I was delighted to be Tj & Hayley’s Wedding Photographer in Lincolnshire, with their beautiful countryside wedding day, church ceremony in Swinstead and reception at Tofts Hotel and Country Club.
Hayley & her bridesmaids, together with her family, were getting ready at her parents home. Busy, but all nice and relaxed, with time to get some touching photos of her Mum & Dad helping her dress. Hayley looked so slim and elegant in her wedding dress by Fabulous Gowns of Bourne. The bouquets were done by Stephanie’s in Bourne. I had to leave to get to the church, but glimpsed the amazing horse & carriage, pulling up near the house, in good time to take Hayley & her Dad to the ceremony.
The weather had threatened a few showers, but they held off, and it was roof down for the splendid carriage provided by VIP Chauffer of Grantham . It was super nice to photograph the bride on board, as they made their way through Swinstead village. The ceremony was at St Mary’s church, which was the very church where Hayley’s parents had held their own wedding – fantastic ! There was an opportunity after the lovely ceremony, to recreate a photo of the couple at the church doorway – as Hayley’s parents had done. A special thing to do for them.
We had some group photos by the church and a bit of confetti throwing, before Hayley & Tj took off in the horse and carriage. Their destination was the reception venue, Toft Hotel & Country Club, near Bourne. A friendly place, with a separate reception building from the main clubhouse. There was a bit of time before Hayley & Tj arrived – no rush when you’re just hitched and enjoying a ride together via horse & carriage. We had another confetti run and a big group photo on the lawn, before sitting down to the wedding banquet.
We had the opportunity after dinner to take off in some golf buggies, to head up to the hills and wow! what a stunning view of the surrounding Lincolnshire countryside. It was great to add some time together shots to their day, with such scenic splendor and the sun began to peep out – icing on the cake!
Talking of cake, I did like the fun figures on top of Hayley & Tj’s quirky cake, made by Crowland Cake Creations . This was duly ceremoniously cut (to some applause) and followed by a romantic first dance, with some supportive singing from friends & relatives.
What a great day and I did enjoy being Hayley & Tj’s Wedding Photographer in Lincolnshire.
See their whole day here in my wedding galleries.