Thursday, 20 September 2012
Hospitium York Wedding Photographer | Joanna and Paul
Our all day coverage of Joanna and Paul's wedding started with Joanna's preparations at her sister's home in the pretty village of Copmanthorpe. This was our first time as wedding photographers at St Giles' Church, Copmanthorpe but we had already visited the church and met the vicar who is lovely, friendly and very obliging.
Joanna had chosen a beautiful vintage style lace dress with a plunging neckline and low back which suited her perfectly. Champagne was in plentiful supply and there was much laughter as the girls enjoyed a tipple and had hair and make-up done.
The couple had arranged for their guests to be transported to the church by vintage bus and unusually, Paul accompanied everyone, arriving with not long to go before the ceremony was due to start, meaning we had to work very quickly to get the boys' photographs done before he was summoned into church to wait nervously for Joanna.
Joanna's two sisters, Claire and Sharon and Paul's two sisters, Sharron and Deby arrived next and had us in fits of giggles at their antics outside the church as we waited for Joanna and her dad. Sometimes you have to offer a bit of direction to get really amusing shots but this lot had their own ideas and we weren't disappointed with the pre-ceremony entertainment!
Although we often photograph weddings in York, the reception venue was a first for us and it was great to be Hospitium wedding photographers as we always enjoy working somewhere new. A popular feature with wedding photographers at the Museum Gardens in York are the Abbey ruins but sadly, because the staging for The Mystery Plays was still being dismantled, it was impossible to use the ruins as a backdrop, forcing us to take the wedding photographs around The Hospitium building and in the park just beside it.
With very tight timings on the day and a large number of group photographs to be completed before the wedding breakfast, our time with the new Mr and Mrs Henning alone was very limited but because of the great weather and a fantastic bridal party who were such good fun, we did set aside a few minutes to have a laugh with them all before the guests were called upstairs for dinner.
We returned for the speeches and by the time they were over the band were setting up downstairs and the evening guests were already arriving. Paul called Joanna to the floor for their first dance together and then the floor filled with family and friends and the party started.
Usually our final images on a wedding day are of the first dance, the band playing or the guests partying on the dance floor, but the bridesmaids gave us a sequence of very funny images when a glass of wine was spilt down the front of one of their dresses. Not something which would normally get a laugh but girls, you were fabulous. Thank you for keeping us well and truly entertained and thank you Joanna and Paul for booking us to your capture your big day.
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