Louise and Gary had been friends for sometime, when in January 2017, Louise was sadly diagnosed with cancer, but by the following June, she had the good news that she’d beaten the disease. It was then, that Louise and Gary’s friendship grew, which later developed into the loving relationship they have today. Louise, referring to her illness and treatment, told us “I couldn’t have done any of it without Gary!”
Earlier this year, on 4th January, Louise contacted us, asking if we were free on 25th October to photograph their wedding and she went on to book our top of the range package. Not many weeks later, on 3rd February, brave Louise contacted us again to say that she’d had some dreadful news and she’d been diagnosed with secondary lung cancer! Despite being given a terminal diagnosis, Louise was adamant to walk down the aisle to marry the love of her life! They really wanted to prove their love for each other, but obviously time was no longer on their side, so they brought their wedding forward to 1st March 2020.
We were photographing a wedding until 9pm the day before in Kent, but managed to travel the 300 miles back to the Cheshire countryside, in time to capture Louise’s bridal-prep, which took place in The Luxury Dressing Suite at their dream venue Wrenbury Hall, near Nantwich.
Gary is self-employed and owns his own company Rainbow Blinds. It was through Gary’s hard work that he was able to give Louise, the wedding day, which lot of girls only ever dream of, and it was for this reason, that Louise wanted Gary’s Work Van to feature in the wedding!
As family and friends filled the ceremony room, a nervous Gary waited for his best friend to appear! Gary struggled to hold back the tears, but at the same time, he looked so unbelievably happy, as he saw that first glance of his beautiful bride.
Louise & Gary’s wedding was arranged in just three weeks, although it appeared that planning and preparation had been ongoing for years. Everything was just perfect!
Louise had forewarned us, there would understandably be lots of tears, which there was, but there was also lots of happiness too! It was a bittersweet day, with lots of family and friends sharing their special moment, one which we felt very honoured to be part of!
The bride and groom sat down during the ceremony, and saying their vows proved to be the hardest part of the day for both of them, emotion ran high, tears flowed freely within the room. Even the registrars and us as photographers were moved to tears!
Following the ceremony, we were able to take some lovely photos of the bride and groom along with their guests, and then it was onto the wedding breakfast in the glamourous Orangerie. Once the bride and groom had been welcomed as Mr & Mrs Beamon, we left the wedding party for them to enjoy their food and relax without any interruptions.
It was at this point that Neil, the Events Manager informed us of a surprise they had in store for the bride. Louise really wanted Singing Waiters to be a part of their wedding, but the cost was a little more than their budget would allow, so although disappointed, Louise decided it was something they could do without. Davinia the MD of Wrenbury Hall, who was aware of Louise’s disappointment, arranged for Undercover Artists Singing Waiters to be in attendance. Gary knew all about it, but it was a complete surprise for Louise, and the look on her face said it all! She literally glowed during their entertainment, it seemed to really uplift her spirits and her smile was radiant the whole way through!
Wrenbury Hall’s team of staff were amazing, they certainly made the day for Louise & Gary! Peter the Toast Master, Neil the Events Manager, along with the waiters and waitresses, all joined in the dancing and fun, as Louise and Gary smiled and laughed the whole way through!
Louise works for Blue Bell in Crewe, and they had arranged for another surprise during the evening. The UK Firework Company, put on a fabulous firework display, which proved a perfect romantic photo opportunity. Thanks must go to Louise’s bridesmaid Darrelle, who also works for Blue Bell, as she was heavily involved with organising this wonderful surprise.
Seeing Louise & Gary together is like watching a romantic movie, there’s so much love and tenderness between them. Their inner strength has proved incredible, it’s obvious they are perfect soulmates for each other!
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Louise & Gary for choosing us as their wedding photographers and including us in their special day. We'd also thank Davinia and her dedicated team at Wrenbury Hall for making us so welcome, we thoroughly recommend their complete bespoke service, it really is second to none!
We obviously photograph many weddings, all unique in their own way, but this is one which will stay in our hearts forever!
During the day, we worked with some amazing suppliers:
Wrenbury Hall – www.wrenburyhall.co.uk
Undercover Artists Singing Waiters – www.undercoverartisits.co.uk
The UK Firework Company – www.theukfireworkcompany.co.uk
Bridal Hair & Makeup of Cheshire - www.themakeupcheshire.com
Hipswing Events – www.hipswing.co.uk
Creme de la Creme Wedding Cakes – www.stunningcakes.com
Bluebells Florist - www.bluebellsflorist.co.uk
Your Ceremony – www.yourceremony.org.uk