Happy 2nd Anniversary to Lindsey and Matt, I can’t believe it’s been two years since one of my favourite ever weddings.
We did a little engagement shoot for their save the dates at an overgrown telephone box I used to pass regularly. Sadly it’s now gone so I’m glad we got this photo of it!
Lindsey and Matt got married at Warkworth Church followed by a reception at Acklington Village Hall. It was what some may term a DIY wedding, although they certainly didn’t do it by themselves with both families and friends all pulling together to bring together a truly amazing day.
Lindsey went for a vintage style dress which sat mid shin and showed off her wonderful blue shoes. Matt is a big Man City fan, he always assures me he was before the money and success came to the club as well, just for the record!
Lindsey got ready at the parent’s house in Warkworth along with her mam and her sister, Rachel whose wedding I shot the previous year in 2015.
I love the father/daughter first look. It’s one of my favourite parts of a wedding day, it’s such a special moment and it’s a real privilege to witness it.
Lindsey and Matt’s ceremony was performed by the local vicar Mike who has since retired. He is a real character and a big miss to the village of Warkworth and we had a great working relationship after working together over the last few years. He brought a real sense of laughter to every wedding and Lindsey and Matt’s ceremony was no different.
During the signing of the registers, Lindsey’s friends provided some music for the guests. They were brilliant and the sound really spread around the stone walls of the church.
We shot most of the formals in the beautiful church yard.
Unfortunately Lindsey’s granda Alf wasn’t feeling well enough to attend the service but anyone who knows Warkworth knew the Alf’s garden was the most colourful garden in the village so I suggested that we did all of Lindsey’s family photos in Alf’s garden so we headed there on the way to the reception at Acklington. It’s clear to see just how happy Alf and Lindsey were in each other’s company. All I said was look at each other and both their faces lit up with love.
Once we got to Acklington Village Hall we went straight into the speeches. I’d always recommend having your speeches before you eat, when the tables are fresh and looking fabulous and the speakers can relax afterwards and enjoy their hard earned meal!
Matt’s best man speech entailed every table having a nominee to drink some odd cocktail, all whilst wearing a large nappy. Matt’s dad was a willing model!
After the food Matt and Lindsey had put on what was basically like a village fete and it was amazing. People playing cricket, lawn games and a sack race!
A vintage tractor and trailer served as a great way to do a few more informal group photos.
Lindsey’s sister, Rachel and brother-in-law, Ross were the first ever recipients of my Wedding Wall idea. Naturally Lindsey and Matt really wanted a one of their own. The Wedding Wall is a great way to create a piece of lasting art for your home as a reminder of all those people who came to share your wedding day with you. They come as a huge 40×30″ print ready to become a family heirloom.
I stay later than most wedding photographers and fit couple portraits in around the schedule of the day so that you can maximise the time you have with your friends and family.
Lindsey and Rachel worked at Morwick Ice Cream with their friend Lucy and Lindsey had an ice cream cart at her wedding. The cart holds up to 300 individual tubs of ice cream so there was plenty to go around! Evening food was provided in the form of this brilliant pizza trailer.
Happy 2nd Anniversary Lindsey and Matt. It was an honour to be your wedding photographer. You set the bar when it comes to putting on a village hall wedding.
If you’re planning your own wedding and are looking for a photographer to document your day in a fun, natural way without it feeling like one long photoshoot then get in touch at Weddings@DruDodd.com, I’d love to hear your plans and ideas for your own fairytale!