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Albert Halls Bolton wedding photographer: A wedding day story in pictures from Deborah and Davids wedding celebrations at Boltons Albert Halls.

Hi I am Simon a Manchester wedding photographer. I first meet this lovely couple from Bolton last year when they booked me as there wedding photographer. Following this a engagement shoot at Castlefield Manchester, where Deborah told me all about the planed wedding reception at newly renovated Albert Halls. Right in the heart of the Lancashire town of Bolton. The Albert Halls was built in 1873 hosting concerts, weddings and grand exhibitions. A fire started and destroyed the building on 14th of November 1981. As a result, Deborah proudly told me she was the first to book Albert Halls for her wedding reception after the fire renovations.

Wedding Day photography started in Victoria Square Bolton


I started my photography in the centre of  Victoria Square outside Albert Halls. It was a bank holiday weekend in August. The Bolton Civic square was alive. Because a huge festival of food was setup right outside Albert Halls. The wedding car journey for the newly weds would be fun later.  Albert Halls was right in the centre of the Bolton Festival. Thats why I do like to check the photographic locations of the wedding before I meet my Bride and Groom on the wedding day. Incase it brings any location surprises with light, shade, access.

Ceremony very near Albert Halls at Bolton Parish Church


Deborah and David had planned their wedding in Bolton to the last detail. This Lancashire couple tied the knot at St Peters Church Bolton-le-Moors. So close to the Albert Halls you could throw the bridal bouquet there. The 6 bridesmaids traveled to the ceremony in a wedding car provided by Limo-scene wedding cars. Wedding guests in smart attire, Ladies in fascinators and hats. The gents in blue lounge suits all to mark the couples day.  Deborah arrived in a white wedding gown highlighted by the bright Bolton sunshine. The Vicar of St Peters Church greeted the bride and her father outside.  Nervous David the groom waited inside the church on the hill above the river Croal. Lancashires tallest Parish church built out of Ashlar sandstone with a slate roof.  The 55 meter high tower can be seen clearly from Albert Halls.

Laudaulette Wedding Car to Albert Halls


The newly weds journey in a Laudaulette wedding car to Albert Halls. After the ceremony the couple emerged into the bright sunshine, natural photos taken, nothing posed or staged in anyway. I just observe capturing moments that build into a photographic wedding story of your day without interruptions. The family and friends greeted the new Mr & Mrs congratulations all round, I shot lots of photographic images, hugs, kisses stored on the cameras memory card destined for the editing suite and final wedding gallery. The wedding car took the bridesmaids to Albert Halls. Returning for Deborah and David  proud owners of a new marriage certificate. I took some relaxed unposed photos of the couple in church grounds as they waited for their limo to transport them to Victoria square and a party in the Lancaster suite.

Wedding breakfast and Disco


Champagne was on ice waiting for the newly weds to arrive at Victoria Square; Albert Halls.  Most of the wedding party had walked to the wedding breakfast. Because Victoria Square was so close to The Bolton Parish Church. Here the party got into full swing in the Lancaster suite and Festival Hall at Albert Halls. The Best mans speech, Father of the brides speech all brought tears of joy and happiness for the new couple. The cake cutting, followed the couples first dance. DJ mashing records in the disco for everyone to dance the night away.

A mono tone image of the church the couple tied the knot, Bolton Parish Church.

Bridal preperation fetureing the bride checking her wedding dress before she puts it on.Chief bridesmaid assisting her friend with here eye makeup in the colour image. The bride sat in the makeup artists chair sipping wedding Champagne in the natural unposed image.A black and white image depicting the bride having her dress checked and a huge laught on her face, depicting documentory wedding photography at its best.One last check of the vail bridesmaid is the point of focus in this j peg image. "wow' you look gorgeous a natural moment as they girls see there friend in her wedding dress for the first time.A final fitting of a button hole before the wedding ceremony, a full colour image.The bride arriveing in the laudellette wedding car at Bolton Parish church, Albert Halls in the background of the image. A Black and white image of the bride and her father in the wedding car highlighted by the Bolton sun.The vicar greeting the Bride.Here comes the bride in the summer sunshine in Bolton.A mono tone image as the bride make final dress checks before she says "I do"A neverous groom waits at the top of the chancel steps, the celebrant at his side.The groom looking at his new bride as she walks up the aisle escorted by her Dad, prepareing to give his daughter hand in marriage. A black and white natural unposed wedding image by Manchester wedding photographer Simon Croot taken at a Albert Halls wedding in Bolton.A natural photo depicting the couple saying thier vows: Do you take this man to be your lawfull wedded husbandA photo of the full wedding congregation.Every picture tells a story this one is of love comeing together in a wedding ceremony.A romantic interlude as the newly weds hold hands before the journey on to Albert Halls. Depicting getting the cetificate of marriage of the registrar.Walking to the wedding celebration at Albert Halls Bolton.Wedding guests in the background in the fore ground a flower girl haveing fun a full colour image showing her green dress.A romantic couple portrate in dappled light and shade.Waiting for a lift to the wedding breakfast at Albert Halls couple infrount of the Church in full sun, blue sky background.The newley weds arriveing at Victoria square outside Albert Halls.Wedding cordinator greeting the wedding party inside Albert Halls.The Couple at the top table in the Lancaster suite infrount of a love lights sign in thec Lancaster suite.The bride listening to her new husbands speech in the Lancaster suite Albert Halls.Wedding photography at Boltons Albert Halls useing a fractal infrount of the camera lens for creative effect, featureing two ushers.Two wedding guests pictured enjoying some dance floor action in Albert HallsShowing the conga dance as the guests dance to the DJ mashing records in the Lancaster suite at Albert Halls

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the best in your married life together Deborah & David. Best regards, Simon Manchester wedding photographer, on location at Bolton’s Albert Halls.

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    Wellbeing Farm Christmas wedding photography

    The confetti being thrown in the reciveing line outside

    Wedding photography at Wellbeing Farm


    Wedding photography time at Wellbeing farm, the date 22nd of December and Christmas is around the corner. Furthermore, Joanna and Camerons winter wedding was at the whimsical wedding venue Wellbeing Farm. The wedding venue that produces wedding photography with a wow factor. As you arrive into the main barn you are dazzled by Christmas lighting. A huge Christmas tree with LED Christmas lighting everywhere. these will add a nice orange glow to the image files. Joanna & Cameron’s wedding photography started for me at the Wheatsheaf barn as I waited for the groom to arrive at 12am for a ceremony at 1.30pm

    Wheatsheaf  barn wedding photography drinks reception


    All the family and friends gathered in the Wheatsheaf Barn drinks reception at Wellbeing farm. Sipping prosecco and gin cocktails. Natural wedding photography is what the couple wanted. Wedding photography formals were not even considered. Just candid wedding photography. I took quite a lot of frames here in the Wellbeing Farms Wheatsheaf Barn unposed in colour with the odd black and white in the editing suite.

    Wedding photographer delivering natural moments in time frozen forever


    Wedding photography for me is delivering natural frozen moments in time back to the couple. Photographic moments they never knew happened until they get the J peg image file in the gallery of wedding photography. A wedding photograph staged is not natural so I don’t do it. I never pose you, I photograph the moment, the fun, the laughter, never ever interfering.

