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Tracie & Alan | The Marriage Room | Coldstream | Scotland | August 11th 2016

Tracie & Alan | The Marriage Room | Coldstream | Scotland | August 11th 2016

TRACIE & ALAN | THE MARRIAGE ROOM | COLDSTREAM | SCOTLAND | AUGUST 11TH 2016

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I’ve known Tracie for a while now, so although it was going to be a bit of a trek, I was honoured that she & Alan asked me to photograph

their big day ๐Ÿ™‚

It was an early start for me, as its an 3 hour drive to Berwick upon Tweed, where I was meeting Tracie & her bridesmaid.

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After the bridal prep, it was a 20 minute drive acroos the border, into bonny Scotland to meet Alan & his groomsmen,

in a pub next door to the Marriage Room.
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A lovely traditional Celtic ceremony was followed by a quick jaunt to Henderson Park, which is just across the road ๐Ÿ™‚

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Then it was time, before the rains came, to grab a few shots of Tracie & Alan, before I headed home, as the reception was the day after ๐Ÿ™‚

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Gillian & Darren | Higher Trapp Hotel | Burnley | August 6th 2016

Gillian & Darren | Higher Trapp Hotel | Burnley | August 6th 2016

GILLIAN & DARREN | HIGHER TRAPP HOTEL | BURNLEY | AUGUST 6th 2016

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I met with Gillian & Darren about 2 years ago, after their friend’s wedding, to book this great day ๐Ÿ™‚

I met up with them again last week for their pre wedding shoot & from ย there, I knew it was going to be a good wedding!

I arrived at Higher Trapp Hotel, with some dramatic skies – but as with the wedding itself, it just kept getting better & better!

I was joined today, by Viv, which always makes my life easier – not that today was going to hard work!

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Gillian & her bridesmaids were just brilliant – full of joy & laughter.

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Darren & the boys were pretty good too!

Certainty after the hip flask! ha

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Gillian looked stunning coming down into the garden with her brother, to get married to her best friend ๐Ÿ™‚

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After the groups, we set off into the grounds of Higher Trapp, were we really didn’t need to pose these 2 love birds! ha

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Some beautiful & emotional speeches followed the wedding breakfast.

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Then it was time to use the gazebo, to make some stunning pics! haย DSC07794wedding-higher-trapp-gillian-darren (597)

The first dance finished the day off great, well before the hog roast completed matters anyway! ๐Ÿ™‚

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I’ve never done a full blog completely in black & white before, but as I found out, the bride, Gillian, loves black & white

pictures, I thought this was the perfect wedding to do it with ๐Ÿ™‚

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Pre Wedding | Pamela & Jason | Rivington | Chorley | August 5th 2016

Pre Wedding | Pamela & Jason | Rivington | Chorley | August 5th 2016

PRE WEDDING | PAMELA & JASON | RIVINGTON | CHORLEY | AUGUST 5TH 2016

Pam, is an old school friend, who got in touch with me a while ago, to shoot her son’s 1st birthday

cake smash. Not meaning to brag, but must have done a good job, as they booked me for their wedding too! ha

The wedding isn’t for a few months yet, but its hard to get these 2 together on the same day, as they’ve got busy lives & jobs ๐Ÿ™‚

I managed to pin them down though & must say I’m happy with the results.

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Pre Wedding | Gillian & Darren | Higher Trapp Hotel | Burnley | July 31st 2016

Pre Wedding | Gillian & Darren | Higher Trapp Hotel | Burnley | July 31st 2016

PRE WEDDING | GILLIAN & DARREN | HIGHER TRAPP HOTEL | BURNLEY | JULY 31ST 2016

So a day after ‘the wedding of the year!’ it was time to meet with Gillian & Darren,

for their pre wedding shoot @ their wedding venue, Higher Trapp Hotel.

I’d not seen these two for almost 2 years, since they booked me, but it was great to meet up again.

These 2 are naturals & I can’t wait for their wedding next week now! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Vivienne & Adam | Newby Hall | Ripon | July 30th 2016

Vivienne & Adam | Newby Hall | Ripon | July 30th 2016

VIVIENNE & ADAM | NEWBY HALL | RIPON | JULY 30TH 2016

 

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As I’ve mentioned in these pages before, I’ve known & worked with Vivienne for a while now,

so must say, although I was quite nervous, I was honoured that i’d been asked to photograph her & Adam’s

wedding @ the wonderful Newby Hall in Ripon, Yorkshire.

As I arrived, the sun was shining & I knew we were in for a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

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The marquee was decorated beautifully, most of which, Viv had done herself ๐Ÿ™‚

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It was then time to start work ‘properly’ & get down to some bridal prep, with bride & 10 bridesmaids!!!

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About 12, Adam & the groomsmen arrived & I think he was more than happy with his wedding gifts from Viv.

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Back to the ladies, for Viv to get into her dress, ready for the ceremony.

Alex & Mila, Viv & Adam’s daughters, also dropped by @ this time – looking really cute!

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Not sure there was a dry eye in the house, as Viv stepped out to show her bridesmaids her dress ๐Ÿ™‚

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Then it was time for the ceremony – with 10 bridesmaids walking down the isle first, Adam had an anxious wait for his beautiful bride! ๐Ÿ™‚

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After letting the bride & groom have some time to mingle, it was time for a few group shots & then for a wander round the

stunning gardens of New Hall, with Viv & Adam.

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We made it back, in time for the wedding breakfast – It was a rather colourful entrance for the bride & groom! ๐Ÿ™‚

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The food did look delish!!! Yum!

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I managed to get the bridesmaids together, in between courses, for a few shots too!

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Thean came the speeches – which were very good & very very funny! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Viv & Adam decided to go straight into their first dance, after the speeches, with bridesmaid, Lauren, singing for them ๐Ÿ™‚

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It wasn’t simply a normal first dance though, as then there were the traditional Jewish celebrations too.

