It is always lovely when I receive a referral from one of my existing clients, and it was during the actual wedding day of Samantha & John earlier this year, that I was asked by John’s auntie if I would photograph the blessing of her daughter Hannah.
Hannah and Jeff had previously been married in the Unites States, where Jeff is a police officer with the Salt Lake City Police Department. So this was an opportunity for family and friends, some of whom had travelled from all corners of the globe, to get together and celebrate the marriage at their Welford Wedding Blessing.
Under normal circumstances I would always arrange to meet up my clients before the day, but this had not been possible with Hannah & Jeff. So my first contact with them both was literally 30 minutes before Hannah was escorted down the aisle by her father. The lovely service took place at St Mary the Virgin church in Welford.
Following the ceremony it was just a 5 minute drive to the reception, which was being held at Mini Meadows Farm . If you have small children, it’s certainly worth checking this place out. The venue has been developed from scratch by a member of Hannah’s family,with a purpose built room for this type of event. Hannah & Jeff’s reception was the first event that they had hosted and was a great success.
The spectacular cake is certainly worthy of a mention, as it had been made by Frances Quinn who was the 2014 winner of the Great British Bake Off. Now not many people can claim that!
Following the meal, some moving (and very funny) speeches were given by family members and close friends. Whilst the weather was not exactly on our side during the day, everybody had a fantastic time. Hannah and Jeff were absolutely delightful, and made me feel very welcome. It was a privilege to be a part of their day.
Below is a selection of some of my favourites images from the day.
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