Louise and Chris's wedding at Hazlewood Castle, Tadcaster on 25 August 2009
It was a pleasure to return to one of our favourite venues - Hazlewood Castle - and even more of a pleasure to share Louise and Chris's celebrations. We arrived to photograph Louise's preparations, her beautiful floaty gown and her accessories and we were greeted by an atmosphere of calm. After this, we left Louise to join a slightly more nervous Chris and keep him occupied with being photographed for a while. Louise and Chris married in a civil ceremony in the Old Dining Room and the rain stayed away long enough for us to cover the group photographs and grab a few photographs of the couple together. The heavens opened just before it was time for us to go inside to take shots of the room all set up for the wedding breakfast. After dinner and speeches, thankfully the rain had stopped and we were able to get outside and have some laughs with the bridal party and to get the relaxed and fun shots which were so important to Louise and Chris. This relaxed and happy atmosphere was apparent throughout the entire day and Louise and Chris wanted the photographs to reflect this. After spending some time making the most of the remaining daylight and the beautiful grounds for romantic photographs of the couple together, it was back inside for the evening party and first dance. Louise and Chris hired a ceilidh band who kicked off the dancing with a snowball waltz which was a great way of getting people on to the dance floor. The finale to a wonderful day was an amazing firework display which delighted the guests. Thank you Louise and Chris for choosing us to share your wedding day in the company of such lovely, friendly people.