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Northumberland Wedding Photography has been a bit of a theme for me in 2017. I have enjoyed exploring the area starting with Rachael & Richard’s Alnwick treehouse wedding in January. I returned for Rebecca and Tom’s Wood Hill Hall Wedding Photography and made my final trip up the A1 for Kerry and Richard’s day in Alwinton.

Kerry and Richard met at Harper Adams University College in Shropshire. It only took Rich 9 years to pluck up the courage to ask Kerry to spend the rest of her life with him. The couple live in Perthshire and headed up to Kinpurney Tower, near their home on what Kerry describes as a “cold, snowy and miserable day” in February, where Richard proposed. Kerry admits to almost refusing to go to the top as the weather was so bad but says it was worth it when they got there!

I’ll leave it to Kerry to tell you more about the day, along with some of my favourite images:

Planning

I loved every minute of planning the wedding! We decided to just go for it and got married just 7 months after getting engaged but it was totally do-able! We had a marquee at my parents Farm and the company we chose were great. I fully advise listening to the advice of the experts! They do it all the time and can really be very useful!

We used a lot of skills and help of family and friends and it was great to have so many people involved. My Dads cousin made the cake, my Aunty made the favours, my school friend did the flowers and my uncle made our transport.

The most difficult bit was the guest list but at the end of the day we just had to be realistic and accept we couldn’t have everyone! Its very difficult to keep everyone happy but remember its YOUR day – they’ll get over it if you don’t decide to go with their ideas!

Styling

‘Happy faces and bonny kilts’
An English Bride and Scottish Groom called for white roses, purple thistles, lots of tartan, kilts and greenery!
My dress was from a lovely local shop in Perth called Alison Kirk Bridal from designer Ellis Bridal. They were brilliant! I also got my Bridesmaid dresses there too from Dessy Group – they were a gorgeous sapphire blue (to match my engagement ring) with a bit of lace detail (to match my wedding dress).
The groom wore his family tartan kilt, as did his Dad and brother.
The Brides brother was an usher and him and the Brides Father had tartan trousers made in their family tartan to blend in with the Scots!

Favourite moments

Heading down to the Church with my Dad in the cart! My uncle modified it so that it could go behind my late Granda’s old grey fergie tractor. It was really special to have a part of my Granda there, my uncle driving and my Dad worrying about my hair in the wind!! Honestly what a laugh we had!

Our first dance was ace! We did a ceilidh dance called ‘strip the willow’ and it meant we got to dance with loads of the guests! Everyone had smiling happy faces and it was so much fun! Even the dress survived!

The speeches were also a highlight! None of them were particularly keen speakers but they all did such a great job! We laughed and we cried – what more could you want?!

Photography

We never felt like we spent ages away from our guests taking photos. Everything was super chilled with no cameras in our faces, Mark just blended in like one of the guests – but the results were still first class! We couldn’t have wished for better photos! They show the whole day perfectly from start to finish, so many happy, smiling faces!

Mark was always very quick to respond to any queries and offered us some very valuable tips and advice! We also did a pre-wedding shoot which I would highly recommend as it was great to meet Mark before the ‘big day’ and we felt much more at ease after having a practice run!


Wedding Tips

  • Enjoy every second! You only get to do it once! Don’t be afraid to delegate jobs – people LOVE to help and have a role!
  • Don’t worry about the tiny details you run out of time/money to do – honestly no-one will notice!
  • Try to greet all of your guests as they arrive at the reception. We stood at the door and said hi to them all as they came in and it was great! For some it was actually the only chance we got to speak to them.
  • Take a moment with your partner to step back and survey the scene. Let it sink in that its YOUR WEDDING DAY!!! Then get back to the dance floor!

Suppliers

Collingwood Marquees
Wilkins Fine Dining
Stationery by Julia Eastwood
Wedding and Bridesmaid Dresses – Alison Kirk Bridal, Perth
My fabulous school friend Rachel Blakey from The Blossom Bee did the flowers

Northumberland Wedding Photography

I’ve loved shooting in Northumberland this year and look forward to returning there again soon. If you are looking for Northumberland Wedding Photography I would love to hear more about your plans. Get in touch to check availability for your date.

