I first met Emma and Darren in December 2015, when I went to photograph the arrival of their little bundle of joy Eva-Rose. To receive the call that they were getting married alongside the invite to capture their big day was fab and an absolute honour to be there to capture yet another important time of their lives.
The day before New Years Eve arrived and it was a cold misty morning as I headed out towards Hinckley, Leicestershire. Preparations for the day were taking place at the brides brothers house, a short drive from the church. The bridal party palette of rose gold sequins, fur, sparkles and delicate lace was set against a Christmassy backdrop of twinkling lights. A calm but hustley and bustley house was where it all took shape. Arriving at St Mary’s Church, knowing that the bride was running “traditionally late”, gave me time with the boys. Dressed in Paul Smith dark blue suits, Darren and his groomsmen were in good spirits, looking smart and acting very calm. Emma’s late arrival was worth the wait as she looked absolutely gorgeous walking down the aisle with her big bro. I can’t quite believe I’ve got this far into the day without a mention of their beautiful little lady, Eva-Rose. Looking super cute in a mini version of Emma’s lace dress, fur coat and hat there were at least a couple of occasions where she stole the show!
On to Ansty Hall for their reception where hot chocolates containing baileys and whisky were waiting to warm everybody up. Darren and Emma did so well though and bypassed them, taking a walk around the grounds and catching the last of the sun whilst I took some portraits of the newly weds. Emma had amazingly created a winter wonderland in their reception room, with a row of christmas trees behind the top table, snowy acorns, glass baubles hanging from white branches and I particularly loved the Mr and Mrs Acorn on top of the beautifully handmade cake. Groom and Bridal party, family and friends looked like they were having a right good party at the same time as making me feel very welcome.
Mr & Mrs . . . . . . for a wedding planned in a stupidly short amount of time, you seriously smashed it! I hope you enjoyed every minute. It was great to be part of another important chapter of your journey and I wish you every bit of happiness in the future. xx