Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer | Sam & Hannah

When Sam’s Mum contacted me to enquire if I was free to photograph Sam and Hannah’s wedding, to say I was thrilled would be an understatement!

I had known Sam and his family from an early age. His family were stationed on the same Military base as me and Sam and my Son were best friends and completely inseparable. Even after moving away Sam would often visit and join us on family holidays.

I had watched Sam grow into a fine young man. I was as proud as punch when he set off to America where he continued his studies. It was here that he met Hannah, the love of his life and his soul mate. Their relationship was certainly put to the test when Sam had to return to the UK.  Yet in this instance, distance definitely made the heart grow fonder and it wasn’t long before Hannah joined Sam in the UK to become his beautiful bride.

Hannah’s family flew in from America for the big day and as the two families met, they soon became one with a genuine love for each other.

Bridal Prep

My journey to Albright Hussey Manor, in Shropshire  began bright and early. As the morning sun rose into the sky, it already had the signs of being a beautiful day. The perfect welcome for the guests from across the pond!  As the sun got higher in the sky I was joined by my second shooter for the day,  Hermione Tipton who was keen to try some new tricks and together we got started!Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, the Manor House

 

Hannah was having bridal prep in the Honeymoon Suite at the Albright Hussey Manor  and the room was sensational! Dark wooden panelling graced the room and a beautiful golden light was bathing everyone in its glow.  Upon my arrival, I was welcomed with the most warmest of greetings by Hannah and her Bridal Party, and with such a great and relaxed atmosphere I was able to get some great shots.

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Bride Prep at Albright Hussey Manor

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Bridal Prep

 

 

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Bridal Prep

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Bride Prep at Albright Hussey Manor

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Bridal Prep at Albright Hussey Manor

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Bridal Prep at Albright Hussey Manor

Hannah’s younger sister was super happy at being Bridesmaid for her big sister, and it was clear to see the strong bond between them.

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Bridesmaid at Albright Hussey Manor

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, bride and her bridesmaid at Albright Hussey Manor

 

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Bride and Bridesmaid at Albright Hussey Manor

Hannah’s family all shared a strong and unique bond, no words are needed to see how much love they have for each other.

 

 

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Bride with her mother at Albright Hussey Manor

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Bride and her mother at Albright Hussey Manor

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Bride at Albright Hussey Manor

Hannah looked simply stunning in her full sleeved, elegant wedding gown

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Bride at Albright Hussey Manor

With Bridal Prep under my belt, it was soon time to catch up with Hermione and Sam for his Groom Prep.

The beautiful patio and gardens at the Albright Hussey were perfect for Sam and his Groomsmen to relax before the big event.

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Groom at Albright Hussey Manor

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Groom drinking in the gardens at Albright Hussey Manor

 

Ceremony

As the Wedding Guests took their seats for the Wedding Ceremony, and Sam waited for his Bride-to-Be, it was time for one very proud and devoted Father to walk his little girl down the aisle.  There are a couple of Hermione’s images in here, she did an amazing job!

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Father of the bride walks his daughter down the aisle at Albright Hussey Manor

 In the breath taking grounds of Albright Hussey Manor, with the sun shining down on them, this really was the perfect setting for such a magical wedding.

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, bride and groom at Albright Hussey Manor

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, bride and groom at Albright Hussey Manor

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, bride and groom at Albright Hussey Manor

….but, just in case ….

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, lawn at Albright Hussey Manor

It was easy to get some stunning photos of the happy couple within the beautifully landscaped gardens of Albright Hussey Manor  

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Bride and Groom at Albright Hussey Manor

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Bride and groom pose on a bridge at Albright Hussey Manor

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Bride and Groom at Albright Hussey Manor

 

Afternoon Tea

With the happy couple having exchanged their vows and both now wearing their shiny new rings, the Wedding Party sat down to Afternoon Tea.

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Bride and groom at Albright Hussey Manor

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, father of the bride at Albright Hussey Manor

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Father of the groom at Albright Hussey Manor

Speeches were delivered, and nobody was able to escape the tears that came with them.  I confess I had to wipe the camera dry.  Every wedding is emotional for some, some weddings are emotional for all, I am not exaggerating when I say that these wedding speeches, particularly those of Sam and his Dad Stuart reduced us all to emotional wrecks.  Luckily I can hide tears behind the camera, everybody else just had to show it.  In the image below Sam was really struggling not to cry (Kath and Stu were about to blubber like babies).  I love the look of concern on Hannah’s face here.

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, speeches at Albright Hussey Manor

 

With speeches done it was back outdoors to enjoy the glorious summer weather

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Bride at Albright Hussey Manor

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Children playing at Albright Hussey Manor

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, bride and Groom at Albright Hussey Manor

Evening Reception

Sam and Hannah’s first dance as a married couple in view of all their friends and family.

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, First Dance

After the first dance, Hannah and her Father made their way to the dance floor for their Father and Daughter dance, again there was not a dry eye in the house!  How many times can a wedding reduce the entire party to tears?

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Father and Daughter dance at Albright Hussey Manor

 

As the evening got darker and later Hannah changed into something a little more comfortable, let her hair down and enjoyed her party with her wedding guests.

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Bride and groom at Albright Hussey Manor

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, groom at Albright Hussey Manor

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Groom dancing

 

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Bride and groom at Albright Hussey Manor

From watching Sam grow up from a very young age, it truly was an honour to be a part of his big day. Not just from a Photographer’s point of view but from a personal point of view, and I could not be anymore proud of the Man he has become. Sam is currently making plans to join his wife in America, and I wish them both all the happiness in the world, they really are an amazing couple!

Albright Hussey Wedding Photographer, Bride and groom at Albright Hussey Manor

Again a huge thank you to Hermione from for coming along for the ride and for the use of your images.