    No formal wedding photography at Wellbeing Farm


    No formal wedding photography at Wellbeing Farm.  The couple did not want any formal photos or bridal preparations photos. So I captured the first image of Joanna’s white dress getting out of the Rolls Royce wedding limousine here at Wellbeing Farm. Dad looked dapper in his blue suite, as he escorted his daughter, wedding bouquet in hand to her future husband Cameron. Ceremony room wedding photography, I was now waiting with my wedding camera at the top of the aisle with my flash as the three bridesmaids walked to the ceremony room to the waiting celebrant to conduct the wedding service. Oh and my wedding camera, no frame is ever staged or posed, just 100 percent natural wedding photography.

    Journalistic style wedding photography at Wellbeing Farm


    Journalistic wedding photography, another way of telling a wedding story in pictures. The couples wedding was arranged by the Wellbeing farms wedding coordinator. The coordinator announced man and wife as they entered their wedding breakfast, and the first speech. The meal finished with one hundred guests singing Queens Bohemian rhapsody. A new camera battery was needed, as frame after frame hit the cameras image sensor.

    Get the flash out for dance floor wedding photos


    I love dance floor action photos at weddings, I set my flash to a quarter power, so not to kill the ambient light. The couples first dance was to the seven piece New York Brass Band. Then the guests filled the dance floor, as the band played on. Add even less flash power, drag the shutter and produce some light trail dance floor photos to end my wedding photography here at Wellbeing Farm.

    Welcome sign to Wellbeing farm in this scene setting photo taken on Plantation road Edgworth.Beautiful Christmas decorations in the main barn.A guest enjoying fun and laughter in pre reception cocktails.The arrival of the bride in a vintage Rolls Royce.A natural photo of a beautiful bride and her Mum as they arrive for her wedding at this quirky wedding venue.Father escorting his daughter down the aisle at a Christmas wedding at Wellbeing Farm.A black and white image full of highlights and shadow depicting a wedding gown in lace here at Wellbeing Farm Christmas 2018.Reciting the vows "do you take this man to be your lawfull wedded husband"Mother and father in the background as the couple say their vows in the ceremony room at the Wellbeing Farm.The back of the white wedding gown worn by Joanna the Christmas bride of the day at Wellbeing Farm Bolton Lancashire.A wide angle photo in black and white taken as the celebrant announces ythey are Man & Wife inside the ceremony Barn at Wellbeing Farm..Two became one as they walk down the aisle as Man & Wife at the Wellbeing Farm Christmas wedding photography by Simon Croot.Huggs for the bride in the reception line at wellbeing farm.Fascinators as worn by two wedding quests at Wellbeing Farm vedding venue Bolton in Greater Manchester.Three generations in this wedding photo taken as Grandma enjoys a moment with her daughter in reception cocktails at Wellbeing Farm.The wedding guests grabbing the the snow confetti to throw outside the Wheatsheaf Barn here at Wellbeing Farm.A white lace wedding gown covered in snow confetti as the guest greet the newly weds outside at this quirky wedding venue called Wellbeing Farm.A romantic walk outside Wellbeing Farm for a couple who have just tied the knott.The Bride holding her wedding dress train up and the groom in his wedding kilt, in a black and white image outside in fresh air in Edgworth at whimsical wedding venue the Wellbeing Farm on Plantation road Edgworth.The Groom looking dapper as he escorts his new wife to the wedding breakfast at Wellbeing Farm in this mono chrome image. A group shot posed by a wedding guest to be taken on their phone in reception drinks inside the wheatshef Barn at Wellbeing FarmA Llame in the background, bride in the foreground wedding guest takeing her selfie in centre frame at Wellbeing Farm.Highlighting the wedding dress in this black and white image taken as the christmas bride is unaware at the Wellbeing farm.Wellbeing Farm Christmas wedding decorations in the foreground and the happy couple in the background.in this full colour image.The newly weds being announced by the wedding co-ordinator to the wedding breakfast at Wellbeing farm.A black facinator a blue cocktail dress a nice wedding outfit taken here at Wellbeing Farm Bolton.A Grandmother shows of her young pageboy Nephew to wedding guests here at wellbeing Farm.A wedding outfit and a toast to the bride and groom in the speeches at a Christmas wedding here at Wellbeing Farm..The guests singing Bohemian rapsody after the end of the best mans speech at Wellbeing Farm..Fun and laughter in the speaches caght on the cameras image sensor with a bit of ETTL flash to correct the exposure here at Wellbeing Farm.A wide angle shot showing the long top table featureing clapping wedding guests as they toast to the bride and groom in the reception room at Wellbeing Farm..Two guests featureing in this photo danceing to the band with gin cocktails on the dance floor at Wellbeing farm.The couples first dance to the New York brass band at Wellbeing Farm taken in portrate orientation of the camera and in black and white. Dance floor action with a hint of flash to preserve the ambient party lighting here at Wellbeing Farm Bolton Lancashire.A wedding cocktail and a kiss for the couple as the New York brass band play hit after hit at the Wellbeing Farm at Christmas..A natural photo taken at the evening reception at wellbeing farm with decorations for Christmas in the background.Evening reception photo our guests dancing at this whimsical wedding venue provideing dance floor wedding photography with a Wellbeing farm wedding wow factor.A lady danceing at the Wellbeing Farm with the New York Brass Band Playing in the reception background.Documentary wedding photography from a Christmas wedding at wellbeing Farm featureing a beautiful red wedding outfit.


    Thankyou Cameron & Joanna for asking me to be your wedding photographer, I enjoyed the day. What a nice way to spend my birthday. Take a look at a summer wedding from Wellbeing farm. Get intouch with me to find my availability. My other wedding photography is here in my wedding blog.

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      Asian wedding photography Manchester

      Natural Indian wedding photography at Shrigley Hall Poynton, Manchester Wedding photography in the mendap


      Wedding photography at every wedding is different; add the words, Asian wedding photography and it conjures up something totally different. Colourful Saris, Sriphal: Coconuts. Sangeet; henna bridal prep. Mendap; ceremony room. Jai male; the flowers. Aashirvaad; reception greeting line up. Vidai; the going away honeymoon.

      I will explain some stages of a Asian wedding. Traditions that originated from deep within the roots of the Indian continent of Asia. A comparison to British wedding tradition, with a short explanation and a naturally taken Asian wedding image. I was so pleased to be invited to photograph Jaya & Sun’s  wedding at Shrigley Hall, Poynton, Manchester. I was made to feel very welcome, with a invitation to wedding breakfast-Asian banquet and our very own Asian wedding photographers and videographers table.

      Ladies Sangeet; Bridal Prep

      Similar to a  bridal prep to which all the Brides family is invited. Sangeet begins with the bride getting her bridal mehndi  henna applied to her arms and feet. This takes a lot of time and the woman need to stay still until it dries out. People say that the darker the henna, the deeper the Grooms love is for the bride. It was a joy to see how different the Asian culture celebrates a wedding.

      After the henna has dried hair, makeup, and jewellery, the bide having the finishing touches in sangeet

      The Baraat; Arrival at the venue

      The Groom is led Asian style to the marriage venue in a procession known as the Baraat. A big drum or drums being played is the music of the day. Call it the wedding march if you like. The Groom arrives wearing a sahara and saafa. He is accompanied by family members, groomsmen, and friends known as baraatis. at every point there is a fun natural moments to photograph, perfect for my natural style wedding photography.

