Friday, 15 September 2017
Waterton Park Hotel Wedding Photography | Donna and Jamie's Wedding
We're always happy when we're booked by lovely couples to be wedding photographers at Waterton Park Hotel as this spectacular island location, which is unique amongst Yorkshire wedding venues, has everything a Wakefield wedding photographer could wish for - a stunning lakeside backdrop, interesting architecture, attractive areas indoors, which come in very useful especially if the weather doesn't play ball, and friendly and attentive staff who can't do enough to make sure the bride and groom and their guests have a fantastic day. Donna and her girls got ready in the Gamekeeper's Cottage and she had told us to expect her dress to be something out of the ordinary and Wow! it was gorgeous! We left the girls to their final preparations and met up with Jamie and his attendants for the lads' portraits on the island, along with the banter this always brings. After the civil ceremony the guests gathered on the island to enjoy the drinks reception, the great weather and the surroundings and we cracked on with the group photo session. Donna and Jamie had gone to town on the decor in the Waterton Suite and for the last few minutes before the guests were invited to sit for dinner, we captured a selection of the table details, some of which had a fishing theme, but more about that later. Weddings at this venue run like clockwork and as recommended wedding photographers for Walton Hall Hotel we know that whilst the guests are taking their places for dinner, we have a few precious minutes for some couple and bridal portraits around the columns at the front, with no photo bombers! We love all weddings but summer ones are great, with their long daylight hours, which meant we could capture something Jamie was particularly enthusiastic about after the wedding breakfast and speeches. To say Jamie is a keen fisherman is an understatement, so we suspect this went some way to influencing the couple's choice of venue, and he couldn't wait to have some photographs taken with a fishing theme. We're not sure he was too happy about relinquishing his fishing rod to his wife but we are really happy with the results! You guys were such great sports and we loved working with you. After the first dance in the Boathouse we went back outside to set up to take some twilight photographs which will make an incredible ending to Donna and Jamie's wedding album. Congratulations on tying the knot Mr and Mrs Watts and thank you so much for choosing us to share such a beautiful day.