Weddings

WedFest in the North West: An absolutely beauteous festival wedding!

“Just wanted to send a quick email to say thank you so much for everything this weekend! You and Cat were great, so relaxed and friendly, you just fitted in with everything perfectly! All of our family and friends commented on how amazing you both were. The photos really capture the spirit of the whole event!”

Those of you that know me in person will know that I’m more than a little fond of quirky festivals. I love the details and the thought that goes into them, and the friendly music-loving atmosphere that permeates through the small scale independent festivals in particular. They were always my favourite ones to play at with my duo and will always be my favourite to go to as a punter. Now, imagine if you will the day I got offered a wedding which was set to boast all of the above qualities plus all of the loveliness that comes with it being a wedding – a day that will forever be known as Helen and Andrew’s incredible #WedFest.

(OH MY LIFE IT WAS AMAZING!)

(SERIOUSLY. I NEARLY IMPLODED.)

My assistant for the day was the thoroughly wonderful Cat Lane, who you may recognise from one of two of my previous photo day blogs. Huge thanks to her for her beautiful image contributions – what a total hero! Cat stayed on the awesome #WedFest site in the morning while I pottered off down the road to capture a spot of bridal prep. It all looked a bit like this:

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

The father of the bride had some ingenious ribbon-tying skills!

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

D’awwwh!

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Cat Lane Weddings

Cat Lane Weddings

Cat Lane Weddings

Cat Lane Weddings

The guests make their way to the coaches… Operation:WeddingPrepAtCampsite = success!

With all of the prep done and everyone looking suitably fabulous, Cat boarded the coach to the ceremony venue whilst I attempted to navigate my way around Lancaster in the car. It was definitely an adventure. Eventually, we all arrived in one piece at the phenomenal Lancaster Cathedral:

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Hello, blue skies!

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

With all of the guests settled in, all we needed now was the bride. I’d had to leave before I’d seen Helen in her full get-up to ensure I made it through Lancaster in time, so was just as excited as everyone else to see how (INCREDIBLY) gorgeous she looked! I absolutely adored the natural make-up she’d opted for, and the colour scheme was just perfect. Floral and festival-tastic. Wedding time, here we go!

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E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

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Cat Lane Weddings

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E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

Cat Lane Weddings

Cat Lane Weddings

Pretty spectacular, right?!

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer, The Young'uns

The groom, Andrew, is the brother of Michael Hughes from marvellous folk trio “The Young’uns” – hence this special appearance during the signing of the register! Lovely lovely.

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E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

What a lovely wedding. Rather nice to hear my talented chums (and previous photographees / artwork clients) The Young’uns singing beautifully during the signing of the register too! They were to be the first act in a brilliant programme of music that day. Shortly after the guests had departed back to the WedFest site, myself and Cat accompanied Helen, Andrew and Michael (brother of the groom / appointed chaffeur) back through the windy one-way systems of Lancaster to a beautiful spot just across the water from the reception site. Cue two photographers fawning over how ludicrously photogenic everything was:

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E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photography  Cat Lane Weddings

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photography

#melts

And then it was reception time! Cue the longest confetti walkway I’ve ever photographed down, my first ever Bride VS Groom tug-of-war (seriously, keep scrolling down!), travel-themed table names, group photos in front of a giant tipi, an appearance by Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar (whose most recent album “The Call” I had the pleasure of guesting on as well as designing), a ceilidh with the Monster Ceilidh Band and ALL OF THE DANCING! As if this wasn’t a lovely enough day for all involved, Helen and Andrew had hired a field full of bell tents for their sleepy, undoubtedly cheery, guests to snooze in that night. Full marks, you two, full marks.

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E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E,L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photography

Fun and racing games on site!

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

Weddings with space hoppers = the best!

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I TOLD you there was a tug of war! Amazing.

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E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photography

“Heeeeave!”

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E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photography

Helen’s team totally won. Go team Bride!

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

Such a cosy set-up inside the tipi!

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photography

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photography

This little lad was such a character. What an attentive expression!

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E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photography, Ciaran Algar

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer, Greg Russell, Ciaran Algar

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer, Greg Russell

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer, Ciaran Algar

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer, Monster Ceilidh Band

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

E.L - Hitched, Elly Lucas wedding photographer

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Cheerio, beautiful WedFest!

 

There you have it! An incredible day for an incredible bride and groom in an incredible location. Congrats, Andrew and Helen!

Until next time,

E x


 

If you like what you see and would potentially like me to cover your big day, get in touch! See my website for an extended portfolio, pricing and contact details: www.el-hitched.co.uk

 

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