Vanessa & Dave were actually one of the first ever couples to book me in during that first year of my career of handing out hi-fives at weddings and taking some pretty heartfelt and fun photos for people at their 'getting married event' Their wedding at Longview Winery in Macclesfield was a spectacular day full of adventure.
Speaking of adventure, Vanessa met Dave for the first time while adventuring through the outback. Dave happened to be on the very same tour that Vanessa was doing. He'd come for a holiday from England on a working holiday visa and Vanessa was with a friend of hers who was visiting from her mother land, Scotland.
Despite Dave and I having differing opinions on who is the superior English Premier League team, I knew early on that these two U.K originals would be a great fit for me. When you see eye to eye on so much and being open and honest with one another is so easy, family is valued, fun is wanted, then I know we're onto a winning combination. During our first meeting, Vanessa told the tale of how special it was to have Dave propose to her in front of her Grandmother who Vanessa thought the absolute world of. I know she'd be looking down at Vanessa & Dave now and be so very proud of them both.
Vanessa & Dave wanted a fun filled, relaxed and extremely happy wedding. They got it! It was a super sunny day with blue skies and good vibes at the picturesque Longview. Vanessa mentioned how seeing smiles on everyone's faces and having them all up on the dance floor with her was a big priority. Choosing DJ Aaron Knight as their MC for the night made this a breeze. Aaron worked the crowd so well and it was great getting to get a little inside knowledge to the workings of Survivor too!
I also had the pleasure of working alongside Doug & Dana from Will&Co for the first time. These two worked their socks off all day and I'm very excited to see the finished video they make.
So before we get into the photos I'll leave a little word from Vanessa here that I think will add some value to all you prospective new couples checking out my work and planning your weddings.
Enjoy the photos and take it away Ness!
"Just RELAX… Take everything as it comes… If something goes wrong just laugh it off. No point in getting all bridezilla because the day goes SO quickly and only happens once!"
This doggo loved me SO much, right Dave?
Vanessa had some beautiful boudoir photos taken by Dana from Will & Co Photography and gifted it to Dave the morning of the wedding.
This is celebrant Debra Krieg. She likes to have fun and she also conducts awesome ceremonies for people. She's great.
Photo bombed by a Scotsman. Tick that one off the bucket list.
Vanessa'a Dad was way too cool for school. :)
Novak Djokovic made an appearance.
Vanessa & Dave had some nice words to share with me a few days after their wedding. Thanks again lovers.
"We had Alex as our photographer for our wedding & can not recommend him enough! He made everyone laugh with his wicked games, made me calm down & enjoy every second of the day! He's such a calming soul and I had everyone say how amazing he was. I got a sneak peek of some of the pictures that same evening and myself and my partner were blown away with the quality of his work."