Rudding Park Spring Wedding, Alida & Jonathan

Swiss chocolate. It’s the best in the world.

Alida gave me a box of the stuff during bridal prep which I then put in my pocket and forgot about until the mid point of their civil ceremony in the Radcliffe room. As tempting as it was, the registrars might have had something to say…

Alida & Jonathan’s wedding at Rudding Park, Harrogate was an Anglo-German affair with the bride being German.

Wearing a Lusan Mandongus wedding dress from Domino, their wedding ceremony took place in front of approximately 90 guests in the Radcliffe room and was followed by a drinks reception on the terrace outside.

Flowers were by Rudding Park resident (her ‘office’ is in the back of the chapel!) florist Colette and the guests were entertained during the ceremony and reception by a pianist.

The gorgeous cake and cupcakes were the work of Amanda Earl at Homebaked Heaven and the evening music by Audio Events.

The couple honeymooned in New Zealand, The Cook Islands and Hong Kong. Lucky them!

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Sophie & Ollie’s Location Photo Shoot

Not really what some might call a pre-wedding photo-shoot and not a proper/full Location shoot either, but rather what we managed to cobble together based on weather, aborted previous attempts and timescale.

I think we did OK in the end out of the murky/wet grey June day and Sophie’s Dad’s tiny alpine themed shed!

So below, some highlights from Sophie & Ollie’s Location Photo Shoot



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Middleton Lodge Spring Wedding, Amy & Adam

“Thank you soooooo much for being such a fantastic photographer for our wedding day – we really appreciate all your time and effort throughout the day (even up until the jazz in the cellar bar!!) and you were a great person to have around which made a big difference to the feel of the day and making us both feel comfortable so – BIG THANK YOU!

We whisked straight off from UK on honeymoon and having a fab time so far – we have just had a look at your website and the photos you have put up look really fantastic! We love all the highlights you have selected to put on and think there is a great combination of pics to tell the whole story of our day. I like the little touches like the gold leaf in my shoe and the bride & groom theme which I’m really pleased about as it makes it individual to us”. Amy & Adam

So the forecast said to expect a wet day, especially early on, but once again, it didn’t happen that way at all with only one brief (albeit heavy) shower during the meal.

Amy & Adam are both British, but live in Sydney Australia, so organising a wedding half way round the world was never going to be the easiest thing, but pull it off indeed they did.

Amy wore Maria Chioda, a dress designer from Australia and had her hair done by LA Hair, Yarm and make up by Kate Pymm.

Wedding transport was a pair of cars, a Rolls and an Austin Princess courtesy of GW Holmes, plus a vintage bus for the guests.

Floristry was by Diana Kaye of Yarm and the ceremony was conducted by The Rev. John Chambers at St. Mary The Virgin, Richmond.
(That’s Richmond North Yorkshire, not Richmond Surrey. Or Virginia).

During the drinks reception at Middleton Lodge, Emma White played piano.

Amy & Adam’s cake was supplied by The Cake Room Ltd and two bands provided entertainment late into the night, – Beat Street International in the marquee until midnight and then Frankly Jazz in the Cellar Bar until the early hours of the morning.

A great wedding, superb venue and super couple!

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