      Groom is led to the marriage venue in a procession known as the Baraat.

      The Mandap; The ceremony room or Church alter

      The mandap, a dome-like structure, (a open sided ceremony room) built at the chosen venue for the bride and groom, and their immediate family, the celebrant conducts the ceremony here too. The men sometimes give gifts, cash, clothes, or flower garlands. Next, the parents and the groom remove their shoes and enter the sacred space where a fire (called agni) is burning. The fire symbolises the height of witness.  A prayer is said for good luck and removal of obstacles for the couple and their families.The Bride and Groom in the mendap showing the ceremony celebrant in prayer and the agni fire pit.

       Jai mala; wedding flower garlands

      The jai mala is the bride and groom’s exchanging of flower garlands. Roses are normally used,  “Red is a very popular colour in Asian weddings.”  The Groom normally gifts the ride a mangal sutra necklace, roughly translated it means “an auspicious thread.” For the hasta melap, a knot is tied between a Groom’s scarf and the Bride’s sari by a female member of his family, usually his sister. The couple joins hands, and their physical joining by the scarf represents “a love that binds two souls for a lifetime.”

      A photo of the Bride giving the groom his Jai mala

      The aashirvaad; Reception greeting line

      The guest get involved! The aashirvaad is the blessing that you receive from your guests. Traditionally, the bride and groom would greet people at the mandap and gently touch their feet to show respect. These days, most couples just do a namaste and a bow.

      After the ceremony the couple greet their guests in the aashirvaad.

      Sriphal; Coconut

      The humble coconut in Asian, is known as Sriphal and translates to God’s fruit. Breaking a coconut symbolises smashing your ego and humbling yourself before God. The hard shell of ignorance and ego is smashed which gives way to inner purity and knowledge which is symbolized by the white part of the coconut. Normally they are decorated with beads and other colourful items, then smashed at different parts in the wedding.

      A photo of a decorated coconut; Sriphal and translates to God's fruit.

      The Vidai; Bouquet toss

      The vidai, is the “bride’s goodbye.” The bride and groom tossing the bouquet to bridesmaids waving goodbye with cheers from the guests, and escaping into their car for a night of newlywed bliss. A vidaai is different, its the most emotional part of the wedding. It symbolises the bride is leaving her family home to start a new life. Emotions runs high; they are mixed, happy, and sad all at the same time.

      Tears of sadness and joy in the Vidai.

      The Fun and games at a Asian wedding, Shrigley Hall Manchester

      There is fun and games too. One thing thats very different at Asian wedding is the ring giving, The couple are presented with a bowl full of milk, turmeric, rose petals and small metallic items, nuts, bolts etc. The bowl also holds their wedding rings. The bride and groom put one hand each into the bowl and search for each others rings. Mr & Mrs was another game at Jaya and Sun’s wedding. This tradition comes from the Bride and groom not seeing each other before the wedding. This breaks the ice for the newlyweds. Natural fun wedding Asian wedding photography, from Shrigley Hall In Greater Manchester, 100 percent natural wedding photography, totally unposed. Please get in touch if you would like me to be your Asian wedding photographer.

      A photo of the bride looking in the bowl that holds their wedding rings. In the fun part of the wedding to allow the couple get to know each other.

       

       



      Natural Asian wedding photography, some of my favourite images from the day at Shrigley Hall.


      A view of the wedding Venue Shrigley Hall.The Bride waing in the Mendap before the ceremony begins.Ladies’ Sangeet in a monotone imageHair and makeup in the mirror Asian wedding bridal prep - SangeetA tray of red roses to complement the Jai mala.Waiting for the mehndi henna to dry, in bridal sangeet.The groom being drummed into the wedding venue, he is accompanied by family members, groomsmen, and friends known as baraatis.Traditional Asian wedding guestsDown the aisle to the mandap, for the ceremony.Happy wedding guests in traditional Asian dress Laughting at the Joota chupai, the slipper stealing game.A natural unposed wedding image, Asian photographers at work ! colour full sari'sThe Bride escorted to the mandap, a walk to change her life forever.In the mandap a paste of cumin seeds and brown sugar were crushed together and placed in a betel leaf; as the priest recited Vedic mantras,The Groom escorted by his sister.The cloth hideing the groom from the bride in the Asian wedding ceremony.jai mala is the bride and groom's exchanging of flower garlands. Black and white image of some young Asian wedding guests.Traditional red wedding outfit A view throw the window a candid unposed Indian wedding photo.Where are to Grooms slippers (joota chupai) game.The prayer to Ganesh under the mandap asks for the Hindu deity to bestow good luck and remove obstacles for the couple and their families.enjoying a traditional Asian banquet at a wedding.the priest performing the ceremony to the parents in the mendap.The Feet Puja.In the mendap before their daughter arrives, the Mother of Bride may feed him sweets as a welcome to marry her daughter.The priest recited Vedic mantras,the hasta melap, a knot is tied between a groom's scarf and the bride's sari by a female member of his familey, usually his sister. The couple joins hands, and their physical joining by the scarf represents "a love that binds two souls for a lifetime.”The couple catch eyes The wedding guests waiting for their turn in the aashirvaad.Cleansing Puja known as Punyaha. Water representing the sacred Ganga River is sprinkled on themselves and on all the things being used in the wedding as well as the place where the marriage will be performed.The newleyweds share their first Asian meal in the ceremony.Supprised wedding guests.A young Asian boy looking very dapper in his wedding tie.A Asian wedding snack shared.The bride in the background out of focus and three photos of there missing relatives in focus in the foreground.The agni is burning the fire symbolizes the highest degree of a witness. The prayer to Ganesh under the mandapA wedding gift for the GroomA romantic walk for the couple after the ceremony outside at Shrigley Hall, Asian Wedding Photography at Shrigley HallColourfull Asian wedding photography Manchester. Asian wedding photography By Simon Croot Manchester wedding Photographer. A tray of Coconut is known as 'Sriphal' in Sanskrit. Sriphal means God's fruit. So, coconut is essentially the fruit of the Gods. Breaking a coconut symbolises smashing your ego and humbling yourself before God.The vidai in Hindi, or rukhsati in Urdu, is vidaai is very different going away ceremony.the second change of Asian dress for the Bride and Groom pictured here infrount off Shirley Hall. A confettie canon in the reception.The couple is presented with a big bowl filled with milk, turmeric, rose petals and small metallic things like nuts, bolts and coins. The bowl also happens to hold their wedding rings. Wedding Fun Mr & Mrs game in the receptionThe couples first danceDanceing the night away.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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        Wellbeing Farm Summer wedding photography Katherine & Andy

        Weddings with a wow factor sign taken at Wellbeing Farm Edgworth Bolton Summer Wedding photography at Wellbeing Farm Edgworth Bolton


        I started my journey to the Wellbeing farm on a beautiful blue sky summer morning. This quirky wedding venue is situated on the Plantation Road in Edgworth, Bolton. The Wellbeing Farm is actually named The Wheatsheaf Hill Farm but is now better known as a quirky wedding venue, called “Wellbing Farm”. I began the day by meeting the Groom Andy in his room at a large hotel near to the Wellbeing Farm.

