Charlotte & Sunny’s Rudding Park Wedding

CHARLOTTE & SUNNY’S RUDDING PARK WEDDING

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Another fabulous wedding at the superb Rudding Park.

I’ve lost count of how many weddings I have photographed at Harrogate’s finest wedding venue, but it’s easily 60+.

Charlotte & Sunny’s, just as the groom’s name would suggest (Sanraj really), it was sunny. All day.

Charlotte wore a stunning Adam Shaw dress and the ceremony took place in the Radcliffe Room.

Drinks were on the terrace and the evening band was ‘Obscurity Knocks‘.

Charlotte & Sunny have chosen Sri Lanka and the Maldives for their honeymoon.

This wedding doesn’t really need many words, – the pics can tell a better story than I can!

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Enjoy!

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Susannah & Richard’s West Yorkshire Marquee Wedding

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SUSANNAH & RICHARD’S WEST YORKSHIRE MARQUEE WEDDING

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Fairly wet said the forecast a couple of days before

Showery/dry spells they said the day prior.

Dry with plenty of sunny spells on the morning of Susannah & Richard’s West Yorkshire marquee wedding.

This is Yorkshire and this is the British Summer. The sun did make an appearance, but only 5 minutes before the end of the drinks reception!

However, the glorious Yorkshire/British Summer weather aside, S&R’s ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ country wedding went very well.

After preps at their beautifully restored home, Heather Cottage, it was off to Huddersfield Town Hall for the ceremony.

OK it was slightly blustery with the odd spit and spot in the air for the drinks reception held at Richard’s parents house, but a lot of fun with the Sundown Swing Band.

The traditional speeches followed the wedding breakfast by outdoor caterers Amanda Guest and then band, Storm!

The couple were then off on honeymoon to somewhere I have always wanted to go myself, Corsica.

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Nina & Mark’s Rudding Park Wedding

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NINA & MARK’S RUDDING PARK WEDDING

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It wasn’t the sunniest of Summer days it has to be said, but then that has been the pattern of the last few months.

The lack of the great golden orb early on didn’t make much difference to Nina & Mark’s Rudding Park wedding day, but eventually she showed her face.

The bride wore a beautiful Badgley Mischka dress from The Bridal Collection, Harrogate and the groom, a navy suit.

The flowers were courtesy of Ivy and the wedding cars by Superior of York with the bride and her mother responsible for the cake.

Music during the drinks reception was by guitarist Matt from Jonny Ross music and couple honeymooned in Valencia, Spain.

The day began with bridal prep at Rudding Park with a ceremony at All Saint’s Church in the nearby village of Ripley.

This was then followed by the reception back at Rudding Park, Harrogate, meal, speeches and dancing. And the sun shone!

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Sarah & Craig’s Harrogate Wedding

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SARAH & CRAIG’S HARROGATE WEDDING

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Fabulous weather for Sarah & Craig’s Harrogate Wedding with a ceremony at St John Fisher School chapel followed by a reception at The Old Swan Hotel.

Sarah wore San Patrick from Bridal Rogue Gallery with bridesmaids in patterned pale blue.

There was a very strong musical element to this wedding it being both Craig’s passion and career based at the school & chapel where the couple were married.

This included a band and a choir (comprised of many students) plus another band in the evening at ‘The Swan’.

Then, the guests enjoyed an open top bus ride around the town (several times!) complete with band much to the delight of the Harrogate crowds.

The flowers were created by a group of family friends, the Rolls by Keith Snowden and bus by York Pullman.

The couple spent a few days in Paris after their wedding before honeymooning more extensively later this year in the US.

Below is a selection of highlights from the day and if you click here, you will get the full gallery including international print ordering facility.

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Hannah & Stefan’s The Orangery Settrington wedding

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HANNAH & STEFAN’S THE ORANGERY AT SETTRINGTON WEDDING

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The weather forecast for Hannah & Stefan’s The Orangery Settrington wedding was not looking good.

Heavy rain for pretty much the duration of the day was forecast and indeed that is exactly what happened at various times, but equally, there were spells of glorious late Spring sunshine.

Hannah got ready at her parents house in the North Yorkshire village of Settrington and wore Sassi Holford and Stefan wore a Hackett suit.

The wedding car was Hannah’s father’s ¬†self-driven Jaguar XK convertible and flowers were by Kirsty at Minnie Bees.

After the ceremony (a bit wet going in!) a drinks reception with band Alligator Gumbo and catering by Yorkshire Party Company was held next door at The Orangery

Hannah & Stefan are now on honeymoon in Vietnam.

The full set of pictures from this wedding can be viewed by clicking here to open the international print order gallery.

If you were a guest at this wedding, please feel free to share your memories in the comments section below with Hannah & Stefan.

Hello Simon!

