So Many Wedding and so many couples, but they all mean so much to us, and we are honoured that we can capture and share all our couples special day with them.
Ok so today was the special day of Sophie Fairclough and Ian Dunbavins, now if you are a fan of Liverpool football club you will recognise these names, Sophie’s Dad is Liverpool Legend David Fairclough, the best man is no other then Liverpool footballer Stephen Gerard and Ian of course is Ian Dunbavin. Now these guys booked us back in November last year, however we didn’t get to meet them before their wedding day.
Ian and Sophie booked us for the Luxury all day Photography package so it was just Kellie and I today, They had booked a stunning villa in Almancil to have their ceremony and reception so we arrived a few hours before to capture Sophie and her lovely bridesmaids Sarah, Cammilla, Abbi, Lauren and 9 year old Gracie were all getting ready, Sophie had a friend do her makeup but she had booked Jar Studios to do their hair and Sharon from Makeup by Sharon did the makeup for the bridesmaids and Ian’s mum, both did an amazing job as always 🙂
Whilst the girls were getting ready Kellie went off to meet the boys, Ian had Steven Gerrard as his best man and Sophies brother Tom and Ians brothers Ste and Paul as his groomsmen and not forgetting of course little 2 year old Henry as a pageboy, a few shots were taken at the ceremony location and then back to the bride so we could capture Sophie putting on her dress.
Once ready we waiting downstairs, and she walked towards her dad who was waiting to walk her down the isle.
The ceremony was conduct by Jane Welch and after the couple tied the knot it was round to the pool for a few beers.
The couple were congratulated by all their family and friends and after a few group shots, everyone sat down at their tables in the garden to listen to the speeches, now we get to hear a lot of speeches however Sophie’s dad David’s speech was something else, and both Kellie and I had a lump in our throat, very touching for everyone, after the speeches and as the sun was setting we grabbed the couple and took them to an area of the garden and did a few shots of just the two of them, it was nice to get the happy couple alone and it was nice for them to have a moment together.
After their meal the couple cut their cake and then straight to the awesome chequered dance floor supplied by Algarve DJ Hire for their first dance and then the party really started, It was nice of Stephen Gerrard to pose for the camera for me so I could test the lighting before the happy couple made their entrance.
All the guest were dancing to The Originals who were playing and we left them all in full swing, but not before we grabbed a shot of the guys next to the awesome 4ft Mr & Mrs letters supplied by Algarve Wedding Letters. It was so nice to shoot the wedding of a couple that was clearly in love and had a strong commitment and belief in a family structure.
Congratulations guys, we wish you love, luck and happiness for the future. an amazing wedding and do keep in touch xx