        Bridal hair and make up


        The bride and groom both stayed at a hotel near Bolton the night prior. Katherine and her maid of honour enjoyed having their hair and makeup professionally done over a glass of Dom Perignon vintage champagne, whilst Andy changed into a designer suit – and special monogrammed wedding undies with sheep on, to honour the Wellbeing Farm.

        Travel to the Wellbeing Farm by vintage bus


        The couple had organised a vintage bus to chauffeur guests to the Wellbeing Farm, provided by the Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company. I travelled on the first bus in order to await the bride’s arrival; not to be deterred by a bit of mud, many of my fellow travellers wore designer wedding outfits. As we reached the Plantation Road and the Wellbeing Farm came into view I shot some frames through the bus windows. Due to it being such a gorgeous summer’s day, very high shutter speeds were needed to prevent the images from overexposing; most were taken at 1/8000th of a second, to give you an idea of how bright and sunny it was.

        The arrival of the bride at Wellbeing Farm in Lancashire


        By the time Katherine’s bus rumbled along the Plantation Road, to Wellbeing Farm, I had selected a location from which to capture natural unposed photographs of the bridal party’s arrival. On one of the sunniest days I have ever experienced throughout my wedding photography career, the three young bridesmaids’ blue and white dresses perfectly matched the sky. Katherine, meanwhile, looked phenomenal in an elegant white satin and lace gown.
        The ceremony was to take place in the quirky barn, where guests were to sit on wooden benches and straw bales decorated in the wedding colour scheme of navy and pale blue. Andy was waiting for the arrival of his love at the top of the aisle.
        The civil ceremony was conducted by the registrars of Bolton, along with the giving and receiving of rings joining Katherine and Andy together into wedlock.

        Everybody enjoying the summer sunshine at the Wellbeing Farm


        With the wedding vows completed and the two lovers man and wife, it was time to enjoy drinks and canapés outside in the sun at Wellbeing Farm. Guests were joined by donkeys and lamas, and some of the gents found the farm’s peddle cars which provided some fun and dynamic images. The couple had thought of everything to make this a fun wedding, bringing along space hoppers to have races on and even giant bubble sets for the children.
        With the permission of the farmer we guided the newlyweds into an adjoining field for some romantic couples’ portraits. However, in my haste to secure the all-important wedding images onto the memory card for the couple’s wedding album, I made a fatal mistake. Keen for an elevated view to best capture the couple against a gorgeous sunset backdrop, I clambered up a mound of what I believed to be soil. Unfortunately, the mound suddenly collapsed beneath me and I sank to my knees in cow poo! My Canon very nearly landed in there, too.
        Needless to say I disposed of my socks and shoes, but had no choice but to hose down my trousers and continue. Katherine was so concerned and lovely, bless her. The joys of being a Manchester wedding photographer…
        What a fantastic day this was. Congratulations to Katherine and Andy, and thank you for inviting me to capture this fantastic summer wedding at Wellbeing Farm. I will never forget it – and I doubt the whiff will ever come out of my trousers. Take a look at a Christmas Wedding at Wellbeing farm Joanna & Camerons Wedding.

         

        The tieing of the all important tie to finish the wedding regalia, in the grooms bedroom before his big day at Wellbeing Farm

        The Grooms wedding shoes for later in the celebrations at Wellbeing Farm.

        Checking the coachwork and ribbon on the wedding transport for the guests onward journey to Wellbing Farm in Edgworth.

        The wedding nerves as the groom has a cigarette with one of his friends, before he gets on the wedding transport to The Wellbeing Farm.

        A cute liitle wedding guest in a large sun hat.

        A final check of the Grooms outfit and carnation button hole by his Mum before he leaves for the wedding venue The Wellbeing Farm..

        A few drinks with the Boys in Groom preperations.

        A very nice wedding outfit on one of the guests as they board the bus to Wellbeing Farm..

        The Groom enjoying a moment with his best man on route to the wedding venue and the "Walk to change his life" an to marry his love Katherine at Wellbeing Farm.

        The Journey to the wedding venue Wellbeing Farm and the welcome sign comes into view in the bus window.

        A bus load of wedding guests arriving in style in the Yorkshire Herritage vintage bus to the Wellbeing farm in Bolton.

        A nice colourfull wedding hat on show with matching outfit as guests arrive at the Wellbeing Farm.

        The couple had organised a vintage bus to chauffeur guests to the Wellbeing Farm, provided by the Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company.featureing in this colourfull image.

        Weddings with a wow factor at Wellbeing Farm the driveway up to Wheatshef Farm AKA the Wellbeing Farm, Edgworth, Bolton, Lancashire.

        A photo of the Grooms jacket with his carnation on a chair due to the very hot temperatures on the day, taken in the ceremony room at Wellbeing Farm.

        Blue Flowers and a matching blue dress on a prity flower girl as she arrives for the wedding at Wellbeing Farm.

        Her comes the bride the arrival of the Bride in a natural black and white timeless imageas she enters the main barn at Wellbeing Farm.

        The Bride looking phenomenal in an elegant white satin and lace gown. holding her bouquet at the top of the aisle as she says her vows at the quirky wedding venue, The Wellbeing Farm.

        "Say after me" Do you take this man to be your lawfull wedded husband, to have and to hold, in sickness in health, for richer for poorer, till death us part. "i I do" a image of the couple saying their vows in the service.

        The civil ceremony was conducted by the registrars of Bolton, along with the giving and receiving of rings joining Katherine and Andy together into wedlock here at Wellbeing Farm, in this colour photo.

        One of the Flower girls with the couple after the ceremony on the Vintage Bus, as they sip the Wellbeing Farm famous wedding cocktail.

        Enjoying the Dom perignom vintage champagne, outside the Wheatshef barn at Wellbeing farm.

        A reflection in one of the guests sunglasses of another wedding guest, in the Summer Sun at wellbeing Farm on Plantation road.

        Enjoying the canapés some of the fantastic food provided by the wedding catering at the Wellbeing Farm.

        Page boys playing bubbles in the bright sunshine after the saying of the solumn vows on the green grass at Wellbeing Farm.

        Giant games on the grass to help celebrate the wedding of Katherine & Andy, for all the guests to enjoy at Wellbeing Farm.

        The donkeys from Wellbeing Farm in the image taken naturaly without poseing.

        Wedding outfits and fascinators on display, the guests enjoying a drink in the sunshine on this glorious day, one of the best sunny days I have ever photographed a wedding at Wellbeing Farm.

        Hand in hand as they start lifes journey toghter as Mr & Mrs the proud owners of their wedding certificate of marridge, at the newly weds enter the wedding breakfast here at Wellbeing Farm.

        The entrance of the new couple as the Toastmaster announces the new lovebirds at the start of the meal from the kichens at Wellbeing Farm.

        The Top table at the wedding breakfast at a summerwedding at Wellbeing Farm

        A natural moment in the speeches a toast to the happy couple by the best man .

        A photographic memory of the wedding day a full colour image taken at 1-8000th of a second to give the correct exposure on the cameras sensor in the summer sunshine at Wellbeing Farm.

        The best man with his button hole in the left lapel matching the the wedding colour scheme, as he rides a fun go kart at Wellbeing Farm.

        Fun and Games in the bright sunshine at wellbeing farm, as the groomsmen have some fun.

