To say we felt at home at this lovely wedding at Gibbon Bridge is an understatement. Gibbon Bridge is part of our Lancashire wedding triangle and we have had the pleasure of photographing here and in this scenic area many times. Normally at a wedding we try to fade into the background using our Ninja training (ok I made that bit up) and by acting like a guest but we sort of did feel like a gusts at Lucy and Andy’s wedding. They are so easy going this alone would have done the trick but in the recent past we have photographed Gayle and Keiths wedding at nearby Mitton Hall (Gayle was a bridesmaid for Lucy) and Vic and Nats Wedding at The Inn at Whitewell who were all guests here (with another new arrival) many of their guests were Lucy and Andys guests too!
We started the day by actually photographing Andy and Lucy in the grounds of Gibbon Bridge before they got married. We have done this a few times before and whilst its not for everyone it does give us slightly more time with the bride and groom without any time pressures of the schedule and is such a lovely thing to do.
Leaving Bekka to photograph the final preparations with all the bridesmaids I made my way to the pagoda in the grounds where all the guests and Andy were excitedly assembling awaiting Lucys arrival. What an entrance it was too, she looked amazing in her fab gown (supplied by a local to us dress shop Blush Brides) as she followed the bridesmaids down to the receiving crowd.
Theres something special about and outdoor ceremony and this one certainly didn’t disappoint, the photographers even got a little teary!
After the ceremony the merriment continued and we continued to have fun capturing the guests. The kids in particular were having a ball in the grounds. Later they were entertained by Tricky who had the kids in stitches, us too come to think of it.
After the meal it was speeches time an the best men did a fantastic hatchet job on Andy complete with slide show, well what are friends for!
We left after the dancing had started and knowing this crowd like we do they are probably still dancing now.
Lucy and Andy it was a real pleasure to share your day with you, thanks for asking us to be part of your day and who knows we may see you all again. Tia Maria in an egg cup anyone!