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Welcome to the Wedding Journal! 2018 was bonkers for weddings.  From Manchester to New Zealand so I will be sharing my goings on throughout 2019 + my exploits this year as well.

OMGGGGG!!! We woke up and was like, he’s been!!! Popped up in bed, wedding playlist on, coffee in hand and we just went through them all…. TWICE.  We cried and laughed and cried and smiled and it was just the BEST THING.  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! You were so great on the day to, a real guest rather than our photographer.  

Ginger Beard, what can we say?! Best wedding photographer ever. Invisible at the most intimate and important moments then part of the gang at ALL the fun parts. 

Paul captured us looking so cool and amazing, all in love and happy, made our venues shine and our guests delighted at how fab they all look when they’re laughing and dancing. 

You know you have a picture in your head of how you want your wedding photos to turn out, Ginger Beard is WAY BETTER than that. We have been staring at them ever since he dropped them to us. The sneak peak a couple of days after the wedding was the best thing to happen since saying ‘I do’, and the full set will keep is going forever.

Suppliers.  Ceremony:  The Asylum & Maverick Projects Venue:  Mad Locations, One Friendly Place Event Organiser:  The Wedding Arrangers Hair:  Victoria Ralph Hair Flowers:  SAGE Flowers Cake:  Paxton & Whitfield Band:  Natalie Williams Soul Family Tell me briefly about the build up to your wedding day? It was awesome. We prioritised food and music, followed by photographer and flowers. Everything else we tried to keep as simple and cheap as possible. We chipped away at the planning, doing a little bit each week so it never felt overwhelming. We knew we wanted to have a big party and everything else fitted in around that. We made all the big decisions together and then did lots of our own little jobs. Loved...

”I would recommend Paul to anybody who is bored of seeing the same wedding photographers and shots – his style is effortlessly natural whilst being directed in such a professional way you forget you’re being photographed.”  

– Lauren & Ed Sinclair.  

Suppliers. Venue:  Mitton Hall MakeUp Artist:  Leanne Jackson Bridal Make Up Hair:  Sam Gateley and Co Flowers:  Sam Williams Flowers Wedding Film:  Tom Harrington Films Dress:  LuLu Browns Bridal Bridesmaid Dresses:  Love Nookie Suits:  Amelias Bridal Leather Jacket Design:  Kate Illustrate Entertainment:  Arthur Geldard | Andrew Kelly Magic | Boom Live Entertainment  Cake:  Finch Bakery Cheese Cake:  Brie Mine UK Donut Wall:  Little Love Company Room Set Up:  Creative Cover Hire Tell me briefly about the build up to your wedding day? The build up to our wedding seemed to only last a few weeks, it didn’t seem real until then. The weather had been beautiful sunshine all week and then it changed to cloudy yet mild, which was still...
''We had the most amazing destination wedding earlier this year in Italy and capturing the day was very important to us. We completed a lot of research on photographers abroad which the venue recommended etc but decided to take our own photographer, which is where we found the GingerBeard! Before the wedding Paul was great, very approachable whilst always providing his professional opinion. During the wedding he and his second shooter Nick were perfect, very subtle making guests feel at ease but when needed to be, very vocal which helped to get those all important shots. Post wedding Paul has again, over delivered. We knew he was very busy but he kept us informed and would send little “teaser” photos,...
Suppliers. Ceremony:  Manchester Cathedral Venue:  Great John Street Hotel Dress:  Agape Bridal Boutique Shoes:  Jimmy Choo Hair & Make Up:  Jodie A Smith Flowers:  Tamaryn Treasures Cake:  Sweet Jem's Bakery Band:  The Fat Cats Tell me briefly about the build up and you wedding day? We got married 2 years after we got engaged. Which gave us loads of time to plan and decide what we wanted. But it still flew by! We went through 8 bridesmaid dresses, until we found 1 which all 6 bridesmaids liked! Stressful!!! (But I chose the first dress I tried on) Hogan (our lovely pooch) ate my wedding planning book 2 months before the wedding! Nearly put him up for sale! Richard went to...

Gorilla Manchester Wedding

January 30, 2019
Suppliers. Venue:  Gorilla MUA + Hair:  Sarah Morten Hair & MakeUp   How did you meet? We meet in Peru in 2010. Hannah had just finished university and was travelling South America with 4 friends to celebrate. Daniel was travelling around the continent with a friend and we happened to be booked on the same group of 12 people for a 4 day trek to Machu Picchu ... we finished the trek and spent the final night of the tour partying in a city called Cusco, it was Peruvian Independence day. There was many many pisco sours drank, and the rest is history! How did you propose? We had a mutual engagement. We decided we wanted to get married and...
Suppliers.  Venue/Event Organisers:  The Wedding Arrangers Ceremony:  Maverick Projects Flowers:  Worm Hair/MUA:  Butterfly Mobile Dress:  Heart a Flutter How did you meet? After Jo had an unsuccessful date with a friend of mine, we ended up working together and sharing a desk . It only took about two weeks before we were together. How did you propose? We both proposed at the same time. For our four year anniversary we had a trip to Puglia planned and we had both decided it was the time! We both hid our rings in our sunglasses cases (the only place the other wouldn’t look) and when jo got out a small box on our first night at dinner, I told her to f***...
''On the day Paul was approachable, extremely hard-working and professional; as his clients, Paul exceeded our expectations in all aspects. We had so much positive feedback from the guests generally.  We felt completely at ease and not at all overwhelmed. We haven't received the full album yet as the wedding was just over one week ago but Paul has already released the teaser trailer for our wedding film and the sneak peeks which are all fantastic, as we expected. Based on our engagement shoot photos, which we love, we have no doubt that the album will be perfect.'' Laura & Mark McClean Suppliers: Venue:  Eden Barn Caterers:  Campbell & Rowley MUA/Hair:  Jodie MakeUp Dress: Songbird Bridal Cake:  The Yummy Pud Co...
Suppliers:  Venue:  Holmes Mill MUA/Hair:  Lily & Remi   How did you meet? We met in California over 10 years ago, while Oliver was on a trip with some friends.  We stayed friends over the years.  Then about 6 years ago Annette and her friend Tiffany came over to England for a girls trip.  Oliver played the amazing host. We reconnected one night and a few Guinness's later.  We have been on so many adventures since then. How did you propose:  I flew us out to Miami, midway between California and Lancashire. We hired a car and drove to the Florida Keys and South Beach Miami. We saw The Chainsmokers play. I had a couple of locations in mind and...