Melissa and Paul booked me around 14 months ago and I have never, ever come across a more organised couple. I play a big part in the organisation of a wedding day – with my years of experience in the hotel and restaurant business I’m usually the first one to present a timetable to the bride and groom usually about 4-6 weeks before a wedding. Melissa sent me version 1 of her 5 page wedding spreadsheet over a year before her wedding! Every detail was planned down to the tiniest detail and it was a real pleasure to go through this planning process being a pretty typical Virgo myself!
I spent the morning photographing the groom getting ready with the boys on Victoria Dock and then went onto Keyingham to cover Mel’s final preps. The bride and groom were married in Holy Trinity Church, England’s largest parish church and a building of such magnificent grandeur it really does take your breath away.
We took care of the group shots at the church and then travelled onto the Millhouse for the wedding reception. We had been watching the weather all week and to be honest, I had planned for a wet weather day but once again the weather men got it wrong and we enjoyed a beautiful day with just about perfect light. As always, The Millhouse put on an amazing wedding breakfast with such classical attention to detail.
Mel, Paul and I enjoyed a ‘Penny Drop Session’ with the Old mill as a backdrop before evening guests arrived and we went straight into cake cutting a first dance. The couple had been taking ‘secret’ lessons and totally owned the dance floor!
I really enjoyed the whole day and met some really lovely people, another reason I love my job!