Wakefield wedding photographer: Bev & Chris
As a Wakefield wedding photographer I love last minute bookings and Bev & Chris’ wedding was certainly that as they only made contact a week ago! The wedding was all arranged in roughly three weeks by the couple who decided to surprise their family by tying the knot at their Lofthouse home this weekend. The family all gathered at the couples’ home thinking they were getting a minibus to a wedding venue but little did they know, except for just one or two helpers, that the wedding was taking place at the family bungalow. With the guests were gathering and having a few drinks, the couple had sloped off to the Wakefield registry office to get the official requirements out of the way before heading back to their house where the wedding ceremony would take place. A small marquee had been erected at the side of the house but due to there being shutters on the back doors and windows, no-one suspected a thing. Out in the back garden, a hog roast was being prepared for the wedding breakfast and the canapes were sitting in the utility room wait to be served along with the bottles of Prosecco and the wedding cake.
What a surprise for the guests when the couple walked in and began the celebrations with champagne reception and the canapes before gathering in the marque for the wedding. The whole affair was attended by around 60 family members and despite it being rather crowded in the house due to the wild autumn weather, the whole thing went off without a hitch. It was a lovely small, family affair and great fun to shoot.