Back at the beginning of September 2011 I was able to go and support a fellow photographer, Jill Temporal of Temporal Photography and Art, and be her 2nd shooter for one of her weddings she was covering at the Ye Olde Bell, Barnby Moor. It was a beautifully sunny day and the bride and groom, Lisa and Mark, enjoyed a day they will remember for the rest of their lives.
Our day started with Jill and myself covering Lisa getting ready. There was so much laughter and happiness I couldn’t help but leave completely upbeat as we headed in search of Mark and best man for the male formal shots. After capturing some jovial shots of the two of them it was only a short wait for the ceremony, which was to be held outside, in the grounds of the Ye Olde Bell. The grounds there are quite beautiful with lots of separated areas of grass which had flower beds decorating the borders. There’s a path that runs from the main hotel to an area with a pagoda, where the ceremony was to take place. As Lisa appeared from the doors of the main hotel, Mark took one look back and saw his wife to be. His face was a picture of sheer joy and elation, a moment he will remember forever. As Lisa and Mark said ‘I do’, tears of joy and a rapturous applause cried out amongst the congregation as they witnessed the couple of the day get married.
We then moved onto the drinks reception where a real sense of relief and happiness was etched across the faces of the bride and groom. After a few beers and glasses of champagne, it was time for the wedding breakfast. The main hall at this gorgeous venue is always beautiful but with the candle light illuminating the room, and roses arranged beautifully as centre pieces, it set an atmosphere which was superbly matched by all three of the mens speeches. The favours for each guest are traditionally fudge, sugared almonds or mints, however Lisa and Mark wanted to give a donation on behalf of each of their guests to their charity of choice, Cancer Research UK. I had not seen this before and thought it was a really lovely touch from the two of them.
This really was a beautiful day and one that will live long in the bride and grooms memory.
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