On August 27th I had the pleasure of photographing my sister’s wedding. Katy and Jon have been together for a long time, and it was such a privilege to not only capture their day in photos, but to also be their bridesmaid.

I arrived at their house in the morning before the wedding, and got straight to work.

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It was a gorgeous day in Liverpool, full of warm late summer sun. They got married and had their reception at the Bluecoat, in the city centre. The wedding ceremony was actually a blessing, as Katy and Jon got married a few days prior to the wedding day. Nevertheless, it was a beautiful humanist service, with crepe streamers hanging overhead in the performance space. Katy’s gorgeous wedding gown is from Minna Studios in London, which I mentioned in an earlier blog.

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The courtyard outside provided the perfect space for all the guests to mingle in comfort, as well as provided ample opportunity to soak up a bit of sun. The booze and canapes flowed, the kids played, and everyone relaxed while I whisked Katy, Jon and our families to another courtyard for some family photos.

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Every detail of the day was perfect. From the table settings, flowers (with rosemary and lavender among the peonies, which smelled amazing), the favours of homemade jam and chutney, to the abundance of cheese. It was incredibly chilled out, and very enjoyable as a result.

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I’m completely biased, but I loved taking Katy and Jon’s wedding photos. I did discover the pitfalls of being a guest, bridesmaid and a photographer – namely that I was torn between taking photos and wanting to have a dance! Even so, I’m very proud of the set of photos I was able to give them.

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Katy and Jon, I wish you every happiness for the coming years.