I really love Rivington Hall Barn near Bolton in Lancashire. I knew this wedding was going to be special but I had no idea just how special.
A Thai Temple in the marquee; Mike and Mel love to travel and Thailand is one of their favorite places. The chill out space looked amazing, with white carpet, daybeds, a Buddah and twinkling lights. There was even a Tuk-Tuk offering guests a ride around the grounds of Rivington Hall Barns.
All the speeches were fantastic, humorous and touching. Mike's brother and Best Man, had everyone in stitches with his slide-show! The wedding breakfast was absolutely delicious! Later in the evening there was Thai food, followed by much dancing to a superb live band called The Quilts and then an amazing firework display. The newly weds danced the night away with their wonderful friends and family before jetting off on honeymoon for a few weeks of luxury in Bali and Indonesia.
Mel, is one of those rare women who is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. She got ready with her equally gorgeous bridesmaids at a nearby hotel. Her lovely Mum, Cornelia was there too; when you meet Cornelia it's easy to see who Mel takes after (Mel's Dad is lovely too for the record). Mel and her Bridesmaids traveled to Rivington Hall Barns in Barney, a classic 1965, split-screen VW camper. Mike, who is a lovely guy and totally deserving of Mel, drove himself from their home on the outskirts of Manchester, in his Aston Martin. He wouldn't let me have a go in it, but he did let me take a picture of it (thanks Mike)!
Thank you also to my second shooter on the day, Missy Moo, you are a diamond. http://www.missymoophotography.co.uk/
Venue: Rivington Hall Barns, Bolton http://www.rivingtonhallbarn.co.uk/
Michelle at Ladybelle weddings http://www.ladybelleweddings.com/
Ben Mottershead at Manchester Videography
Dream Dress Bridal, Stockport www.dreamdressbridal.co.uk
Barney the VW camper from Little Limos www.littlelimos.co.uk
Jane at Blossom Flowers, Chorlton
Lauren at Red Mobile Hairdressing 07894 573 301
Janet at Little Loves Pantry www.cakesandbakesleeds.co.uk
The Quilts http://www.thequiltsband.co.uk/
James Mellor at Manchester Fireworks