Which Wedding Venue?

I was inspired to write this post after meeting a host of couples and a lovely bride-to-be and her mum at my latest wedding fair at Eaves Hall. Now there’s a beautiful venue in itself which I’ll come onto shortly. But first I had the dilemma of thinking about the pro and cons of Peckforton Castle or West Tower? In short they both have brilliant aspects to them so it depends on what details or features appeal to your plans. Below is a list of 5 considerations you might think of when choosing and then 10 venues that I’ve photographed at to give you a wedding photographer’s perspective. Check out the full wedding links to see the venues in full.

Considerations for your wedding venue

  1. Venue Size – Might sound simple but you need to fit your guests in! The average wedding party size is about 75 guests in the day and then going up to 120 in the evening. Make sure you count for the full list but most venues accommodate this number and a few more. If you’re having over 200 guests then you need to get on the case asap because there are much fewer venues with that capacity and therefore you have less options. If you’re in that space try Kilhey Court, and Haigh Hall in Wigan or Thornton Manor Lakeside, Cheshire.
  2. Room Configuration – Check out the size and placing of the rooms. Where’s your party room? Your ceremony room? Your wedding breakfast room? Some venues use one room for all three! That means as each part of the day passes the rooms get turned around and reset for the next part. In that case you and your guests will have to go elsewhere while that’s being done. The other consideration is whether you want a room for older guests or young children while you party on with the tunes going off the decibel scale!! On that note, think about your guests being together in the one place. Fewer rooms means everyone is all together and not getting lost somewhere else! Somewhere like Eaves Hall has different rooms but are all close together.
  3. Exclusivity – Fancy meeting another bride in the same building!? A handful of venues do run more than one wedding on a day but a good deal are still open to the public and have other guests. You’ll be caught up in the whirlwind of the day so being in your own part of the venue will feel exclusive in any case but exclusivity means it’s just you and your party. The only drawback is that you may have to pay extra for exclusivity. Some venues are exclusively wedding venues so what you see is what get – and pay for! For exclusive wedding venues try Ashfield House or West Tower.
  4. Location – Where are you guests who live farthest away coming from? Maybe one thing to think about when choosing your venue. How does everyone get there? And where are people staying? Most venues have rooms and if you have exclusivity they are all yours. Most family and friends will plump for a local B&B or Premier Inn if close by, so worth a scan of the surrounding area when checking venues. As they’ll be spending most of the day/night with you it’s probably just to sleep over and they may well need a cab at the end of the night so factor this in too. Going abroad!? This is a whole new ball game! Please get in touch as I have worked abroad.
  5. Food – In the true traditions of weddings the celebrations are around feasting, so food and the wedding breakfast are so important. Plus I love my food and I have had the pleasure of dining with a lot of my couples on their big day – so have had the same food as they have. My top tip for any restaurant or dining venue? Always go by the veg dishes! The average chef can cook a steak but the better ones know how not to serve mushy, over boiled veg. If you get a taster menu offered to you by your venue, maybe take a vegetarian with you!? They’ll be a good indicator to the quality of the menu! I’ve worked at Mitton Hall, Clitheroe quite a few times and can highly recommend their veg – and the rest of their menu!
  6. Photography! – Well, I had to have this as a consideration! In all truth whatever your location you’ll get the best photography from me. Yes, location provides photo opportunities, but it is people and personalities that will document your day naturally and be at the heart of your photography. That said the location can offer varying opportunities – if you want a set photo in part of the venue, then we’ll do it. Think of somewhere like Eaves Hall, Clitheroe with seven acres of beautiful grounds, compared to somewhere like Victoria Warehouse, Manchester with its funky brickwork. If your venue has grounds with lots of nooks and crannies and pathways and trees I can shoot behind then that’s all good. If you imagine going for a (romantic!) wander in the grounds for a wee while – simple and nice and relaxed – then the backdrops that will be in the photos are all around you. Maybe you’ll want the house or venue in the background with the grounds. Also think that’ll you’ll be in your dress and dapper suit. You’ll be more aware of your wedding dress on the day. Will you be ok if there’s a bit of a dusty old track en route? It may have rained the night before and be a bit muddy. So maybe take some other shoes and think of how you’ll get there if you’ll want to keep your dress relatively clean. Also, think about how far you want to go and how long you want to be away from your guests. I think 20-30 mins is ample for some gorgeous and funky portraits but you may need to add on a few mins to get there. So beautiful grounds next to your venue is great. If there’s a few drops of rain on the day is there somewhere inside for some photos? I like to visit your venue with you beforehand as well, so if I do not know it well already, I will by the day and we’ll go through all the options to make sure your photography will be perfect.

