Lancashire Manor || Matthew and Emma Booth / by Darren Heath

I had the opportunity to photograph Emma and Matthew's wedding ceremony a back in August. It was a little bit of a different experience with this one as these guys are family, my wife is the Brides older sister, so I was pretty always going to be the Wedding Photographer for their day.

 Lancashire Manor located in Preston was a perfect choice for the wedding. Since the first time I came to Lancashire Manor, I've always wanted to come back and was so pleased when Matthew and Emma chose it as their wedding venue. Built in the 16thCentury Lancashire Manor is an amazing please to get married, utilize the Great Hall to exchange vows then after a quick turnaround it became a spacious place for the wedding breakfast and later on the evening reception.

 The day began with me capturing Emma whilst she got ready at hotel. I get to photograph unbelievable moments as the bridal party interact during preparations. The room was one of the large bridal suites and it was packed with Bridesmaids, family and makeup artists. Everyone was excited about the day ahead. 

 Matthew got ready with his Best Man David and the rest of his groomsmen in one of the other rooms at Lancashire Manor before heading down to the hotel for a quick prewedding drink. We also grabbed the opportunity to take a few portraits of the Groom before he headed to the Great Hall ready for the ceremony to begin

 Family and friends present at The Great Hall witnessed Emma and Matthew exchange vows in a touching ceremony.  The Great Hall is an amazing space to get married, with plenty of space and beautiful medieval stone work that helps make the wedding day perfect 

 Emma and Matthew enjoyed spending quality time with their family and friends and loved every bit of their reception, whether that was the Candy Cart or the brilliant roulette table that kept people entertained for hours. 

 We took advantage of the nice weather to take some photos of the bride and groom out in the Lancashire Manors lovely gardens. When it comes to bridal portraits, I aim to do these in as quick a time as possible, so the happy couple aren’t away from their guests for too long

 There’re some real advantages to getting married in Autumn. The day was bright and sunny, which always helps to make everyone happy, and all the guests were able to enjoy the grounds, enjoying an evening buffet as the sunset

It was a long time in the planning, but Emma and Matthew pulled off a spectacular wedding and I just know they will build a brilliant life together.