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.
More info in regard to various suppliers further down this post.
Full gallery with print purchase option and digital download facility available by clicking this link.

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Helen & Ed’s Middleton Lodge June Wedding


“Perfect timing Simon! Just sat down with a beer as the evening thunder storm rumbles away and this comes through!
Breathtaking pictures, I had a big lump in my throat through all of them, we’re both delighted with them.
We hope you had an enjoyable day regardless of being on the job, the pictures prove to us what we thought all along: that everybody was laughing all day long!”  Ed.

Helen & Ed’s Middleton Lodge June wedding was something a bit special and the fat lady sang from start to finish…at least from the photographers viewpoint! Even a bit of light rain had no affect during the drinks reception and mixed with splashes of sunshine, the weather was quite kind.

There was a real pastel colour theme to the day of pale pinks, blues and yellows (bridesmaids dresses and flowers) with floristry by Eliza Blooms and cake by The Cake Works of Darlington.

A sax player entertained throughout the drinks reception and the evening band were Groove Manuva.

Helen & Ed are at the time of writing, currently honeymooning in Valencia, Spain.

Below is a highlights gallery & slideshow production from the day with full gallery with print ordering facility to follow shortly now available here.

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Jessica & Paul’s Wedding at Middleton Lodge

To begin, a slideshow production from Jessica & Paul’s wedding at Middleton Lodge that took place on the 9th May.

The 9th May was another one of those days where the weather forecast said it would be one thing, but the reality was somewhat different with sunshine not predicted until the evening, arriving pretty soon after they arrived at Middleton Lodge for the drinks reception.

Jess wore a Stella York wedding dress from Dobinson’s of Darlington with makeup by sister Lauren and for their wedding car, the couple self-drove a Jaguar 4.2 E-Type with other wedding cars by Elite.

Flowers were by Elm Ridge, cake by Sadie May and an evening photo-booth.

Evening entertainment was in the form of a Ceilidh band Hedgehog Skins plus fireworks by Optimum Fireworks.

Below are a set of highlight images from the day with full gallery including print ordering facility available to view/order by clicking here.

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Alex & James’s Autumn Wedding Photography at Middleton Lodge


Alex & James’s Autumn wedding photography took place at one of our most regular and visited venues, the fabulous Middleton Lodge in North Yorkshire.

I had more than a little personal connection with this wedding in that the bride’s mother Susanne is our bookkeeper and I suggested they at least look at Middleton Lodge when considering their venue as it would suit their requirements perfectly. They took that advice and the results in highlight form are below!

Alex wore Justin Alexander from Miranda Marie of Yarm and James and blue suit with makeup (Alex’s!) by Emma from Jo Leversuch.

Flowers were by Yvonne Dennis and cake by Rhian Crusher and band Jonny Ross with the couple honeymooning in West Coast USA.

The ceremony itself took place at St Michael & All Angel’s in the village of Middleton Tyas and was conducted by the Rev. David Lewis.

Full gallery with international print order facility available by clicking here and wedding film to follow soon…

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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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