This was the third wedding at the Alverton Hotel in 3 weeks! I was really looking forward to it after hearing Rob & Sarah’s ideas. The Alverton Hotel is a great place for a wedding and I absolutely love shooting weddings there.
My day started just at the tail end of the bridal preparations before I headed downstairs to take some detailed shots of the venue. The theme of the wedding was “love is in the air” and I managed to sneak a peek of their table decorations before the wedding breakfast and they looked amazing. Sarah put together each centre piece and they all survived the van journey down from Manchester.
As usual the ceremony was held in the Great Hall. During an emotional ceremony a tear was shed by both parties but it all ended with huge smiles and laughs. After the ceremony we headed outside for the confetti shot and then round to the terrace for everyone to enjoy canapés and drinks in the sun. I was looked after very well by Rob and Sarah’s guests; as a couple happened to also be wedding photographers, they kept me topped up with fluids or were on hand if I needed people organizing for the group photos.
After the group photos we headed out to the gardens of the Alverton Hotel to find little pools of light for some couple portraits before heading in. Catherin (Alverton Hotel wedding planner) and her team transformed the Great Hall from the ceremony room to the reception room.
After some delicious food served by the Alverton Hotel it was time for the speeches, and from what I heard they were the usual traditional speeches. Rob’s best man, who is a singer, re-wrote a song which he performed for Rob and Sarah after his speech and then to top it off by producing a slideshow with music to finish. It was definitely in my top 5 wedding speeches I’ve heard from a best man.
With the first dance upon us it was only fitting that the best man was called in to action to perform a number for Rob and Sarah’s first dance. We then headed up to the balcony for a different spin of a photo I have taken before we headed outside for a photo to finish off the album.