It was a perfect day in the Midlands with the sun shining and the skies mostly blue. The day started for me at The Bend(one of my favourite venues) with photographing the reception venue and then some casual photographs of Murray and the guys hanging out in the hotel. Next it was off to the picturesque Michaelhouse where Sarah was getting ready at her aunt’s house. I have to admit that the house was very quiet and everyone seemed very calm, I wasn’t complaining. Sarah got ready so quickly that it gave us time to get some photographs of her and her bridesmaids before I rushed off to get Murray greeting the guests at the chapel. It was a beautiful service and the one thing that I kept noticing was how Sarah and Murray could not stop staring at each other, their hearts filled with love for each other. This remained for the rest of the day which was beautiful to see. After the congrats we headed off to The Bend but I had marked out a few places where we could stop along the way so we managed to get some very cool pics with the typical Midlands scenery in the background, and the odd car hooting as the guests passed us by as well. After cutting the cake and getting the group and family photographs out of the way we headed down to the river area to do the bridal photoshoot. The light had disappeared so we had to make do but it is such an ideal setting that you can’t go wrong. One moment that stood out was when Sarah was standing in the river posing and stooped down and picked up my remote trigger that was floating down the river, thanks Sarah. We had to laugh, I was crying inside, but unbelievably it still worked afterwards so no harm done. Never a dull moment when I am around. The reception hall looked magical with all the tables having such pretty flowers on them and the decor suited perfectly to the countryside. The highlight of the evening for me was the speech given by Murray’s best man and long time best friend. It was not rehearsed and not read out and was hysterical and also so honest and humbling that I had a lump or two in my throat afterwards. When you are used to hearing speeches read out, which is what I did at my wedding, to have someone give such an inspiring speech like that it just makes the day so special. The rest of the reception was a dance festival or so it seemed as almost all of the guests were on the dance floor at one stage or another having a ball. Well done to Alan, Sheila and their staff at The Bend for doing such an amazing job. There is something about The Bend that is special and I think it is the welcoming and homely feel that you get the minute you step through into the entrance hall. It was a treat spending the day with Murray and Sarah and I wish you guys all of the best for the future ahead.