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Your wedding doesn’t end with the first dance!

Here are 25 of my favourite wedding party photos. Well, 28 actually, I got a bit carried away. Every single one of these photos was taken long after the first dance proving that some of the best moments of the wedding day happen later in the evening long after most wedding photographers are tucked up in bed.

25 wedding party photos taken after the first dance

I love photographing weddings that are basically one big party and the evening reception is one of my favourite parts of the wedding day. The formalities are well and truly over, the booze has kicked in and your guests are ready for a dance and a huge blow out!

Thankfully, I tend to attract couples who love a crazy party to round off their wedding day leaving me with the fun job of capturing it all. I throw myself onto the dance floor with your guests to capture those moments when people are really letting their hair and their guard down. Sure, these may not always be the most flattering photos from the day, but they’re so much fun and capture the real atmosphere of your wedding reception.

Sit back and enjoy some of my personal favourite images from various wedding receptions I’ve had the pleasure of documenting.

Victoria Warehouse Wedding PartyBride doing tequila shots at Beeston Manor in LancashireWedding Guests at Holmes Mill in ClitheroeMother of the Bride at Great John Street HotelShots at Hambledon House in SurreyParty time at Billesley Manor HotelBridesmaid on the dancefloor at the Villa in Wrea GreenGrandad at Grange Hotel in CumbriaKing Street Townhouse Wedding PartyVictoria Warehouse Wedding receptionJagerbombs at Knowsley HallWedding guest on the dance floorThe bride dancingHeaton House Farm Wedding PartyHolmes Mill Wedding PartyParty time at Rookery HallManchester Town Hall WeddingBrowsholme Hall Wedding ReceptionHambledon House Wedding in SurreyGrange Hotel Wedding in Lake DistrictWedding guests drunk on the dance floor at Villa CatignanoShots at King Street TownHouseTower Hill Barns WeddingWedding PartyAshfield House Wedding PartyJager Bombs at Numsmere HallManchester Wedding receptionNunsmere Hall in CheshireBrockholes Nature Reserve Wedding

Looking for a documentary wedding photographer? 

My approach is to observe and document your day from the perspective of a guest. So no cheesy posing or dated cliches, you just get on with your day mingling with your family & friends and having the time of your life – just as it should be.

Get in touch

I’m already 90% booked for 2019 with key dates going fast, so make sure you get in touch quickly for a chat about your day in more detail. I’d love to hear from you.

Peace is free

Steve x

All images are © Steve Grogan Photography.