Wow, wow, wow. Whalley Abbey is just the most beautiful venue for a Lancashire wedding! You know that I love all things vintage inspired, rustic and shabby chic? So Tonia and Nick's wedding at this beautiful venue was definitely something to get excited about. Whalley Abbey, with it's historic ruins is just perfect (yes I'm a history geek too).
I joined the girls in the morning at the Abbey for bridal prep. Tonia's pastel colour theme was just perfect for a spring wedding. Stuart met the boys at the church as the groom greeted guests and nervously awaited the arrival of his bride to be. The rain scuppered the plans for the bride to walk from the Abbey to the beautiful medieval church in the centre of Whalley but couldn't detract from her entrance or from an emotional ceremony. Following the service, the sun shone, confetti was thrown and the whole wedding party made the walk from the church back to Whalley Abbey for photographs and a drinks reception.
Tonia and Nick had gone to so much trouble to decorate the venue with a lovely vintage theme. Bunting, tea-cups, florals - just a few of my favourite things. We snook away with the bride and groom to take full advantage of the beautiful grounds around the Abbey before they returned to their guests for drinks and chats.
The wedding breakfast was held in the function room in the Abbey which again had been beautifully decorated. Speeches, laughter and champagne followed as the room welcomed in the newlyweds.
Big thank you to Tonia and Nick for choosing me as their wedding photographer. It was a lovely day to be a part of. For more Ribble Valley weddings please visit the blog or to discuss your wedding photography at Whalley Abbey please visit the contact page and get in touch.
Here are my favourite images from the day.