Wendy and Damion are two of the loveliest people you could hope to meet. Last January we spent a wonderful weekend in Venice getting to know each other and shooting their engagement session; a weekend we will remember fondly for a long time. Wendy & Damion are actually aspiring wedding photographers themselves, so it was an enormous honour to be their wedding photographer – and I was extra happy (relieved!) that they loved their photos!
The wedding took place on a windy hill in Lancashire, at the Alma Inn – a cosy country pub/hotel with great food, roaring fires, spectacular views, and walls painted just the right colour to compliment the muted tones of the pretty vintage scheme :) Wendy styled the wedding to perfection, sourcing pretty things and hand-making details, with a little help from some of the best suppliers in the industry. The florally fabulous team at Flower Design created a breathtaking display – from the decorated beam in the ceremony/reception room, to the gorgeous birdcages, not to mention the buttonhole/corsage provided for every single guest! Stationery was by the super-talented Lucy Ledger Designs, definitely some of the prettiest I have seen this year. The lovely Catherine from Ivy Clara worked her magic twisting and curling Wendy’s hair to perfection, and I just adored the soft, pretty style she created.
Wendy looked absolutely stunning in her Sottero & Midgley lace gown, cathedral veil and adorable vintage-inspired Emmy shoes and Damion was quite the dapper groom in Ted Baker… especially when they both donned wellies and headed into the fields for their fine art couple portraits ;) This was definitely one of those weddings where we felt like (hard-working!) honoured guests… there were tears in the ceremony and laughter in the speeches – especially when Damion handed Wendy her certificate for attending the training course he was leading where they met… with the added line: ‘warning – attendance on this course may result in you marrying the trainer’. I love hearing the stories of how people met and fell in love – and these two were definitely made for each other :) We smiled all the way home, and for a good few days afterwards. Here are the photos:
A truly wonderful day for a truly wonderful couple :) Wendy, & Damion, thanks so much for having us, (and feeding us, mmmm!) we loved your wedding! Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness together!
Bride’s Dress: Sottero & Midgley, from Lulu Browns in Clitheroe
Bride’s Shoes: Leila shoe by Emmy, London
Accessories (Veil, head-piece, jewellery): Veil – Sottero & Midgley, Head Piece from Alan Hannah
Groom’s Suit: Ted Baker
Groom’s Shoes: Ted Baker
Groomsmen Suits: Greenwoods
Bridesmaids Dresses: Coast
Bridesmaids Shoes: M&S
Hair: Catherine Hughes from Ivy Clara
Make-up: Catherine Hughes from Ivy Clara
Flowers: Flower Design, Blackpool
Cake: Mrs Spendlove’s Truly Scrumptious Deliciously Different Handmade Cakes, Waddintgon
Stationery: Lucy Ledger Designs
Table Settings & Favours: Handmade by bride
Chair Covers: Creative Cover Hire
Cars/Transport: Rolls Royce, Elegance Wedding Care Hire, Wigan
Venue/Caterers: The Alma Inn, Laneshawbridge