A few weeks ago Marie and I travelled half an hour from home to shoot the wedding of Clare & Luke.
The wedding ceremony took place at St Mary’s RC parish Church in Leyland. A beautiful and unusual church, it’s round, with the alter in the centre. Very modern and light. The priest who conducted the ceremony was very obliging, allowing us to walk quietly around the church to get shots from different angles. No flash, but who needs it in a bright church!
Claire didn’t want any bridal preparation shots, however before the ceremony we did go to the hotel and met up with Luke & the boys for some great shots.
Following the ceremony it was back to the hotel – the Best Western at Leyland for the wedding breakfast.
The unusual thing about this hotel is a 1938 Leyland Fire Engine called Norma. The engine is inside a large glass case at the front of the hotel. It was used during WW2 and donated by the owner to the people of Preston. After the wedding breakfast had finished the hotel kindly allowed us to go into the glass case and take some shots of Norma with our bride and groom. So you can see by this time it was dark and raining, nevertheless the engine does provide a talking point.
The hotel also has Italian themed gardens … great if the weather is OK. We managed a few shots despite the wind and the rain! Another great thing is that 3/4 of the dance floor is surrounded by black walls and lights – great for images that give a ‘space type of feeling’. I can recommend this hotel for a wedding. Staff and venue both great. Here are a few images. You can see by the expressions both bride and groom were relaxed with us throughout the day, as were their family and friends. All very welcoming and obliging.