Sunday, 5 July 2015

King's Croft Hotel Wedding Photographers | Victoria and Joanna

We had a fabulous day as King's Croft wedding photographers for Victoria and Joanna and we had really been looking forward to their celebrations.  This was the second time we've been asked to photograph a wedding for the Carr family, having photographed Vicky's sister, Samantha's wedding to Chris.  We were also invited to photograph their baby daughter.  There were some other familiar faces amongst the guests too and it was lovely to be surrounded a warm and friendly bunch of people.  Joanna had opted out of bridal prep photographs but Vicky really wanted them so we started our coverage at her parents' home, just as we had done for her sister.  Vicky was keen to have some photographs ready and in her dress before we left to catch up with Joanna at the venue and start the King's Croft wedding photography.  Both brides looked gorgeous!  They had chosen dresses which were completely different to each other but their bouquets were identical.  They each had their own bridesmaids; Vicky's dressed in pale pink and Joanna's in silver grey.  The only blot on this fabulous day was the weather, which conspired to prevent the couple tying the knot in the Pavilion with their guests gathered outside.  Doesn't seen too much to ask for in late June but this is the British weather for you!  The venue staff held on as long as they dared before taking the decision to move the ceremony into the King's Suite, but afterwards things improved enough to allow us to photograph the groups and confetti throwing outside. The restaurant was beautifully dressed for the wedding breakfast and there were some pretty details to photograph before everyone enjoyed a delicious meal, and both dads and Lucy made their speeches.  Lucy did steal the show with hers, it has to be said!  During dinner the dismal weather of earlier in the day gave way to sunshine and the grass dried enough for us to venture into the gardens with Victoria and Joanna and their bridesmaids for some couple photographs and fun shots.  Mrs and Mrs Carr-Will's wedding oozed happiness and a touch of craziness too.  Just how a wedding should be and it was obvious what a brilliant time everyone had.  A huge thank you to Margaret and Brian and Vicky and Joanna for allowing us to share it and thanks to your guests for keeping us entertained, giving us some great photo opportunities and for making us laugh!  It was an absolute pleasure to share this special day!

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Wedding Photography Bagden Hall | Melanie and Richard

Summer seemed to take a long time to arrive this year but it finally burst in on Melanie and Richard's wedding day.  As experienced Bagden Hall wedding photographers we know that this venue has beautiful grounds offering great locations for photographs but during the early afternoon the light was very harsh, meaning that certain photographs we had planned would wait until after the wedding breakfast when the light had softened.  Melanie got ready at her parents' home and we were warmly welcomed by her mum and sister, as Melanie had her hair and make-up done.  After we'd taken photographs of this, Melanie's gorgeous dress and accessories and a few lovely shots as Melanie's dad saw his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time, we left the girls to their final preparations and set off to meet Richard and his best man to begin the wedding photography at Bagden Hall. Before the wedding Melanie wouldn't let anyone into the secret of what kind of car she and her dad were going to arrive in.  She had chosen an elegant Rolls Royce from Rolls Hire Vintage Limousines.  The couple married in an intimate civil ceremony in the restaurant with their closest family and friends around them.  Afterwards Melanie and Richard left everyone and enjoyed a ride in the Rolls Royce and when they arrived back we worked through their group photographs.  By the time we'd finished the groups the restaurant had been transformed and once we'd photographed this, the cake and the table details, the receiving line started.  As creative Wakefield wedding photographers we're always on the look out for opportunities for stunning wedding photographs which make our work stand out, and as soon as we'd arrived at Bagden Hall we'd spotted the meadow near the lake.  It always looks different depending on the time of year and now it was full of bright yellow buttercups. There had been no time to make the most of it earlier in the day and in any case, the early evening brought with it beautiful soft light, a bit of time and the opportunity to get something really special.  The guests were treated to a selection of delicious ice creams, as Melanie and Richard had hired Graham and Lisa of A Taste if Italy to come along in the evening and set up their cart in the grounds.    Apparently, the banana flavour was the couple's favourite and the strawberry was delicious too!  Mr and Mrs Tanfield danced their first dance together and we ended their coverage with a some photographs of the two of them at the entrance to Bagden Hall.  Thank you so much for booking us to capture your special day.

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Friday, 12 June 2015

Waterton Park Hotel Wedding Photographers | Natasha and Richard

We were over the moon to receive Rich's enquiry to ask if we were available to provide the Waterton Park wedding photography for him and Tash.  Although the couple live down south, Rich explained that as Tash hails from Huddersfield, a wedding outside Yorkshire was out of the question and as recommended wedding photographers for Waterton Park Hotel, we were very happy when the couple booked us to capture their celebrations at this beautiful venue.  We arrived at the suite where Tash and her girls were getting ready and the atmosphere was relaxed and tranquil.  The suites at Waterton Park Hotel offer plenty of space and have two large beds, meaning we could take over one of them; not for a quick nap you understand, but as a base on which to photograph Tash's dress, shoes and jewellery.  Our next stop was with Rich and his attendants as they got ready in the bridal suite across the bridge in Walton Hall.  We found an exquisite and very unusual background on which to photograph the wedding rings.  After the boys' portraits on the island, we headed back to see how Tash was getting on in the last few minutes before the civil ceremony.  The guests gathered afterwards for a spectacular shower of confetti before Pauline, one of the dedicated wedding co-ordinators, invited everyone back onto the island for the drinks reception.  It's great when a couple and their bridal party are up for a laugh and these guys certainly where, so we worked quickly through the group shots and managed to grab a few minutes for some fun Waterton Park wedding photos before it was time to photograph the wedding breakfast room and table details.  Looking through the photographs from Tash and Rich's special day and it's obvious what a fabulous time they had.  Tash did warn us that she was likely to crack up a lot and she and Rich look deliriously happy in their gorgeous photographs.  Nothing wrong in that!  Thank you for giving us the pleasure of sharing your wedding day at your lovely venue and for being wonderful to work with.  We're very pleased that the weather stayed as happy as you two! If you would like to share our images on your Facebook page you are very welcome to do so as long as our details are kept on them.

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