Lindsey and Bens wedding took place back in May at the stunning St Marys Church in Nether Alderley, and the reception at Heaton House Farm, as with all couples we met up a few months earlier at the venue, Heaton House Farm, and myself and Chris also had a quick visit to the church beforehand too.
On the wedding day itself we met up with Lindsey and the girls first thing in the morning at Lindseys Mums house for the bridal prep. Chilled as ever, Lindsey was taking everything in her stride.
Lindsey had a really well thought out blue theme with the flowers, bridesmaids dresses, blue Beauford, and blue suits/ties for the guys.
The bridesmaids provided many laughs thought the day - and this was going to be the precedence for the day.
We left Lindsey and headed off to one of their favourite drinking holes, The Wizard in Alderley Edge (Just near the Edge - do you see all the connections now!) to meet up with Ben and the guys.
After a brief stop with the guys, we left for the Church where it wasn't long before Lindsey arrived along with the sun.
...and onto the the ceremony.
With two photographers, it allows us to provide a much greater range of photos from all angles as I'll usually be confined to the front but Chris can move around unobtrusively.
Once the ceremony and formal group shows were complete, we set off for Heaton House Farm for more formal shots and onto the taking advantage of the stunning surroundings with the happy couple just before the rain started.
The blue theme carried on inside, with blue uplights which Heaton House farm can provide to pretty much any colour as you'll see shortly, and the blue table and chair accessories.
Lots of laughs were had during the speeches, many of them aimed at poor Ben with the double act of his best men/ushers.
Onto the evening, where the rainbow lighting came into its own, lighting up the stunning evening and dance area for guests to party the night away. Lindsey and Ben had even provided an aptly named beer pump complete with pre wedding photograph. Stormy Point is one of the areas at the Edge, and the one where Ben proposed!
Finally onto the first dance and beyond, with some unexpected bubbles.
Ok, so not quite finally.....
At one of our pre wedding meetings with Lindsey, we discussed the possibility of having photos taken with them both at the Edge, as this is where Ben proposed and also where their pre wedding shoot took place a few months earlier. After looking at the timings on the wedding day, and the distance it was, we agreed we would try our best, but time would be against us. Time unfortunately was against us and so I suggested if Lindsey was up for it and she wanted to wear the dress again at a later date, and we'd meet up at the edge to take the photos.... and so thats exactly what we did in front of a huge crowd of spectators!
When I say a huge crowd, little did we know when we agreed the date to meet up at the Edge, that the Vulcan bomber would be taking its final flight shortly afterward our agreed meet up time, and be flying directly overhead. It had drawn crowds of hundreds, and Lindsey and Ben received many many "congratulations" while walking though the forest to the photograph locations in their full wedding attire - good on you both for carrying on and getting the photographs you so wanted! It certainly paid off.
Heres my blog post about the bomber.
They were a fantastic couple to work with, all that is left to say is congratulations to Lindsey and Ben, and all the best for the future.
Martin & Chris