Friday, 15 May 2015

Wedding Photography Holdsworth House | Donna and Chris

Donna and Chris booked us as their Holdsworth House wedding photographers, our third wedding in three days and our wettest!  Still, the weather is the one thing you can't do anything about and despite the rain, the couple enjoyed a fabulous day.

We love doing the wedding photography at Holdsworth House as the staff are great and very accommodating.  There is a sense that they really care about the couple, their wedding day and their photographs, not to mention that there are several beautiful spots for these within a very short distance of each other.

Donna got ready at the venue and in keeping with the traditional style for the wedding, she had chosen a stunning vintage style lace gown, complimented by a bouquet in ivory and yellow, which brought a touch of sunshine to this cloudy and damp day.  Our yellow umbrella complimented the colour scheme perfectly and later on we got some gorgeous images of the couple with their cars, outside Holdsworth House, in the rain. 

This was our very first time as St Saviour's Church, Ravensthorpe wedding photographers and it was the church's first wedding for well over a year, which created a lot of interest from the locals, many of whom came to watch the ceremony.  After Chris's photographs with his attendants and close family we kept a watch for Donna's arrival with her dad.  Events conspired against the couple to make the ceremony start late but the wonderful vicar kept everyone's spirits high, gave us permission to take our time rather than rushing Donna and her dad into church, allowed us to capture the whole ceremony, and gave up his church to us for as long as we needed to get the family group photographs done before everyone ventured outside again.  We were incredibly grateful for his good humour, help and support and it was really nice to see him at Holdsworth House later on, enjoying the evening reception.

Although we had very much hoped for a break, there was no let up in the weather when we arrived at Holdsworth House and we thought we were almost out of time for pre-wedding breakfast photographs, but Chris's brother, Jonathan, being the brilliant best man he was, had rung ahead to let the venue staff know that things were running late and this is when you really notice how the staff handle things.  They had absolutely no problem with pushing the wedding breakfast back so that we could have some time with Donna and Chris before everyone was invited to sit for dinner.  Holdsworth House does have some pretty spots which also offer a little shelter from the rain and we got some lovely images of the couple.  It was impossible to avoid Donna's dress getting a bit wet but our bride was a star and she never complained once!

The room looked spectacular dressed in its summery yellow, the guests enjoyed the wedding breakfast and we came back to capture the speeches.  By now we were on the last of the daylight, plus it was still raining, but the new Mr and Mrs Pearson decided that they would come outside again for a few more photographs before party time.  Thank you so much for booking us and for not allowing the rain to spoil your big day.  

What a beautiful venue Holdsworth House is.  It really is a hidden gem!  If you are getting married there please call us on 01977 730159.     

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