On Saturday 25th June Richard Bailey married his sweetheart Victoria Currie, surrounded by friends and family at the striking St. Peter ad Vincula Church, Bottesford.
Once again we were filming from bridal prep. On arriving at Vicky’s house we were greeted by a calming atmosphere and a very courteous bride. It was clear that Victoria really wanted everyone to enjoy her wedding day as much as she was going to.
Victoria, along with her two bridesmaids and father were enjoying their morning getting ready and were really quite well prepared. So much so that Victoria’s father was already in his suit at 9.30am and sat in the garden enjoying the sunshine! And I suspect thinking about the next step his daughter was about to take.
Victoria has such a kind, cheerful personality that instantly sets anyone at ease, including us! We were offered croissants, strawberries and even a glass of bubbly! Somehow we managed to turn the offer down and cracked on with the filming.
After having her hair styled gorgeously and a quick bite of croissant, she began to get dressed. At this point her father was downstairs awaiting his first look of Victoria in all her finery.
This is an incredibly touching moment of any wedding day and a time we think ourselves lucky to be asked to capture it on film. It was a lovely moment and brought a tear to our eye whilst we were rolling.
Shortly after this we left the bridal party to themselves and headed to the church to meet the groom and his groomsmen.
We arrived at a hidden gem, St. Peter ad Vincula church in Bottesford and were greeted inside by the sun streaming through the huge, stained glass windows which really set the mood.
Richard kept his nerves in check in the lead up to the arrival of the bride, with the help of his best man and sharing the odd joke.
Watching the bridal party arrive at the church through the lens of my camera was jaw dropping. The morning sun bouncing off the large over hanging trees in bloom then seeing a vintage car coming down a winding road with the top down and the bride in the back. Stunning.
Graciously Victoria was helped out of the car and began the walk into church arm in arm with her father to meet and marry the man she chose.
After the ceremony as is customary, out they came to confetti and cheers from their loved ones. It was now back into the wedding vehicles and on to Newstead Priory in Brigg. We haven't seen anywhere like this place and are sad to hear that this is the last year they will be offering weddings at this amazing venue. Lucy and the team there are a real asset. Lucy in particular could not do enough for us. We hope those that have booked Newstead Priory make the most of it this year!
The weather was looking threatening and so the photo session commenced with haste! Tracy from Conway Smith Photography was on hand to use the Newstead’s lovely backdrop. Richard and Victoria were naturals and looked at total ease with one another.
The reception room was gorgeous. On walking in we were greeted by a large horseshoe table only lit by candlelight. It was an intimate and personal setting.
Speeches were undertaken, food eaten and a lovely afternoon followed with drinks and stories of the married couple shared.
The rain held off right up until the wedding party sat down for dinner and then the heavens opened! But as if someone knew, the sunshine returned just as the evening guests were arriving. You couldn’t have planned it!
Live music was laid on for the guests to take them into the evening. The guitar and keyboard duo also played the first dance and father daughter dance which was lovely.
Take a look at our highlights film from the day, it was a pleasure to capture.
Congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs Bailey!