Another cracking time last weekend as we joined Jessica and Phil as their Wedding photographer celebrating a very Yorkshire Wedding at one of fave venues – The Millhouse at Skidby.
Our day started early as Phil and his groomsmen got ready in the heart of Beverley at the bride and Groom’s home. Phil is a rugby player and so were all of his groomsmen (appeared that at least 75% of the guests were also involved with rugger) so I’m sure you can imagine the masculine bants that were flying from wall to wall as the boys dressed down from their civvies to dress up into the wedding day best.
As per usual, the boys all wanted great looking tie-knots but without much of a clue on how to achieve that – cue Crozier the wedding photographer with the skillz to make the Windsor knot magic happen – we had ‘em lined up like hungry puppies waiting for a gravy bone bless ‘em!
Once we’d finished getting the lads ready, we shot some portraits in the house then cooled down with a walk down the cobbled streets of Beverley and it wasn’t long before I found a gritty garage door and a cool alleyway to make some of my fave shots of the boys – looking as cool as i might just say myself! We always love to give the boys a cracking set of dramatic shots in the morning – gives them the feeling that they are ‘almost’ as important as the girls!
Leaving the boys behind, we drove a few minutes around the corner to where our bride, Jessica, and her girls were getting ready. Jessica’s bridesmaids hadn’t seen her dress so her mum and i did some deeply covert moves to get gorgeous Maggie Sotero gown hung in the right spot without anybody getting a sneaky butchers! Our bride had chosen some lovely details to compliment her dress and the veil was just absolutely gorgeous – i always get excited when I see a bride has a good veil for us to play with!
Once the bridesmaids were all ready, we shot some lovely portraits then it was all hands on deck to help dress into her gown – she looked absolutely radiant! i just love that moment when a bride makes that transition from being ‘nervous in a dressing gown’ to being ‘gorgeous in a gown’ it’s a total headspace shift – and although the nerves don’t go away, they change into a energy of excitement as the bride realises ‘this is it’!
Jess’ Dad was blown away by his ‘first look’ at his daughter as she made her way down the stairs – another absolute fave moment of ours to photograph and one that we don’t really like to interfere with! Once they’d had some time to enjoy the moment, I created family portraits before heading over to St Marys Church, Beverley for the main event of the day.
St Marys Church is absolutely beautiful and although Beverley has its venerable minster (which is and of itself, epic) I do really love St Marys, it has a gorgeous look and feel to it with plenty of space for us wedding photographers to stay well out of the way. The vicar is super friendly and it makes our job so much easier when we are not restricted, of course – we respect the clergy and don’t do ninja rolls in front of them whilst they re conducting their ceremony!
Jess and Phil exchanged their vows in a beautifully emotional way and I always feel so very privileged to be so up front and personal when these very intimate exchanges are happening – it never gets any less touching. Once the registers were signed, Phil and Jess recessed out into the fresh air of a gorgeous Spring day and we shot some of the group shots outside the church before heading over to the Millhouse at Skidby for their reception.
‘Insight 1’ our 4k drone – came out and made another appearance to shoot some aerial perspectives which turned out really great. As licensed and insured drone pilots, we will always put our ‘bird’ up at weddings if the weather and environment permits.
Once the rest of the larger groups had been taken care of in our usual Formula One-esque speed, our bride and groom retired for their wedding breakfast (ever wondered why it’s called a breakfast? http://www.devoncatering.com/blog/why-is-it-called-a-wedding-breakfast/b9) Speeches were broken up so Jess’ father spoke before dinner then the groom and best man spoke after dinner which we thought was an interesting touch.
The whole day flowed so well and before we knew it, evening guests were arriving as we took Jess and Phil for their evening wedding photography just as a couple – a beautiful time of the day when all of the formalities are out of the way and a great way for the bride and groom to spend some time together before the evening ‘do’ kicks off!
We wish our happy couple all the very best for their married life and can’t wait to visit this fabulous Yorkshire venue again soon – we’re so happy they chose us as their Wedding Photographer.
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