What a fantastic day this was, back in May 2018 I had the pleasure of providing wedding photography to Rhys & Rachel who had their wedding at the Last Drop village. As a Bolton Wedding Photographer, I have the pleasure of shooting at this venue frequently and this time it was a beautiful spring day working alongside the guys from Big Picture Wedding Videography
Rhys & Rachel are such a relaxed couple and their family and friends were great to be around, lots of fun and laughter. The day started at Rachel's parents where Rachel and her bridesmaids had already began their preparations. A relaxed morning followed before their wedding car arrived to carry them in style to the wedding venue where the groom was anxiously waiting.
Following a memorable service we captured the family groups shots then a quick drive in their classic wedding car where the couple had a quiet moment to themselves. We then captured some lovely bride and groom portraits around the grounds, the light in the gardens around the front of the hotels was beautiful and we spent some time around the fountain and wooden pergola.
The wedding breakfast followed after which the father of the bride, groom and best man making some lovely, funny, emotional speeches. While the room, the penny Farthing Suite, was turned around we took the opportunity to have another short bride and groom portrait session. By this time, the sun was setting over the West Pennine Moors and the directional golden light was wonderful.
The evening guests had now arrived and following the cutting of the cake and first dance, the groom's father had one more surprise up his sleeve. Rhys is a huge Star Wars fan and his father had arranged for some special guests to make an appearance. Despite initially looking like they would take the groom hostage and kidnap him, Darth Vader and Storm Troopers instead decided to take the bride for a twirl around the dance floor, not something you see at every wedding :)
I had such a great day at this Last Drop village Wedding, here's to many more in the future.
Here's some of my favourite images from the day