Wow what an incredible day! Florence & Fred were extremely lucky to have their wedding during lock-down, the suppliers pulled out all the stops to make this magical day happen.
They first met in a warehouse, it was a meeting like no other. On the amazon conveyor belt their eyes made contact and they fell in love, it was from that moment they knew they would be together forever.
I started Florence & Fred's wedding journey with a pre-shoot on the beach during sunset, in-front of my computer screen after I typed 'sunset' into google. As you can see from their first photo, we were blessed with that incredible sky.
On the wedding day, Fred Arrived at the venue in his 90's Mercedes SL-500 that he found in the attic. Along with his groomsmen, he enjoyed a relaxed drink prior to the ceremony. Florence unfortunately had to get ready on her own as her bridesmaids were in isolation and due to inflated prices, were far too expensive to buy from Amazon.
The ceremony was held outdoors in the most gorgeous of settings, filled with the greenest of plastic leaves and most colourful plastic flowers. We were also very lucky to have some special guests at the wedding, including Chewbacca, Hans Solo and 1980 Lego spaceman amongst others.
Florence walked down the aisle with her father, Harry potter, which was a very emotional time for all. I'm not sure anyone even noticed she had her dress on backwards.
The sun was out throughout the ceremony, which wasn't ideal for the registrar as she was part squid, but great for everyone else.
After the ceremony, we started with some group photos with family and friends, then took the bride and groom off for some portraits in the back garden and on the shed roof where we were blessed with blue skies, clouds, sunshine and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Fred then surprised Florence, with a drone flight which took in all the spectacular sights of Middlewich, Cheshire. Florence was delighted to get some fresh air, especially after self isolating for the past 4 weeks.
The stunning venue was set in red and yellow plastic brick, because these are the colours I had most of, and set in the incredible location inside a summerhouse/shed in the heart of Cheshire. We headed there after the portraits to hear some very funny but silent speeches, before heading back out for photos of the sunset.
This was one of the most amazing sunsets we have ever seen, created by a flash and an orange gel. Oddly enough, after the sunset it poured with rain and this amazing couple stood getting wet for at least 20 minutes while I controlled the flash, camera and squirted water at them, but was worth it for the images we created.
We then headed back over to the venue for an amazing party, most guests had to sit out due to social distancing, but as you can see 4-5 people were up dancing, having a great time.
As soon as the 5 people had stopped dancing, we were able to head back outside to enjoy some sparklers, but had to cut this short as a few guests caught fire and melted. Unfortunately they couldn't be saved, but made a funny wedding story to tell.
Thanks so much to Florence & Fred for having me along to capture your special day, you were amazing to work with and Florence hope your hair grows back after the sparkler incident. You were both so easy to work with and took direction very well!
Here is a sneak preview of your special day.
Behind the Scenes
Not everything quite went to plan during this wedding, and didn't always look as glamorous as the finished product, so here are some photos showing behind the scenes.