Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Wedding Photographer King's Croft Hotel | Wedding Photography Castleford for Laura and Dominic

As wedding photographers in Castleford, the King's Croft Hotel is a venue we work at on a fairly regular basis as it's one of the closest wedding venues to us.  When we arrived, the King's suite was being dressed in a lovely plum colour scheme and we thought that there was a good chance it might be finished before we had to leave for church, enabling us to photograph the room all set up, saving a bit of time later in the day.

We remember Laura and Dom coming to see us to discuss their wedding photography.  We were really happy to have been recommended to them by one of Laura's mum's friends, as we had photographed her daughter, Anna's wedding to Stuart a couple of years earlier.
Laura had arranged to get ready at the King's Croft and she wondered how we were going to manage to photograph her dress and accessories in the tiny room we were all crammed into.  She needn't have worried as we've managed in spaces which were much more cramped than this!  Laura had described her dress as quite plain and simple.  Well plain and simple it certainly wasn't!  It was just stunning and it suited Laura perfectly.  Her bouquet of ivory roses and orchids was gorgeous too.

We left Laura and her bridesmaids to their final preparations, checked out the King's suite which was finished, so we photographed the room and some of the details and then set off for St Joseph's Catholic church in Castleford where we met up with Terry and Lauren from Picture House Wedding Films.  We really enjoy working with this father and daughter team.  We get along really well and we know what a brilliant job they do.

As most of the boys were late arriving, we photographed Dom on his own first and then grabbed all the guys for a few shots together before we had to let them go and do their ushering duties.  Laura and Dom had five little pageboys and a flowergirl all between the ages of two and six.  They wanted them photographed together.  No pressure then!

Laura arrived with her dad Steve in a cream Beauford, looking stunning and feeling very nervous.  We were looking forward to photographing the ceremony as although it's a long time since we last worked at St Joseph's in Castleford, having chatted with the priest about what his rules were regarding photography during the proceedings, he had said that there weren't any.  We were really grateful for this as it meant we could get two different viewpoints during the service as the couple exchanged their vows.

Mr and Mrs Snee exited the church and had a few photographs taken on the lawn before leaving for the wedding reception at the King's Croft.  They had told us that they weren't much into posing or doing anything overly arty, they just wanted a handful of group shots and some relaxed and informal photographs.  As it was, things ran late and so we had only a short time before everyone sat for the wedding breakfast.  We managed to get all the group shots done except for the big group of everyone but as the weather played ball, this was something we were able to capture after dinner.  

After the speeches, the couple went for a walk with us so that we could photograph them away from everyone else before we returned to the guests to take candid shots as they relaxed and enjoyed the evening sunshine.  This included grabbing some action shots as Dom spun one of the pageboys round by his arms!  Kids just love this kind of thing and it made for some great pictures.

After we photographed the couple's first dance as husband and wife, we left everyone to party. 

Congratulations Laura and Dom and thank you for asking us to capture your wedding day.

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