Woodlands Hotel Gildersome
I’d met Lauren a couple of times before, but only met Danny on the morning of the wedding, at the Church, as he’s a serving soldier. However, you all know by now, that the Woodlands Hotel Gildersome is a favourite venue of ours. So I was more than happy to help Lauren and Danny with their wedding photography there.
This always adds a bit of pressure, but we became friends quickly and we’d got the shots we needed before Lauren and the stunning bridesmaids arrived.
In full dress uniform, with a highly polished peak, medal and boots, Danny really did look awesome. Considering how warm it was, I can’t imagine how uncomfortable it must have been at times.
As the bridal party only had a short distance to travel, they were all on time. Not surprising really, but you never know with a bride’s prerogative and tradition do you!
Lauren had transformed from a young and very nervous bride to be, into a simply beautiful and confident bride! The dress was beautiful, and I’d never seen anyone with such stunning bridal hair. For once, it was all left down, and it really did work.
Prayers said, hymns mumbled and giggled through by the groomsmen, vows done and back down the aisle! Into the car, and off to Woodlands Hotel Gildersome.
One of the best things about this venue is that you get a great backdrop no matter which way or where you choose to do your formal shots. A down side of this though is that guests stand snapping away at the shot you’ve set up. Not a lot you can do though eh!
I also have to take my hat off to Lauren and Danny you know. Yes, they were the bride and groom for the day, but they were also mom and dad to l’il baby Finn.
They balanced this perfectly all day, and Finn didn’t get passed around all the guests like you often see. He was never far from mom and dad, and it’s lovely seeing this. Parents first, bride and groom a very close second.
Shots in the garden – awesome. First dance shots – awesome. The whole day – awesome!
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