I love a Christmas wedding and I love Gaynes Park and once you meet Lorna and Mike you can’t help but love them too so I knew their wedding was going to be one very special day. And it was…. I arrived with plenty of time to spare so started with some photos of the grounds and all the wonderful details then Lorna arrived and I spent some time with her and the girls in the Apple Loft – she looked so beautiful and I loved her striking red lipstick. Lorna wasn’t sure and kept asking me if she looked OK – my reaction was (like the big baby I am) to well up – OK? nooo – stunning!! I kept an eye out for Mike’s car and ran down to get some shots of him with his best man and Lorna’s dad putting on their button hole flowers and straightening their ties – they looked so smart! Speaking of flowers it was lovely to meet Fiona of Wild About You Flowers – the bouquets & button holes were all beautifully arranged and I loved the wreath on the door to the Apple Loft. The mistletoe went down a treat later too! The ceremony was lovely with a heart felt reading from Mike’s sister then everyone braved the chilly weather for a couple of shots outside and some canopes. Then after a few happy couple photos in the grounds it was time to sit down for the meal – what a delicious treat! The best scotch egg I’ve ever tasted and I think everyone who’s ever had one would agree! Later I whisked Mike and Lorna back outside for a long exposure shot under the twinkly lights of the pergola in the gardens – the lights of the motorway in the distance made it look like a sunset! Shhhh – we’ll just pretend that’s what it was! After some fun & emotional speeches there was the cake cutting, first dance, sparklers and boogie woogie shots. My sides nearly split with the sparkler photos – I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much!! I didn’t want to leave, but with a long journey home I called it a night around 10pm – grabbed myself a hog roast bap and a cuddle from the gorgeous bride & groom and drove home with a big grin on my face – all ready to take on Christmas! Thank you so much Lorna & Mike for choosing me to capture your big day for you – it was such a pleasure! Many congratulations (again!) from me xxx Here are some of my favourites from the day….