We feature the lovely wedding of Allison and Mike captured by Charlotte Elizabeth Photography, a Barnsley based Wedding Photographer.
I first met Allison and Mike at a wedding fayre in Doncaster. As soon as we began talking it was clear that they were both incredibly excited for their wedding day. They were such an amazing couple; it was obvious how in love they were just by the way they looked at each other.
A little bit about the day and how it went
Allison & Mikes wedding was held at Aston church, followed by Aston hall. They chose to have a Cadbury purple colour scheme, and mix traditional and modern wedding styles. The venues they’d chosen were both very traditional while the decorations they had brought in the colour and more of their personality.
I’m a South Yorkshire girl, and I absolutely adore being part of people’s wedding day. It’s such a privilege to share such a huge milestone with couples. I love capturing all the little moments, from the table decorations to the look in the Brides eyes as she walks down the aisle. I tend to get a touch emotional, and usually end up tearing up either during the ceremony, the first dance or both!
How would you describe your photography style?
My photography style is natural, and unobtrusive. I like to speak to everyone before I photograph them so they’re more relaxed in front of the camera, and I can capture some of their personality. Although I enjoy posing the group photographs, I find that the images where people don’t know I’m photographing are my favourite.
What did you love about the day?
There was so much I loved about this wedding! Allison & Mike had booked a horse and carriage for after their ceremony. The horses were beautiful, and their plumes matched the colour scheme perfectly.
They’d made their own centre pieces from trees that they’d cut while doing their garden, wine glasses, lavender and candles. They were gorgeous and the candles lasted right through to the evening reception. Everyone I spoke to commented on how lovely they were.
I think my absolute favourite part of the day was their first dance. They began with a traditional first dance, then the music cut out and the DJ started apologising. When all the guests were suitably horrified, the music changed and they started a choreographed routine! It was really well acted, nobody had a clue what they were about to do.
What advice would you give to couples planning their wedding day?
My advice to any couple on their wedding day would be to remember that it’s not the end of your planning, but the start of your marriage. Things might not go completely to plan, but as long as you end the day surrounded by your closest friends and family, married to the person you love, nothing else really matters. So relax, and remember to enjoy it!
Allison & Mikes money saving tip
“We had a little money pig which we put as much spare change in and it pretty much paid for our cake so it was one thing we didn’t have to fork out for in one go!”
“Charlotte photographed our wedding yesterday and she was absolutely brilliant! She’s a lovely girl, really friendly and will do anything you ask. Nothing was too much. Really can’t recommend her enough!!!” – Allison & Mike, 4th July 2015