10 wedding venues to consider

I’ve worked in many, many wedding venues. These are not meant to be ‘the best’ but ones that I think are worth considering for a variety of reasons that I’ve mentioned above.

Eaves Hall, Clitheroe

Eaves Hall is classy, extremely well run and has seven acres of gardens as well as a set of elegant rooms all in one beautiful Georgian mansion. It offers so many opportunities in the gardens and fantastic when guests spill out onto to the grounds. The Lodge provides a special space to get ready and the rooms in Eaves are magnificent for prep. Check out Lauren & Phil or Sarah & Martin’s winter wedding I shot there.

Guest Count: Day +/- 75, Evening +/- 120

West Tower, Ormskirk

Wonderfully quirky. West Tower are a dedicated wedding venue. The main room and bridal suite are fantastic and the gardens are close and intimate with an east facing horizon for a glorious sunset. Check out Laura & Greg’s or Claire & Mark’s wedding I shot there (look out for the ‘walk’ to West Tower from The Birches Brow hotel where guests and the bridal party can stay…)

Guest Count: Day +/- 75, Evening +/- 160

wedding photography at west tower

Falcon Manor, Settle

Part of the James Places group there is something special about this venue. In the glorious setting of The Yorkshire Dales it is a beautiful manor house and gardens with perfect room configuration, great staff, brilliant food and tasteful decor. The bridal suite is a great size, too, with a grand chandeliered staircase. Also, it has massive fluffy lampshades in the main room. Enough said. Check out Katy & Daryl’s wedding there.

Guest Count: Day +/- 75, Evening +/- 120

Rivington Hall Barn

Rivington Hall Barn lies at the bottom of the hill to Rivington Pike. It’s surrounded by beautiful countryside. Rivington will house an over average amount of guests. There’s a great ambience to the barn space for the ceremony and wedding breakfast and some fantastic photo opportunities outside. Well run and great food, too. Check out Sarah & Sam’s wedding or Natasha & Shaun’s wedding there.

Guest Count: Day +/- 85, Evening +/- 175

Mitton Hall, Whalley

Run by the same management as Eaves and Falcon, Mitton Hall is a fantastic venue. It has a good size for the larger wedding party and the whole feel is classic and tastefully done. Great food, good room sizes and extremely well run. The outside gardens are fantastic for some intimate photos as well as the inside with it’s authentic manor house feel. Check out a host of my Mitton Hall weddings here.

Guest Count: Day +/- 85, Evening +/- 150

The Out Barn, Clough Bottom

A modern, purpose built wedding venue. Renovated from an old barn this venue is in the middle of the countryside with views of Pendle hill on the horizon and will be exclusive on your day. So many opportunities to explore for photos. There’s a purpose built lodge just behind the main building for bridal prep and guests can stay nearby in Waddington. Check out Ashleigh & Sam’s wedding here.

Guest Count: Day +/- 85, Evening +/- 175

Peckforton Castle, Tarporley

Well, it’s a castle! And it has all the feel of what you’d expect inside. The main rooms are big and plentiful and, on the whole, well connected. The main hall and rooms are beautifully grand and the whole experience exudes class, authenticity and romance. This venue fits the larger party as well – with a 250+ capacity in the evening. If you want to search around the grounds there are unlimited photo opportunities. Amazing. Check out Nadia & Andy’s wedding here.

Guest Count: Day +/- 165, Evening +/- 250

Thornton Manor Lake Side, Cheshire

Great venue for a big party! Right by a (you guessed it) lake..it offers a big marquee which hosts the ceremony and the night do. Couple that with some secluded walks and a boat to take you round the lake then you have a brilliant wedding venue. There’s even the use of the Lodges (a dedicated Groomsmen’s Lodge!) at the Manor house for both groom and bridal prep. The night is partied out under a starry backdrop with a big first dance reveal. Check out Rachael & Kyles wedding here.

