Enjoy this blog post Lily and Steves Wedding at Fanhams Hall
Date – 31st July 2016
Ceremony and Reception – Fanhams Hall Hotel, Ware, Hertfordshire
Bride – Lily Chinnick
Groom – Steve Dowling
Couples Children – Josh and Megan
Bridesmaids – Megan, Jade, Chelsea, Madison and Kirsten
Page boy- Josh
Best Man – Dean
Usher – Danny
Toastmaster and MC – Jonathan Waterman
The Initial Meeting. I met Lily and Steve when they came over to Fanhams Hall to see me at a Wedding show. They had been recommended by the Amazing and very talented Jonathan Ian waterman. They came over and we had a really good chat and some laughs as well we really got on… I had a good feeling that they would go ahead and book me and they did. Part of the Storybook Package they went for included a pre wedding Photoshoot which we did on a Monday 18/7 just under 2 weeks before the big day…. the sun was golden and it really was perfect light to shoot in – Josh and Megan also came and they had some pictures done with their mum and dad as part of the shoot. We sat out afterwards on the Terrace at Fanhams, had a drink in the sun and ran through the day in detail.. heres a picture from the shoot.
The Wedding Day. The day started at 12.45 with me doing some shots with Steve and his best man in one of the Rooms at Fanhams that they were getting ready in. The couples two children (Josh and megan) came in too and I got some pictures of the boys getting their cufflinks in etc.
I then arrived in the room to see lily, she was just about to have her hair and make up done. I took some relaxed background shots and with the help of one of Lily’s closest friends and Bridesmaid (Kirston) We took all the dresses including the brides into the adjoining room and set a beautiful up.
I then shot down to see Steve and the groomsmen in the courtyard before they went up into The Long Gallery for the Wedding Ceremony.
I went back in and saw Lily having her hair and make up finished and then she got into her dress “she looked stunning”.
The ceremony then started and Lily was given away by her grandad Ken.. very proud man and he really was honored to give his beautiful grandaughter away and walk her down the aisle.
After the ceremony.. Jonathan Waterman (great toastmaster and coordinator) gathered all the guests in and I took a picture from the window of all the guests cheering and raising a glass. I then took the couple round the grounds of Fanhams Hall.. which they were very knowledgeable on as we did a shoot there revcently before the wedding (see above). The guests were all then invited to take their seats in The Great Hall for the wedding breakfast. Whilst this was happening the couple had a quick game of table tennis which the guests could see through the windows… it was great and made for some brilliant pictures.
Hey guys.. its been really nice spending time with you .. not only on the Pre shoot and sitting out having a drink but the Wedding Day. Loved meeting all your friends and family and being there with you all. Chat very soon. JP
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Lily and Steves Wedding at Fanhams Hall