Harriet and Marc celebrated their amazing wedding at the Worsley Marriott Hotel and Country Club.
I have known Harriet since the days when she used to help look after my little girl in nursery, and Marc’s family even longer (mainly due to local football), as well as having previously photographed his brother’s wedding a couple of years ago.
So I knew it was gonna be a good’un, and it certainly lived up to expectations and then some – particularly impressive when you consider the groom broke his leg playing football only a few weeks before the big day.
Special mention to the lovely Elissa Baker, who helped organise and coordinate the day to perfection, and is always a pleasure to work alongside.
My day properly began at the bridal prep, capturing all the goings-on as the girls readied themselves for the day ahead, before heading over to photograph Marc’s groomsmen helping him get dressed – quite literally in this case, such is the life of a broken-legged groom.
Its often at the tisch during a Jewish wedding that the atmosphere really starts to pick up, and at Harriet and Marc’s it was palpable, with a sense of serious celebrations to come.
The bedeken was next, where the groom checks his wife-to-be is in fact his wife-to-be, and pulls the veil over his bride’s head.
And then it was on to the beautiful ceremony, with lots of family members all huddled together under the chuppah….exactly how it should be.
Before we knew it, the ceremony was finished, the family pictures were in the bag, and it was time to hit the dancefloor, and hit the dancefloor they certainly did.
I love capturing fast-paced action, and at Harriet and Marc’s there was so much energy I really had to stay on my toes. Special mention also to the groom who, despite his big boot, didn’t shirk any of his grooms’ duties, getting stuck right in the thick of the melee.
So after lots of dancing, jumping, spinning, fanning dresses, hoisting on chairs, etc, it was on to the dinner and speeches.
For me, speeches are an opportunity to get to know my couples a bit more, and when they’re as hilarious as they were at Marc and Harriet’s, its genuinely great fun to capture all the reactions.
But the night truly belonged on the dancefloor – well, maybe a little outside…if you know, you know – but mostly on the dancefloor, and with such an electric atmosphere the entire day and night, it really was the most fitting way for the happy couple to start the next chapter of their lives together.
Another huge, huge mazal tov to the newlyweds, and here for your viewing pleasure is but a selection of my images from the day:
Organiser – Elissa Baker