I’d first met Rachel & Liam a few years ago at Rachel sisters’ wedding. It is always lovely when a couple have seen me in action and then go on to book me for their own wedding which was being held at The Bentley Hotel in Lincoln.
Rachel and Liam themselves met as children when they were both living in South Kyme. Rachel used to play football with his sisters down the fen! Eventually both Liam and Rachel went to Boston College and struck up a friendship on the bus. Rachel took the initiative by inviting Liam to a party and telling him she liked him! On 20th April 2009 they started going out with each other.
Five years later !
September 2014 Liam finally proposed to Rachel – they were in the gorgeous Yorkshire Dales complete with valleys and steam railways. A very romantic location for a proposal!
The wedding planning started in earnest two and half years later. South Kyme church was chosen simply because it is the family church. Both Rachel and her sister got christened there, and it is where Sam had held her own wedding a few years earlier. It is wild and remote and very very beautiful with a long winding path – perfect for those romantic hand in hand photos walking away from the church. It was lovely to see so many of the villagers come out and stand by the gate to get a glimpse of the bride and her ever so slightly self conscious dad!
Rachel chose her dress from the Ivory Room in Woodhall Spa. The very first shop she looked at. The dress was hanging in the entrance and immediately caught her eye. However, as is the prerogative of the bride she tried on eight different dresses before finally deciding on The One!
The wedding reception was held at The Bentley Hotel in North Hykeham in Lincoln. A beautiful vintage car sedately transported the new Mr and Mrs Trafford to The Hotel where all the guests were waiting to celebrate fully.
Here are a few of the many photos I took. Thank you to the new Mr and Mrs Trafford for inviting me to be part of their day , and for allowing me to share their story. Enjoy x
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