Sam & Aimee

Garstang Wedding Photographer


Sam and Aimee had their beautiful day at Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Club. This is one of Garstang’s most popular wedding venue’s and I have shot several weddings here. It is also where I was married nineteen years ago!

I had initially met Sam & Aimee during a wedding fayre I was exhibiting at the Preston Marriott Hotel with Wedding Fayres of Lancashire.  Mum and Dad were on hand and everyone had a good look at my images before they decided to book me.

Sam and Aimee had their Pre Wedding Shoot at Beacon Fell on a beautiful Spring Evening and we were lucky enough to have the most amazing sunset for their shoot.

Bridal Prep

Aimee’s bridal preparations were due to start very early in the morning, so after setting my satnav with their postcode, away I went.  I have since learnt not to trust sat-navs in rural areas!  There are far too many single track roads in England!

Black and white image of Bride during Bridal Prep

Bridal prep with bride and bridesmaids sat in living room laughing

Black and white image of bride and bridesmaid peeking around doorway during Bridal Prep

Aimee was joined at her parent’s house by her two Bridesmaids

Bridesmaid relection in glass during Bridal Prep

Black and white image of Bridesmaid looking at herself in mirror during Bridal Prep

Her Make-Up Artist, Amy Brown 

Make up artist applying makeup with a brush during Bridal Prep

and her Hairdresser Vikki Nelson

Black and white image of bridesmaid having her hair curled during Bridal Prep

Bridal Prep brought lots of laughter, bacon sandwiches and glasses of Prosecco

Bride with Curlers in her hair looking out of window during Bridal Prep

Black and white image of reflections in mirror of Bridal Party during Bridal Prep

Bride looks at herself in the mirror during Bridal Prep

When not needed for advice, Dad escaped into the kitchen to watch a spot of television and to stay out of the way.  Dads are good at this 🙂

Aimee’s Bridesmaids looked elegant in their Royal Blue dresses from Quiz with beaded detailing

Aimee looked stunning in her full-length elegant gown from A Family Affair in Kendal

Bride sits on end of bed in her wedding dress at Garstang Country Hotel and Golf club

Her jewel-encrusted shoes from Pink Paradox matched perfectly, along with her carefully selected jewellery

Brides shoes and jewelly at the end of their bed at Garstang Country House Hotel and Golf Club

Aimee’s Bridal Bouquets were exquisite in their detail made by Flowers by Morgan in Garstang

Groom Prep

I left Aimee as she was making her final touches to leave her parents house and to begin her journey to become Mrs Stanhope, and caught up with Sam who was already at Garstang Country Hotel and Golf club. Sam was with his Sister who was his Best Woman, and also eight months pregnant!

Sam looked handsome in his suit from Slater’s

Groom sits in the entrance at Garstang Country House Hotel and Golf Club

The Ceremony

As the guests arrived, nerves increased and a very emotional Sam waited for his Bride

Aimee looked radiant as her very proud and emotional Father walked her down the aisle

Their wedding ceremony was perfect with lots of laughter and also many tears

Rings from H.Samual were exchanged

And as the happy couple left their ceremony room as Mr & Mrs Stanhope their guests greeted them with the warmest of greetings and hugs.

Their wedding guest sat down in the luxurious dining room ready for a delicious three-course wedding breakfast, whilst being entertained by the wonderful speeches

Father stands up to deliver his speech at Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Club

Black and white image of child blowing bubbles sat around the table

The weather outside was proving to be a beautiful and warm sunny day, so we grabbed the opportunity and made the most of the beautifully landscaped gardens

Bride and Groom in the grounds of Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Club

Black and white image of bride smiling with eyes closed with sun on her face

Bride in her wedding dress looking to the side with natural sunlight on her face

Bride and Groom in Grounds of Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Club


Evening Reception

As day turned into night, Garstang Golf club became alive with the celebrations. A magician was on hand that stunned Sam & Aimee’s guest with his magic

And a tantalising Chocolate Fountain with every delicacy you can imagine

And if the Chocolate Fountain was not enough for the most sweet-toothed guests, there was always wedding cake

Bride and Groom cut the cake at Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Club

Wedding Cake with cake topper at Garstang Country Hotel and Golf club

Sam & Aimee were joined on the dancefloor by their wedding party, and the dance floor was filled with guests celebrating their big day.

Bride and Groom enjoy first dance on the dance floor at Garstang Country Hotel and Golf club

Sam & Aimee’s wedding day was perfect in every way and I am truly honoured to have been a part of it.

Bride and Groom stand in the grounds of Garstang Country Hotel and Golf club with sun setting behind them



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