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Melissa and Ryan’s wedding
(Fawsley Hall)

It was a drive up the motorway to the Buckhamshire/Northamptonshire borders again for us to photograph Melissa and Ryan’s wedding day and meet lots of old friends from previous weddings we have photographed within this lovely group of people.

I drop Earle off at Melissa and Ryan’s home in Calverton.  The house is buzzing with men all finalising the ushering duties and who was doing what while downing a good breakfast out in the garden.  Meanwhile I find my way over to Melissa’s family home not too far away and am greeted by her parents who show me up to the room where all the creativity is taking place with hair and makeup!  For once I think the boys location was the more hectic and boistrous, Earle had plenty to tell me about when we met up later in the day which was great.  I had enjoyed a very calm and well organised morning with Melissa and her bridesmaids, Zoe and Lydia and then little Evie the flowergirl arrived!  What a complete ball of energy and sunshine she is and definately easily as excited about getting into her dress as Zoe and Lydia were about putting their’s on!  So with all Melissa’s attendants properly dressed and titivated it was time for Melissa to be put into her stunning wedding dress.

The sun was shining for Ryan and Melissa as midday struck and the moment their marriage was to take place.  Melissa and her dad arrived spot on time in the beautiful vintage Rolls Royce which a very kind friend had lent to them for the day.  The village church was packed with friends and family who all enjoyed a beautiful ceremony and were armed with their cameras to record for themselves the moment Ryan and Melissa took their first walk out of the church as Mr and Mrs Birch grinning from ear to ear!!

After a short while outside and an interesting experience for Earle who had to climb ooodles of steps up an extremely narrow stairway in the tower from where he was to take a group shot of everyone, we were all ready to move on to Fawsley Hall for the wedding reception.  The welcome there was wonderful and a relaxing couple of hours were spent enjoying drinks and canapes, the grounds and socialising before being shown into Knightley Court for the wedding breakfast and three highly entertaining and heartfelt speeches.

With the evening light moving in we took Melissa and Ryan off into the grounds for a short while where they relaxed together and took a little breather from their hectic day.  It was a perfect situation for us to capture some particularly beautiful images reflecting their togetherness and harmony.  However, the peace was fleeting as the evening’s entertainment was soon to strike up in the form of our favourite band The Blue Rinse.  We meet this fantastic group of musicians at all the weddings of this group of friends and we really look forward to it.  Tonight was as ever a fantastic performance from them enjoyed by one and all giving us brilliant opportunities for some wonderful party images.

Melissa and Ryan please accept our warmest congratulations on your  marriage and a magical day.  Thank you for your very kind hospitality and we look forward to posting your images in our client area in the next couple of weeks. 

There is a box below to click on for comments, Earle and I always welcome anyone to join in and add their thoughts on the day or even just the images.

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