I met up with the bride and bridesmaids at Tamara’s mums house in Eastriggs, the make up artists had been there since 7.00 a.m. and were hard at work, Amy the hairdresser was hard at work too with Jay one of the 10 bridesmaids.
I found all Tamara’s special jewellery, headdress, shoes, bag and perfume that needed to be photographed, then went on to capture lots of getting ready photographs, the house was very busy and there was a wonderful party atmosphere.
Jacinta from Simply Koko arrived with the all the dresses ready to dress all the girls , Tamara’s dress was stunning and she looked amazing so did her 10 bridesmaids. Everyone ready ? off to The Anvil Hall Gretna Green
The Anvil Hall Gretna Green
Once Tamara and her dad were in the wedding car, a beautiful white Rolls Royce I set off to The Anvil Hall Gretna Green to meet up with my second shooter Robert Dickinson. Anvil Hall is widely recognised as the premier wedding venue in Gretna, Scotland. Performing civil weddings, religious weddings and civil partnership ceremonies over the legendary Gretna Anvil.
Anvil Hall has gained it’s reputation thanks to it’s romantic setting and stunning interior. Anvil Hall in the village of Gretna is a completely private wedding venue, with a 50ft aisle lit by candles and breathtaking photographic locations.
The Shepherds Inn
After the ceremony Tamara and Craig led everyone outside for the confetti shot, there was a time to capture the bride and groom and all the bridal party before all 230 guests set off to The Shepherds Inn in Carlisle for the wedding breakfast, The Shepherds Inn is renowned for its fine quality food, friendly service and is a lovely venue for a large wedding.
Next it was time for the speeches and wedding breakfast which always makes great photos, full of emotion. After the speeches were over it was time for the wedding singer who was great fun and had everyone joining in and dancing.
When the meal was over it was not long until the 120 night guests arrived and it was time for the important cake cutting and first dance and then party time with a soul band from the North East.