At the end of June I got to shoot my first Larchfield Estate wedding photography of 2017. I’m usually at Larchfield 3 or 4 times a year and it’s always such a pleasure to make photographs here. I really enjoyed being with Megan and Andrew for their wedding – the people, the setting, the moments. My favourite moments included in the morning with her Dad and the whiskey before ceremony, Megan’s arrival in church, Andrew embracing his twin brother during speeches, photographs with friends at Larchfield and the fantastic ceremony earlier in the day. Here’s some of my highlights by way of a slideshow and some selected photographs below. I hope you enjoy them!
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Such great energy at the house on the morning of the wedding. Megan’s friends had travelled over from England and you can always tell the excitement when ‘holiday mode’ is combined with the feeling of a wedding. The significance of the whiskey was that Megan’s Dad had bought it 24 years ago and said that he wasn’t going to open it until she was married. I loved how emotional he was after she had made her way down the stairs in her dress.
Then it was a short drive down the winding country roads to St Luke’s Parish church for the ceremony. It was another one of those beautiful summer days with a gathering of friends and neighbours waiting outside the church for Megan’s arrival.
The warmth of the church inside was fantastic and it was packed to the rafters when I arrived just ahead of the bridesmaids. I have to express my gratitude to the minister for granting access to photograph the proceedings from the little space in over her shoulder. A photographers position and view is so important for getting pictures, particularly in Church of Ireland churches where the space restrictions can be a little tight.
After some confetti and celebrations outside church we travelled up the A1 to Larchfield Estate for a fantastic drinks reception with guests enjoying the Orangery and Courtyard and beautiful walled gardens. For a couple of hours we enjoyed great conversation, music and even a spot of rugby!
Then it was in to the fabulous barn for dinner and speeches. Without a doubt some of the best speeches I’ve heard this year. What boxed my brain all day at this wedding in a funny sort of way was that Andrew has an identical twin – and although they were wearing different coloured waistcoats, as I am colourblind this posed a real question for me every time I raised the camera to my eye. ‘Is that the groom or his brother’? It was another little game in my head to add to the normal games we photographers play when making the pictures that make up the ‘photo-reportage’.
The evening dancing was in the adjoining barn and Megan and Andrew were soon joined by friends and family. I’m really glad the little boy who wandered out into the dance floor during first dance managed to survive! It was a fantastic end to a superb day and I can’t wait to be back later this year for my next Larchfield Estate wedding.
I hope you enjoy this small selection of photographs.