The Moat House with Kylie & Rich
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing Kylie and Richards wedding.
The day started at the bride’s home for those all important details, “anyone following my blog may recognise the hair stylist”, If not click here.
Kylie and Richard had a church service at St Thomas Walton on the Hill and the reception was held at the moat house in Acton Trussell.
A few words from Kylie !
I found choosing the venue, dress and shoes really easy- I knew exactly what I wanted! We spent more time choosing a photographer than any other decision we had to make when planning our wedding. I went to quite a few wedding fayres with my Mum and bridesmaids and looked at lots of photographers’ sample albums. We chose Steve because the pictures were a mixture of natural and ‘posed’ photos, but mainly because the style was elegant and classic. It was important to me that our wedding pictures wouldn’t look outdated, one day I want to be able to show them to our Grandchildren!
On our wedding day, I found that Steve can sense if you need a break from having pictures taken. When we were having our pictures taken at The Moat House, Steve would say to us “I’m going to let you have a break now”, as it was nice to have the time to mingle with our guests, too. Lots of our guests commented on how good Steve was at making everyone feel relaxed when having their pictures taken, and making everyone laugh. He also knows when to be subtle; when I looked at our pictures for the first time I couldn’t believe how many pictures there were where I had no idea that he was taking any!
It probably sounds a bit strange to say this, but having our pictures taken at The Moat House gave us some of the few moments where we had time together as a couple, because you spend so much time on the day trying to find time to speak to all of your guests! It was nice sometimes to be able to walk away from that just to be able to have a walk around and enjoy some of your first moments as a married couple together.
When we got back from our honeymoon it was great to be able to look forward to seeing all the photos, it makes it feel as though it isn’t really over! When we looked through them together, it makes you remember all the tiny details that you sometimes didn’t pick up on the day, because there is so much going on. It’s also nice to see parts of the day that you might have missed; I loved the pictures of all our guests arriving at the church, because that was part of the day that I didn’t see. We sat at the computer for hours, saying ‘I forgot about that!’, and ‘I didn’t see that!’ It gives a different perspective to the events of the day.