As a Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, Saturday was the start of my busiest stretch of weddings this season. 3 in a row to be precise and I must admit I was a little nervous before taking on such a marathon! 1 wedding leaves me totally spent – but 3 on the bounce – would I peak too early, would I make it to the end?
Carl and Louise’s big day was the start of my stretch and when I woke up, I knew it would be an awesome day. The weather called for sunshine all day and the meteorologists didn’t fail! I met the boys at Carl’s house and after spending some time drinking coffee and chatting, I photographed them getting their suits on and then took them into the train station for some modern shots on the overhead walkway.
Once I finished with the lads, I drove over to Rudstone Walk where our bride was getting ready with all of her family from Middlesbrough. The Tigers were playing the ‘Smoggies‘ in a really important game for Hull City so there was a natural banter with the family straight away. I’ve always loved the people of the North East, and Louise’s family were no different – genuinely funny, witty folk with a great zest for life. We had a blast getting the bride ready and I got some awesome images!
After a lovely civil ceremony, I took care of group shots in the sweltering heat before a sumptuous wedding breakfast was served. Emotional speeches were given after the meal where the bride’s father took great joy in announcing The Smoggies had thrashed The Tigers – a cross-room volley of heckling followed!
After dinner, I managed to persuade Carl and Louise to jump into my car and drive down to a local rape seed field which was just starting to bloom in all of its golden glory. I have been trying to nail this shot for the last couple of wedding seasons but always managed to just miss a field before it was cut. I was super excited to get this shot and just love the colours.
I left the bride and groom after their first dance with a packed dance floor and a thumping DJ belting out the tunes. Carl and Louise are honeymooning in Morocco and I’m really excited to share their story with them when they get back.
Have a great holiday weekend!
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