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Doris and Paul’s story began London with a chance meeting over drinks with friends which didn’t nearly happen. Their relationship has taken them around the world, including to Doris’s ancestral home in Nigeria for a traditional wedding ceremony last summer. I joined them back in London, at Theobalds Park to capture the final part of their wedding journey as friends and family gathered to celebrate the start of their marriage.

Here are some of my favourite images from the day.

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So many couples tell me they want a relaxed and stress free day but few have seemed more committed to it than Alex and Sean. Despite some nerves during the early prep, meticulous planning (on the most part from Alex) and some serious graft to get their marquee venue ready the day before, ensured that they got exactly what they were after.

The day started in Wetherby where the bridal party returned one by one from the local salon to receive the Glam by Elizabeth Daisy treatment. Then we headed down the road to Boston Spa for a beautiful church service before finishing the day in Kirk Hammerton. The marquee was just across the road from the church where Alex’s grandparents were laid to rest and her decision to lay some of the flowers from her bouquet on their grave provided a poignant moment as the sun set on their day.

Here are some of my favourite images.

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A couple of months is plenty of time off from shooting weddings, even when that time has been filled with my first forays into fatherhood!

I couldn’t wait to get behind the camera for Susie and Steve’s wedding at one of my favourite wedding venues in Yorkshire, Rudding Park and it didn’t dissapoint! It was a day filled with fun and laughter and a rocking dancefloor to finish off the day. Here a few of my favourite images from their day.

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My final wedding of 2015 took place on the 29th of December and so, although I took some of my favourite shots of the year, they didn’t make it in to my recent year end roundup.

Emma and Liam swung by my house one night after they finished work and I immediately understood why their wedding wasn’t imminent! Although they were pulling together their wedding plans, they were also planning for the arrival of baby Olivia. I was delighted to meet her a few months before the wedding when we caught up for the pre-wedding shoot and it was clear on the wedding day that she had not only stolen the hearts of Emma and Liam but also her grandparents and the rest of the family. There is something really special about the marriage of couples who have already started their family. It’s hard to put in to words but I think it brings the important stuff of weddings, like the committed love and support of family and friends in to sharper focus.

When Olivia joined Emma and Liam for the first dance, it was one of the cutest moments of the day!
I’m writing this on what will hopefully be our last lazy Saturday for a while. Rache is due to give birth any day and finishing up the images of Emma, Liam and Olivia over the last couple of days has left me even more excited.

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Thorpe Park made for a fantastic winter wedding venue. Although the outdoor space is limited, inside there is a wide variety of beautiful spaces to enjoy and create great images. To discuss your Thorpe Park Wedding Photography, just <a href=”http://markdolby.co.uk/contact-me”>get in touch</a> via the contacts page.

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