Despite autumn being just around the corner, the sun was shining and it was a beautiful start to the day as I made my way to Craiglands to meet Fiona and the bridal party for pre wedding prep. I had a little déjà vu as I made my way to the hotel as this was the venue that kick started my wedding photography career, assisting my photography tutor Steve in 2011. It was lovely to be back!
I am starting to look back at a few weddings from the summer now things are a little quieter than it has been in recent weeks. As the nights draw in and we all start to think about putting the heating on, I will be bringing you a selection of weddings from late August and September to brighten up the darker nights.
First up, is Sarah and Nick’s big day. Their’s was my first of two weddings over the warmest August bank holiday in history (apparently). To be fair, the weather was beautiful!
I joined Sarah in the morning where she was getting ready at a friend’s home. It was a busy household and everyone was in an excited mood. They had even decorated the living room with balloons and banners for the bride-to-be.
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It was a beautiful August day when I headed to the Cedar Court Hotel, Harrogate for Mackenzie and Mike’s wedding day. Mackenzie was getting ready at the hotel with her mum and sister, Kennedy whilst Mike got ready with their children, who would join us later.
The couple incorporated a Disney theme, from the page boys’ bow ties and Mackenzie’s nails to the table centre pieces and the cake topper, subtle hints at Disney were everywhere.
Once the children arrived at the hotel, we suddenly had a very busy hotel room! The bride had the task of getting herself ready at the same time as making sure the children were ready too. It was all hands on deck, and despite lots going on, they made things look surprisingly easy. Everyone look fab, I loved the vibrant reds of the flowers and Kennedy’s dress, which contrasted well with the creams of the page boys’ and flower girl’s outfits.
I don’t know how I’ve managed it, but it seems the only sunny days we managed to get this July have all happened to be on days when I’ve had a wedding. Ashleigh and Thomas’ was no exception*. So on the third week of July I travelled to South Yorkshire to photograph their wedding. Their ceremony was held at Whiston Parish Church in Rotherham, and the reception followed at Aston Hall Hotel in Sheffield.
I met Ashleigh and her bridal party at her parent’s house for bridal prep. With four bridesmaids, Ashleigh’s brother and her parents getting ready, there was a lot to do. Throw in a couple of photographers, a videographer, make-up and hair people and a dog – we certainly had a busy household!