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Wedding Photography at the Gibbon Bridge Hotel – Christine & Geoff

One of our last Pre-Covid Weddings

The middle of March 2020 seems like a long time ago right now (mid February 2021). It was less than a week before the first lockdown, people were discouraged from wearing masks back then, and weddings were fairly unrestricted. Looking back at the pictures from Christine & Geoff’s Gibbon Bridge wedding, it’s so nice to see everyone interacting and mixing freely and something we can all look forward to, hopefully in the not too distant future.

The Gibbon Bridge Hotel in Lancashire

A family run business, founded in 1982 by Janet Simpson, Gibbon Bridge is an idyllic wedding venue, set in the stunningly beautiful Forest of Bowland in Lancashire. In 1995 the hotel hosted the first civil ceremony in Lancashire outside of the Registry Office, and has become an increasingly popular wedding location ever since.

Bride getting ready at Gibbon Bridge Hotel in Lancashire
Christine getting ready for the big day
Photograph of flower girl admiring bridal gown
Flower girl admiring Christine’s glamorous bridal gown
Wedding Photography - The girls dresses hanging together
The dresses hanging together in the Staple Oak Suite
Bride, bridesmaid and flower girl getting ready
The girls enjoying their time together getting ready for the big day ahead

Both Christine and Geoff chose to get ready at the hotel. Gibbon Bridge has 30 bedrooms to choose from including the Staple Oak split level suite where Christine and the girls got ready.

Groom getting ready with suit hanging on four poster bed.
Geoff getting ready before the wedding ceremony

Getting Married in the Orangery

Christine & Geoff chose to get married in the Orangery. This bright and modern room opens out to the terrace, and it’s a stunning location for small to medium sized weddings.

Bride and bridesmaids at Gibbon Bridge Hotel Wedding
Christine and the Girls head down to the Orangery
Wedding guests in the Orangery at Gibbon Bridge
Geoff and the wedding guests waiting for their arrival
Wedding guests looking happy and excited
Wedding guests before the ceremony
Detail photograph before wedding ceremony
Candles lit before the ceremony
Bride walking down the aisle at Gibbon Bridge Hotel in Lancashire
Christine makes her way down the aisle
Geoff and Christine exchange vows during the ceremony
Wedding photography - ring being placed on bride's finger
Christin’e wedding ring
Wedding floral bouquet
Bridesmaid’s bouquet
Just married - couple walk down the aisle at Gibbon Bridge Hotel
Christine & Geoff walk back down the aisle together

Enjoying the Gardens

After the ceremony the happy couple and their guests were able to enjoy the fantastic gardens. In the summer the bandstand can be used for outdoor ceremonies (such as Kirsty & Steven’s wedding). The gardens are extensive, and stylishly landscaped forming a stunning backdrop for the drinks reception.

Enjoying the gardens at Gibbon Bridge wedding
Bridal bouquet
Christine’s bridal bouquet
Gibbon Bridge wedding - bride and groom walking through gardens
Geoff and Christine enjoying a stroll through the gardens
Guests at drinks reception at Lancashire wedding
Guests during drinks reception at Gibbon Bridge wedding

Gibbon Bridge Wedding Breakfast

The conservatory make a gorgeous setting for any wedding breakfast, with views over the gardens to the hills beyond.

Wedding photographer in Lancashire - details at Gibbon Bridge wedding
Tables setup for the wedding breakfast
Bride and groom at wedding breakfast
Geoff and Christine making their big entrance
Wedding guests applauding
Wedding guests welcoming the happy couple
Groom's wedding speech
A great speech by Geoff entertained the guests
Guests during the speeches
Guests enjoying the wedding toasts
Documentary wedding photography during the speeches
Tears…
…and laughter, reactions to the wedding speeches
Cutting the wedding cake at Gibbon Bridge wedding
Cutting the cake

Party Time

After the wedding breakfast it was time to party with some evening drinks and of course, the first dance:

First dance at Lancashire wedding
First dance
Elegant couple during first dance
Christine looking glamorous during the first dance
Wedding photography during the evening with people on the dance floor
Guests of all ages join in on the dance floor

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