Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Wedding Photographers for Nostell Priory | Kirsten and Stephen's Blessing

We were really happy when Kirsten and Stephen got in touch with us to enquire about our Nostell Priory wedding photography on what turned out to be a lovely, mild, autumn day.  As we always document the whole wedding day we made the trip to Kirsten's mum and stepdad's house near Huddersfield to capture the morning's preparations and we really enjoyed the relaxed and friendly atmosphere as the girls got ready.  Maid of honour, Claire, and the bridesmaids really deserve a mention as they were some of the most helpful we've ever worked with and they couldn't do enough to make sure that Kirsten and Stephen had a fabulous day and that we had all the assistance we needed throughout, including getting the group photos done quickly so that we could spend time with the couple.  When you get into autumn this is even more important as you know that there will be no daylight after the wedding breakfast and Claire did a brilliant job of getting people together for us. Kirsten's grandma had given her granddaughter a beautiful sapphire ring which represented both something old and something blue.  Our bride was ready and in her dress a few minutes before it was time for us to drive to the church, meet the boys and start the Wragby church wedding photography.  Stephen is Scottish so kilts were the dress code for the guys and like many men, our groom didn't find the prospect of being photographed particularly appealing but we think we won him over!  We captured the couple's blessing ceremony, which was full of laughter, from the front and the back of this pretty church, before they were pelted with confetti.  We made the short trip to the front of the main house for the group photo session and afterwards the guests left to enjoy the drinks reception in the rose garden and we had a few minutes photographing our stunning bride and groom alone. Then someone mentioned photographs by the lake.  Stephen was keen to get back to his guests but Kirsten really wanted those romantic images by the lakeside, knowing that this would be the only opportunity to get them.  Kirsten won and Stephen sacrificed a few canapés for those photographs but we hope they were well worth it!  After the wedding breakfast and speeches it was completely dark but we'd planned for some artistic photographs on the gallery.  There were no lights on the staircase which leads up to it and it was pitch black but Kirsten was an absolute star who wasn't put off and she and Stephen now have some beautiful images. Thank you so much Mr and Mrs Monaghan for inviting us to be your Nostell Priory wedding photographers.

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1 comment:

  1. Fantastic Photographs - Your Awesome !