Sunday, 25 August 2013
Oulton Hall Wedding Photographer | Helen and Matthew
This was our second time as Oulton Hall wedding photographers on two consecutive days and we had the pleasure of sharing Helen and Matt's special day at this beautiful Leeds wedding venue which is fairly local to us. It was an early start at Helen's parents' home which was where our bride got ready and, in keeping with tradition, was where she left from to travel to the church.
It was our first time as wedding photographers at Halifax Minster, a spectacular church a few minutes drive from Helen's mum and dad's house and as we'd visited a few weeks before to introduce ourselves to the vicar, we already knew that he would allow us to capture the ceremony from two different perspectives.
We met up with Matt, his dad Steve and brother Ben, in good time to get some portraits before the guests started to arrive. The couple had hired the services of a professional toastmaster, Michael Wall, who introduced himself to us before the ceremony and promised to do everything he could to support not only Helen and Matt, but us as well. We were really grateful to Michael and he proved to be worth his weight in gold later in the day when we had a lot of groups to cover in a very short time.
Helen arrived with her mum Linda and was given away by her brother Andrew. Following the ceremony and a few minutes of hugs and congratulations outside the church, we dashed off to start the wedding photography at Oulton Hall where Amy, one of the wedding co-ordinators, was waiting at the front door to greet the couple as they arrived in a classic Rolls Royce.
Not only had Helen and Matt planned for confetti photographs after the big group shot, they also gave each of their guests a balloon to release and Michael's assistance in helping co-ordinate these events helped enormously. Our thanks and appreciation to him and we can highly recommend his services. It was great to have someone to rely on when it came to helping to gather guests together for group photographs and his loud voice, professional but firm manner and funny sense of humour meant we managed to finish them and still have a few precious minutes to quickly capture the table details and the Oulton Suite set up for the wedding breakfast and dressed in a beautiful teal colour scheme.
We knew that the two pretty little flower girls would make for some cute photos, so we grabbed the opportunity to get these when the girls came outside to play between courses, before we caught up with Helen and Matt after dinner. The weather was looking very much like it might let us down and the light was fading but the couple were brilliant and worked with us so that we could get some lovely images for them. Helen looked radiant and has such a beautiful smile. We just had to show off that gorgeous dress before we lost the light altogether. Once it had faded, we went inside to photograph the new Mr and Mrs Fleming on the staircase before it was first dance time.
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