Guest Count: Day +/- 100 Evening +/- 250


Haigh Hall, Wigan

I love this place! It is quirky, off beat and a hidden gem. It is an ongoing project and gets better each time I’m there. A grand house set alone with a brilliant vista, a long sweeping drive and woodland nearby the whole exclusive mansion feel is there but maybe the best aspect are the rooms and decor. Each room is big, different and colourful. Add a brave eclectic quirky twist to the decor and you have a unique venue. Can also house the larger wedding party up to 200. Check out Becky & Dan’s wedding here.

Guest Count: Day +/- 150 Evening +/- 275

Ashfield House, Standish

Ashfield House is a dedicated wedding venue run by the lovely Katie and co. It offers the perfect room configuration and the grounds are all neatly plotted around the building. There’s a beautiful centre piece staircase and this leads to a beautifully big bridal prep room. One of the best aspects of this as a venue is its dedication to constantly evolving the updating the decor. It’s done lovingly and with first class taste. Check out Kirby & Daniel’s wedding here.

Guest Count: Day +/- 120 Evening +/- 220

I hope you found this useful. Please do get in touch as I’ve photographed all over the Uk and destination weddings abroad. The guest counts are a guide so please check in with the venues for the latest info and happy venue hunting!

Moments of 2018

One of the best aspects of a wedding photograph – indeed any photograph – is its ability to convey meaning; or it’s own story. In my profession there is a lot of discussion and conformity to what ‘style’ of image is ‘best’. Therefore we have trends. But an individual image, or moment, can transcend style and conformity to provide meaning in its own right – a deeper relevance to the viewer or those in the photo. It feels all the more real for that reason. I want my images to be much more than ‘trendy’. So these images I have chosen aren’t about my ‘best’ or my ‘favourite’, they are just moments that occurred and that I responded to and a few thoughts about each one.

Many moments but no favourites

Rachael and Kyle. No posing required. This looks just that but going for a few portraits we were messing about near the bank and hedge at Thornton Manor and as they did their own (wonderfully mad thing), bang, I framed them symmetrically in the landscape as they just seemed to be lost in themselves. Then, the geese from the lakeside flew over. The timing adds the accent of this being quite incidental and unposed.

Just wonderfully natural chemistry. There is many a discussion on what is natural and what is posed but if you have two people together you still have natural emotions and none more so than Faye and Liam.

Falcon Manor. I love this venue, especially because it has massive fluffy light shades. I wanted to create a platform where we could create something visually colourful. Once Millie and Tom, went to check out the evening room they came onto that platform and forgot I was hanging around on a ladder amongst some light shades somewhere. I knew they were having the best day!

I’m a big outdoor person. I love The Dales, The Lake District – anywhere out walking and being in the countryside. These guys, too. Sarah and Sam have been just about everywhere in the world (#jealous1 ;-)) and I love keeping in touch with them. On their day, this was their landscape. The idea that we are always on some kind of journey with much in front of us is also embedded in this frame. They are very much together on their journey.

Freddie and Lee made their day their own; completely. It was as care free and beautiful as much as it was carefully thought about; about the traditions of marriage and the way we go about life. Much chimed with me on that day and this photo represents the collective and considered thoughts of them and those around them. The photo, and the way they all raise their glasses together, seemed to be a real acknowledgement of true togetherness.

Haha, the lovely Stef and Ben at Eaves Hall. All four seasons in one day. Snow, rain, sun and wind. Veil shenanigans and the wind kind of blew them together here. It just summed up their wonderful togetherness.

Kirsten and Adam! What do you do when you get out of church after getting married? Selfie, of course! I managed to end up framing from their point of view. I like to think that this photo says, ‘this day is about us’…

The wind. The scourge of the veil! Makes for a spontaneous shot though. As if to prove it’s spontaneity, Anna’s veil decided to arrange itself in regular style path up the church wall. I just love Will’s helpless position – such a great husband Will! 😉 And Grandad hasn’t a clue.

I like to take a portrait of the bride on her own and of the groom on his own. It’s simple, classic and straightforward. In any photo like that, as the camera rolls, people turn their attention to things; naturally. Lauren just looked at her engagement ring and in that moment it seemed to opened up a whole set of feelings which became beautifully nuanced and pensive. It’s often that in ‘posed’ shots very natural moments occur; moments that become quite natural and tell a story. Wonderful.