        One off the Groomsmen looking dapper in his morning suit, rideing a pedal cat at the Wellbeing Farm.

        One of the wedding guests signing the couples wedding day snap book a wedding keepsake from their day at the Wellbeing Farm.

        A romantic stroll after the couple had declared there love, in the civil ceremony, to join them in matrimony at the Wellbeing Farm.

        After cutting the wedding cake a the couple went for a walk in the farm Fields at sunset arround the Wellbing Farm.

        A photograph taken in a field near Wellbeing Farm, with the permission of the farmer we guided the newlyweds into an adjoining field for some romantic couples portraits.

        The couple at sunset in Edgworth a tree in the background with green farm fields from the Wellbeing farm arround them.

        A private moment with the couple for some relaxed portrait photography taken on Plantation road outside Wellbeing farm Gate, one for the wedding Album.

        Katherine and her maid of honour enjoy the Wellbeing farms facilities.

        The newly weds and one of the bridesmaids in evening dress for the evening knees up.

        Fun and celebrations racing space hoppers on the field at Wellbeing farm.

        The smooch dance as the couple enjoy the music taken on a Canon 5D mk 4 and processed to a black and white image file. one for the wedding album, here from Wellbeing Farm.

        The loving couple in deep embrace on the dance floor in their first dance as Man and Wife at Wellbeing Farm.

        The Bride and her friends enjoying the dance floor,with the dj playing the latest hit music to dance the night away.

        The evening draws in the the wedding celebrations last long into the night, a photo of the Wellbeing farm building at dusk.

        I love wedding photography at Wellbeing Farm

        What a fantastic venue the Wellbeing farm is, If you are looking at the wellbeing farm as your venue. Get in touch to see if I am available, I am a relaxed photographer who takes natural unposed wedding photography. Nothing is staged or set up, you just be you, enjoy your day knowing I am there to capture it, and then deliver all those special moments back to you as precious digital images that you will remember long after your wedding day.

        Christmas wedding photography at wellbeing farm. My latest wedding at the farm venue with a wow factor.

         

         

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        The White Hart at Lydgate Wedding Photographer | Sarah & Andy

        White Hart Lydgate wedding photography.

        Wedding photography at the White Hart Oldham Lancashire

        I was so excited to photograph Andy and Sarah’s summer wedding at The White Hart Lydgate Oldham Lancashire. I knew Sarah’s chosen venue the White Hart well, due to it being local to my home in Tameside.
        The couple had planned the wedding in the finest detail. A string quartet was selected for the bridal procession and for guests’ entertainment, whilst a sweet cart was in place for the kids who might not like wedding cake.
        Sarah’s brother and his wife had travelled from Canada for the big day, along with their two young sons who had the important role of ushers. The mother of the groom made her way from Saudi Arabia, whilst two of Andy’s aunts travelled from Portugal – truly an international guest list.

        Bridal preparations at the White Hart, Lydgate

        The day started at 10 am for me, when I arrived The White Hart  with my Canon cameras, memory cards, lenses and flashes at the bridal suite. Based in a cottage on the White Hart grounds, Sarah was already upstairs with her entourage of two make-up artists, hairdressers, seven bridesmaids and flower girls, whilst her parents waited downstairs.
        Although It was very busy, there was no shortage of things to photograph at the White Hart. None of my images are posed but simply taken naturally without interruption or pause, documentary style. As a documentary wedding photographer, it’s my role to capture these never to be repeated moments and deliver them to the couple as priceless digital images.

        The bridal procession to the White Hart

        The bridal procession took the short walk down the road to the White Hart. Other guests staying at the venue clapped and cheered as the bride made her way to the ceremony in a beautiful dress, escorted by her father.
        Andy was waiting for his bride to be at the top of the aisle with his best man, looking dapper in their navy blue suits with button holes matching the bride’s bouquet.

        Wedding photography in the garden at the White Hart

        The newlyweds were blessed with a beautiful sunny day, perfect for outdoor wedding photography in the garden at the White Hart. Whilst the kids enjoyed a retro ice cream cart and adults had champagne and canapés, I photographed the couple as they took a walk along a picturesque lane nearby to the White Hart that I knew about. After the jitters of the morning, it was nice to get some more relaxed images for the wedding album.
        After the wedding breakfast and speeches, Andy and Sarah enjoyed their first dance as man and wife to the four-piece live band they had selected for the evening’s entertainment. Photographing guests having fun on the dance floor at the White Hart meant I needed to use some creative fill flash work, to mix with the venue’s ambient lighting.

         

        The Cottage at the White Hart Lyd gate & Bridal preparationsA view of outside the White Hart at Lydgate Oldham LancashireThe bride and wedding bubbles champagne The Young page boys arrive at bridal preperations looking dapper in their wedding attire Thea Guest arriving with her wedding invetation in hand A unposed natural image of the ushers fooling arround before the service of marriage The Ushers Ironing the Morning suite before the wedding ceremony.A black and white image of the bride in the mirror in bridal prep. A pretty flower girl at pre reception drinksNatural and unposed wedding photography in a full colour image showing the bridesmaid in a royal blue dress.A page boy and his father have a drink before the wedding nuptials at the White Hart the venue for the wedding of Sarah & Andy.A uninvited wedding guest not on the international wedding guest list.Confetti ready to handed to the guest and showered on the happy couple after the ceremony of marriage.Dapper looking page boys waiting in the ceremony room at the White Hart Lydgate.A friendly reassuring hand t o the groom on his big day before tyeing the knott.A image featuring the iasle which the bride will walk down and be given away by her father to her love and soulmate The first reveal of the wedding gown in bridal preperation helped by the chief bridesmaid.Emotion and joy as the wedding party see the brides white dress for the fiirst time. Captured totally unposed .A timeless black and white image of the bride in her wedding gown.The back of the dress, Father of the bride as he see's his daughter in her wedding dress. White Hart lydgate wedding photographer.A flower girl in the forground the bride in the background of the image.A walk to change your life as the father of the bride escorting his daughter to the wedding vows and inpending matrimony .the Groom waiting at the top of the aisle . the oldham registrar waiting to satart the ceremony.Wedding outfits wedding hats an. fascinators all on display Before the bride says her vows , do you take this man to be your lawful wedded husband, to have and to hold, in sickness amd in health, for richer for poorer , till death us do part, "i Do".a natural image as a flower girll is caught on camera in the wedding service.a emotional moment in the service of maridge caught by the photographer .The father of the bridge giving his daughters hand away in maridge to Andy her new husband.Placeing the ring on the third finger left hand, a sign of love and pasrtnership forever.The first kiss, You are now pronounced man and wfe by the registrar leading the civil ceremony of maridge.The happy couple now owners of a wedding certifiate to say we two are now legally married.A unposed image a wedding guest greating the newlyweds in the drinks reception.Huggs and kisses to his Mum after her maridge to Andy at the White Hart Lydgate.Confetti being thrown by the guests in a fun colourfull image.Outside in the summer sun in the garden of the White Hart after the wedding service.The bride in the photo out of focus the guests in focus in the background of the photograph.A timless black and white wedding photograph. taken in Oldham lancashire at the White Hart wedding venue.A romantic walk for the newly weds to catch their breath after the sevice of maridge the videographer in the background of the image.A fun image of the Bride and Groom waveing to the onlookers as the couple enjoy there big day outside the White Hart at Lydgate.Onlookers wishing the couple well on lifes journey bahead in wedlock as man and wife.Hand and Hand with his new wife Sarah Andy escorting his wife on a romantic walk down the lane near the White Hart for some informal photographs.The Brides dress in the full sun perfectly exposed in this natural unposed wedding image.Flowers on disply as the happy pair enjoy a loving moment after the formalities of the day.a image for the wedding album A stolen kiss A disigner suite on a dapper groom Fun relaxed wedding photography at the White Hart Lydgate Oldham.Some of the international wedding guests enjoying the happy couples big day.The Fathers speech Tears of joy and emotion in the speeches after the wedding breakfast at the White Hart Lydgate.Mother of the Groom on the top table in the speeches.The Button hole of the the Brides father The best mans speechLove letters illuminating the ceremony room.The First dance as man and wifeDance the night away to the live band at the White Hart.in the evening reception as the band plays the hits to keep the dance floor full Dj's light iluminate the dace floor caught with a hint of flash and the ambient lighting of the wedding venue the White Hart Lydgate.Wedding photographer at the White Hart Lydgate Oldham Lancashire.

