A rainy start this morning but it certainly wasn't affecting the spirits for the bridal preparations, with brollies at the ready and lots of decorations to sort in the barn! The bridesmaids were having a busy but fun morning ahead and I kept seeing them rush back and forth to the barn trying to sort out lots of decor, which ended up looking amazing!
As I arrived to bridal preparations I was greeted by Danni (the make up artist) who was incredibly friendly. The morning seemed to rush by and soon a nervous Becci was ready and coming out to greet her Dad for the father reveal. I then headed over to Toby & the groomsmen and I found Toby at the alter with his best man Pat doing an all important bogey check. After the all clear of the nostrils, the bridal party was soon walking up the alter and the wedding began. We had a really nice reading from Caroline, the couple then said their vows, signed the marriage certificate and were then officially married! Toby & Becci then had their first kiss before walking back up the aisle to 'Bruno Mars - Marry You' ft bubbles.
The newly weds then mingled with guests and I then captured some footage of Becci's Grandad, who possibly had the biggest smile out of all the guests!
Me and photographer Brit then braved it outside, taking Becci & Toby away for a few shots while the rain briefly stopped. That didn't last long and soon bride and groom were running under cover of the trees to the swing. An adventurous Becci wanted to do some standing shots on the swing, which came out really nicely. We also had Toby taking over with the photography for a brief spell.
When we came back in from the rain, it was time to cut the cake (which Becci said could happily be her main course!) Best man Patrick then introduced the couple and it was then time for my favourite part of the day... the speeches. First up was Becci's Dad who had some really lovely words and lots of dad jokes! Best man Pat was next and he had even more jokes which had the whole reception laughing, up last was Toby who again had some really lovely words for his new bride.
After the speeches and food, Becci disappeared off just before our sunset shots and me, Brit and Toby all waited, rather confused by the delay. After a while Becci reappeared and it took a moment or so to notice... but she was in a new wedding dress! (may have been a little awkward if Toby hadn't noticed!) So with Becci in her second dress we went off and got so many GORGEOUS sunset shots, the light was soo nice I could have kept them both there all evening.
Before we headed in to the evening party, it was time for the second dress reveal to the family and they were definitely shocked but they loved it! Everyone then headed inside and the evening fun began, safe to say the photo booth was well worth the money and I think pretty much everyone got involved! People made their way to the dance floor for Toby and Becci's first dance to 'Can't help falling in love with you' and after a romantic first dance Becci then had a dance with her dad which was a lovely moment. Party time was then well and truly underway here and I think these photos show just how much fun they were having!
Toby & Becci, I LOVED getting to know you both over this process! Hendall Manor Barns was set up beautifully for this special day. I honestly had so much fun from the morning rain, football team antics, the rainy swing shots to the outfit changes. You two are made for each other & I’m so glad I could capture your special and long awaited day! Watch their video below...