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Forget Glasto..this is the only festival I needed this year!

Updated: Aug 29, 2022

What’s that? Couple of the week is back? Yeah it is!!!

Ponden Mill. I mean, is this not one of the most beautiful locations you have ever seen? A magical location surrounded by rivers, mountains and reservoirs. I felt more than lucky to be a part of this beautiful wedding on its own, never mind in a location like this. It reminded me of Padley Gorge in Sheffield. You felt the love just standing in this location. The weather was perfect too!

Wadstock, the best festival of the year so far. Who needs Paul McCartney headlining when you're in a location like this?

Ponden Mill Instagram: @pondenmillweddings

The grooms prep. At their house. The Lego, the rings and everything had personalised touches so it meant something to them. Also, it really can't be a gay house without having Cher on full blast getting ready. In my element. I love the fact that when taking these pre wedding shots at home I can add in personalised touches.

I was on hand with my the drone out to take shots of the lads on the balcony, which turned out to be perfect.

Then guests arrived at the venue. And you guessed it candids, candids and more candids! Like the ninja that I am, I was able to catch the most touching and natural moments as people stood waiting for the moment we had all been waiting for.

The Ceremony. This wedding was honestly one of the most emotional weddings I have ever photographed. I have never felt so much love in a wedding. There wasn't a dry eye during the ceremony (including mine). Every family member and friend was just so happy to be there.

And obviously, who doesn't love a dog at a wedding? Jarrod and Dans dog Libby was there to walk Jarrod down the aisle. My day was made and to be honest I could stop the blog there. Gay wedding with a dog, bye.

The Confetti Shot! The best shot at a wedding. The colourful confetti brought the guests and me back to life after such an emotional and heartwarming ceremony.

Oh and obviously this couldn't happen without a test shot from yours truly before hand...

The Group shot!! DRONEEEEE.

Honestly, I can't express how much drone shots make a ceremony. Using my drone means I'm able to fit everyone in and show just how much love surrounded this wedding.

These are shots of Dan and Jarrod together. As husband and husband, finally.

This beautiful celebration wasn't just a reminder of Jared and Dan's love for one another. But it was also a reminder of just how far we have come n terms of gay rights. The ceremony and speeches reiterated the fact that not too long ago this wedding wouldn't have ben able to take place. But it has. And oh was it beautiful.

Now, although the weddings was amazing. One of my most favourite things about this location is definitely the Falling Water eco-hut. This Falling Water hut was featured on George Clark’s Amazing Spaces on Channel 4. I shall add in a link to the article about the eco-him hit. On the bottom of the article is the link to the Amazing Spaces episode.

Family Shots. I love a good shot of the family at weddings. They don't always have to be traditional the family shots, they can look like this, bright, candid, arms round one another, laughing and smiling, Serious is not my thing.

The Speeches and reactions from this wedding were amazing. The speeches themselves, especially the ones that reminded everyone how far we have come in terms of gay rights brought us all to tears.

The venue inside was more than amazing, just look at those lights! Everyone got wrist bands, a plastic beer cup, a quiz and a WADSTOCK 2022 goodie bag, it really was a festival! Even the table names were music themed, each one being a favourite artist/band.