Last year Francesca and Ed asked me to photograph their wedding in Loughborough firstly at St Mary’s Church then at Prestwold Hall in Leicestershire. It was to be a February wedding which to our delight turned out to be a fabulous day.
The day began with myself, Cathy, photographing at Francesca’s parents’ home and Brian at Ed’s parents’ home for the preparations. All was very calm and collected but the atmosphere was full of excitement and happiness for the day ahead. Francesca looked beautiful in her dress and Ed looked very smart in his suit. Francesca’s dress was bought from a shop so aptly named ‘Bridalwear by Francesca‘ – the story goes that when Francesca was young she and her family used to drive past it and she vowed that when she got married she would buy her dress from there.
After the ceremony at St Mary’s Church we continued to the grand and fabulous venue of Prestwold Hall. We couldn’t believe our luck with the weather. After the snowy ‘get to know you’ shoot three weeks prior we thought the weather was most probably going to worsen but to our surprise it was a super day. I took Francesca and Ed around the gardens at Prestwold for photographs whilst Brian photographed the guests enjoying their canapes and drink.
Ed was full of surprises for Francesca. One big surprise was the fireworks by ‘First Galaxy‘. Only a handful of us knew about it. I wanted to photograph the fireworks from the field in front of the Hall as there was fantastic viewpoint from there. So after the wedding breakfast I had to get there as fast as I could to set up. It was well worth it in the end. Having two photographers we could get two different perspectives of the event as you will see below.
Our wedding photography adventure ended after the first dance. Francesca and Ed danced to the song called “You and Me” sung by a fabulous band called ‘Hard to Handle‘. Hope you enjoy this post.