I was asked by Claire and Steve to photograph their wedding day which took place at the recently renovated Tower Hill Barns in Llangollen. The ceremony was to be held outside and luckily the weather was fantastic. Claire arrived after having her hair and makeup done at home so only had to put on her beautiful dress by Mark Lesley.
So the ceremony was about to get underway, I got some shots of Claire as she came down the stairs from her room and then left her for final preparations before she came down the isle. As I was heading towards the front of the isle I suddenly felt my lens belt feel very light and then I heard the sound no photographer wants to hear.... the thud of my 35mm lens hitting the floor!! I thought to myself no problem I have other lenses and the show must go on - on checking later the lens turned out to be absolutely fine with only a tiny little scratch on the lens hood.
The ceremony was wonderful, held under the bridge with the guests seated under a gazebo to escape the suns heat. After exchanging vows it was time for Mr & Mrs Cranshaw to enjoy their wedding breakfast with family and friends.
After the meal it was time for the bands to play in the outdoor barn, first up was Heal The Last stand who really struck a chord with me, they have some amazing vocals with an American country feel. Then it was onto Steve's band Pointer 75 followed by Marblehead Johnson.