Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Wedding Photographer Hazlewood Castle | Rebecca and Matthew
Being Hazlewood Castle wedding photographers means a lot to us as we love working at this venue. It offers so much variety for a Yorkshire wedding photographer and it was our pleasure to be invited by Rebecca and Matt to capture their special day, which started with Janet paying a visit to Rebecca as she was being pampered in the spa. Whilst this was underway Alex took charge of photographing the dress and accessories, including a spectacular pair of Irregular Choice shoes. This was followed by portraits of the boys around the grounds, the couple's civil ceremony in the Old Dining Room, their blessing in the Chapel of St Leonard conducted by the wonderful Ian Walton who truly makes each marriage ceremony very personal and very special, their drinks reception with family and friends, right through to their first dance and entertainment from a DJ and a heavy rock band in the evening. The couple love fashion with a Gothic twist, favouring black and purple especially, and yet our bride had chosen a gorgeous ivory, princess style dress and our groom a smart, traditional suit. Not surprisingly their favourite Cadbury purple did feature in the flowers, bridesmaids' dresses and accessories and also in the Great Hall dressed for the wedding breakfast. It was one of those days when the sun kept appearing from behind the clouds and then disappearing again; challenging lighting conditions for wedding photographers, but we were really happy that it stayed dry. As we had a fantastic bridal party who were very much up for a laugh, we got them all involved in some fun Hazlewood Castle wedding photography before we were left alone with Rebecca and Matt for their pre-wedding breakfast portrait session. Matt had been really nervous about being photographed but our relaxed, friendly and encouraging approach won him over and we think he actually enjoyed the experience! We ended our coverage of the couple's day with some gorgeous twilight photographs in our favourite spot for wedding photographs at Hazlewood Castle - the courtyard. Thank you so much Mr and Mrs Starkie for booking us to photograph your wedding at Hazlewood Castle and a special thank you to Ben, Matt's brother and best man, for his kind words of thanks to us which we really appreciated. All images are the copyright of Alex & Janet Durasow. If you would like to use them on Facebook you are welcome to do so with our logo and details on them. If you are getting married and are interested in our services for your Hazlewood Castle wedding photographs we would love to hear from you.