Yorkshire wedding photography at Millhouse Skidby
Chris and Gemma’s big day at Millhouse Skidby came around after nearly 2 years of planning. Wow – what a day they had! We started our day early capturing the boys as they got ready at home. As usual we were on hand to help with ties and button hole flowers. These tasks often seem to be completely beyond any groomsmen! Suits were tailored 2 pieces from Cartmell Menswear. They were accompanied by the most incredible brogues you have ever seen. I had total shoe envy! After a wet start to the day, the clouds moved so we were able to get outside for some cool grooms shots. I then left the boys to head over to the bride for her preparations.
The girls’ preparations
Our bride looked stunning when we arrived! Gorgeous subtle makeup with a simple put up hairdo complimented Gemma’s natural beauty. The house was alive with activity with 6 bridesmaids and 2 pageboys to get ready. A little drama with a bridesmaid having to be sewn into her dress thrown into the mix kept us in our toes! The Father of the Bride’s reaction to seeing his daughter in her gown was priceless. This is definitely one of the highlights of what we witness as wedding photographers. Flowers by Sarah Nicholson at The Floral Lounge were spectacular as usual.
A beautiful ceremony was held at St Augustines Church in Hedon. The vicar reminded me of Martin Kemp from Spandau Ballet! We shot our formal groups outside the church and then headed off to Skidby for the rest of the day’s celebrations. We were carefully driven by Marc Mason and his team at Chaffeur Luxury.
The Millhouse Skidby have just finished a major extension to their building. They’ve created a beautiful ‘Glasshouse’ for weddings and special events. Gemma and Chris’ wedding was the first major event to be held since the completion of the facilities. It was such a pleasure to work in this absolutely gorgeous environment. With it being Easter, the bride and groom decided to serve ‘posh’ fish and chips to their guests . The food went down brilliantly! Speeches were hilarious, emotional and eye brow raising all rolled into one. The best man’s choice of research material was very original!
The reception started early with dancing as evening guests started to arrive. I took the bride and groom off for a late night ‘penny drop session’. I knew we’d be able to capture some dynamically lit portraits with the famous Mill in the background. Back inside, we captured the cake cutting and the first dance. We left Chris and Gemma with a rammed dance floor and smiles on everybody’s faces! We had a fab day photographing this lovely couple’s coming together. I can’t wait to show them the pictures from their day.
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