A little late in blogging this wedding as I’ve been snowed under this year with weddings to photograph, and family photography; so I’ve just managed to blog this wedding.

James and Rose were married in the quaint Lancashire village of Croston on a rainy saturday afternoon. The wedding service was held in the grand St Michael’s Church and, happily for myself and the guests, the reception was just twenty steps away, in the old school hall.

The day started with James arriving in an old ‘Leyland Tiger’ bus from 1946, aptly named ‘Rosie’; hired from Cumbria Classic Coaches. After a few shots of James, we ran to avoid the torrential rain and found shelter in the church, then waited for the bride to arrive.

After a short while Rose’s car arrived and I duly photographed the beautiful bride’s arrival to the church.

After a magical service I had the chance to photograph the couple in the majestic setting of St Michael's, by which I made use of the amazing light emanating from the stain glass windows.

We then made the short journey over to the school hall to commence the party. The adults were well catered for; lots of great food and amazing music provided by the three piece jazz band, Djangobop; they had people up dancing straight away. The children weren't left out, as a Punch and Judy show was set up for their entertainment. Maybe some of the children had never seen this type of show before, but it was great fun; although I think perhaps the adults enjoyed the show more than the children!

What a day! I’m so happy James and Rose booked me to be their wedding photographer. I had a great time, and such a magnificent setting to photograph.

Congratulations James and Rose!