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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Jervaulx Abbey Wedding Photography, Ali & George

I loved Ali & George’s wedding more than anything because it’s another in a very special sequence of connected family and friends weddings.

I can’t remember where it (this chain of great weddings) exactly started, but if memory serves, it was with an ex Harrogate Ladies College wedding which lead to another and then another and then Caroline, sister of Ali (the bride) a few years ago.

That lead on to Caroline & Ali’s cousin Lizzie’s wedding.

Also, Laura & Alex at Ripley Castle, Ellie & George’s marquee wedding and then next month, Clemmie & Alex at Ripon Cathedral & Swinton Park.

So the day started out a little cold and very flat light wise, but at least dry. It was April after all.
It did pick up later, with some beautiful Spring sunshine, but not until later in the drinks reception, though in time for the B&G session within the ruins of the abbey.

The church, St Mary & Arkelda in Middleham is the third ‘Tennant Girls’ wedding I have covered there and it’s a lovely church to photograph at.

The reception itself took place in two marquees set by the ruined remains at Jervaulx Abbey which itself was spectacularly lit as day turned into evening.

A few other bits and bobs and name checks are:

Ali wore Pronovias sourced from the Bridal Rogue Gallery in York.

The wedding car was a yellow & black vintage Rolls, but I’m not sure by who.

Ali’s mum Lesley once more was responsible for the majority of the flowers as she was for Caroline’s wedding.

Marquee was by CJ Marquees and catering by Yorkshire Party with lighting and evening sounds by AV Matrix.

Full gallery with print ordering option available to view now that Ali & George are back from honeymoon in Africa.

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