Gemma and Matt were hoping for a little snow to add that extra sparkle to their winter wedding and they literally got it by the truck load! Their snow-capped wedding was held at the fabulous Saddleworth Hotel just a week before Xmas and I for one thought I’d never make it after experiencing the heaviest of snow falls the day before. Being a winter wedding photographer always poses new challenges, especially with Lancashire wedding photography, and the stunning backdrops around the hotel meant I was amply rewarded for my efforts.
As the day dawned beautiful and clear, with alpine-blue skies and the met office advising against all but the most essential travel, I set off very early and prayed that the snow ploughs had been hard at work on the notorious Saddleworth Moor. I managed not to get stuck, arriving in plenty of time to grab a few snow scenes before the guests arrived, and did rather better than Anthony who, liking a challenge, bravely decided to collect the Groom and Best Man from Saddleworth Village in his Rolls Phantom Drophead Coupe (with the top down of course!) The inevitable happened, but at least the Groom and Best Man’s late arrival gave the guests plenty of time to arrive in time.
Gemma looked wonderful and wore a white fur stole to help her brave the elements for the happy couple’s outdoor ceremony. This was a truly memorable Lancashire wedding, not just for the pristine snow and blue skies, but also for the all pervasive sense of fun which bubbled through the guests throughout the day. In spite of the sunshine it must have been a good few degrees below freezing in the shade but this didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits.