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June 30, 2012

"Take some nice pictures and have some fun!"

I often like to ask couples when they book me to photograph their Lancashire wedding, to summarise what their expectations of me as a photographer are. I think my favourite response so far has come from Lis who responded quick as a flash with "take some nice pictures and have some fun! "How was I not gonna love shooting their day! And when she went on to describe how the day would be held in the oldest church in Lancashire (arguably) with the bride arriving in a vintage double decker bus, greeted by a Scots Piper, groomsmen in kilts, a reception at Overton Village Hall, with fabulous Lancaster-based magician Sam Fitton, a mobile real ale van from Lancaster Brewery, and fish and chips delivered from Lis's neighbours van and served direct to the tables, topped off with a vintage ice cream van (courtesy of my good pal Kate at Sunset Ices), I knew I was in for a good time. Even the constant drizzle of rain on the day failed to dampen the fun. I love this couple!

well I certainly had some fun, now it's over to Lis and Gareth now to decide if I took "some nice pictures"?


 

























 
















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June 19, 2012

Jayne & Rob's colourful Alice in Wonderland wedding {Lancashire Wedding Photography}

"Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop."


Following on from Jayne & Rob's Sneak peek, I have some more lovely pictures to share with you from their amazing Alice in Wonderland themed wedding celebrations. 
The couple married at the beginning of June on a drizzly wet day in Scorton, Lancashire at their local church, having met some years ago at a bus stop (I love that!). 

When Jayne first told me she was having an Alice in Wonderland themed wedding, in a village church and reception at Chipping Village Hall wearing bright red heels, I just knew I was going to love it - and I did!

"The adventures first… explanations take such a dreadful time."

 "Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction."

"Curiouser and curiouser!"
 "Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."


"You are old, Father William, the young man said,
And your hair has become very white;
And yet you incessantly stand on your head --
Do you think, at your age, it is right?"
  "No wonder you're late. Why, this watch is exactly two days slow."

"Will you walk a little faster?' said a whiting to a snail,
'There's a porpoise close behind us and he's treading on my tail."
 "And she tried to fancy what the flame of a candle is like after the candle is blown out, for she could not remember ever having seen such a thing."
 "What is the use of a book, without pictures or conversations?"
 "This is a serious question, my dear, and you should not go on licking your paw like that -- as if Dinah hadn't washed you this morning!
 "If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there."

 "But it's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then."
 "If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!"
"It's a poor sort of memory that only works backward."
 "If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does."
 
"A loaf of bread, the Walrus said,
Is what we chiefly need:
Pepper and vinegar besides
Are very good indeed --
Now if you're ready, Oysters, dear,
We can begin to feed! "

"Twinkle, twinkle, little bat! How I wonder what you're at."
             "Off with her head!"

"Well, I never heard it before, but it sounds uncommon nonsense."
 "Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of themselves."

"It would be so nice if something made sense for a change."

"Tut, tut, child! Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it."
Credits:

Church: St. Peter's Church, Scorton
Reception Venue: Chipping Village Hall, Lancashire
Bride's Dress: Dan Kerr, Preston
Wine: Some Young Punks
Photography: Jonathan Bean
Quotes: Lewis Carroll

To see the full gallery and order prints, please go to: Jayne & Rob's Wedding Gallery