I’m not long back from completing Mandy and Matt’s beautiful summer wedding images and, with their permission, I’d like to share some with you and tell you a bit about their day.
This lovely couple tied the knot at the Holiday Inn in Newport Pagnell on a glorious Summers day. I arrived at the venue nice and early to greet Mandy as she was having her hair and make up done. Its quite exciting having your wedding in a venue like this because you know that while the bride is getting ready upstairs, the guests will be beginning to gather downstairs with there being just a few meters space between you and them.
Mandy’s wedding gown was hanging in the window light looking elegant and I was able to get some little detail shots of this and her sparkling accessories right away. Many of Mandy’s jewellery pieces had little sparkling stars on them which carried a special significance to Mandy and complimented the delicate diamante detail on her dress.
The hotel was filling up nicely as I popped down to meet Matt with his dad Ian, who would also be Matt’s best man for the day. Matt and Mandy had opted to keep the first part of their day very family focused with most of the guests and wedding party being family members. Their smiley daughters Lucy & Emily did a great job leading the procession down the aisle, with Mandy following behind on her dad’s arm.
I mentioned in my blog post featuring Matt & Mandy’s pre-wedding shoot that they had been together for a long time before deciding to tie the knot, but it was during the speeches that I found out that Matt and Mandy’s journey actually began when they were just 18. Awwww. :-). It makes me feel happy when I think about how special the love is between a couple that have known and grown together over such time.
As the evening arrived with the sun still shining, the sweetie table was opened. Delights such as lollipop bouquets and the hugest shiny glass bowl bursting with M&Ms awaited the guests. Mandy and Matt had put out some amusing photo props which put an alternative spin on some of the group shots. The disco warmed up in no time and the dance floor came to life for the night. As I left there was the most incredible sunset. Perfect ending to a perfect day. I hope there wasn’t too many sunburned faces come the morning.
Enjoy the next chapter in your lives you two. xx