Friday, 29 April 2011
The sunny April weather continued for the wedding of Cheryl and Mark. As Nostell Priory wedding photographers, we know that this venue offers lots of great locations for photographs. Cheryl had decided against bridal prep shots, so we started with Mark's photographs at the venue, along with his best men and best lady, his sister Kate. With some time in hand and the marquee all set up as we arrived, we made the most of this opportunity to photograph the interior, along with lots of detail shots, saving precious time later. The arrival of Lauren, Cheryl's sister, meant that Cheryl and her dad weren't far behind, arriving soon afterwards in a classic Rolls Royce. The ceremony took place inside the house and we must thank the Pontefract registrars, as always, for their accommodating attitude in allowing us to capture some of those amazing moments as the couple exchanged vows and rings. We must also say how much we appreciated Ron, Cheryl's dad, including us in his thanks during his speech. We love having the longer daylight hours to work with as it gives us the opportunity to take the couple away for some time out and some romantic photographs together in the grounds. Cheryl and Mark agreed to spending some time with us down by the lake, getting some relaxed photographs before we headed back towards the house for a couple of arty bridal portraits on the stairs. With the current trend for all things vintage and Cheryl's beautiful dress being a vintage style, we decided on a bit of a vintage feel for some of the images. As always, we stayed to capture the first dance but when there is a band, we are happy to stay that bit longer to capture them as they are an important part of the wedding day. The Beatles tribute band were fantastic, had no trouble filling the dance floor and we think it's great when guests get up and party, making for some fabulous fun images which capture the atmosphere of the evening celebrations. Cheryl and Mark are now on honeymoon in New Zealand and we have loads of beautiful wedding photographs to show them on their return.