Matthew & Rachael

31st July 2021

On the 31st of July 2021, I was lucky enough to be hired by Matthew and Rachel to photograph their lovely wedding at Saint Lawrence his church followed by the ceremony at Garstang country hotel.

The day started off with the bridal preparations add Matthew and Rachael’s home in Fullwood near Preston, on arrival at their home I was greeted by Rachael and her two bridesmaids & the mother of the bride Karen, all having their hair and makeup done with a glass of bubbly.

Soon enough it was time to head off to the church for the wedding ceremony,  the bridesmaids heading off first followed by the bride and her father Joe in a lovely old Rolls Royce wedding car.

St Lawrence's church is situated on Garston Rd in Barton near Preston with its lovely long path leading up to the church with tall green conifers on either side, makes for the perfect entry for the bride and her father.

The ceremony was around 40 minutes long with a couple of hymns and a reading from one of Rachael’s friends.

The weather was holding on the rain stayed back long enough for us to get the lovely confetti shops down the path from the church to the road where the bride and groom got into their car and headed off to Garstang country hotel for the wedding reception.

Rachael the bride having her makeup done
Rachael the bride having her makeup done
the wedding dress and shoes
the wedding dress and flowers
the wedding dress
Rachael's engagement ring and wedding shoes
Rachael's engagement ring and wedding shoes
Rachael's wedding shoes
bottle of wine
wedding flowers
maid of honour cup of tea
wedding breakfast food
bridesmaids cup of tea
mother of the bride cup of tea
bridesmaids dresses
wedding shoes
bridesmaid getting ready
bridesmaid getting ready
Rachael the bride looking into a mirror
the father of the bride with the flower girl
Rachael the bride ready to get married
the ladies are ready for the big wedding day
Rachael and her father Joe
Rachael and her father Joe
The groom Matthew and the best man
the bridesmaids and flower girl
Rachael and her father Joe walk up the church path
the wedding ceremony gets underway at St Lawrence's church in Barton
the wedding ceremony at St Lawrence's church in Barton
 St Lawrence's church in Barton
the couple say their wedding vows
 wedding ceremony at St Lawrence's church in Barton
 wedding ceremony at St Lawrence's church in Barton
 wedding ceremony at St Lawrence's church in Barton
 wedding ceremony at St Lawrence's church in Barton
the confetti throwing at the church
the confetti throwing at the church
the family wedding kiss
The bride and groom rein act an old wedding photo
cheers to the happy couple
wedding car kiss
Garstang Country Hotel Wedding
the wedding cake
wedding details and reception room
wedding details and reception room
wedding details and reception room
wedding details and reception room
wedding details and reception room
the wedding guest book
the bride and groom Matthew & Rachael's wedding photos
the bride and groom Matthew & Rachael's wedding photos
the bride and groom Matthew & Rachael's wedding photos
the bride and groom Matthew & Rachael's wedding photos
the bride and groom Matthew & Rachael's wedding photos
Wedding party and celebrations night event
Wedding party and celebrations night event
Wedding party and celebrations night event
the cutting of the wedding cake
the first dance for Matthew and Rachael
the first dance for Matthew and Rachael
the first dance for Matthew and Rachael

Those that made the day possible

  • Cake: Buttercream Bakes Broughton

  • Flowers: The Flower shop at Garstang

  • Wedding Dress: The Dressing Room Garstang

  • Venue: Gastange Country Hotel & Golf Club

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