Jodie & Neil - Alfreton Hall
Jodie and Neil first met me at a wedding fair, they explained they'd done a lot of searching for the right wedding photographer. They wanted someone who could demonstrate a high quality of photography. Not intrusive on their day and able to capture all the wedding plans they had for a December wedding. I was honoured that they chose me as their Alfreton Hall wedding photographer.
They certainly had a lot planned for the day! Jodie got ready at her parent's home before travelling straight to Alfreton Hall. The ceremony was conducted by one of their good friends, Elliott. If he was nervous, it didn't show! He did so well that you'd be forgiven in thinking this is his full time job!
After the ceremony, there were the usual drinks and photos. We took a little bit of time to take a few natural looking wedding photos outside Alfreton Hall. Given the time of year, I knew the sun would set shortly before the wedding breakfast. So Jodie & Neil were happy to walk to the field behind the venue where we got a lovely clear view of the sky. Perfect for the dramatic sunset photos I'm often booked for.
Tim, the father of the bride delivered a barn storming speech. I particularly loved the part where he lifted his leg up to show his 'Father of the Bride' socks to a very shocked looking Jodie!
Neil delivered a heartwarming groom's speech which touched everyone. Including the bride and her mum, who both couldn't help but wipe away a few tears.
Once the food was eaten. It was time for the party to get started. We spent a quick ten minutes getting a few low light portraits then it was the happy couple's first dance. The newlyweds had rehearsed a choreographed waltz. Something they'd clearly spent a long time practicing as they glided across the dance floor effortlessly!
After that it was time...for the Ceilidh! I absolutely adore Ceildidh's. They are so much fun and guests are always keen to get involved. Hopefully you will agree it's a fun way to get your guests on the dance floor.
Finally we went outside for sparklers and fireworks. I left Alfreton Hall with the party in full swing.
For the photos below, originally I thought I'd try to show about 20 of my favourite images. But there were just too many to choose from so here are way more lol. Hope you enjoy them.