This wedding was so much fun to photograph.
From the moment we both arrived with Sharon & Russ in the morning, we knew this was going to be something special.
We had already met and photographed them both before on a drizzly day in Preston a few months earlier for a pre wedding photoshoot, and so it was like being reacquainted with old friends. Friends that just happened to be about to have one of the most fun days of their lives.
In contrast to the pre wedding shoot, their wedding day was glorious hot sunshine.
So flat caps on, dress on.. it was time to get this wedding started.
Today we were at the Wellbeing Farm near Bolton in Lancashire.
We have worked here many times before, and each time we arrive with a fresh sense of excitement.
There is just to much to photograph, and Celia and her excellent team have always got some new addition to make this venue even more unique and charming.
As usual, the Wellbeing Farm looked stunning, this time made extra special by the amazing flowers courtesy of The Flower Farm.
Russ and the boys looked so dapper in their suits, courtesy of Hellewells Menswear in Preston, and Sharon looked an absolute dream in her gorgeous dress, designed by Justin Alexander from Susan Craig Bridal in Chorley.
The ceremony was full of smiles and laughter, which carried on throughout the entire day.
Post ceremony, everyone piled outside in the gorgeous sun for canapés, confetti and Llama selfies!
It may seem a distant memory now, but at the time England were doing quite well in the World Cup (it wasn't a dream!) and today was their quarter final match against Sweden. The atmosphere when England scored their first goal was electric, and lets just say - everyone was in high spirits when it came around to sitting down for the meal and speeches.
Leaving the party behind, we whisked Sharon and Russ away for a moment of calm as the sun started to dip, creating a gorgeous golden light all over the surrounding Lancashire countryside, before heading back indoors for the evening party to begin.
So many thanks to Sharon & Russ for being the nicest of people to photograph. It was a joy!
Many thanks as always to the Wellbeing Farm for being the ultimate hosts. It was also great to work alongside a whole host of brilliant suppliers, named below:
Photographers: Rustic Lovebirds
Venue: Wellbeing Farm
Hair: Sharon Bosanquet
Makeup: Kathryn Farrington
Dress: Susan Craig Bridal
Suits: Hellewells Menswear
Flowers: The Flower Farm
Musicians: Motown Gold