Lana & Wayne ~ New Hall Hotel

August Bank Holiday’s are famous for one thing…. RAIN!!!  So with this in mind I thought that Lana & Wayne’s wedding theme of everything umbrella’s was fantastic…. even more so because the one thing we didn’t have this year on August Bank Holiday, which we always do, was RAIN!!!  It was a beautiful, sunny, dare I say slightly too hot day ;), Apparently  it was the first sunny August bank holiday weekend since 1874 and Lana & Wayne had a brilliant time ♥

Bridal prep is always one of my favourite moments, I get to see the last touches of hair and make and I also get to see THE DRESS.. The whole picture starts to come together and when I saw Lana in her dress I couldn’t wait to get shooting, with a figure to die for and such a beautiful face Wayne would be blown away. Talking of the Groom next it was a visit to find the boys, however this time it wasn’t the girls who running late but the boys!  On a plus side it meant i also captured some getting ready shots of the guys, it was great fun and a great indicator for how the rest of the day was going to be.

New Hall Hotel is such a magical setting for a wedding, it never fails to impress me with it’s photo opportunities which for us included the stunning backdrop of the Great Chamber, the wonderful extensive grounds and of course the Garden Pavilion.  It was a lovely ceremony and after the formalities it was time for the photographs.  As you can see below we had a lot of fun with this group  which always makes our job easier. The happy couple have four sons who were so lovely and polite the whole day, and the whole bridal party were a joy to work with.  Lana & Wayne wanted to capture not only the relaxed, informal styles but also some beautiful intimate moments with the 2 of them from the Bridal prep, through to the hilarious speeches and of course the first dance. With music from Rebecca Kelly, Flowers and decorations from Clare Handsacre and your truly taking far too many pictures I think everyone would agree with me when I say it was a wonderful wedding.  Thank you Lana & Wayne for asking us to photograph your very special day.  We wish you a long and happy life together.

A big thank you to Corrado, Des and all the staff at New Hall for all their hard work on such a beautiful wedding, a pleasure to be back as always.