        Thankyou Sarah and Andy for asking me to be your wedding photographer. Also a huge thank you to my friend and fellow Manchester wedding Photographer David Stubbs for assisting me on the day. If you are getting married at the White Hart and would like me to capture your special day, please get in touch to see if  I am available to be your wedding photographer. If you would like to see more of my recent work, please visit my Blog.

        A plesure to work with in love wedding films videographers on the day.

         

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        • Sarah

          We had simon to photograph our wedding in June, he was there from first thing in the morning until the end of the night, capturing every special moment…..we could never have documented our day the way we did without Simon! If you’re getting married my only advice to any bride and groom would be to book Simon to do your photography , the pics were amazing we are so so lucky 

        • Dylan

          Did my mum’s wedding. Really professional job, we got some beautiful photos to remember a great day. Would highly recommend.

        • Simon Croot

          Thankyou Sarah & Andy for asking me to be your photographer. It was a honour to photograph your wedding day, and I am thrilled that you love the images.

        • Simon Croot

          Thankyou Dylan

        • Andy

          We asked Simon to capture our wedding day in early June, he arrived really early to capture my wife and her bridesmaids getting ready and from that point until late in the evening he didn’t stop. He is a perfectionist and his photographs have reflected that. Weddings are expensive and stressful and on both counts Simon made it all much easier for us. I would have no hesitation in recommending him and would like to thank him for being part of our day.

        • Sunita sud

          I was a bridesmaid for sarah and andy’s wedding and simon clearly has an eye for detail, the shots he has captured were so natural and unstaged, the skill of a true natural photographer.

        Springfield House Wedding Photographer| Ryan & Larissa

        Confetti tunnel in the grounds of Springfield House

        Wedding photography at Springfield House


        Wedding photography at Springfield house in Pilling, Lancashire was the location for Ryan and Larissa’s quirky wedding. A photogenic backdrop of blue skies and green fields greeted me on this gorgeous spring day.
        I arrived early to capture some scene-setting photos of Springfield House, which looked just as picturesque as its surroundings. Springfield House was the perfect location for a Manchester wedding photographer to capture the love and emotion that the engaged couple had planned for their big day.
        The wedding was styled on the film “Up”, the story of a couple’s house which drifts into the clouds carried by balloons. As I looked through my camera’s viewfinder, all I could see was balloons and more balloons. It could easily have been the set for a film sequel with a flying Springfield House!

        Wedding photographer at Springfield House Pilling


        This was my first time as a wedding photographer here at Springfield House in Pilling, and the green lawns and colourful flower beds made for some good subject matter to mix in with my documentary style of wedding photography. What this means is that there’s no posing or stopping to say cheese; I will capture your day as it naturally unfolds so you can enjoy every moment, which will be reflected in the pictures. By committing an image digitally to camera, it will become part of your cherished memories of your wedding day.

        The children start the day in the garden at Springfield House


        The wedding day celebrations started with lawn games for guests to enjoy, which the couple’s two young sons joined in with at the first opportunity. However, they were soon called to Dad’s room in Springfield House to put on their wedding attire in preparation for their roles as ring bearers.
        As the crucial bridal preparations took place in another suite, the mother of the bride and chief bridesmaid enjoyed a few glasses of wedding champagne. There were no Jimmy Choo wedding slippers for Larissa but some very different (and much better!) wedding shoes with a flamingo-shaped heel.
        From this suite I captured some beautiful frames in the window light from Springfield House, the use of light and dark giving the images tone and which would make some stunning black and white pictures for the wedding album.

        The balloon filled ceremony room at Springfield House


        The ceremony room at Springfield House was festooned with colourful balloons. Doing justice to the beautiful venue, guests wore smart wedding outfits, fascinators, wedding hats and carnation button holes. They waited eagerly for the bride to walk down the aisle escorted by her Dad to give his daughter’s hand in marriage.
        After the civil ceremony the newlyweds headed outside with the all-important wedding certificate. High shutter speeds were needed to keep the images correctly exposed on one of the best April days I have seen. Formal group shots on the lawns at Springfield House made sure everybody worked up an appetite before the wedding breakfast. See if you can spot the gift Larissa gives her new husband during the speeches…

         

        Venue photograph Featuring the outside of Springfield House Location Pilling Lancashire.A wedding welcome to Springfield House Pilling Lancashire.Wedding flowers for the marriage celebrations at Springfield house.A wide Angle photo at 24 mm taken on a Canon full frame DSLR 5d Mk4Table decorations and wedding guest book for the wedding celebrations at Springfield HouseGames on the Lawn forv the wedding party to enjoy after the civil ceremony.The Groom and his father set up the wedding entertainment on the lawns at springfield House.The Young Ushers and ring bearers have a ball on the lawns at springfield House in Pilling lancashireDocumentary wedding phiotograph not posed or set up in any way just natural wedding photography.Something old Something new Something borrowed anbd sometging Blue, The Brides garter caught to camera unposed.A photograph of wedding gifts for her best friend and soul mate later to her legal partner and husband.The Bride unwraps her wedding gown with the help of the bridesmaid.The first reveal of the stunning wedding gown in the mirror at bridal preperations.A black and white image, full of detail and emotion.The young page boy, sees his Mum for the first time in her wedding dress.Window light and shadow to capture wedding hair and make up, in the bridal suite at Springfield HouseHigh key image in the bright sunlight at Springfield HouseSpringfield House bridal preperations in black and white, fixing the tiara the brides hair.The order of service for the ceremony of marriage at Spribgfield House. containing the Vows "Do you take this man to your lawfukk wedded husband, to have and to hold , for richer for poorer .in sickness and in health, till death us do part. ", "I do"Reception drinks on the lawn at Springfield House.Laughter and emotion of thec day caught naturally to camera by Manchester wedding photographer Simon Croot.Fitting the button holes.A beautifull flower girl all her pink wedding outfit.A walk to change your life, the bride making her way to the ceremony room at Springfield HouseThe two ring bearers check they have the gold wedding bands, to say to the world we two are one.A black and white imagetaken they take the walk to change your life down trhe iasle at springfield House.The colourfull ceremony room as the make the solemn vows infrount of the wedding witnesses, familey and friends.Signing the legal marridge register.Ballon decorations in the ceremony room at Springfield houseA dapper looking groom and his new life partner.Mother of the Brides fasinator.Confetti tunnel in the grounds of Springfield Housea Candid image taken at the formal group shots.The young pageboy greets his wedding guest with a cheeky smile.A romantic walk after the service of marridge the Happy couple are photgrapher by the photographer Hand in hand in love on there wedding day.A romantic evening stroll with a fast shutter speed to prevent over exposure of the image taken at F2 on a Canon camera.A time to remember the promice they made to each other amunst familey and friend to declare there love for each other.The pround owners of the wedding bands and a marridge certificate in there names.Walking to the wedding breakfast after the formal photographs.A black and white image featuring the bridal posey.The top table decorationsThe Room decoration and table feature for the wedding breakfast and toasts.The father ofv the brides speech,emotion and laughter caught to camera.

