In his speech Steve said that Sam made life easy, he didn’t have to explain that it because she was a great asset around the house, I knew what he meant. Finding your true partner does put that extra spring in your step and a bigger smile on your face. Steve and Sam were brimming with happiness and smiles as they joined in their marriage on 31 October at St Peter & Pauls church in Warsop and then at Clumber Park Hotel.
I spent a couple of hours with the bridal party before arriving at the church, Sam was ready and looking gorgeous as I left. I’ll remember Steve for being the most relaxed groom I’ve met before his wedding as he supped a big mug of tea at the front of the church whilst waiting for it to fill with their guests. He was so excited yet calm and ready to meet his bride!! However I did later joke with him that he seemed more nervous before his speech!
After the ceremony we drove over to their reception at Clumber Park Hotel, where they had a beautiful room set for their reception dinner. It was after coffee that the gents gave their speeches, and I think Steve’s best man Pete did an amazing job for his efforts of putting together a great speech for his great friend. As true football fans he started with a letter from Stuart Pearce congratulating Sam and Steve on their wedding day, then he showed video clips from numerous Nottingham Forest players who also sent their best wishes.
Mr & Mrs Batey, thank you for inviting us to capture such a beautiful and exciting time of your lives. We wish you both lots and lots of love and happiness!!