meet up with Chris who was just as excited about it all as Rebecca. If either of them were nervous, you couldn’t see it through the massive smiles on their faces which remained all the way through the beautiful church ceremony. It’s always nice to see people smiling during this part of the day.

After the ceremony it was outside for the confetti, where I think Chris was the most excited person I’ve ever seen have confetti thrown over them! Just look at his little happy face!

The Inn at Whitewell is a lovely country pub and hotel with beautiful views from the terrace of the River Hodder and the Forest of Bowland (a certified Area of Natural Beauty, don’t you know!). Only today, there was more to see than just nature, as a surprise fly-by had been arranged for the unsuspecting couple!

We had a spot of down time while we wandered off into the woods for some portraits before making our way back for the wedding breakfast and speeches. Plenty of laughter and tears later and it was time for the dancing and these guys were ready. A full on dance off between the groomsmen followed by some serious shape-throwing and topped off with the old ties-around-the-head routine. Brilliant!

“It was an absolute pleasure to have you there on our wedding day – it was like having two more friends there with us to share our day. You are both so very talented and creative, not to mention hard working and passionate about what you do. We’re so pleased that we chose you to shoot our wedding! We have shared the photos with our family and they are blown away by how good they are. I lost count how many times we all said ‘Ahh I forgot about that!’ or ‘Wow I didn’t even realise anyone was watching when that happened!'” – Rebecca & Chris

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