In the middle of the frame and simply in the middle of having such a brilliant time. Loving the entertainment in front of them, Mike and Jannine both look out in different directions but with the same expression which has a beautiful balance. It kind of says they both have the same sense of humour..

Love this. Laura, Andy and I had just been for a ride in the car around Bartle Hall. After a high energy, and bumpy, ride in a (posh) old wagon, Andy put his head on Laura. Weddings are brilliant, highly charged and emotional occasions and he just seemed to take an impromptu (and loving) rest amongst it all.

Sally and Michael are professional dancers and have been partners professionally and personally for most of their lives. What I loved about this photo, and them, is that with such a glitzy and glamorous profession (adorning the Blackpool ballroom and dancing with the Strictly stars) their first dance was not about high flying routines and moves, it was simple and simply about them. It was wonderfully self-effacing and it enriches this photo and moment endlessly and shows what wonderful soulmates and people they are.

Claire and Mark were having a dance on their own. Hidden behind some flowers I happily shot away as they become completely enveloped in themselves. Fun, laughter, silliness (as Claire would agree ;-)). It all seems to be embedded in the colour and energy of this photo and a complete representation of themselves and their day.

Party time. I love a good party and love the energy. A lot of that is about peoples’ expression, the colour of the lights and the movement. This shot has that lovely energy but is showed by the lines, by the form of the photo. The shape of the arms and (his) hip all curve and compliment the drapes in the ceiling. I thought that was best in black and white for this one!

Slammers! Party! Brilliant! Weddings should be just people having a great time. That’s all in here – father of the bride an’ all! I just asked the barman at Eaves Hall if I could step into place for a bit. Now I know what it looks like!

Words cut from pages in a book. They were all jumbled up and left on the table until a shaft of light came from the candle lay across the word word ‘love’. It seemed so apt like this word represented the days’ overriding feelings but amongst more – that it was just one aspect of life. Stories and styles can often be revealed through the details.

The sea and walk on the beach at sunset. Madeleine and Daniel’s wedding in Fleetwood was full of sunshine and showers; a wonderfully free and easy day but still with a crazy Ceilidh and friends all out on the windy shoreline. With such a fantastic cocktail of emotion this wider view seemed to add more complexity to the day and is more contemplative, as I think they were taking it all in at this moment.

Sheer party joy. Ace.

The wedding day is about a couple….and everyone else around them. But there are those moments such as the ceremony where is purely about them – connecting face to face. Intense. Katie and Matt shared that connection in this moment; quite deeply by the nature of their expressions. I think this works so well because they just seem right out there, isolated in their own space, and that gives this that real intensity.

Onwards and upwards! I love The Ribble Valley and as Ellie and Dan’s car zoomed off in the distance they gave me a wave. This moment makes me think how as these two go off after the wedding you get the feeling they are are going to be very much ok in the landscape of life!

Amongst a gap in (very) rainy summer’s day, on the bridge outside Sally & Michael’s local church, they had this romantic moment. If the wind can play around with things then sometimes it comes in at just the right point and direction. This moment was all about romance and things coming together. Luck, fate – whatever you want to call it – it worked so wonderfully.

I’ve been at many a wedding where the dogs have been brought along. I have two myself; they’re part of the family! So, I love this reaction from Laura’s when the dog minder brought them along to say hello!

It’s just that reaction. It tells you about that relationship between a bride and her friends. All those times and experiences seem to be released in this photo.

All about colour. Freddie and Lee filled the village hall with so much colour and personality it seemed best brought out over them through the colourful banners that ran overhead.

I love this photo of Becky and Brandon…well it’s not exactly of them. Just as their first dance comes to a close I saw one of Becky’s friends on the opposite side of the room. So taken by the emotion of the dance, she stares lovingly at them. Sometimes it is other people at the wedding who show the emotion which acknowledges the love between the bride and groom.

And so Dad walks his daughter down the aisle. A seminal moment in a wedding ceremony; one which can be highly emotional. They can happen and build quite quickly and the shot is easier said than achieved. But this shot was remarkable because right in the middle dad decided to share a few private words his daughter and, not only did it slow down time, it loaded the whole procession with and extra degree of emotion. The photo then takes on a three way dynamic, rather than two and enriches the story even more.

Lauren & Phil’s Wedding | Eaves Hall

Eaves Hall. This is the perfect venue and the venue for Lauren and Phil’s perfect day.

