Liam & Francesca's wedding at Stanwix Park, Silloth | Previews | Mattyy Simpson Lake District Wedding Photographer

Liam and Francesca have been together for almost 5 years and they tied the knot in Silloth on the 2nd February. I met Liam & Fran at their venue before the wedding to go through the details of their big day, it was Stanwix Park Holiday Centre and I found out they both work there and it’s how they both met.

The wedding day was planned to be a 2pm ceremony in the local church followed by a big reception at the holiday park. The morning of the wedding I met Fran and her bridesmaids at her home just down the road, she was starting to get nervous but with the help of her best friends she was reassured everything will run smoothly. The bridesmaids helped her get her veil on and then they waited for Fran’s dad and the transport to arrive. It was a chilly day but there wasn’t a cloud in the sky which meant there was some amazing light for photos outside before they jumped in the cars and headed to the church.

Liam and his best man were waiting at the front of the church getting ready to see his bride being walked down the aisle by her father. The church was gorgeous inside, and at the time of the ceremony the sun was shining down the aisle from the back giving a very dramatic look to the photos. The ceremony itself had some funny moments (how could it not when it involved Liam) along with a lovely reading from Graham, followed by another friend of theirs, Amy, singing whilst they signed the register.

After some formal photos in the church and a group shot out on the grass it was time to head to the venue. The tables all had a little picture of a Disney character on with quotes from the respective films, and after the food is when I realised how much these two really liked Disney. Speeches. First Fran’s dad gave his speech which would make any son-in-law feel proud to be part of a new family, then came the best man speech which included a slideshow of some really embarrassing photos taken from Liam’s facebook. Then the big one. Liams speech.

When at a wedding you hope that speeches aren’t too long, which sometimes they can be. I looked across the room and saw that Liam had 5 or 6 pages in his hand, not a great sign but oh was I wrong! I’ve never heard a speech quite like Liam’s and I doubt I will ever hear one that could top it. This is where I really knew how much they liked Disney because not only had Liam wrote his speech into lyrics, he had wrote them to well known Disney songs and it was just incredible (link here to watch the video). Songs included “To Our Guest” for the guests, “Let It Go” for the Bridesmaids, “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” for the Ushers, “Tale As Old As Time” for both Families & “Part Of Your World” for Francesca Moorhouse.

After the speeches finished I whisked the couple off down to the promenade to try and catch the last light, and with a little bit of magic we grabbed a shot of them both and the very end of the sunset disappearing into the horizon. It was minus temperatures so I didn’t want to keep them too long from their guests so we shot back to Stanwix Park in time for their first dance.

Below are some images that tell a story of the day described above and I can’t wait to deliver the rest of them to the couple who are currently in Disneyland Paris (who could have guessed!) for their mini-moon. All the best for the future Mr & Mrs Moorhouse, you make a lovely couple and I hope you enjoyed your wedding day as much as I enjoyed capturing it <3