Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Wedding Photography Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel | Stephanie and Carl's Wedding

This was our second time as Castleford wedding photographers for this wonderful family, the first time was for Karen and Shane's wedding last year and this time for her sister Stephanie, as she tied the knot with Carl, on a beautiful April day, at St Cuthbert's Church, Ackworth.  We aways feel it's a privilege to be chosen to photograph a wedding but when a family trust you so much and love your work to the extent that they don't even consider anyone else, it's very humbling.

Steph got ready at her parents' home and once we'd finished photographing her dress and accessories, make-up being applied and a beautiful bride having her dress fastened, we left for the church to meet Carl, Ady and Shane.  St Cuthbert's is a lovely church and during the ceremony we photographed the proceedings from the back; some distance shots to show off the architecture and stained glass, and closer shots captured with a long lens. Steph's mum had let us into a secret gift she had organised and we were ready as the newly married couple arrived at the doorway to be greeted by Pete the Sweep.

Steph and Carl arrived at the gate to a shower of confetti and then we left to start the Rogerthorpe Manor wedding photography.  Shane had kindly volunteered to gather guests together for groups and he was brilliant, helping us make everything run smoothly, leaving time spare for Steph and Carl to have some photographs together before the wedding breakfast started.

After a delicious meal and some great speeches, with Steph's dad and step-dad and Carl's dad all making a contribution to the tears and the giggles, we spent some time outside with the couple whilst the staff at Rogerthorpe Manor turned the Cawthorne Suite around ready for the evening party.  We were very happy to be able to conclude Steph and Carl's photography with some twilight shots; the perfect ending to their wedding photography and some beautiful images to close their storybook album.

A huge thank you Mr and Mrs Blezard and your families, not only for booking us as your wedding photographers but for making us very much a part of your celebrations.  We loved being there to share your special day.

To enquire about our services as your Rogerthorpe Manor wedding photographers please call Janet on 01977 730159.

If you were a guest at this wedding you are welcome to leave a comment and if you would like to share the images please do so with our details kept on them.  All images are the copyright of Alex & Janet Durasow.  Thank you.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Wedding Photographers Oulton Hall | Rachel and Matthew's Wedding

Rachel and Matthew booked us to be their Oulton Hall wedding photographers for Easter Sunday, at that beautiful time of year when everything is bursting into bloom.  The weather in April can range from freezing cold to scorching but Rachel and Matt really did get lucky, enjoying a lovely warm and dry day which couldn't have been more perfect.

After getting ready photographs and the boys' portraits outside, we returned to Rachel and the girls.  She was in her stunning vintage style lace dress and an extremely proud dad was waiting to greet her at the bottom of the stairs.  The civil ceremony was a joy to capture and full of laughter.  Everyone then came outside into the sunshine to congratulate the new Mr and Mrs Hoyle and enjoy a Buck's Fizz and Pimm's reception whilst we completed the group photos.

The weather was so good that after the wedding breakfast and some hilarious speeches, including a cracking one from our bride, the couple opted to stay outside and make the most of the evening sunshine before heading back into the Oulton Suite for their first dance.

Thank you so much Rachel and Matt for choosing us to provide your Oulton Hall wedding photography.  Here are a few images from your beautiful day which we really enjoyed sharing with you and your families and friends.

Please feel free to leave a comment and share the images but please do so with our logo on them.  Thank you.  Getting married at Oulton Hall?  What a spectacular venue it is and we are proud to be one of their recommended photographers.  Please call us on 01977 730159 to enquire about our services or email us for more information.