Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Rachel and Matthew's wedding at St Mary's church, Swillington and Chevin Country Park Hotel - 8 August 2009

Today we were delighted to share Rachel and Matt's special day which began at Rachel's parents' house where everything was unusually quiet for the morning of a wedding. We were greeted by Rachel's dad who had been left in charge whilst the girls were at the hairdressers. We were just finishing off the photographs of Rachel's accessories when the girls arrived back ready for make-up and getting dressed. It was important to Rachel to have some "ready" photographs before we had to leave for the church and it was a pleasure for us to be able to oblige. Next it was on to Swillington church where we met up with Matt and his brothers, Darren and David for the guy shots. Rachel arrived looking absolutely stunning and following a lovely ceremony, congratulations from family and friends, a few family group shots and confetti throwing, it was off to Chevin Country Park Hotel in Otley to celebrate. Whilst we were waiting for all the guests to arrive, we spent the time with Rachel and Matt taking some couple shots, some of which featured a very special sports car - Matt's! He was, not surprisingly, really enthusiastic about these photographs! Rachel's nine year old nephew, Lewis, stole the after dinner show with a fantastic, surprise speech which had everyone in stitches. Well done, Lewis - you were a star! Whilst everyone was eating, we found a "wow" location inside the hotel which we earmarked for some special, after dinner portraits of Rachel. After a few romantic photographs of the couple together and a walk around the lake with them, we rounded off the story of a fabulous day with photographs of the first dance. Thank you Rachel and Matt for being a joy to work with and for allowing us the extra time to produce some beautiful, creative images for you. We had the most enjoyable day and we hope you are having a wonderful honeymoon in America.

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