Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Wedding Photographer Rudding Park | Victoria and Luke

We've been so excited about being Rudding Park wedding photographers for Tor and Luke. We've got to know Tor pretty well and worked with her several times since first meeting her at her brother, Ali and sister in law, Amelia's wedding.  From that wedding we were very fortunate to book two more and it was fantastic to see so many familiar faces again.  This wedding was beautiful, as was the bride, and Tor's attention to detail was impressive.  She's shared some of her plans with us along the way and we knew it would be a wedding with the Wow! factor.  The colour scheme was rich and vibrant and the theme was patriotic, featuring Union flags, the couple's British bulldog, Cilla, and the crystal Yorkshire rose on Tor's veil.  Each stunning bouquet included a crystal initial, the boys had their names embroidered on their shirt cuffs, and Annie at Pawprintz provided the lovely Art Deco inspired stationary.

We started early in the morning as the girls got ready at Tor's mum, Julie's home in Brayton, before we nipped up the road to capture a few shots as Luke and the boys got ready at his parents', Julie and Gary's house.  Our next stop was to start the photography at St Wilfrid's church in Brayton, the same church where Ali and Amelia got married.  We had a great vicar last time and this time, well, Reverend Pete Watson, you were a star!!!  Pete, who's Scottish, was funny, accommodating and extremely entertaining.  He's the first vicar we've ever known to incorporate a Lego castle into a marriage ceremony and the first to enquire if a wedding guest, and one of our grooms from just a few weeks ago, was a true Scotsman!  He gave everyone, including us, a warm welcome and he made Tor and Luke's ceremony so personal to them.

Tor had left nothing to chance, even including pouches of colour co-ordinated confetti on the back of each order of service, resulting in a spectacular shower and some great images before we headed off to start the Rudding Park wedding photography.  Rain had made an unwelcome appearance as the couple left the church but luckily it brightened, allowing us to capture the group photos outside at Rudding Park just as we'd hoped, before it was time to photograph the wedding breakfast room, table details and cake.

Tor looked gorgeous in her Ian Stuart wedding dress but she had a surprise for Luke later on when she emerged in a Jenny Packham evening gown and feather boa, ready to step onto the dance floor with her new husband to perform a surprise routine for their delighted guests.  Luke had an even bigger surprise for his new wife when he and his best men and ushers burst onto the dance floor to perform a Full Monty routine!

A massive and sincere thank you Mr and Mrs Noone for choosing us to be your wedding photographers, for sharing your ideas and your plans with us, and for your friendship.  We hope you love the images which follow and we look forward to designing a spectacular storybook album for you.

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Dewsbury Wedding Photographer | Claire and Garry

We were over the moon when we heard that Claire and Garry had set a date for their wedding.  The couple had planned for very informal celebrations and originally they weren't going to have a professional Dewsbury wedding photographer.  By the time they changed their minds and contacted us, it wasn't long to go to their big day, but we were delighted that we were available as we have been friends with Claire and her wonderful family for many, many years. 

The couple have a beautiful home in a spectacular countryside setting and this was where Claire, her sister, Karen, and mum, Pat, got ready.  Claire had chosen a stunning tea length dress which suited her perfectly.  She was in it and ready with plenty of time to spare, meaning we could photograph the girls in the garden before we left to start the Dewsbury Town Hall wedding photography with Garry and his best man, Bob. 

This was a late civil ceremony, the last one of the day, and we knew we were on the clock as the Town Hall closes at 5.30pm.  We completed the family groups inside before gathering everyone together on the steps for a big group shot and confetti.  This left us just enough time to whisk the new Mr and Mrs Knight back inside and upstairs where there is some lovely architecture and stained glass windows which we featured in their photographs.  The tight timings meant working fast but we got some beautiful images of Claire and Garry together and a couple of fashion styled images of Claire before we were evicted.  

We were invited to celebrate with everyone afterwards at Samarkand Indian Restaurant in Heckmondwike, Claire and Garry's favourite place to eat, and we enjoyed some delicious food and great company.  It was lovely to catch up with Claire's family and meet Garry's for the first time.  There were no formalities like speeches or first dance, just a fun and relaxed evening, surrounded by family and friends, exactly how Claire and Garry wanted their big day to be.  Claire never stopped smiling and she kept saying what an amazing day it had been.     

Thank you so much for deciding you should have professional wedding photographers after all (us).  We absolutely loved capturing your wedding day and we hope you love the preview images that follow!

If you are looking for a West Yorkshire wedding photographer and you like our photos, please give us a call on 01977 730159 and Like us on Facebook.  All images are the copyright of Alex & Janet Durasow.