Monday, 18 July 2011

Nostell Priory Wedding Photography | West Yorkshire Wedding Photographers | Alison and Mark

The met office had predicted rain and if we were really unlucky, hailstones, for Alison and Mark's wedding on 9 July and not surprisingly, the weather had been very much on the couple's minds for the entire week before their wedding at Nostell Priory.  Thankfully, someone got the weather forecast wrong for West Yorkshire wedding photographers and apart from a shower lasting around five minutes just before Alison's arrival, it was wall to wall sunshine.  We knew that Alison really wanted some photographs inside Nostell Priory but we were very grateful not to be forced inside for most of them!  Our first stop was at Alison's parents' house in Royston where we were made very welcome.  It was a hive of activity with a hair styling production line in full swing.  Alison's gorgeous dress was already laid out on the bed but we decided to photograph it hanging in front of a window in the hallway where the light was soft and where we could show it off at its best.  Alison told us that she really likes the shot we take of the bride's engagement ring in one of the flowers and we knew that her beautiful diamond engagement ring would look fabulous photographed in one of the pink gerberas in her bouquet.  We hope that she loves the photograph!  Alison's parents were professional florists before they retired and her dad really did his daughter proud with the beautiful table decorations in the marquee at Nostell Priory.  They were lovely, with tendrils of plum and gold ribbon running through them.  In fact, this ribbon was a theme throughout the wedding from the bridal bouquet to the details on the tables.  We met Mark at the venue for photographs with the boys before the bridesmaids arrrived not long afterwards.  We'd managed to get the boys' and the girls' photographs before our one and only shower made its appearance but by the time Alison arrived with her parents, the rain had stopped.  Following the civil ceremony and some pictures with the car, we went back inside to get the wedding photographs inside Nostell Priory including photographing the couple on the staircase and some window light portraits in the library.  Leaving the house before members of the public started their tours, we worked through the groups before getting the bridal party all together for some fun pictures, followed by the new Mr and Mrs Turner's photographs together.  As the weather played ball, we got through a lot very quickly, leaving time for a more welcome kind of shower - of confetti - before we left Alison and Mark to chat to their guests whilst we photographed the interior of the marquee.  Having discussed the couple's ideas for their wedding photography in detail before the day, we knew that photographs were a very high priority for them and they were wonderful to work with, telling us that they would give anything we suggested a try and also that they particularly loved our more artistic images.  Time to play then!  We made the most of the soft late afternoon light, spending some time by the lake before heading back to work on the terrace of Nostell Priory with its impressive architecture.  There was still lots of time left for the couple to chat to their guests before they took to the floor for their first dance, soon inviting their guests to join them.  It was still light as we left everyone to enjoy the party.  We love summer weddings with their long daylight hours and we loved sharing Alison and Mark's special day.

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