Astley Bank Hotel: Sarah & Ruperts Wedding

Astley Bank Hotel: Sarah & Ruperts Wedding

Astley Bank Hotel: Sarah & Ruperts Wedding

They had met at a wedding a few years ago, a little bit of match making by the Bride and Groom. I’m so happy to say it worked their best friends knew they would be a perfect match for each other. I was so honoured to be asked to photograph their wedding day at Astley Bank, as I was the photographer at the wedding they met.
I arrived at Sarah parents in Wosthorne where Kaye Hirst was busy being creative with the girls hair up doos, the girls all calm and everything unfolding and flowing as it should.
While I was with Sarah and the girls Ray was over at Astley Bank Hotel with Rupert and the boys for their morning prep, all seemed to be going well there too. So here is how their day unfolded.

Sarah never seemed to stop smiling all day.

Over at Astley Bank Hotel Ray was with Rupert and his Groomsmen.

The groom and his best men get ready at Astely Bank Hotel
St John's the Evangelist church at Worsthorne

I love this moment when Sarah see Rupert. It says it all in her smile.

Family and friends gathered and chatted outside the church.

Love Love Love the confetti moment….. you all did me proud there!

Bride and groom with camper van by Bronte wedding hire
VW camper van by Bronte wedding Hire

Next the big group shot and family formals, shortly after it was time for just Sarah and Rupert in the stunning grounds of Astley Bank Hotel in Darwen.

The Grounds at Astley Bank Hotel
On the steps at Astley Bank Hotel
The Grounds at Astley Bank Hotel
The Grounds at Astley Bank Hotel

Sarah and Rupert’s table theme was Children’s programs from their childhood.

The speeches …. the funny part of the day.

This was a first for me .. Yes the Bestman had written his speech on a loo roll!

After the meal friends and family gathered chatted… and played games and laughed a lot.

Time for the first dance

Thank you Sarah and Rupert for ask Ray and I to document your special day. xx K xx
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To see Sarah & Ruperts pre wedding photo shoot please click HERE.

Sarah & Rupert’s Wedding Suppliers

Venue – Astley Bank Hotel
Hair – Kaye Hirst
Wedding Dress – Clifford Burr
Bridesmaid Dresses – Ann Bridal
Ruperts Suite – Paul Costelloe
Cake – Specialised Cakes
Flowers – Daisy Chain
Church Flowers – by the ladies of St John’s the Evangelist
VW camper van – Bronte Wedding Hire