Well this was definitely a favourite wedding of mine to photograph this year. The fact that Hannah & Nick really wanted their day photographing as candidly as possible with minimal posing is really what made it for me, along with the glorious setting, & massively fun-loving people. The venue was Sledmere House, an absolutely beautiful Country House in East Yorkshire. My day started down the road with all the getting ready preparations. Hannah was a very laid-back bride, when she realised she had forgotten her garter she was totally unphased, and together with her entourage a makeshift replacement was quickly knocked up in the form of her bridesmaids’ blue knickers! These were swiftly chopped with scissors and re-imagined in the form of a perfect something borrowed, & something blue!
After my stint photographing the preparations I headed over to Sledmere – I’d popped over briefly in the morning so I’d already seen the beautiful grounds and the stunning Library where the wedding ceremony was to take place. Guests were busy arriving and Nick was busy being given last minute moral support from his brother.
The wedding ceremony itself was lovely, with lots of emotion.
After the service the most beautiful petal drop took place – this is somewhat of a tradition at Sledmere House, guests gather at the bottom of the staircase and petals are released from the top of the building down onto the couple as they walk down the staircase. There were audible gasps when Hannah & Nick made their way down that staircase and for me it was definitely a very memorable moment from the whole day.
After some celebratory congratulations we headed into the sunshine. I took the opportunity to take the bridemaids and Hannah & Nick into some of the lovely spots I’d picked out earlier in the day – I hope they can forgive me for posing them a little bit but the grounds were that beautiful I could not resist!
Then across the road and into the barn – amazingly decked out – I think the pics do it more justice than my ramblings but what I will say is that a very clever father-of-the-groom made those masterpieces adorning the barn roof.
I could go on and talk about the funny little moments like the father-of-the-bride being flung in the air but I’ll just leave you with the pics…. such fun, thanks for having me!