Victoria and Andrew's wedding at Barwick in Elmet Church, Leeds and Hazlewood Castle on 4 September 2009
Our day started at Vicky's parents' house without Vicky, who was still at the hairdressers. Her beautiful gown and bouquet of the most gorgeous orchids resulted in some lovely images which we're sure she will treasure. After make-up and fastening the dress shots, we left for the church, arriving right on schedule, but there was no sign of Andrew and the guys as they were all getting some Dutch courage in the nearby Black Swan! Rain heralded Vicky's arrival with her dad, Roger and it continued throughout the ceremony so we decided to get the close family group photographs taken inside the church. Afterwards, there was a hasty exit from the church to the car and on to the reception venue but not without one arty shot of Vicky - even the rain wasn't going to prevent that! At Hazlewood Castle, the rain had eased a bit and we managed to secure some romantic images of Vicky and Andrew in the grounds before going inside to photograph the Great Hall set up for the wedding breakfast. After dinner and speeches, we were lucky that the rain had stopped and we were able to get everyone outside and on to the steps to take the big group shot which the couple really wanted, plus a shot of each side of the family. Making the most of the remaining daylight, the bridal party got into the spirit of the occasion for some fun shots - thanks guys, you were great sports! Back inside, Vicky and Andrew cut the cake and then went into their first dance to Jack Johnson. A perfect end to their perfect day was a fabulous firework display and some spectacular images. Thank you Vicky and Andrew for inviting us to share your wonderful day. Have a fabulous honeymoon!