We often find that when it comes to trying to sum up a wedding day in a few paragraphs for the blog it’s hard to know where to begin. For Louise and Ant’s New Years Eve Wedding at Peckforton Castle it was a no brainer. We have to start with a disclaimer;
While we always try our best to keep our blog posts concise, spending hours curating a series of images that tell the story without overloading the viewers. This is was a day so epic we couldn’t possibly narrow it down any further. So there are a lot of images, and we absolutely love them all.
You might remember Louise and Ant’s Marbella engagement shoot from last year, where we had flown out to Spain to meet the bridal party at the joint Stag and Hen holiday, and of course to make the most of the incredible scenery for some extra special engagement photographs. From the moment we arrived at the villa and met Ant and Louise we knew that it would not only be an engagement shoot to remember, but that the wedding would be one to remember as well. The bar was set pretty high last new year’s eve by Katie and Joe who also chose Peckforton Castle as their venue, but sure enough Louise and Ant left us speechless.
We have said time and time again that for us, it’s all about the people and the atmosphere. With the variety of stunning wedding venues on offer here in the UK it’s sometimes easy to forget that. Yet for all of its spectacular decorations, jaw dropping floral displays and some of the best lighting we’ve ever seen Louise and Ant’s day was 100% about the people. They are a couple who value friends and family more highly than anything else. We had a glimpse of that in Spain, but as the day unfolded before us, and we saw friends and family from all over the world laughing, crying and dancing 2015 away, it was clear that Louise and Ant really do fill the people around them with joy.
We really do love shooting New Year’s Eve weddings, the atmosphere is unlike any other day of the year and it always makes for great photography. They always say you should start the year as you mean to go on, and for us, that’s taking photographs. 2016 has already been an incredible year for us, and Louise and Ant’s wedding started that off for us in a way we could never have expected. At somewhere around 1 in the morning we said goodbye and I don’t think Louise and Ant would mind me saying that all 4 of us were emotional wrecks. We’d both learned so much from them and although their wedding will certainly be one we’ll never forget, their incredible love for each other and the people around them is what we’ll remember the most.