This love story begins - as so many do - in a pub. Lewis was meeting friends, and when Becky walked through the door with the very people he was meeting, he literally stopped in awe of the beautiful lady he saw. After talking all night, Lewis couldn’t wait the standard ‘3 days’ to message Becky on facebook and get in touch again. It snowballed from there. They fell completely in love and a year to the day after they started dating he popped the big question on holiday in Mauritius. A year later they were getting married and I had the privilege of photographing their day.
It was a glorious sunny Saturday in early June and bridesmaids were calmly getting ready, Becky was getting her hair coiffed and styled and breakfast and champagne was being handed out while people laughed and talked about the day ahead. Little bridesmaids appeared, excitedly had nails painted and ate snacks. Soon it was time for Becky to don the dress she had custom designed herself and get ready to set off for the church.
Meanwhile, Lewis was enjoying a similar morning. Good hearty breakfast at the hotel, champagne with the groomsmen and after getting ready he headed to the church and waited patiently for the love of his life to arrive. Nerves were starting to build as the time she was due to arrive came and went. She was on her way, delayed in traffic and a little stressed but calming down as the church got nearer.
She had arrived; the buzz went around the church and Lewis was ready. As the music started, Dad stole one last kiss from his daughter as the bridesmaids led the way down the aisle to a vocal only performance of Amazing Grace. The bride was stunning and the groom was handsome. They said their vows, declared their love, exchanged rings and all too quickly the ceremony was over. Time for cupcakes, confetti and some formal photos.
Most of the guests then climbed aboard the double decker bus to get to the gorgeous reception venue to celebrate this fabulous couple. There was a relaxed and delicious meal, plenty of laughter and lots of dancing. Every part of their day was tailored very much to who they are as a couple and to their personalities. It was lovely to meet their families and see the love Becky and Lewis have for each other. It was a privilege to be a part of their day.
Here are a few of my favourite photos. It was hard to pick! Enjoy!