        A ball and chain to keep her husband by her side the brides fun gift yto her new life partner.Getting married at Springfield House ?


        If you are planning your wedding at Springfield House, please get intouch to check my availability. If you would like to see more of my recent wedding  go to my wedding blog.  Want to know more, about me  This is a beautifull venue, to tie the knott at. I would love to photograph your wedding here at Springfield House. Thankyou to Ryan and Larissa and David Stubbs for asking me to assist in the wedding  photography of your special day, Congratulations enjoy married life, from Simon Croot, Manchester wedding photographer

         

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          Eaves Hall Wedding Photographer| Michelle & Will

          Eaves Hall wedding photographer.
          Wedding photographer at Eaves Hall Lancashire

          One privilege of being a wedding photographer is working at wedding venues like Eaves Hall, this Lancashire wedding venue is set in beautiful gardens against a backdrop of the Ribble Valley Lancashire.  Eaves Hall is without a doubt one of the finest exclusive-use wedding venues in the North West.
          The first thing that springs to mind when you enter Eaves Hall is how exquisitely decorated and flooded with natural light the venue is – truly a documentary wedding photographer’s dream location. No wonder Eaves has been nominated for the Great Northern Wedding Awards again this year! It was an honour to be play “cameraman” here and why I love being a natural and unposed documentary wedding photographer.
          I had met betrothed couple Will and Michelle earlier in the year, when I digitised to camera their engagement shoot with my fellow photographer David Stubbs, who would join me again at Eaves Hall.

          Eaves Hall weather welcomes photographer

          I was welcomed to Eaves Hall by a dose of typical Lancashire weather. As a professional wedding photographer in the UK I know that even the grandest venues aren’t immune to drizzle, so all my cameras and lenses are weather sealed.
          Over at the bridal suite, the champagne was on ice as Michelle and her entourage – four bridesmaids and the mothers of the bride and groom – were pampered by hair and make-up artists Flossey and Leigh. Not forgetting a pre-ceremony Lancashire breakfast of  pre ceremony bacon butties, of course!
          A vintage Daimler and Rolls Royce arrived at Eaves Hall to transport the bridal party and groomsmen too.  The Vicar was waiting at the steps to the church St Leonards (15 minutes drive from Eaves Hall) , along with ushers looking dapper in their designer suits despite holding aloft umbrellas in anticipation of the girls!

          Escorted down the aisle to the wedding nuptials

          Michelle looked every inch the blushing bride in an elegant hooped wedding gown as she was escorted down the aisle on the most important walk of her life. Her proud father ready to offer her hand in marriage to partner and soulmate Will.
          The wedding service and the giving and receiving of rings culminated in the signing of the register of marriage and the newlyweds leaving with their marriage certificate to prove to the world that two had become one. The guests greeted the new life pair in the church lobby, with love and emotion. One of my favourite images of the day is of the cute flower girl brandishing a little pink umbrella.

          Formal Photos and Confetti at Eaves Hall

          A short drive back to Eaves Hall. The wedding party gathered back in the lobby at Eaves Hall for pre- wedding breakfast drinks and formal group shots culminating in a confetti throwing free for all, the bridesmaids in particular getting in on the action. The Eaves Hall wedding pianist provided ambience.
          After the wedding breakfast, speeches and toasts to the happy couple, magician Sam Fitton entertained guests prior to the evening party.
          My aim as a wedding photographer is to capture beautiful images whilst ensuring guests are free to enjoy themselves without noticing me. I believe natural unposed wedding photography is far more effective because it captures the real mood, be it tears of joy or big grins after too much champers!
          The cake cutting and first dance between the new Mr & Mrs was taken with  minimal flash and ambient light to give images the correct exposure on the camera’s sensor. Take a look at the roll of film strip images in the post below, here are some of my favourites from the days photography at Eaves Hall in the stunning Ribble Valley.

          Set in beautiful gardens against a backdrop of the Ribble Valley, Eaves Hall is without a doubt one of the finest exclusive-use wedding venues in the North West.Hair and make-up in bridal prep by Flossey and LeighA picture showing Eaves Hall is exquisitely decorated and flooded with natural lightThe wedding florist showing the bride her wedding flowers button holes corsages and bridal bouquet, for the first time.The bridal suite with Champagne on ice pooping the cork and pouring into flute glasses in Eaves Hall bridal suite.The floral corsages, pined on the Mother of the brides wedding outfit.Black and white silhouette image with perfect exposure, taken on a full frame Canon 5d mark 4A 35 mm canon L series wide angle lens of the maid of Honour in the foreground, the bride in the makeup chair in the background.Emotion tears of joy and laughter in the bridal prep at Eaves Hall.The cute flower girl and 4 bridesmaids in the natrural window light to give perfect exposure.The bridal gown in window light with natural light and shadeGetting the dress ready for the wedding nuptials.Flossey and Leight make up artists final touches to the brides hair and vail.Checking the train of the wedding gown.The first reveal of the stunning wedding gownwedding guests in dapper designer suite with his life partner with large wedding hat and matching wedding outfit.Arriveing in the wedding car a Rolls Royce. to say the vows, Do you take this man to be your lawful wedded husband, to have and to hold ,for richer for poorer ,in sickness and in health , till death us do part. " I Do'.A walk to change your life the Usher helping the wedding party shelter from the rain.The Vicor who will lead the wedding service ascorting the Bride and her father into St Leonard’s Church in Downham, in the Ribble valleyA walk to change your life, the bride's hand in marridge about to be given away by her Father.In the wedding service, the congregation all watching the giving and receiving of gold wedding bands.They meet at the top of the aisle, ready to declaire their love for each other.The Moment they are declaired Man and Wife.Signing the certificate of marriage in the churches wedding register.They walked in as one and walked out as a new life pair, the newly weds walk out after they became a married couple.A romantic walk from the church service to the waiting wedding limosEaves Hall wedding photographer.Confetti being throw in the grounds of Eaves HallAfter the Formal photos and group shot in the grounds of Eaves Hall.A unposed wedding image, the happy couple take a short romantic stroll in the ground of Eaves HallThe colourfull gardens in a perfectly exposed photo taken in the gardens at Eaves Hall.A Black and white print, in grayscale for the wedding album.the mother of the bride with a fascinator enjoying a toast with her new son in law, at the wedding breakfast.The best mans toast to the happy couple.Sam fitton the wedding entertainment at Eaves Hall.Magic wedding entertainment by the magician Sam Fitton.Cutting the 4 tier wedding cake taken in the ambient light in the function room at Eaves Hall cake cutting ceremony.The first Dance in the disco lightslights camera action, the first dance of the newly weds.Danceing the night away in the evening reception

           
          Wedding photography a job I Love

          “A photograph captures a moment in time, and holds it still forever”.

