WEDDING: Natalie & Chris Mann

Knowing Natalie for enough years to make me feel very old right now, the moment Natalie introduced me to her fiancé Chris I knew they were just made to be together.

Our initial meet up was interesting, having photographed Natalie in the past i knew there was nothing to worry about, we both feel comfortable with each other and Natalie is super photogenic. Now Chris…. oh Chris.. haha! Chris showed all the signs of trying to avoid any photographs with him in them, but 20 minutes in… out came pintrest… Chris had so many ideas and examples it was a total turn around… i loved it… he had managed to convert himself… no persuasion needed ha!

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Now something i didn’t learn until 2 hours into the day…. The Hurst family are cursed with day weather on their wedding days… all of them… Great! Grab those brollies people…. the curse continued.

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What i loved about this though was that it made grabbing photos in between downpours more fun, it made us appreciate the photos we did get more, the whole wedding party took this in their stride, no one complained, and most importantly Natalie and Chris could not have looked happier, it also brought everyone closer together by not being able to wonder off outside… a true bonding experience.

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Despite the rain the day was perfect, St George’s church in Tyldesley is stunning, i have been wanting to shoot a wedding here for years and could not think of a more perfect wedding to have done. We also have to thank the wonderful staff at the Church too for allowing us to stay after the ceremony and take the group shots at the alter too.

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After the church we hopped on the big red bus to the reception at Swinton Golf Park, where we had great fun getting photos with the bridal party as well as the shots of Natalie and Chris, before the speeches began, all beautiful speeches but Chris’s brothers (The 2 best men) outdid themselves with a slide show of congratulations from friends and celebrities for the newlyweds.

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Another highlight was the first dance, where the groomsmen had organised confetti guns and the whole wedding party got involved on the dancefloor…. a gorgeous experience to see.

Thank you for having Elaine and I along as part of your special day and to all your family and friends for making us feel so welcome too.

Wish we could photograph you every week!

Em xx

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