Wedding Photography at Eaves Hall

Lauren and Phil wanted a blend of natural, documentary style photography and choice portraits to take advantage of this exclusive wedding venue with it’s glorious building surrounded by beautiful gardens set amidst the stunning countryside of the Ribble Valley. And so it was! Being a regular wedding photographer at Eaves Hall I know where some fantastic photo opportunities lie and we started in The Lodge where Lauren was getting ready with her bridesmaids. I knew we were in for an emotional day as the bridesmaids hadn’t seen Eaves Hall in full and, as we walked up to the Georgian mansion, there were gasps of amazement as the day of Lauren and Phil’s wedding day became very real. The bridesmaids spotted other wedding guests and I was already feeling the perfect vibe as their wedding photographer.

An Autumnal Wedding at Eaves Hall

So it was up to The Kemple and The Ribble Suite where Lauren and Phil were preparing for the wedding ceremony. The bridesmaids were keeping a tab on family and friends arriving and relaying that to the bride and groom in their respective rooms, so the excitement and nerves built. Then the bride and groom swapped letters. I loved capturing that with the camera! So emotional!  But it didn’t stop there. What a wonderful ceremony as the wedding congregation were getting giddy before the father of the bride walked the beautiful Lauren down the aisle with a few words as he went. Then out side for some confetti and a royal wave from the balcony before the wedding breakfast. As well as some emotional speeches there was a great laugh with a surprise game of Mr & Mrs organised by Kat & Georgie the bridesmaids. The whole day went from one energetic moment to the next; the perfect scenario for a wedding photographer. I even managed to get Lauren and Phil out for a couple of portraits as the autumnal sun set. I love the colours of the gardens at Eaves Hall and with so many angles to shoot from I can be a really creative with my photography whilst keeping it simple and using natural light.

Photographing the Evening Celebrations

Natural light turns more to the evening lights of Eaves Hall and with that the party, full of colour and energy, takes hold. Lauren and Phil enjoyed a parade of sparklers before it was time to cut the cake and go for the first dance – not before the father of the bride also enjoyed a dance with his daughter. The crowd were in such wonderful form, everyone really emotional and taken by the whole wedding so it was at that point I sneaked Lauren and Phil out for a very quick off camera flash shot which showed them off in front of the beautiful Eaves Hall lit at night – just a wonderful touch to a perfect day before it was to join everyone again to party on into the night.

If you like my wedding photography at Eaves Hall then get in touch. I’d love to hear from you!

Merry Christmas 2018!

What an AMAZING year! 2018 has been so much more than I could have wished for. Being nominated for Wedding Photographer of the Year and being awarded for my work have been fantastic but as I look back those accolades are topped by the sheer joy of those couples who had just the best time on their best day ever!

Here’s a few of those moments in this short clip that I’d like to share; AND to wish that they, and you, have yourselves a Merry Little Christmas.

Andy

There’s Hope After Alice – Is Your Date Taken!?

Meet Alice. Alice Hope. Alice is getting married to Ben and I am their photographer for their big day. They are getting married one of the hottest dates available – 23rd May 2020. I could have booked this date 10 times over now! It’s not just about photography, of course; have a read on to find out a bit about Alice and Ben and how they are planning their day NOW so that they get exactly what they want…with NO stress..

