Its been a little while since I last photographed a full wedding at the lovely Pontlands Park Hotel. Last year I was there a number of times covering brides getting ready before going to their chosen venue, so it was lovely to stay put at this Victorian hotel.
No matter how big or small the wedding, this is a time for families to get together and enjoy the celebration of two loved ones becoming husband and wife and this was exactly what Jackie and Don wanted, to celebrate with their family. With just 26 of their immediate family sharing their ceremony, with their children and grand children coming home from as far as the USA and China. It was a very relaxed and informal affair, leading into a great party atmosphere for the evening reception with over 100 additional guests.
Jackie and Don wanted coverage from the start of the ceremony and into their evening reception and although no bridal preparation photos were required, I still managed to sneak up to Jackie in the Bridal Suite and got a few of her just as she was finishing her final touches. The rest of the day was easy and laid back, just full of love, fun and happiness and it was a privilege to be able to capture that for them.
Congratulations Jackie and Don!