MIKE AND DANIELLE – ENSANA CRESCENT
THE WEDDING DAY – OCTOBER 29TH 2021
I’ve known Danielle for 15 plus years and we’ve always had a good friendship so I felt really honoured when she asked me to capture her wedding to Mike at the impressive Ensana Crescent in Buxton.
I arrived at the venue a good few hours before the ceremony to allow me time to see Danielle and Mike as they were both getting ready there. It also gave me a little extra time to have a quick look around and I have to say, the hotel and spa looks pretty stunning since it’s refurblishment in 2020.
Danielle was in the process of getting her hair and makeup done with her bridal party when I arrived. After a quick catch up, I left the girls to finish getting ready whilst I borrowed Danielles dress and shoes to use in a few shots around the venue.
Danielle was her usual self as she was getting ready – laughing, joking and super laid back. It’s always great fun when the bridal party is like this and it allows me to capture some great candid pictures.
I quickly nipped down the hall to Mike and his best man Martin who were looking proper dapper in their Marc Darcy suits They then made their way downstairs to greet the guests as they began to arrive.
I left my second shooter, Tom, with the groomsmen as I nipped back to see Danielle as it was time to show her dad her completed look. She looked absolutely stunning and the finishing touch was her amazing Jimmy Choo shoes.
We then made our way down to the ceremony room where I nipped inside and found Mike and Martin at the front awaiting Danielles big arrival. Mike was full of smiles as Danielle was walked down the aisle by her very proud dad.
It was a lovely intimate ceremony in the presence of their closest family and friends.
When the “I do’s” were complete, the wedding party headed outside into the courtyard in front of the impressive venue for some group shots.
I managed to get Mike and Danille and to have a quick stroll through Pavillion Gardens for some beautiful shots amongst the greenery before we made our way over to the Bar Brasserie for the reception. The celebrations continued some great speeches and some even better dancing and lots of drinking with awesome family and friends!
It was an absolute pleasure being part of your day. Enjoy your sneek peek and I wish you both all the best for the future…..Matt