We were lucky enough to be asked to do Photography and Videography for the wedding of Alan and Megan at Tern Hill Hall. They would of been married a year already by now, but Coronavirus put a stop to that.
Days went by, all with showers of rain but the weather held out and meant we could spend most of the day in between the important parts, outside. This made for a very lovely day and it was as close to ‘normal’ as it was going to get which was fantastic to experience again.
We drove up the drive and contemplated what to do first, we decided it was a great time to get the drone up in the air and get the all important aerial shots of the venue which really sets the scene for the wedding video. Tern Hill Hall is surrounded by countryside, green for miles which makes for incredible footage.
We made our way up to the bridal suite to find a chilled out bridal party, not a worry in sight. Victoria Stevens was there providing her services from ‘Hairspray - Market Drayton’ with not a hair out of place Meg was ready for Make Up which was done by Charlotte Roberts. She looked unreal and was ready to see the man of her dreams.
Alan waited for Megan, he looked as cool as a cucumber. ‘You raise me up’ was played by her Grandad Tex on the keyboard and it was then she walked down the aisle in a gorgeous gown from Elegance Bridal with her mother by her side. What an incredible and moving moment for her Grandad to be such a huge part of.
The whole venue was dressed so well, simply elegant by Tamaryn Treasures. They provided the floral garlands for the gorgeous staircase at Tern Hill Hall and all the table decorations within the reception area. The bouquets also provided by Tamaryn included gorgeous fresh Sunflowers which added a lovely splash of colour throughout the day.
As they walked out of the ceremony it was clear how much everyone was enjoying the day, being able to dress up and see everyone they hold dear without feeling restricted by the rules. Thank goodness for the sunshine and being outside the majority of the day.
The day was just simply stunning, we went off for a few portraits where we used a couple of smoke bombs. Something that worked perfectly and gave such an awesome effect. It was so important for us to get the most beautiful images from the 25 seconds the bombs gave us. I think we pulled it off!
When we talk about cake around Market Drayton we instantly talk about Crumbs Cakery and of course the incredible Alex Dowse didn’t let us down. Beautiful detailed top cake surrounded by tons of tasty cupcakes. Nothing is too much trouble for this lady and you will never be disappointed.
The cake was cut and it was time for the first dance but we were all stopped in our tracks when Megan held back her Grandad Tex before walking arm in arm towards the pergola where they danced together to ‘I loved her first - Heartland’ where I think everyone cried, not a dry eye in the place ourselves included. The love they have for each other runs deep.
Alan watched on anxiously knowing it would be his turn soon to take his brides arm, dancing in his Fairfax and Favour suede shoes gifted to him by his Bride. He was definitely a sharp dressed man...
They danced to ‘This I promise you - Ronan Keating’ the longest first dance in history according to their comical DJ, Danny Drayton. He truly made for a wonderful evening for all their guests. Full of laughter and plenty of banter! He also provided a ‘share a selfie’ screen which seemed to go down a storm... an awesome addition to any wedding.
Congratulations to Alan and Megan, it truly was an honour to be part of something so magical. Thank you for trusting us at Evans Photography and Film with the most important day of your lives. I think weddings are now fully back and we could not be happier, our biggest wedding in nearly two years.