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Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield | Gemma and Jonathan’s wedding

I first met Gemma and Jonathan on Valentine’s Day this year. Booking your wedding photographer on Valentine’s day – how romantic! 

Steph White Photography | Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield wedding

We arranged to meet for a coffee at their venue, the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield. It was my first professional visit to Cedar Court, however I had stayed there as a guest a few years back so I knew the set up and location.

Gemma and Jonathan’s wedding was booked for July, so we were hoping for a gloriously sunny day – were weren’t disappointed!

The bride was getting ready at the venue, so I arranged to meet her and the bridal party there in the morning for bridal prep. Gemma’s dress was just fabulous, and the vibrant pinks of the bridesmaids’ and flower girls’ dresses were perfect for a summer wedding.

The ceremony took place in the Ocean Suite, which is a hexagon shaped room complete with skylight – great for that extra bit of natural light. I joined Jonathan just before the ceremony began, while he waited patiently for Gemma. A lovely ceremony followed, where I don’t think Gemma stopping grinning the whole time.

After the ceremony, we headed outside for a drinks reception in the sunshine. We did some group photographs – including a pretty confetti bomb photo – before sneaking off to get some portrait photos amongst the trees of the bride and groom.

Soon it was time for the wedding breakfast, followed by the speeches. I absolutely loved their little girl’s reaction to her present. I don’t think I have seen anyone look more delighted to receive a teddy. Super cute!

Once everyone was fed and watered, it was time to relax before the night do.

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