Hazelwood Castle was one of those places that I’ve driven past on the way to York for years, so when Charlotte & Andrew suggested we meet up there before their wedding menu tasting I thought it’d be great to finally visit. Exploring the grounds we made use of the time to chat about the wedding plans, and what was important for their day. Hazelwood Castle is a great location for photography having a range of garden, woodlands, as well as the actual castle itself.
Rachel and Tom decided to hold their wedding day at the Leeds Club in the centre of town. Going for an urban wedding is always great fun, especially when everything is held in one location. You might have seen them on the blog before for their legal ceremony at Leeds Town Hall, as unfortunately Leeds Club didn’t have a ceremony licence so they opted for a humanist ceremony. This allowed them to put their stamp on the service. Rachel even surprised Tom with her own vows that she had written.
Rachel picked a gorgeous bespoke bias-cut silk dress from Glory Days Vintage. With Tom opting for a 60’s style three piece suit. They wanted flowers that had the wow factor that matched the dress, Rachel picked amnesia roses with lilac calla lilies in a 1940’s style bouquet from Adrienne Florist in Farsley.
The beautiful cake, you’d have never guessed but was gluten free made by 2 Oxford Place, each of the three tiers a different flavour, finished off with the simple yet elegant styling.
What a way to end the wedding celebrations, they had Magic Al performing in the bar. While Tom Rocks and the Replicants played in the main room, with Tom jumping in on vocals on a tune as well.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park is one of those places that no matter how many times you visit there’s always something different to shoot. So I was happy when Kerry and Ed suggested we did their engagement shoot at YSP. We managed to catch Kews before the exhibition moved on as well as exploring some of the less visited areas of the park. Although no visit is complete without a trip into the Deer Shelter.
When Mary and Paul first got in touch and told me they were planing a relaxed wedding with the focus being on having plenty of fun, perfect! that’s just the kind of day I like to cover. The ceremony and reception were held at Castle Grove Masonic Hall in Headingley just on the outskirts of leeds. Having lived just round the corner in the past I hadn’t heard of the venue, but tucked away at the end of a little street it’s a lovely venue with plenty of hidden areas inside for photos. They decided on a colourful vintage style to the day, Mary’s bouquet was made up of vibrant colourful flowers, while the bridesmaids had a small bunch of sunflowers working beautifully against their dresses. For the Wedding dress Mary visited Glory Days in York and selected an original vintage lace dress. To tie everything together nicely the groomsmen all had a skinny floral tie, and grey suits.
Not wanting to do things by halves when it came to the wedding breakfast they had not one, but three wedding cakes! Selecting a tiered pork pie, selection of cupcakes and finally, a surprise for Paul, a UFC cake featuring them battling it out. The evening progressed forward with the dance floor filling from part way through the first dance and didn’t empty well into the night.