I arrived at a very wet Hollin House Hotel for Lois and Callum’s big day, greeted at the door by Lois’s dad looking somewhat concerned about the weather for the day ahead. But from the moment I met Lois and Callum during prep it was clear that the weather wasn’t going to put a dampener on the day. Everyone having plenty of fun getting ready.
Lois wanted to do a surprise reveal to her dad which was a lovely moment when David walked in and was instantly reduced to tears. Anyone who knows me knows I love photographing emotion at a wedding, it’s such an outward sign of someone’s feelings and it was clear to see that David was very proud and overwhelmed at how amazing Lois looked. A short walk down to the ceremony room and it was time to get underway with the wedding. In a room flooded with natural light it was a dream to work in and capture those natural moments as they happened. Which included plenty more leaking eyes, tons of smiles, an abundance of laughter and crashes of clapping in celebration for these two. A first for me to photograph a sand ceremony and all conducted wonderfully by some of the best registrars I have worked with yet; Claire and Diane from Your Ceremony Cheshire and East.
After the ceremony we had a great chance to get outside without any rain, after congratulations from their nearest and dearest we did a quick confetti line, some of the group photos and some portraits using the grounds at Hollin House. Back into the main room for the wedding breakfast and speeches with a quick speech and presentation from Lois first. Sadly Lois had recently lost her grandma but there was also a comical discovery for them in that she had acquired a lot of paper napkins at her home! Lois explained that was the reason everyone had them as napkins on their place setting before promptly giving Callum a gift. A comical apron to protect his hired suit, since Callum has a reputation for always spilling some food down himself. However we made sure we got a photo afterwards as proof that in actual fact he hadn’t spilt a single drop.
After a wonderful set of speeches everyone retired outside to play some games which Callum and Lois had brought along with them. Even getting the Amazon delivery driver involved in the golf when he came to make a parcel delivery at Hollin House, these guys were all about having fun and including everyone. Plenty of serious competition going on at the Battle Royale golf mat as well.
We finished the night off with their first dance, cake cut and some traditional Greek dancing which opened the dancefloor up for everyone to have some fun. Anyway enough from me, have a watch of their photo highlights video below or you can always scroll through the images underneath. Enjoy.
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