If you’re reading this as a guest of James & Kelly’s wedding day, then first of all I’m going to say a thank you. Your warm hearts and friendship were so clear to see, creating a wonderful day for us to capture, that joined the Sloan and Vincent family with the marriage of ‘Jay’ and Kelly.
I met Kelly at home with mum, dad, aunty and bridesmaid Louise, along with the fabulous Sheelagh Powell. It was a place of calm wedding preparation after what had probably been a thoughtful week for Kelly’s parents. Making the trip over from Ireland they’d been faced with flight cancellations due to volcanic ash, so they’d taken the decision to catch an early ferry to ease their worries. They were among a few that had travelled the miles to be there for this special day, including family making the trip from Canada and Greece.
Neil joined the guys at the local pub to start capturing their journey to the church, (this is a usual starting post on any groom’s wedding journey!). Where we all came together at the beautiful St Stephen’s church in Borrowash, to capture the ceremony. Both Kelly and Jay looked stunning, a beautiful match – both inside and out!
Reverend ‘Tim’ created a personal service, his warmth to everyone was admirable and the inclusion of the gift of a ‘Pritt Stick’ and pouring of glasses of champagne, for himself and the newly married couple were charming!
After the ceremony Jay & Kelly drove off by bus with their guests to their reception. A beautiful venue which is just a few minutes away from their home (and from ours too!). The beautiful grounds of Draycott House provided the perfect spot for a wedding celebration, with a marquee down by the lake the owners were the perfect hosts.
With a real mixed bag of emotions through the speeches, lots of laughing …. lots of happy tears, and lots of big thank yous ….. which caused more happy tears!! The evening then flowed with live music. (I love a bit of live music at a wedding, I become a foot tapping photographer at this point, and it really gets everyone dancing!!)
Mr & Mrs Vincent, we wish you so much happiness, may you hold each other close through your journey’s together. You have wonderful friends and family to enjoy it with. Neil & Becky xx
…. love this, M&S Percy Pigs!!!
Here come the speeches …..
Dad made Kelly cry …..
Mum made Jay cry …..
Jay made everyone cry …..
Jay wanted a shot of the boys in the woods, before this shot was taken it was something like a seen of a childhood game of cowboys and indians …..
see what I mean ……
The dancing Angel …..