Stacey and Mark were married at Thoresby Riding Hall on one of the hottest days of the year. The sunshine was beautiful, and because it was so close to the solstice, it stayed light late into the night.
The expression on Stacy’s face as she and Mark made their way down the aisle as husband and wife summed up the day for me. It was an expression of sheer happiness, and one which was mirrored by Mark as the confetti was thrown. This is clearly a couple very much in love, to whom family is everything. Their son was very much front and centre of the action and having lots of fun.
After the ceremony, I took a few bride and groom portraits in the church’s impressive doorway and in their VW camper-van, as well as a few relaxed shots of the guests talking together and the groomsmen walking in formation! Then there were glasses of Pimms outside the reception venue and the opportunity for me to take a number of bride and groom shots in the venue grounds. The surrounding fields were looking heavenly in the summer light.
The marquee-type furnishings of the dining room stood in stark contrast to the two tanks sitting outside in honour of Armed Forces Day, but the kids (and some of the adult guests) enjoyed looking around them. Everyone had a meal and this was followed by a groom speech that was on the verge of reducing all the guest to tears.
After the speech I fitted in a few more posed family shots and a few more bride and groom portraits before it was time for the disco. Mark, an ex-DJ, played a few tunes of his own.
All the very best to Stacey and Mark on their new life together as a married couple.
Thanks to my friend Andy Fyfe for second shooting for me.