Amy was the wedding photographer at Iscoyd Park, Whitchurch, Shropshire for Rich & Lois’s wedding.
After the two Lakes’ weddings, we drove through Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium and France to make it in good time for the wedding of Rich & Lois, which was near to Whitchurch, on the Shropshire / Wales border. This wedding was a day out amongst old friends for me – the 5th wedding amongst the same party of friends that I had photographed. I recognized lots of guest’s faces and it was great to catch up with Laurie & Dave and Stacey & Ben.
Iscoyd Park is a real treasure of a wedding venue. A private home that has been beautifully renovated and is surrounded by lovely gardens. The weather just about held out too. The forecast for the day was dreadful and the heavens did open just as Lois arrived at church but, by the end of the ceremony, the sun had come out and guests could enjoy a couple of hours outside in the sunshine at Iscoyd Park.
I’m pretty sure that I have never before delivered so many images from the speeches alone. From Rich’s heart-opener to the Best Men & Bridesmaids character assignation of both Rich & Lois, guests went from laughing to crying and back again over and over again!
It was a shame that I was only allowed to stay at the back of the church throughout the ceremony. I am always so respectful of the ceremony and will ‘hold fire’ at the appropriate moments but, alas, perhaps yet another UK vicar had been bitten by the curse of the unruly wedding photographer and as such, I felt anything but welcome as I entered the church. Hey ho! Perhaps one day, the UK vicars and priests will take a leaf out of their Italian counter-part’s books and welcome everyone in – photographers too and let’s see if the numbers in church can rise to anything like that of Italy!
Here are some images to be going on with. These are sure to make you smile :-)
All hands on deck as the dress goes on.
Don’t you just love this photo!
Handsome Groom awaits.
Zac, Rich & Lois’s son, shows off his new cufflinks.
Bridesmaids and Flower Girls do the Hokey Cokey as they wait for Lois to arrive – love it!
Iscoyd Park, Whitchurch. A beautiful wedding venue set in stunning grounds.
Here comes Zac!
Rich & Lois literally laughed all day long…
… as did the guests!
Told you! Lois’s Dad once his speech was over.
This is Ashleigh. You may recognize her from one of our gallery images (number 19 in gallery 3.)
During the fabulous speeches.
So many to choose from!
My ex-Brides and Grooms along with the current ones and a Best Man!
Taken in the lovely evening light.
What a hoot! Such a fun day and brilliant to see so many familiar faces. I hope to catch up with you all again sometime soon – I hear the next wedding will be in Italy. It’s about time you lot travelled to me anyway!!
Rich & Lois, thanks for being brilliant. I’ll be in touch later today with access details to the rest of your images. Amy x