I’m always thrilled and proud to be invited to be the wedding photographer for couples on their wedding day. Being invited to be the wedding photographer at Louise and Marcus wedding was no exception. The day was made incredibly entertaining from start to finish. The bridal preparation was great fun, with all of the bridesmaids proving to be extremely helpful and full of life. One of the key benefits to The Crown Hotel in Bawtry is that they are incredibly prepared for weddings, having an on-site hairdressing studio, this made the whole preparation much easier to manage.
As with many weddings, the preparation was over in what felt like 10 minutes, how times flys when you’re having fun right? The Brides transport arrived, which happened to be a beautiful white Rolls Royce, who wouldn’t want to arrive in a Rollo? From here we headed over to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park for the first look and ceremony. Shortly after we were chauffeured around the park in a golf buggy by Matthew, who was incredibly helpful and kept everything on schedule, this guy loves his job and it’s clear to see! We first visited the Brown Bears to hand feed them apples.
Shortly after we flew over to the park’s tower of Giraffes, wow! is the only thing to say here, getting up close and personal with the Giraffes was amazing, hand feeding them and witnessing their unbelievably long and dexterous tongue was something to put a smile on anyone’s face.
After the Giraffes, we headed over to hand feed everyone’s favourite wide-eyed, chilled out mammals, the Lemurs! How cute! As fluffy and cute as they were, no touching please.
I think everyone who attended the wedding will admit that, if you’re not into traditional weddings, but you’re thinking of getting married in the not too distant future, then The Yorkshire Wildlife Park is absolutely a must for you, fun packed and incredibly well suited to adventurous couples.
After the crazy fun at The Yorkshire Wildlife Park, we headed back over to the Crown Hotel Bawtry for family portraits, yummy food, speeches the first dance and everyone’s favourite part, the sweaty alcohol-fueled dancefloor party! Woo!
It’s been an absolute pleasure capturing all the moments throughout Louise and Marcus’ special day, and I wish them all the luck in the future. Thanks guys!
Lee Cant – Sheffield Wedding Photographer.