I actually can’t believe a year has passed since Cat & Pete’s wedding at The Inn at Whitewell! It seems like 5 minutes ago! I only ever put a few shots on from their wedding as a sneak preview and wanted to save the full post for this year – so here goes…!!!
Sadly, I’m an hour and a half past their anniversary as this post is published (I got back from today’s wedding a little later than I expected!) but I’m hoping they’ll forgive me!
I first ‘met’ Cat & Pete via a phonecall that came from Flower Design’s office when they were meeting Jane to talk about their wedding flowers. Jane decided that they NEEDED to speak to me there and then about their photography, so I answered my phone as Emma and I were going through security at Manchester Airport on our way to Ireland for a couple of days of guinness and fine food! To cut a long story short, via a lovely face to face meeting at a pub in the countryside, Cat and Pete booked me to shoot their wedding at my absolute favourite venue in the world, The Inn at Whitewell (that’s where Emma and I got married, just in case I’ve not mentioned it before…!!!) – what’s more it was a Christmas wedding (same as Emma and I!) so it was always going to be a wedding very close to my heart.
I’m sure everyone remembers what kind of weather we were having last December and I was very much excited about finally seeing the landscape up there sprinkled in snow for a December wedding (our day was battered by rain!) – I wasn’t disappointed! I arrived as Jane from Flower Design was putting the finishing touches to the flowers in St Michael’s next door to the Inn, which is where the story of Cat & Pete’s day begins…
I’m not going to interrupt the images with words, as I think they tell a perfect story of the most perfect day – this is actually the most images I’ve ever put in a blog post. I just couldn’t narrow them down! Very briefly – Cat (and Pete!) made all the gorgeous details themselves (table plan, evening buffet, signs, crate stencils, etc.!) Pretty much everything else is by Flower Design!
So there we have it. 1 year down, many, many more to come! I love meeting brides and grooms like Cat & Pete who go on to become friends – they’re enjoying their first anniversary at The Inn at Whitewell as we speak and by pure chance I’m shooting a wedding there tomorrow so I’m really hoping they’re still around when I get there to say a quick hello to. Congratulations Cat & Pete. Every single part of your wedding was amazing and it was truly wonderful to be involved in such a beautifully emotional and intimate wedding.
All the very best for the future, with love and hugs, Jonny.