At the time of blogging this wedding, Hannah and Jason booked me to photograph their Stanley House wedding just two weeks ago. They originally had their Stanley House wedding booked for September but had very recently been given the devastating news that Hannah’s dad had cancer. As a complete surprise to her Dad, Hannah and Jason (with a huge amount of help from Hannah’s mum I believe) they brought their wedding forward to just over a week later. Although I wasn’t accepting any more bookings for the summer as I was so busy, it was a wedding I really wanted to cover for the family when I heard their story. Here are just a few photos from their Stanley House wedding – lots of fun, laughter, but also extremely emotional.
Weddings are special days, as it’s not just about two people coming together, it’s about families, their stories, and creating special memories for everyone involved. This wedding wasn’t just about Hannah and Jason, it was also about their son, Hannah’s dad and all their family and friends.
After getting ready at Mum’s house, the wedding service took place at St Maxentius near Bolton. Steven Parsons conducted the ceremony, who is one of the best reverends I have ever worked with. He gave a sermon on the importance of photography in our lives and how it captures people in a place at a certain time, capturing a moment that will stay with us forever. After hiding in the church door waiting for the rain to stop, it was then quite a drive over the hills in a VW Campervan by PoshPampaCampa to have their Stanley House wedding reception. Time was short so it wasn’t long before the meal started, and to all the guests surprise, the Best Singing Waiters entertained all the guests. It was then time for some very emotional speeches.
After a day filled with grey skies and persistent rain, we were presented with the most incredible sunset that appeared out of nowhere. One minute it was dark, the next the sky turned orange, blue and purple. Hannah, Jason and I literally ran through the Stanley House grounds to find the perfect spot for photographs. The photo above is one of my favourites, and there are many others below. I like to apply colour and punch into all my photographs, but when I edited the sunset shots I was faced with a unique problem. The sunset was so good, the colours almost looked fake as if I just Photoshopped them in. I can tell you now, the colours in these photos are 100% real!
Venue: Stanley House
Dress: David Tutera
MUA: Ruby Red Lips
Flowers: The Flower Shop, Cltheroe
Entertainment: Best Singing Waiters
Videography: Manchester Wedding Videography
Stanley House wedding by David Stubbs Photography