It was such a privilege to be a part of Angela and Alex’s intimate wedding at The Devonshire Arms, Bolton Abbey back in November. With only eight guests (their very best friends) in attendance, plus their gorgeous six month old golden retriever pup, Mia (dogs at weddings–yesssss!) it was such a special day, full of emotion.
I joined Angela in her room at the Devonshire, just before she was ready to head down for the ceremony with Mia as her ‘dog of honour’. Colin joined Alex in the Clifford Room, which is a perfectly sized room for an intimate wedding at the hotel.
Angela and Alex had each written very personal vows to read to each other during their wedding ceremony. I was photographing from the back of the room with a huge lump in my throat, and tears in my eyes. (Don’t worry, I still managed to capture everything, I’m just a sucker for anything heartfelt!) It was such a beautiful ceremony and you could feel the love in the room. Angela and Alex are one lucky couple, not only to have each other, but to have such a fantastic friend squad as well!
Rain on your wedding day?
Despite the drizzly rain, Angela was also very much up for going outdoors for a couple’s session. We always encourage our couples to embrace the weather, whatever it brings on their wedding day. Angela and Alex did just that (yaaay for them!) Angela’s words to Alex were something along the lines of “We can’t do this day again, and these photos will be the memories we make to look back on in years to come, so who cares about a bit of rain?”
And that really is the way to think about it. Who cares about a little bit of dirt on the bottom of your dress? It may have been expensive, but you’re only going to wear it once (I hope!) A dirty wedding dress holds memories. I guarantee it won’t be even a tenth as noticeable to everyone else as you think it is and wait–never mind that anyway! It’s a memory of being newly married and walking arm in arm with the one you love most in the world, for a romantic kiss under an umbrella in the rain. Or dancing the night away without a care in the world. Or taking a stroll through a field as the sun goes down.
What did Angela & Alex say about us?
“I must say a big thank you for the day. You were both brilliant and exactly what we had hoped for. We had the most wonderful day from start to finish and I am one zillion percent confident that you and Colin have captured some of that! I have just seen the piccies on Instagram! Just perfect! I will ensure to highly recommend you to anyone I hear of getting married!! Thanks again!”
Here are just a few photos from their day…
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