Saturday saw us photographing the wedding of Charlotte and Gareth in Lincolnshire. We arrived in glorious sunshine and were met by the warmest of welcomes from the brides parents, Bill and Christina, and found the bride and her bridesmaids all looking stunning and having the finishing touches done to hair and make up. Whilst they chatted excitedly together, we headed upstairs to photograph Charlotte’s beautiful dress which was from Deborah Moore in Hessle, and her fabulous Louboutins! There were a lot of giggles and a few tears whilst getting the bride into the dress and then we headed out into the garden for a few quick shots before heading for the church to meet Gareth and his groomsmen. Guests were already arriving and buttonholes were duly pinned to lapels and everyone waited with baited breath for the arrival of the bride. I was lucky enough meet a lovely lady at the gate, whose name unfortunately I didn’t get, but is a lifelong friend of the family, and we had such a nice chat that I almost forgot I was there to work and not enjoy myself! I was quickly back on my toes with the arrival of the bride and the service was soon underway. The vicar delivered a lovely service and a witty sermon, having warned everyone that this was the bit they should nod off too if they didn’t like sermons! We took a few group photographs in the church yard before heading to Elsham Hall for the wedding breakfast.The barn looked totally stunning in ivory and pink and was finished off beautifully with a ‘batman’ cake by Sugar Rose Designs. Whilst enjoying drinks and canapes in the courtyard, guests were entertained by a magician and the children, (and lots of the grown ups) took the opportunity to ride the galloping horses on the carousel. It was all aboard the carousel for the big group shot before guests headed inside for the wedding breakfast. Bill gave one of the nicest speeches we have heard from the bride’s dad and was heckled and chided in equal measure by Christina and it was clear for all to see just why they have been together so long; they make a lovely couple themselves! Bill finished with some good advice for the happy couple which was never to go to bed on an argument, but to “Stay up all night and have a good fight like he and Christina always do!” The best man Kai then gave away pretty much all of the stag night secrets much to the amusement of everyone present, with perhaps the exception of the groom! Our thanks to Bill and Christina for making us feel so very welcome throughout the day and to the many family and friends who came and had a chat with us. My final words should of course, be about the happy couple. Charlotte and Gareth looked totally stunning and are a lovely couple and we wish them much happiness in their future life together.