          If you have selected Eaves Hall for your special day and would like me to be your photographer, please do get in touch. Eaves Hall is a fantastic venue and I would love to return.
          And finally, a huge congratulations to Will and Michelle – enjoy the honeymoon in the Maldives!
          Simon Croot, wedding photographer.

           

          If you would like to see more go to my Blog. or find out about me. Get in touch with me, to check my availibility.

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          • James walton

            Very beautiful photography skills.

          • Simon Croot

            Thankyou.

          • Ella Lewis

            I grew up next door to a genius! Amazing work Simon. I love the way you take fantastic photos that are one moment breathtaking, then tender and then laugh out loud funny!

          • Kia

            Thank you for the effort, keep up the great work Great work.

          Last Drop Village Hotel-Wedding-photographer |Danielle & Danny

           

          Last Drop Village-wedding-photographer


          Wedding photographer at The last drop village hotel


          It was a pleasure to be Danielle and Danny’s wedding photographer at The Last Drop Village hotel and document their wedding, which had an Super Hero theme.

          It was a short drive to Bolton in Greater Manchester, to the wedding venue, The Last Drop Village Spa hotel, located on the edge of the West Pennine Moors over looking Bolton. The hotel was given its name after the last drop of wine was drunk at the celebration of its completion in 1964. Here, the Penny Farthing Suite, was the location for the transformation of the engaged couple, into the next wedded double act… Mrs Bride & Mr Groom, in real life Danielle and Danny!

          I joined the award winning photographer, David Stubbs, to capture the bridal preparations and marriage ceremony. Later, with hundreds of images captured, the wedding shoot culminated in Danielle and Danny cutting the very unusual four tier super hero wedding cake, and their first dance as man and wife.


          Unposed documentary photography at Last drop Village

          Documentary wedding photography at Last drop village unposed & Documentary style. Danielle began her bridal preparations in one of the wings of the Last Drop Village hotel. She was joined by her two bridesmaids and the Mother of the Bride. The brides hair and make up were being done by make up artists Flossy & Leigh.

          To everyones delight, Danielle’s wedding shoes were not the traditional wedding slipper, they had amazing super hero pictures on them. It was the first time I had taken photos of this type of wedding slipper! More often it would be Jimmy Choo bridal slippers, but no convention here, for our beautiful blushing bride today, so full of fun! Although, these colourful wedding slippers were discreetly covered by Danielle’s elegantly flowing white wedding gown.

          Following a memorable wedding ceremony, and once the wedding register was formally signed, and the couple had the marridge certificate in hand.The Penny Farthing Suite at the Last Drop Village was transformed. The tables themed with different Marvel super hero characters, ready for the wedding breakfast, with favours for the guests. Each table a spectacular image in itself, great to photograph.

          I took lots of vibrant photos, unobtrusively, in documentary style, with no stopping or posing. Just observing, with the aim of capturing natural imagery, that can be remembered long after the wedding guests have left the Last Drop Village. One frame, particularly memorable, captured to the camera’s memory card, a young Usher, who truly was in the role… he was indeed a wedding super hero too, and loving every minute! My camera and lens was there to capture it all.


          Evening light at Last Drop village Bolton for unposed natural wedding photography

          In the evening light, Danielle was whisked away by her super hero husband. They walked together, hand in hand, through the grounds of the Last Drop Village, whilst the sun went down over the West Pennine Moors, over looking Bolton, Manchester. A photographic dream location, in fantastic light, to shoot natural, relaxed photos, no posing or need to interrupt. I followed discreetly, as Danielle and Danny walked, capturing lots of natural images of the newlyweds together.

          As the celebrations continued, I got a fantastic shot of Danielle, a bride full of fun, tossing her wedding bouquet up in the air towards her bridesmaids; a great moment, captured, to be enjoyed again…and again. The evening reception continued late into the night with a live band. Many Congratulations to Danielle & Danny.


           The Brides wedding shoe's to wear as she walks down the aisle at Last Drop Village spa hotel wedding venueChampagne toast with Bridesmaids in the bridal prep room at Last drop village Hotel room.Dad’s first look at his Daughter in her wedding dress for the first time, in the Last drop village bridal suiteDanielle & Bridal party walk to the ceremony escorted by her Dad with his button hole in his lapel and the chief bridesmaid carrying the bouquets, as they walk to the ceremony room at Last Drop Village  Bridesmaids helping the Bride with her white dress and vail up the steps to the Penny farthing suite at The Last drop Village HotelWalking down the isle Danielle"s Dad preparing to give his daughters hand in marriage to Danny in the Penny Farthing Suite Last Drop Village HotelThe vows being said by Danny "do you take this woman to be your lawful wedded wife, for richer for poorer ,in sickness in health, till death us do part", "I Do”Happy couple after the ceremony marriage certificate in hand on life's journey as Man and WifeSigning the Lancashire registers wedding certificate to prove they are Man & Wife.A Photograph taken in the Penny Farthing Suite Last Drop Village hotel looking at my gold wedding band. Danielle showing her wedding ring to her Gran.A private moment the the Bride a newly married woman and her best friend, looking at her ring finger with a bright Gold wedding ring,Taken Unobtrusively.Wedding shoes on display with the wedding theme "super hero" inside the Penny farthing suite at Last Drop Bridesmaid with her bouquet looking after the small flower girl a natural unposed image Taken at the Last Drop village Hotel Bolton .The dapper groom kissing one of his guests outside the Last drop village hotel but.ton hole in his top lapel The wedding breakfast room set out. Danny the bride checking the table and wedding favours in the function room at the Penny farthing suiteThe Newly weds are anounced to their guests as the new Mr & Mrs ? at Last Drop village.Please welcome your Bride and Groom announced by the Master of ceremonies as they enter the room for the first time as Man & WifeThe response to the Grooms speech by his Best Man the top table shown in a black and white imageOutside the penny farthing suite 20 feet up and walked on itThe ushers of the bride and groom showing of their wedding suits looking very dapper "plus super hero underpants on show”relaxed wedding photograph of the brides white flowing dress and dapper Groom.The happy couple in the sunlight of the setting sun overlooking Bolton in the background west Pennine moors overlooking Bolton in the ground of Last Drop village. The sunlight shining throw the bride wedding dress and train, at the last Drop Village overlooking the West Pennine MoorThe cake cutting ceremony and a four tier supper hero wedding cake,Tossing in the air of the bridal bouquetthe bridesmaid catching the bridal bouquet tossThe first dance of the happy couple deeply in loveLast Drop Village-wedding-photographer

           

           

          Getting married at Last drop Village


          If you are getting married at the Last drop village. Please go to my contact me page and get intouch,  if you would like me to photograph your wedding. If you would like to know more about me and my style go to my F.A.Qs page or About me page.

          Take a look at my recent weddings here on my blog


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          • Susan

            Especially love the photograph of the bride and groom with the long grass in the foreground, it captures a very special moment so beautifully! 

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