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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

 

 

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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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