It was a short ride up to Lytham for Francesca & Andrew’s wedding at the lovely Clifton Arms Hotel. Positioned right on the East Beach, where the Ribble Estuary meets the sea and Lytham’s famous windmill on the green all added a lovely seaside setting to their wedding day.

Francesca and her bridal party opted to stay at the Clifton Arms for their bridal prep and so the day began with champagne and laughs while final tweaks were applied to her beautiful wedding dress.

It was then onto St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Lytham Saint Annes to meet up with Andrew and the assembling guests.

I always like to arrive early to catch the build up to the ceremony… the anticipation and excitement always makes for great photographs and there was plenty of buzz as Francesca walked down the aisle. There was plenty of emotion during the ceremony and I just love capturing these moments as part of the story.

More celebrating was to be had however, so it was back to the Clifton Arms for food, drink and hilarious speeches. While the guests were enjoying canapés at the hotel I took the opportunity to give Francesca & Andrew a quiet moment together along the seafront while I took some portraits of the two of them together.  This is a perfect time for couples to relax and have a breather after all the excitement and I’m able to get some lovely photos that the couple will cherish.

Time then for dancing as everyone hit the dance floor to round off a perfect ending to Francesca and Andrew’s wedding day story.

Here’s a taste of some of the photographs from Fran & Andy’s Clifton Arms wedding day in Lytham. If you’re looking for beautiful, relaxed wedding photography that captures natural, genuine moments of your story, please feel free to contact me  for a chat. I’d love to hear what you have planned.

Tags: Clifton Arms Hotel, Lytham, Lancashire Wedding Photography, Lytham Wedding Photography

Venue: https://www.cliftonarmslytham.com

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