Friday, 8 April 2011
Hazlewood Castle on a beautiful spring day - stunning! As Yorkshire wedding photographers, it was fantastic to be there to share the celebrations as Charlotte and Chris tied the knot in a civil ceremony in the Old Dining Room but before that, we met up with a very relaxed and chilled out Charlotte as she got ready in the Tansy suite. We then kept Chris occupied getting a few shots around the grounds of Hazlewood before heading back upstairs in time to capture Charlotte's mum, Janice, lacing the back of her beautiful daughter's dress, before Charlotte's eldest son, Kurt, did the honours and accompanied his mum into the ceremony. After a whole week of lovely weather, we hoped that it would hold out for today and we weren't disappointed. Following the ceremony, the groups shots which the couple had requested were soon done and dusted, leaving us time to spend with the bridal party who were great fun to be with and definitely up for a laugh! After taking some pictures of Charlotte and Chris together, it was almost time to capture images of the Great Hall set up for the wedding breakfast. During the speeches, Charlotte paid a loving and very moving tribute to her new husband. We left everyone to enjoy dinner and during a wander around the grounds later, we were treated to a spectacular sunset. Charlotte and Chris joined us to make the most of it before the sun quickly disappeared below the horizon. Some beautiful evening shots in the courtyard followed before the couple took to the floor for their up tempo first dance to Florence and the Machine. A brilliant day and an amazing couple.