Wedding Photography at The Villa, Wrea Green
Celebrating The Wedding of Kelley & Mark at The Villa in Lytham
Kelley & Mark were married recently at The Villa in Wrea Green. Booked over a year ago at The Great Lancashire Wedding Show , Kelley and Mark really liked my no-fuss approach, yet still quietly being in control of the day’s photography schedule – so I thought I’d share another example of one of my being a The Villa Wrea Green Wedding Photographer. This was to be my second visit to the venue that month, and weather was still the same as it was for Fiona & Neil’s wedding earlier in April….typically blustery, changeable seaside weather! Three seasons in one day almost… 😉
The started well, catching up with a seemingly vast number of ladies in the Bridal Suite at The Villa (that mirror is awesome!), so I quietly got to work photographing Kelley’s dress, shoes etc while I ‘aclimatised’…no, in over 200 weddings, I still haven’t got used to being the only male in a room full of ladies, flowers, hairdryers and champagne.. ;-). The light in the bridal suite was gorgeous – soft natural daylight for the dress, plus that little touch of Hollywood for the makeup and hair shots. I felt spoiled…what no cramped yellow-painted hotel room with a tiny window…?
It was suddenly ‘Champagne O’ Clock’ and the girls were in high spirits, giggly excitedly about the day to come. Kelley appeared to be taking everything in her stride, but secretly we all knew shew was a relative giddy kipper – especially when the flowers arrived via local florists Fleurtations, plus a special gift for Kelley to wear (Mark’s mum had been bursting to hand it over, just to see her face – it was worth the wait!)
As the clocked ticked by, a slightly nervous Kelley replaced the giddy kipper version, but all was kept well in hand by her fabulous, calm bridesmaids. Then it was time for me to quietly disappear to catch up with the guests downstairs, plus the main man himself, Mark. I found him, and his Best Man where I meet a lot of my groomsmen…in the bar. Funny that. But Mark was there meeting and greeting family and friends as they duly appeared.
After a quick chat with the registrars, it was systems go and everybody was ushered to their seats for Kelley’s arrival. The angled mirror above the fireplace in the ceremony room, so Mark could catch a sneaky glimpse of his new wife-to-be as she was duly escorted down the aisle by her dry, and very witty father. When he handed Kelley’s hand in marriage over to mark, he duly quipped “Good luck lad – she’s all yours!” to great laughter and applause…
Following my (memorised) schedule for the day, we opted to go to Lytham front rather than the Green itself. Previous heavy rain had made the ground very ‘un-wedding dress-friendly’, so we opted to be blown around like kites for 20 minutes instead!
From the formals, it was off to the wedding breakfast and speeches in The Pavilion – a beautiful marquee environment, expertly run by Greg and the team. With time on our hands, we managed a few minutes of portraits outside in the late afternoon sun (not heat though!), before heading back for the cake cutting and first dance.
If you’d like to see more of my The Villa at Wrea Green wedding photography, you can contact me below for more information…
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Moss Side Lane,
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