Yesterday I joined Paula & Ben for their wedding photos at The Saddleworth Hotel, on the rolling hills around Delph, not far from Oldham on the skirt of the stunning Pennines.
After relaxed preparations at The Old Bell Inn in Delph, we headed up the hill onto the Saddleworth Moors, chauffeured by the hotels’ eccentric owner in one of his amazing cars. The civil ceremony was an emotional and amusing affair – where both the groom and their oldest son shed a few tears, before the registrar almost accidentally married Paula to Matthew, the best man!
Afterward, we headed out in the stunning grounds of the hotel for group photos and (for Ben, slightly reluctant!) portraits, and before we knew it, it was time to sit down for a delicious duck dinner! Afterward the meal, a waiter in disguise burst into song and swept the guests up into a song and dance! A quick round of speeches were done – including a hilarious slidehow from the best man – finally allowing him to let out a great sigh of relief and relax.
It was so lovely to see not only this pair who’ve been together over 2 decades tie the knot, but for their three boys really enjoy the day so much, running round with friends and generally tearing the place up!
As the sun set, a magician did the rounds and photobooth loosened the crowd into a bit of fancy dress fun. First dance was done and the DJ got the dancefloor going, and later on, superstar saxophonist Ellie Sax played a frankly amazing live set with her DJ pal, really hitting a crescendo on an already awesome day!
But enough chat already! The photos tell a fun story in themselves! So, grab y’sen a nice brew or something fizzy and hit play on the slideshow below to check out their wedding highlights slideshow…
I’ll be uploading their full set of images to their client area in just a few weeks, so if you’d like to be notified when all their images go live, register to be notified at: https://barnabyaldrick.pic-time.com/-PaulaBen/register
(NB: I’ll only use your email address to notify you about their gallery)
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And amazing finish to an amazing day!
Here’s wishing this lovely pair huge congratulations and a happy life together with their boys!
The suppliers at this wedding at The Saddleworth Hotel included:
Hair & Makeup: Hair at Camillas / Jamiee Elisa Horne Mua | Florist: Flowers by Jade / Victoria Flowers | Dress designer: Limelight Occasions/ Owen scotts Bespoke Tailors | Cake maker: Lippylicious Cakes | Music/Entertainment:DJ/ Ellie Sax