Paul and I were really excited to be doing wedding photography again at Whitley Hall in Sheffield, this time for Fran & Scott. Despite a rainy and windy start to April their wedding was blessed with gorgeous sunshine all day. This was particularly amazing considering how many times we had to postpone their engagement shoot in Sheffield due to rain and snow!
Fran was a very calm and composed bride in the morning and looked stunning in her gown. There was just time for a quick glass of champagne before Fran’s proud father, resplendent in a kilt, walked her down the aisle where Scott was waiting nervously! Fran’s mum created the flowers for the wedding with thistles in to stick to the Scottish theme. The ceremony was personalised with a reading of a Pam Ayers poem which made everyone laugh, then Fran and Scott exchanged vows which were very personal to them and reduced the entire wedding party to tears including me!
The grounds of Whitley Hall were the perfect backdrop to the photographs after the ceremony. Before the meal was served there was a chance to play some Easter games including egg and spoon racing which went down a storm.
The reception room looked amazing with tables named after places in the Peaks that Fran & Scott like to walk and climb in. The cake was a surprise for Scott and included a miniature version of Scott climbing a cake to reach Fran at the top! The speeches were fantastic and Fran’s father created a slide show with embarrassing pictures of Fran growing up.
In the evening the ushers provided a quiz for the guests with questions about Fran & Scott. Then came the moment we had been waiting for, the first dance. Paul and I were particularly excited about this as the couple provided a dance routine to various songs including “Foxy Lady” and “Groove is in the heart”. Truly brilliant. We ended the evening with some shots outside in the dark with sparklers.
Congratulations Fran & Scott, we wish you every happiness in the future and thank you for making our day as photographers a brilliant experience we will never forget!