Hayley and Steve Waldrom were married in April 2017 on the hottest day of Spring! It was a scorcher with the most beautiful blue sky. I was delighted to have been the photographer chosen to capture this romantic and relaxed Leicestershire wedding.
The wonderful day began at St James’ Church in Birstall, where the bridesmaids arrived looking cool AF in sunglasses with their stunning yellow daffodil bouquets!
Anyone paying particular attention to detail would notice that these bouquets, and that of our bride Hayley, also carried a small photo, of Hayley’s late aunt, mother of two of the bridesmaids. It was really important to the family to feel she was with them and a truly heartfelt tribute.
After the vows and exchanging of rings, I enjoyed watching how relaxed Hayley and Steve were as they listened to the readings and the rest of the service. Their closeness and love for each other was so evident to those guests, honoured to attend their marriage ceremony.
After the ceremony
Following the shower of confetti at the church gates, the bride, groom and guests jumped aboard a vintage bus (ok I used to get those buses when I was 18, maybe not SO vintage) and journeyed a short way to Beedles Lake Golf Course. Here, whilst guests quaffed champagne, I found a nice little shady spot under a tree by the lake to capture a few photos of the happy couple and their families.
As Hayley and Steve were introduced to each other on a blind date, organised by two of Steve’s friends, I felt it prudent to capture a shot of the highly celebrated “matchmakers” with the new Mr and Mrs Waldrom! I got the sense that the girls were quite proud of their handy work! A pair of regular Cillas!
The Waldroms’ stunning day was lovingly completed with the addition of home-made decorations such as bunting, hessian-wrapped jars, and wedding favours. I know that the family all rallied round to help with these details which really added to the ambience and made the most of the natural elements and gorgeous colours associated with Springtime.
I love to be a part of weddings like this where the family are clearly close and there is an obvious abundance of love. It’s the absolute best part about being a Leicestershire Wedding photographer. You can check out some weddings from other seasons in my wedding portfolio.