g photographer I photograph loads of weddings throughout Leicestershire and the East Midlands, however it isn’t all that often that I get to photograph a wedding of a couple that I know in a non-professional capacity, along with many of the guests too. Chloe and Haydn are old friends of mine, who have been sweethearts since they were 16 (too romantic, I know!) I used to knock around with Haydn and co back in my teenage grunger years (I have pictures, baggy jeans and panda eyes, to prove it!) before I found myself in the world of wedding photography, so it was a privilege to be asked to photograph the couple’s wedding.
Like myself, Chloe and Haydn are big music lovers, Haydn is an awesome guitarist, Chloe fits the rock chick vibe with her gorgeous bright pink locks and creative tattoos, so I suppose this wedding could be described as an alternative wedding, as the couple certainly are. I would love to shoot more alternative weddings, as life would be even more lively (if possible) as an alternative wedding photographer..! The ceremony took place at Loughborough Town Hall, in the Victoria Room which is painted in a rich turquoise colour, which any wedding photographer would have loved. I can’t recommend Loughborough Town Hall enough as a wedding venue actually, the staff there were really accommodating and made the day smooth and easy for the Bride and Groom, as well as for me! I really enjoyed capturing details shots of the setting, as you can see above!
After the ceremony everybody mingled for a while, giving me the opportunity to capture lots of candid shots and also to try out some quirky alternative wedding photography ideas involving a market stall.. I love the results of these unusual photos! Chloe, Haydn and their guests then got a bus to the reception at Seagrave Memorial Hall, which had been decked out with colourful decor and little touches, looking bright and fun. The grounds surrounding the hall made the perfect setting for guests to mill around in and in which to enjoy the relaxed, fun, festival-like atmosphere of the occasion. There was a wood-fired pizza oven, DIY photo-booth, croquet and a beautiful bell tent which the couple stayed in over night.
For me, it was lovely to see some old friends who I hadn’t caught up with in nearly 10 years (man, I feel old!), and I’m really happy that I got to be their to capture a truly fun and special occasionxx