We stood on the steps waiting to greet our family and friends for the first time as Mr and Mrs Dolby. Our parents were first down the aisle behind us and, as I looked up at my dad outside the church, our eyes filled.
Sometimes it doesn’t take much for my dad to get a little emotional and it’s something I’ve inherited. Occasionally I’ll find the viewfinder going a bit blurry as I’m shooting the speeches or during another particularly poignant moment on the wedding day.
Dad and I gave each other a huge hug. He said ‘I’m proud of you son’ and I said ‘thank you so much, for everything!’.
Except our lips didn’t move. No words required. Just a look, and a hug.
Cracoe village hall is not your typical wedding reception venue but I think that’s why Amy and David chose it. It provided them with a beautiful blank canvas for them to make their own. After getting soaked at the church shooting their portraits after the service (Amy and David were tucked away safely by the church door) I was pleased to see the hall bathed in warm sunshine.
When the sun had set the hall was transformed with festoon lights and the sounds of the Jive City Swingers. The offer of supper from the the fish and chip van the couple laid on for their guests was a brilliant end to a fantastic wedding day. Here are some of my favourite images:
As the Organist struck up Canon in D and the church fell silent for the entrance of the bride, my first thought was ‘Where’s my camera?’ Of course there was no camera, not for me. After waiting at the front of many ceremonies to capture the entrance of the bride, today I am the nervous groom waiting for my soon-to-be wife.
Our wedding day really was everything we’d hoped for. Surrounded by our family and friends we couldn’t help feeling overwhelmed by their generosity of spirit and kindness.