Today’s wedding will be in my home town of Ludlow, with the wedding service being held at St Laurence’s Church and then onto Ludlow Castle for the evening reception. The day started with bridal prep at Jemma’s parents house, as usual the bridal party was in full swing and very excited for the day ahead. With all of the girls in mid flow of having their make up done by Riverside Beauty, based in Ludlow,I captured some detail shots and some nice natural shots of the bridal party. I had arranged to meet up with the groom and his ushers for some prep shots, but no groom’s party was to be found at the Ludlow Castle apartments. So I decided to have a quick look in The Church Inn and it was no real surprise that there they were outside having a right old laugh with a beer in hand!  I took the group just around the corner into St Laurence’s grounds and took some fun shots  and of course a nice portrait of them all.

It was time for the groom and his ushers to go to church and meet the guests, while I headed back to the brides parents. With only a 5 minute walk back I waited for Jemma and bridesmaids and family  to make their way to church.  I have to say that St Laurence’s Church is pretty impressive for a town to have, after a beautiful service it was time for Jemma and Thomas to thank their guests, and not forgetting the confetti shot which had to be taken just outside of the church yard. Everyone headed on over to Ludlow Castle for the drinks reception which is pretty much around the corner. Whilst everyone was having drinks and canapés,  and having a good catch up, I slipped off to capture the reception and all the details, we had a cheese cake instead of a traditional cake which was beautifully decorated and looked so good. By now everyone was relaxed and had a good mingle, so it was time to get the family formal shots done which can be pretty time consuming and don’t need to be boring!

Jemma and Thomas had set aside some time for us to walk around Ludlow Castle grounds for a portrait shoot which I do with all of my couples on the day, it’s pretty much the same as your engagement shoot. So it was that time of day for the speeches to start and then onto the evening reception.

Ludlow-Photographer (1 of 1)

Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-001Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-002Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-003Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-004Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-005Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-006Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-007Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-008Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-009Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-010Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-011Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-012Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-013Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-014Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-015Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-016Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-017Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-018Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-019Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-020Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-021Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-022Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-023Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-024Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-025Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-026Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-027Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-028Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-029Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-030Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-031Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-032Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-033Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-034Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-035Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-036Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-037Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-038Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-039Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-040Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-041Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-042Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-043Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-044Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-045Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-046Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-047Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-048Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-049Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-050Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-051Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-052Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-053Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-054Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-055Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-056Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-057Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-058Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-059Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-060Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-061Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-062Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-063Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-064Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-065Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-066Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-067Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-068Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-069Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-070Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-071Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-072Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-073Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-074Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-075Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-076Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-077Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-078Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-079Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-080Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-081Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-082Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-083Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-084Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-085Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-086Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-087Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-088Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-089Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-090Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-091Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-092Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-093Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-094Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-095Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-096Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-097Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-098Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-099Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-100Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-101Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-102Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-103Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-104Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-105Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-106Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-107Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-108Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-109Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-110Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-111Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-112Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-113Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-114Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-115Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-116Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-117Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-118Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-119Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-120Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-121Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-122Ludlow-Wedding-Photographer-123