Friday, 13 August 2010

Wedding Photographer Oulton Hall

Wedding photography at Oulton Hall for Emma and Carl on 7 August 2010

As West Yorkshire wedding photographers, today was a very special day for us as well as for Emma and Carl.  It was the culmination of two years' of planning for Emma and her friend Sarah, who married last month.  These lovely ladies planned their celebrations together, came to see us at wedding fairs, were bridesmaids for eachother, chose the same videographer, make-up artist and photographers (us!)  It was a pleasure to be greeted by so many familiar and friendly faces!

We caught up with the girls in their spacious suite where we set to work capturing images of Emma's amazing champagne coloured gown, Vera Wang perfume, her wow factor Jimmy Choos and her very unusual bouquet of hessian leaves and diamantes.


We left the girls for a while to meet up with Carl and his attendants who had arrived in style in a Hummer.  We were joined by Darryl and Brian Pease from Evolution Video Productions who we really enjoy working with.

After playing with the guys for a while, we returned to find Emma almost ready to be escorted downstairs for the ceremony by proud dad, Carl.

Following the civil ceremony in the Repton Room, it was outside for confetti and group photographs, which the rain decided to disrupt.  Nothing unusual there, it is British summer time!  As Leeds wedding photographers, we love working at Oulton Hall, which not only has beautiful grounds, it also has a very impressive entrance which provides some cover from the rain, so we made good use of this area for some of the group shots.  Who cares if the photographers get soaked, as long as the bridal party doesn't?  Today was a day of shower dodging and making the most of the intermittent dry spells but Emma and Carl were brilliant and more than happy to work with us.

Emma's sister, Ali, was an absolute star when it came to running around, gathering guests together for groups, helping make everything run smoothly, fixing a hiccup earlier in the day and generally making sure that her sister, Emma, had the most fantastic wedding day.  Your efforts didn't go unnoticed Ali and your help was very much appreciated - thank you.

With the groups done and a welcome dry spell, Emma and Carl joined us for a few photographs outside and then on the staircase before it was time to capture some images of the Repton Room all dressed in its beautiful, elegant cream and champagne colour scheme.

After the wedding breakfast and speeches, Emma stood up to make a speech of her own which was very emotional as she thanked her new husband for allowing her to have the wedding of her dreams.  For us, it was such a privilege to be part of the wedding of Emma's dreams.

The sun had shone throughout the wedding breakfast and speeches and we were looking forward to making the most of it for some more romantic pictures of the new Mr and Mrs Simpson.  We were out for no more than two minutes when the rain started again!  We love this image which is one of a sequence taken as Emma dashed for cover!  Run Emma - but keep smiling!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Never mind - we got some gorgeous images inside, like this one of our stunning bride...

Emma and Carl took to the floor for their fun first dance as husband and wife and soon after, we said goodnight.  Thank you so much for booking us to photograph your amazing day.  Have a fantastic honeymoon guys. 

We will miss seeing Emma and Sarah at wedding fairs!


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