On the 4th August 2016 we arrived at the hotel where we walked into a room of laughter, Eleanor's younger sister Grace was dabbing and taking selfies and all the girls were relaxed. Eleanor was especially chilled and was enjoying watching the bridesmaids get ready. Family were at the venue ensuring everything was in its place and Eleanor was enjoying the morning with her friends and sister.
Eleanor has been planning her special day whilst completing her teacher training and was looking forward to a summer with her new husband. Although busy she and Luke had planned everything to its detail which was why she could sit back and enjoy it.
None of her bridesmaids apart from Grace had seen the wedding dress and it was being kept secret in another hotel room. After girls gathered around bathroom mirrors and getting through a tricky zip the bridesmaids were ready and went to wait downstairs. Eleanor's mum, calm and collected buttoned up the beautiful lace dress and placed the flowing floor length veil into her hair. As Eleanor looked at herself in the mirror her mum commented on how she had produced such a stunning young lady.
The bridesmaids stood in the entrance awaiting the big reveal. As Eleanor walked out tears rolled down cheeks and looks of pure joy were exchanged. They were ready!
Off to the church and after a soggy start with a bride scurrying in rain they were there. Luke was in awe of his bride and that moment which they would look back upon for the rest of their lives. Their love for one another was so apparent to everyone there.
With champagne in hand they popped in the car and headed for the walled garden. When we arrived the sun was shining and bright blue sky's covered us. The newlyweds walked the gardens and enjoyed a moment alone whilst we took some couple shots.
Guests flowed in taking drinks in hand. Everyone wanted a look at the beautiful pair. The vintage decor was perfect for the venue and their cake handmade by a close family friend was incredible.
Just before dinner two bridesmaids were under the top table changing Eleanor's beautiful blue heels for some comfy flip flops which were available for all entitled 'Dancing shoes'. Food was delicious and speeches were emotional. Mums wrote heart warming poems to each other's child and bridesmaids produced both humorous and emotional speeches. The room was stood still when Luke's sister read out a message from Luke's brother who couldn't make it from America due to his soon to be niece/nephew on the way.
The first dance was beautiful and a fun young band played the guests into the night. Laughing and dancing people had an amazing time.
The night ended with a tunnel of sparklers. People picked one up next to a sign which read 'Let love sparkle'.
The love of Luke and Eleanor certainly sparkled throughout the day and their guest couldn't of been happier for them.
We thoroughly enjoyed taking photos for a fantastic couple and know their marriage will be truly blessed!