A Real Life Journey To Booking Your Wedding Suppliers – by Alice

“First things first. We had been together for 9 years when we got engaged in March 2017 so I’m not ashamed to say I had already started planning! It was going to happen eventually right?! So, we already had a good idea of the kind of wedding we wanted, so when it finally happened I was chomping at the bit to start putting my dreams into reality!
We started off by looking at wedding venues and we knew we wanted a church wedding so that was settled pretty quick. The first venue we looked at was Spring Cottage in Rivington and we just fell in love with it. After visiting another venue we knew we had to go with Spring Cottage! We are in the middle of the woods surrounded by trees and wild flowers (that’s why we chose that time of year) and my aim is to fully embrace the woodland theme throughout my decorations from colours of bridesmaid dresses to moss on the tables!
It was March 2018 when we were in a position to book the venue. Time was flying and a whole year having already passed since we were engaged.
We’d been going to wedding fairs within that time and in that same March I found my amazing photographer!! We made it official in mid April 2018 – almost 2 years before the wedding! In fact we wanted to book Andy before we had finalised the venue so Andy kept the date open and man am I glad!!
We have pretty much steam rolled through what we believe to be the MOST IMPORTANT. So far we have a venue, the church, an amazing photographer, ….and of course MY DRESS! (It’s a secret of course away from those pretty close to me) but that was booked just last month!
Next it was flowers, decoration and colour scheme and some entertainment for the night do. We are lucky in the fact that my aunty is our florist, my dad works in the car industry and can get his hands on a rather beautiful sage green land rover defender (so looks like I’m sorted 😝) and the guy we have in mind for the entertainment is a friend of my dads also!
The make up artist has been booked Bridesmaid dresses have been ordered and  – we’re trying to do all five girls at once!! There’s nothing less glamorous than herding five girls around for fitting…..but they’ll look amazing!
We’re just looking at the cars and have just under 18 months left of planning so we aren’t too concerned at the moment. The next thing for us will be a DJ, menu choices and night time food. We are having Pig and thankfully Ben knows a guy! Grooms suits but let’s face it that’s going to be the week before (actually not joking). Then Invites but I am going to give that a go myself. CAKE! Probably lots more little stuff well I sincerely hope so can you imagine missing off something major?! I’m not too worried just yet.
Also when I refer to us as a WE that is of course a very royal WE. Ben is just going to turn up, hopefully in a suit!
I truly can’t wait to see everything come together and marry my bestest friend! And everything will be captured by our photographer, Andy….!”
..And I can’t wait to be there with them. As I chat to Alice every now and then before the big day I get the sense that she’s loving picking and choosing all the things that will make her perfect day and it’s being done with zero stress and all totally chilled. That’s because she’s getting everything done in good time and getting pick of what she wants – or ‘putting her dreams into reality’ as she says!
Ask any supplier, especially the key ones, and they will tell you how 2020 has been booking incredibly fast. It has been for more than a year and Alice is testament to that. Alice’s day kicks off the first holiday half term of a new decade year – 2020. And that’s it, too – it sounds fab! “When did you get married?”…” In 2020!”. Think of the dates 10/10/2020 & 02/02/20 (I’m booked on these as well!) – people like to think of their day in the minutest of details and these dates just have a ring to them…forgive the pun.
In just a month from now couples wake up from Christmas and realise their wedding is “this year” or “next year” – another year on from when it was planned. Couple this with all the romantics who get engaged over the festive period and you see why it’s the busiest time at wedding fairs and bookings for suppliers for this very reason! So the popular dates of 2019 and 2020 will be at a premium at those first fairs in January.
So, if you are looking at 2020 for your wedding – and especially 2019! – now’s the time to book all the things that will make your date as perfect as Alice’s will be. There’s still hope if you start now…

A Summary of When To Book Your Wedding Suppliers

Got engaged 28-03-17 (3 years before the wedding!)
Booked Venue & Church – 2 years to go
Booked Photographer – 2 years to go
Bought Dress – 20 months
Flowers, Decor, Colour Scheme – Collecting as we go along; almost there! (My living room is full)
Entertainer/Band – 18 months
Bridesmaids Dresses – 18 months
Cars – 12 months
DJ & Entertainment  – 12 months
Food – 8 months
Groom’s Suits – Sometime in 2020 probably (he thinks he’s go along like he’s dressed right now…)
Cake – 6 months
CHILL OUT
GET VERY EXCITED
Get married 23-05-20 (Yay!!)

I’ve been shortlisted for Wedding Photographer Of The Year!!

wedding photographer of the year

This is amazing news! Not only have I’ve been judged by The Wedding Industry Awards panel but the most decisive part is the votes that my couples have given me throughout the last year. I am so grateful for them commissioning me to be their photographer and for their votes that have taken me to the regional final. As will always be the case it is the commissions from the couple themselves that are the true awards, but it’s fantastic to have my photography recognised. It’s privilege to be part of the Top 20 photographers in the North West for the UK right now!

Looking back at 2018, it’s not only being up for Wedding Photographer of The Year that has made me so pleased but I’ve been awarded by one of the three International bodies that I have been accepted onto. WPS Select chose my photo of Cheryl & Joe’s confetti extravaganza for an award. I try to capture the emotion and energy of a couples day and this embodies that very spirit!

bride and groom leave stirk house hotel with confetti