Thursday, 13 July 2017

Rogerthorpe Manor Wedding Photographers | Chantelle and Neil's Wedding

We are incredibly grateful to the venues that recommend us and to the couples who book us, and as Rogerthorpe Manor wedding photographers we get to work for lovely brides and grooms at this beautiful venue pretty regularly.  Chantelle and Neil booked us for their wedding a long time in advance and theirs turned out to be an absolute scorcher of a day. It was clear that a lot of thought and attention to detail had gone into making their wedding day full of special memories, not just for Chantelle and Neil, but for their families and friends. They booked the talented Andrew and Brett of 24 Live to provide the entertainment during the drinks reception, the guests enjoyed canapés on arrival, the photo booth went down a treat during the evening party, and they hired a red Ferrari from Cartwright's Cars to transport Neil's dad to the church.  In fact, Neil's dad can't wait to see those photos above all the others!  The couple married at the Parish Church of St Michael & Our Lady in Wragby, in the grounds of Nostell Priory, and they were congratulated afterwards with a spectacular hail of confetti before everyone made the trip to Rogerthorpe Manor.  After the formals and with the weather so hot, we suggested Chantelle and Neil take a break to cool down and mingle in the conservatory whilst we photographed the Lawrence Suite and the table details before the wedding breakfast.  Now we've heard some original and very entertaining speeches in our time as professional West Yorkshire wedding photographers but Neil's speech will be incredibly hard to top.  He'd decided that he wanted his speech to be something truly memorable and he had worked on its preparation for eight months, approaching the Calendar news team, and celebrities, including Ricky Tomlinson, Ant & Dec, Andy Peters and Dawn French, to ask them to contribute to a fantastic slideshow presentation that he secretly put together for his new wife.  Neil, you certainly impressed us and you have raised the bar so high when it comes to groom speeches!!  Once the sun had gone down a bit and it was cooler, Chantelle and Neil had their couple photos taken around the grounds and with theirs being the only wedding that day, we had the freedom to work wherever we wanted, ending with some of our signature twilight shots, perfectly timed for an incredible dark blue sky.  Thank you Mr and Mrs Sedgewick and congratulations on your marriage.  You were a real pleasure to work with and we enjoyed every moment of your special day!

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