Saturday was such a beautiful day - weather-wise and company. Ann and Steve got married at St Bartholomew's Church in Thurstaston which is a gorgeous little church, and where I was looked after by Jane and Joyce. After the ceremony Ann and Steve took their guests to Mere Brook House in Thornton Hough where we all enjoyed a delicious winter barbecue with pumpkin lanterns and fireworks along with a brazzier to keep us all warm.
Ann is one of those people it's an true pleasure to know - I first met her a few years ago linked to the Cecil Beaton exhibition in Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery and we've stayed in touch ever since. And it was no surprise that Steve is just as lovely when I met him earlier this year. It was a real pleasure for me to photograph the wedding of a friend who is beautiful both inside and out. Ann looked perfect all day - and both were clearly so happy.
I loved the little touches that Ann had put together - there were flags for the recessional (Union Jack, Scottish, Welsh and even stars and stripes for one American guest!) as Jerusalem was playing the two of them out of the church, and in the evening we were all treated to fireworks. Thankfully the weather was perfect for them.
Here is a little sneak peek of the photographs - and I think you'll agree that Ann looks absolutely stunning - a grown-up Alice in Wonderland. Truly perfect with her Prince Charming (I know, I know, Prince Charming wasn't in Alice in Wonderland!)