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The sunset was just beautiful – too beautiful to miss, so I grabbed Viv & she grabbed Adam, and out we went!

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After a few more ‘celebrations (!) HA – It was time for the cake cutting ๐Ÿ™‚

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It truly was a wonderful day, for more information on Newby Hall, please visitย ย http://www.newbyhall.com/weddings-hospitality/weddings/

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Pre Wedding | Sarah & Ross | Cuerden Valley Park | Leyland | July 29th 2016

Pre Wedding | Sarah & Ross | Cuerden Valley Park | Leyland | July 29th 2016

PRE WEDDING | SARAH & ROSS | CUERDEN VALLEY PARK | LEYLAND | JULY 29TH 2016

It was second time lucky today, as the first day we had planned was a washout!

However, what a day, well evening!

Sarah & Ross were great & i’m really looking forward to their big day @ Beeston Manor, in a few weeeks time.

Here are a few of my faves from their pre wedding shoot at Cuerden Valley Park.

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Gemma & Daniel | St Andrew’s Church | Rudstone Walk | Hull | July 20th 2016

Gemma & Daniel | St Andrew’s Church | Rudstone Walk | Hull | July 20th 2016

GEMMA & DANIEL | ST ANDREW’S CHURCH | RUDSTONE WALK | HULL | JULY 20TH 2016

Today, I was second shooting for Miss Vivienne Edge.

To be honest, I nearly didn’t make it, as the motorway was a nightmare, but Iย did make it, with time to spare! ha

I started at Dan’s sister’s house, with himself & his groomsmen, before heading a few

miles away,ย to a pub closeย to St Andrew’s Church.

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This little lad stole the show throughout the day though ๐Ÿ™‚wedding-rudstone-walk-gemma-dan (51) copy wedding-rudstone-walk-gemma-dan (73) copy 2 wedding-rudstone-walk-gemma-dan (79) copy 2 wedding-rudstone-walk-gemma-dan (83) wedding-rudstone-walk-gemma-dan (98) wedding-rudstone-walk-gemma-dan (100) wedding-rudstone-walk-gemma-dan (103)

After the ceremony, and a few shots at St Andrew’s church, we headed off to Rudstone Walk.

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There were plenty of areas around the grounds to take the bride & groom after too ๐Ÿ™‚

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Then cam some very emotional speeches.

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And then some absolutely glorious light at the golden hour ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Finishing the day with the cake cut & first dance ๐Ÿ™‚

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Rachael & Andy | St Mary’s Church | Beverley | Oaklands | Driffield | July 16th 2016

Rachael & Andy | St Mary’s Church | Beverley | Oaklands | Driffield | July 16th 2016

RACHAEL & ANDY | ST MARY’S CHURCH | BEVERLEY | OAKLANDS | DRIFFIELD | JULY 16TH 2016

The day startedย for the guys,ย with a hearty breakfast, from a local pub ๐Ÿ™‚

We then headed back to the hotel to start getting ready ๐Ÿ™‚

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Then it was off to The Royal Standard Inn, a pub about a minute away from St. Mary’s Church & also about 20 seconds

from where Rachael & Andy use to live ๐Ÿ™‚

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Then it was off to church, to wait for the bridal party –

who arrived a little differently! ha ๐Ÿ™‚

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After the ceremony @ St Mary’s Church, and the confetti outside, it was off via a local park, to Oaklands ๐Ÿ™‚

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As you can see, it was looking gorgeous, just like last year ๐Ÿ™‚

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Fun and games here too! haha

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After the speeches we decided to get the wedding party outside for some group shots.

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Loved the idea of the first dance outside on the last visit to Oaklands,

and I must say I wasn’t disappointed today either! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Back inside with the band playing.

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A beautiful sunset followed by fireworks finished the day off perfectly ๐Ÿ™‚

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For more info on this amazing venue, see –ย http://oaklandsweddings.co.uk/

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Pre Wedding | Vivienne & Adam | Newby Hall | Ripon | June 21st 2016

Pre Wedding | Vivienne & Adam | Newby Hall | Ripon | June 21st 2016

PRE WEDDING | VIVIENNE & ADAM | NEWBY HALL | RIPON | JUNE 21ST 2016

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Got to be honest, I was a little nervous for this pre wedding shoot, as it was for my friend, whose a brilliant photographer

in her own right, Miss Vivienne Edge & husband to be Adam.

Newby Hall was & is such a beautiful venue though, with so many place to go, with that, and t he fact that

Vivienne can’t take a bad photo, things were never going to be all bad! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Vicky & Matt | St Peter’s Church | Bilton | Hallmark Hotel | Hull | June 11th 2016

Vicky & Matt | St Peter’s Church | Bilton | Hallmark Hotel | Hull | June 11th 2016

VICKY & MATT | ST PETERS’ CHURCH | BILTON | HALLMARK HOTEL | HULL | JUNE 11TH 2016

Today I was second shooting for another photographer – Kerry Jones …

The boys popular! haha

I started with Matt & the groomsmen @ the local barbers ๐Ÿ™‚

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And they even managed to squeeze in a bacon sandwich! haha

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Vicky had arranged a surprise VW camper van to take Matt & his best menย to the church ๐Ÿ™‚wedding-hallmark-hotel-vicky-matt (138)

At St Peter’s the bride, dad & bridemaids were getting ready with a group high five ๐Ÿ™‚

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After the ceremony we headed to Hallmark Hotel, for a bit of time with the bride & groom.

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After that, came the speeches.

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And then fun time with the groomsmen & the bridesmaids.

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Vicky & Matt also had a photo booth ๐Ÿ™‚

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Then finally the first dance.
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