A Gin Themed Wedding For Scott And Rachel
It was my first time to Beeston Manor as a wedding photographer and I was super excited to explore this great venue! Beeston is set in acres of Lancashire countryside, its a converted barn with the wow factor. It is a family run business and the staff really look after you. My first experience of this beautiful converted farm was last July for Rachel & Scott's gin and blush pink theme wedding. Rachel and Scott love the great outdoors and knew that they wanted a rustic wedding in the countryside. They fell in love with Beeston the minute they visited and knew this would be where they would say ‘I do'.
Natural Relaxed Photography
I met up with Rachel and Scott a couple of times before their wedding to run through plans and what was important to them for their photography. They were really keen to have lots of happy, natural moments captured from the day of their friends and family having a laugh, nothing to posed. However, there was one requested picture. They really wanted a picture of them both with their puppy Baxter. On the day Baxter was super behaved and a little excited that his paw-parents were getting hitched!! Take a look below!!
Bridal Preparations In Preston
I met up with Rachel and her bridesmaids on the morning of the wedding for bridal preparations, this is one of my favourite parts of any wedding! I love the excitement and the hustle and bustle of everyone getting ready for the big day!! Rachel was one of the calmest brides I have seen and was relaxing having her makeup done when I arrived. Throughout bridal preparations I take a mixture of detail pictures and also natural moments of what is happening. Rachel had chosen a beautiful pronovias wedding dress from Foxgloves Bridalwear and it suited her perfectly, with a cathedral length veil with small diamantes she looked every inch the perfect bride. Whilst I was with the girls, my second photographer Jane was with Scott and his groomsmen documenting all the action!!
Although in July, the weather was not on our side and with umbrellas at the ready, the girls headed to Beeston for the wedding ceremony, stormy clouds and torrential rain did not dampen anyone’s spirits on this wedding day, Rachel and Scott were married in a beautifully intimate ceremony surrounded by all their family and friends., and it was a privilege to witness the love they have for each other. The ceremony room at Beeston is just perfect and looks gorgeous in photographs with all the twinkling fairy lights, Rachel had requested that the room was styed in blush pinks to match her theme.
After the ceremony, guests were served champagne and canapes and then sat down to a lovely wedding breakfast. Even though the weather was extremely stormy and unpredictable, we managed to take all the group formals outside which was really lovely and actually made for some stunning backdrops to both the group pictures and the couple portraits!!
Gin Themed Tables
The couple had chosen to decorate their tables in a blush pink and gin theme with rustic elements of hessian added and it really did look beautiful. They had been collecting gin bottles for weeks and had relied on their family and friends to add to the collection for the bottles were used as vases and also lights with fairy lights added. I do love gin and really found this décor stunning, its really on trend and suited the couple as they had added lots of personal touches with gin flavoured sweets, gin flavoured cake pops and of course gin was the choice of drink all day!
First Dance and Sparklers
The wedding day was rounded off by a sparkler walk at dusk which was great fun and always makes for a great couple portrait! The newlyweds cut their naked wedding cake and then had their first dance with the band ‘The Rush’ playing, the band continued playing throughout the night. All in all, it was a fabulous wedding!
Scott and Rachel you guys were amazing, thank you for choosing me as your wedding photographer!! Below are my favourite moments from your awesome day, enjoy!!
Love Laura xx
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