Silverstone golf club wedding photography – It’s a year since I met up with Lisa and Merv to talk about their Spring wedding, a fun, happy couple who I have known for some time. They talked about the natural style they wanted to capture their day, as neither particularly enjoy their photograph being taken. Over the months leading up their big day I stayed in touch and was keen to hear their plans coming together. On the day I went to Tracy and Martin’s, where Merv had been staying for the night before. He even fitted in a gym session with his gym buddy before getting ready. Bacon sarnies all round were much appreciated, it was great to see the groom in such a relaxed and happy mood. I then went to Silverstone to their new home to meet up with Lisa, her children and the bridesmaids, as with many bride’s preps this is a busy time, Lisa had returned from the hairdresser, the flowers had been delivered, everyone was getting ready, so I stayed a short while then went off to 185 Watling Street Bistro pub to catch up with the groom and friends enjoying a drink, before they wheeled Merv in a wheelbarrow across Towcester market square to St Lawrence Church, which holds happy memories for me.
The sun came out in force and guests gathered in the beautiful church for the service. I always enjoy this time of capturing the groom and friends. Merv’s two sons were best men and stood proudly by their dad. Lisa arrived full of smiles, her bridesmaids and pageboy greeted her along with Lulu the Vicar. As Lisa walked up the isle accompanied by Connor, Lisa’s son – Merv’s anticipation showed on his face, Lisa walking excitedly towards him was a joy to see. Throughout the ceremony they laughed, smiled and cried, making my job a real pleasure to capture. Holly, Lisa’s daughter did a reading from the pulpit with confidence and Maddison sang beautifully during the signing of the registrar and they exited the church to bright sunshine and hugs from their family and friends. The happy couple and guests got on the red double decker bus for the journey to Silverstone golf club. A time then of everyone chatting and laughing and a chance to take a few formal photographs of family.
As much as I like to photograph weddings naturally, capturing the emotion of the day, I also think it’s important to take a few close family photographs. It is not always that family members stand together in groups throughout the day. The toast master called the couple into the wedding breakfast, Lisa and Merv walked through the tables wearing huge smiles and were seated at the top table with close family. Their magician entertained separate tables one at a time, before everyone enjoyed a gorgeous roast. Lisa’s mum made an emotional first speech, I then took the couple off for a few photographs together, before they enjoyed desert and Merv, Lisa and Merv’s good friends’ speech. After the breakfast they gathered in the bar to cut their cake and a quick game of Mr and Mrs, to which Merv won and did a celebration dance. Merv built their own personalised photo booth wall, with the plaque from his parents pub on, this gave guests a fun place to be photographed by each other. Their first dance was watched by guests and then the party started. It was a real joy to be their photographer, such a lovely, happy couple who enjoyed every minute of their special day. They were so relaxed, laughing and smiling all day, perfect for my natural style and Silverstone golf club wedding photography.