That is an absolutely amazing chronicle of photos for the wedding day. We’ve watched it over and over! We need to stop being so sad and enjoy the beach whilst we can!
Thank you,
Stefan & Hannah

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Jane & Paul’s Spring Marquee Wedding

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JANE & PAUL’S SPRING MARQUEE WEDDING

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Jane & Paul’s Spring marquee wedding took place in a delightful North Yorkshire village on a day of beautifully sunny (albeit a tad chilly) May day last Saturday.

The day began for the boys with a round of golf at Aldwark Manor followed by an ushers lunch at the local whilst the girls made their preparations at the bride’s family home.

Jane wore a Pronovias dress and Paul, a black morning suit with duck egg blue waistcoat.

Flowers were by the bride and several local ladies from the village and cake by Aunt Sally making this a very family orientated affair.

Following on from the ceremony at St. Mary’s conducted by Bishop Clive Handford, a champagne reception was held with a marquee back at Jane’s parents house.

The band for the evening were old friends Groove Anatomy and the couple are currently honeymooning in Dubai and the Maldives.

Below are a selection of highlights from the day.

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Nicola & Joe’s Sledmere House Wedding (Part 01)

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NICOLA & JOE’S SLEDMERE HOUSE WEDDING

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This is a wedding of two parts. Part 01 begins with preparations at a lodge at the KP Club, Pocklington, York and is followed by a ceremony at Sledmere House.

This is only the half of it as Part 02 follows shortly where the wedding moves on to a reception at Barmbyfield Barns near York.

And what a wedding (which is why I am featuring it in two parts!), – one where the proverbial large lady warbled all day from start to finish without faltering.

Excellent planning, excellent execution of the plan (the most relaxed wedding days are always the best planned) and the sun shone all day.

Below in 3 galleries are a small selection of highlight images from the first part of Nicola & Joe’s Sledmere House wedding with a Photo-Film below.

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Nicola & Joe’s Barn Wedding (Part 02)

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NICOLA & JOE’S BARN WEDDING

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So following on from Part 01, may I present Part 02, Nicola & Joe’s Barn Wedding at Barmbyfield Barn’s near Pocklington, York.

This wedding had so many elements and venues it is almost impossible to define as it began at the very smart lodges at the KP Club, turned into a grand country house wedding and at this point, became a barn wedding…with a ‘backyard’/farm/rural twist!

Exceptional planning, timing & decor, combined with beautiful weather and a super-relaxed atmosphere added up to not only a fabulous wedding day, but a photographers dream.

The caterers were Purple Chilli for the wedding meal and later in the evening, there was also The Pizza Guy which went down a storm. Every wedding should have pizza!

The band were all friends of the B&G so don’t have a name and filled the dancefloor.

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Katy & James’s Middleton Lodge Wedding

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KATY & JAMES’S MIDDLETON LODGE WEDDING

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Well, my year finally got underway with Katy & James’s Spring wedding with ceremony at St Michael & All Angels church followed by reception at Middleton Lodge.
After a Winter of updating websites, engagement photo-shoots and general thumb twiddling, it was good to finally get back into wedding season again!
I must have first met James at his brother Simon’s wedding to Alexis in 2011 so it was good to catch up with several familiar faces from that day.
After an early Spring of mostly quite dull and cool weather, it was great that the sun decided to make an appearance and add a bit of warmth.
Preparations took place at Middleton lodge itself with Katy travelling in a white vintage Jaguar and the guests by red London bus to the church just a couple of miles away.
Post-ceremony, it was back to this fine country house venue for a champagne & canapes reception in the garden.
Then it was time for the meal and speeches in the marquee before dancing the night away to a band.
I’m always interested in the unique personal touches at every wedding and this had two that stood out with Katy’s engagement ring being her grandmothers and the sword that was used to cut the cake was her grandfather’s old naval sword.
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Victoria & Dean’s Swinton Park Elopement

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VICTORIA & DEAN’S SWINTON PARK ELOPEMENT

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They are becoming increasingly popular these ‘weddings for two’ and I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of Victoria & Dean’s Swinton Park elopement.

In one sense, there is a lot less pressure on a photographer in that there is less to cover, but at the same time, more pressure because there is nowhere for a photographer to hide.

Less, because an elopement or ‘wedding for two’ only has essentially 3 elements, – prep, ceremony, couple whereas a more typical or larger wedding day has around 20 ‘chapters’.

The sun did not exactly shine on Victoria & Dean’s day, but it wasn’t terrible either and both the hotel and grounds of Swinton Park are brilliant regardless of the weather.

Actually, this was not strictly speaking a ‘wedding for two’, but a ‘wedding of four’ as there were two other essential beings at this wedding, – Darcy & Rupert, – the couple’s dogs/children.

Victoria & Dean are currently on honeymoon in Cornwall. Or is it Devon? Devon or Cornwall…

1.30pm start and back in time for tea, – I really love shooting these days!

So without further ado, below, a selection of highlights from the day.

Venue: Swinton Park

Dress: Pronovias

Flowers: Twisted Willow

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