With award season in full flow - film and tv awards EVERYWHERE - I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon and instead of a blog showcasing my 2018 best photographs, I'm going to do things a little differently.
SO WELCOME to the #CLPWeddingAwards!
Every single one of my couples last year were out of this world amazing, but I'd like to honour just a few of them. FYI if you win you get nothing but GLORY! Time to boast to all your friends that you were the 2018 #CLPWeddingAwards winner!
So let's kick this shindig off with....
THE MOST SHOWSTOPPING - Aimee & Paul
When you bring in a surprise helicopter as the grooms official mode of transport, you certainly win by a clear mile!
Aimee & Paul's wedding was at Matfen Hall on the 19th October 2018
BEST SCENERY - Rebecca & Stevie
This was a close race between Rebecca & Stevie and Sarah & Paul, however Rebecca & Stevie just inched it for me with wonderfully sunny views across Windermere and even making the most of it with a steamer ride in the afternoon!
Rebecca & Stevie's wedding was at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa
BEST DADDY DAUGHTER FIRST LOOK - Sarah & Tom
There were so many amazing special moments during daddy/daughter first looks last year it was SO HARD to choose between them all, but I think Sarah & her dad just clinched it! Ahhh I just love how special and emotional these photographs are <3
Sarah & Tom had a church wedding followed by a reception in a marquee on their farm.
BEST BRIDESMAID FIRST LOOK - Louise & Mark
Oh wow, there has been so SO MANY bridesmaid first looks that I just adored; Keri & Matthew, as well as Sarah & Tom above were so close, but Louise & Mark's wedding just beat them to the punch! These girls provided amazing reactions to seeing Louise for the first time in her dress!
Louise & Mark had a church wedding followed by a reception at The Halston.
BEST GROOMS REACTION - Sarah & Alex
Honestly these two could have won a fair few of these awards, however Alex totally stole the show with the best reaction to seeing Sarah walk down the aisle - something I doubt anyone will forget!
Sarah & Alex got married at Three Hills Barn.
BEST FIRST DANCE - Jayne & Dean
These two were a mile ahead of everyone else... however it wasn't totally unexpected since Jayne is a dance teacher and Dean potentially should be a dancer too. Their first dance was to Do You Love Me from Dirty Dancing - their moves were totally on point! This was also followed by a choreographed dance from Jayne and her friends at Carlisle Dance Academy. It'll be hard to beat these two any time soon!
Jayne & Dean had a church wedding followed by a reception at Dalston Hall.
BEST CEREMONY EXIT - Esme & Nathan
No car can really beat a horse and cart from the church all the way to the reception don't you think?! Esme & Nathan won hands down with their creative and personal touch to their mode of transport and I just loved it!
Esme & Nathan had a church wedding followed by a reception at the Nuts in May Festival Site.