As Hannah and Mark sat down with their guests, I took a break and had a quick look at Facebook. It turns out I wasn’t the only one doing Pocklington Wedding Photography that day and I enjoyed reading the story of how some guests had got on the wrong bus back at the Kilnwick Percy Resort. I found out later that it was indeed some of Hannah’s friends who had nearly become wedding crashers but luckily they made it for what was a fantastic day.

With everyone getting ready close-by I was able to capture both Hannah and Mark’s prep and enjoyed bouncing between the lodges throughout the morning. Once we were all ready it was over to Barmbyfields barns for the ceremony and a fantastic party to celebrate.

One of the big challenges at any venue is getting everyone together for a large groupshot. This is made all the more easy when I can get a little height, perhaps by shooting from a first floor window. Options seemed thin at Barmbyfields until I heard the immortal words “I’ll get my cherry picker” and before I knew I was two stories up trying to keep my cool as I looked down on all the guests.

Here are some of my favourite images from the day.

 

If you are in need of Pocklington wedding photography, at Barnbyfields Barns or one of the other fantastic venues nearby please feel free to get in touch to discuss your day. If you’d like to see another Barmbyfields wedding then check out Grace and Mudassar’s highlights. 

I’m always happy when I get the call about Roundhay Park Wedding Photography. The Mansion in the park is a fantastic venue and the surrounding parkland makes for a beautiful backdrop. One of the biggest challenges is creating images which aren’t littered with all the other people at the park.

Sameera and Afiq could of picked many locations for their wedding. The couple were joined by guests from Edinburgh, where Sameera studied. Afiq brought a handful of friends and family over from Australia, the place that the happy couple will be calling home after their honeymoon. In recent years the pair have notched up some serious airmiles on their journey’s between hemispheres. I know they are both excited to be settling down on the same continent at last.

Roundhay Park Wedding Photography

I got a bit of a taste of what it must be like trying to arrange a wedding across continents as we fumbled our way through various Skype and phone calls in the run up to the wedding. However, all the hard work paid off and the day provided a fantastic celebration across two ceremonies and a wonderful meal.

The day brought together elements from Sameera and Afiq’s Muslim faith and Afiq’s ancestral home of Malaysia. Quirkiest of these, for me, was the handing out of boiled eggs at the end of the celebrations as a sign of good luck and fertility!

Here are some of my favourite images from Sameera and Afiq’s Roundhay Park Wedding Photography.



Your Roundhay Park Wedding Photography

To discuss availability for your Roundhay Park wedding photography or your wedding anywhere in Yorkshire, UK or the world get in touch. I’d love to hear about your plans and find out more about you.

Every once in a while, a bride sends you details of their chosen wedding venue and you can’t help but get excited. Whether it’s open countryside or beautiful architecture, one of the things that makes the job of a wedding photographer that little bit easier is a stunning venue. So it was with Georgie and Michael’s The Arches Halifax wedding photography last month.

The day began at Shibden Mill Inn where Georgie and her bridesmaids were enjoying relaxing preparations owing to the couples decision for a later than usual ceremony at 4pm. Despite the late start, the guys still managed to pack in a whole lot of fun, emotion and partying with the help of friends and family to provide musical accompaniment, including a specially written and performed song by Dunc, Georgie’s dad.

Georgie is an events manager at the University of Bradford and admitted that, at times, pulling together her big day didn’t feel too different to a day in the office. Nevertheless, she had the guys from Mode For events on hand to take the reigns and ensure that she could concentrate on her day as the bride.


During our initial conversations, Georgie warned me that Michael was not looking forward to having the camera or the attention of all those friends and family trained on him for the day. I reassured her that I like to melt in to the background as much as possible, which is more than can be said for Michael, who rose to the occasion with aplomb, including a killer speech.

To discuss your The Arches Halifax Wedding Photography, get in touch.

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