Sunday, 19 August 2012

Hazlewood Castle Wedding Photographers | Amelia and Alistair's Wedding Photography Selby

Amelia and Alistair married on a beautiful sunny day and one of the few we've had recently when the rain stayed away for the entire day.  As Selby wedding photographers, it was nice to work at a new venue for us, St Wilfrid's Church in Brayton, which is a very pretty country church with a long path leading up to it.

We started at Amelia's parents' home in Osgodby where the girls were busy with various stages of hair styling and make-up applying.  Amelia had described her dress to us when we met for our pre-wedding consultation and it really was a stunner!  It was lovely that we had met her mum and dad previously and it was a pleasure to work in such a happy, bubbly atmosphere as everyone got ready for the day ahead.

The boys were in good spirits when we met them at the church and we had some fun creating some images with a bit of attitude along the side wall of the church where the light was less harsh.  We also met the vicar on his way up the path and were told that he was one of Amelia's former teachers and to "do what you like."  Music to our ears!

Amelia's mum and bridesmaids arrived a few minutes ahead of our bride and her dad enabling us to get a few photographs of them at the church gate before Amelia arrived in an unusual vehicle for a bride - a Range Rover.   It really did look great parked in the courtyard at Hazlewood Castle with Amelia and Ali in front of it and the rich colours of the foliage behind.

After the ceremony we came outside to blazing sunshine and following congratulations and confetti, set off for the drive to Hazlewood Castle, arriving ahead of most of the guests.  When everyone had arrived and with the weather on our side, we quickly completed the group photos requested by the couple before leaving everyone to enjoy champagne whist we spent some time with Amelia and Ali around the venue, being joined by the bridal party a while later for fun photographs.  

The Great Hall is a beautiful room anyway but dressed in purple it looked spectacular. Amelia and Ali assembled for their receiving line and we returned later to capture the speeches which were so entertaining and extremely funny although Ali was certainly put through it by his best man and most of the hilarity was at his expense!  It made for great photographs though.  

With the evening light now softer and much more flattering, Amelia and Ali joined us for a romantic and artistic couple photo session which we have to admit is our favourite time at a wedding when we can get creative, relax a bit and enjoy trying out something a bit different. As recommended Hazlewood Castle wedding photographers, we know that there has been a lot of work going on at the venue and a lovely gateway has been boarded up for several months.  We were delighted to find that it had been opened again in perfect time for Amelia and Ali's wedding.  This gateway is a favourite of ours and lends itself to beautiful bridal portraits and romantic couple shots.

We returned to the castle before the evening party started and took a few photographs in the Victoria Room before Mr and Mrs Formstone were applauded into the Great Hall for their first dance.

We had a fantastic day doing the job we love surrounded by a great bunch of people and we thank Amelia and Ali for choosing us to capture their wedding day.  We hope you love your images!

To enquire about our services for your Hazlewood Castle wedding, please call us on 01977 730159 and please Like us on Facebook.


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