One of the great things about my job is that I get to meet so many amazing people on one of the happiest days of their lives. The majority of the time it’ll be the first time we’ve met, we may have had a coffee to chat about the day, but I’m usually only getting to know them for the first time through their wedding plans. I place a huge amount of my photography on getting to know my clients over these meetings prior to the day, and the only way that can be amplified, is if I already know the couple. In this case, and although I haven’t seen them for the past decade, I’ve known Chris and his family since I was 10, so to be asked by Chris to document his day, and to know half of the family that would be going on to treasure those images, was an incredible honour that felt like much more than a job.
Having met with Chris and Kelly a few times before the wedding, we’d even been for an engagement shoot around a local industrial mill, it was clear the wedding day was going to be something else. It didn’t disappoint. I don’t think Chris and Kelly could have asked for the day to go better. Set at Mayfield Hall in Ashbourne, it was a stunning spring day, and other than a few issues with a generator (which actually provided us with some brilliant images), the day was nothing short of spectacular. There was laughter from the off, I’m pretty sure I saw some tears, the food was incredible and the location and weather were faultless. What more could you want? Oh yeah, it featured one of the best, best man(s) speeches I think everyone in that tent has witnessed, if I tried to describe it, I wouldn’t even be able to do it justice. To top it all off, there was some late night sparkler action, and some serious dance floor acrobats.
This is Kelly and Chris…..