St Luke’s Church Formby Wedding – Rhianna & Nathan
Rhianna & Nathan’s wedding at St Luke’s Church in Formby was a delight to be a part of. I knew this wasn’t going to be any ‘ordinary’ wedding when (during the client consultation) it was revealed that guests would be walking from the church to Formby beach for photos after the ceremony – awesome!
The weather forecast for the day was pretty awful, and as I started looking for my waterproof trousers on the morning of the wedding I was wondering if we would actually get to the beach as it was throwing it down as I packed the car with all my photography gear.
I sheltered from the rain inside the church, desperately trying to keep my cameras and lenses dry. As the ceremony approached I made my way outside to the church gates, sheltered by a kind guest’s umbrella. Rhianna arrived in a magnificent horse-drawn carriage, and as she alighted she was full of smiles as her friends gathered around her to protect her (and her wedding dress) from the torrential downpour.
The church had been beautifully decorated with sunflowers, and to continue the theme the mens button-holes also featured the same yellow flower.
The ceremony (like everything else about this day) was very personal, and tailored for the couple. There was a very warm family atmosphere throughout the day, and I was truly made to feel welcome by everyone I came into contact with. I even got to sample the traditional dishes served at the informal ‘wedding breakfast’ – all home made, and organised and prepared by friends and family.
Miraculously, the rain was replaced by bright sunshine immediately after the ceremony. I discarded my waterproofs and hurriedly made my way to Formby Beach, where Nathan & Rhianna were waiting, having made the short journey by horse-power. I took a few informal photographs whilst we waited for the remaining guests to make their way up Lifeboat Road to meet us.
The photographs on the beach were pretty spectacular, and I will certainly be pushing the idea of a visit to the beach to other brides holding their wedding at St Luke’s Church Formby!
Wedding at St Luke’s Church Formby
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