On Saturday, I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Elizabeth and John’s Clifton Arms wedding in Lytham. It was beautiful from start to finish and full of elegance, sunshine and laughter!

Both bride and groom spent the morning at the hotel with their friends and family as they prepared… the girls having hair and make-up overlooking the stunning views out over the green, and the boys enjoying a drink at the bar after donning their suits. Elizabeth’s dress was breathtaking… she looked like a goddess and I just loved her sheer, lacy sleeves which she wore for the ceremony but later removed for dancing.

Their ceremony was at Lytham Methodist Church which is perfectly positioned just a stroll away from the hotel and provided an impressive space to be married in! The stone steps and grand doorway looked fabulous framing them as they exited as husband and wife! I then got to have a little ride in the wedding car, which was so much fun, as we drove over to the front for photos near the famous Lytham Windmill and on the jetty too. Both Elizabeth and John said how lovely it was to have a few minutes out to themselves between the ceremony and the drinks reception.

We arrived back at The Clifton Arms to all their guests cheering on the front steps and ready to shower them with a confetti welcome. Some drinks and canap├ęs followed before they were called to dinner and speeches in the ballroom.

In the evening the bride and groom and theirs guests were entertained by the fab Tartan Trio, who led a brilliant Ceilidh with lots of dancing and giggles all round. It was great fun to capture and I left them as they got stuck in to some more complicated patterns… plenty of twirling and polkas! Just as I was leaving the sun was setting and the moon looked incredible over the estuary…. a perfect end to a great day!

Venue: The Clifton Arms Hotel, Lytham. Dress: Anna Kara from The White Closet. Hair and MUA: Sarah Morten. Flowers: Felicity Farm Flowers. Band: The Tartan Trio.

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If you are getting married at The Clifton Arms or are interesting in seeing another wedding there, you could have a look at Natasha and Alex’s wedding here.