The day started perfectly as the wind which held promise the day before held off. In fact for this time of year, you could not ask for more. Hayley was in great spirits as her and the girls were having a great laugh getting ready for the big day ahead.Hayley and the girls were ready on time, which meant that the groom was not left waiting at the isle. The ceremony was a very emotional one and there was hardly a dry eye in the house.They got married in the tippi, but then had to move over to the main building to sign the formalities, before heading back to the tippi, to be announced out as man and wife.
There were not a lot of formal or posed photographs at this wedding, because they are not the type of couple like particularly like attention, and so it was more for them to just enjoy the day. The speeches were incredibly emotional, in fact even more emotional than the ceremony. Some laughs and plenty of tears, which is great because it shows how much this all meant to them, their children and their extended family.
The evening party started well as many guests arrived at Woodhill Hall for the night time event. Some weddings fall flat on the night time, due to a lack of guests, but this one did not.
The photographer on the day was great fun and was a big help setting up the shots. I had never worked with Mark Byron Dowie Photography before, but will definitely look forward to working with him in future. He was great at putting the guests at ease, and this really shows on the wedding photographs.
The cutting of the cake and the first dance started bang on time, and Hayley and Paul had a great time doing their first dance. You could really see the love between them, as they danced to Frank Sinatra.
A wonderful wedding and a great couple, at a fantastic wedding venue and with great weather. You can not ask for more than that.