Something a bit different on the blog today, and a bit of an epic post. Sarah and Jiten got in touch to ask if i was available to be a part of their wedding day and that they were starting the day with a civil service in the morning, followed by a hindu ceremony in the afternoon both at the marvellous Harewood House. I knew it was to be a long day, but was excited straight away. We met up earlier in the year for an engagement shoot in Chapel Allerton on a cold crisp sunny afternoon, when it came to the wedding the weather was all together different, an incredibly warm day, with strong showers and thunderstorms, luckily all breaking enough to give us some time for beautiful portraits. After spending the morning covering bridal preparation we headed over to the Harewood House courtyard for the civil service, which was followed by the wedding breakfast and speeches, the tables covered in beatufiul flower displays as well as being named after film characters.
The speeches involved Sarah’s mum and dad working together to tell some great stories, and for the best mans speech it wasn’t the 2 best men but a few of the ushers who have known Jiten from different times. After the meal, the sun had come out so we made use of the lovely grounds at Harewood House for some portraits, while the guests made their way over to the marquee in front of the house ready for the start of the Hindu ceremony. Sarah, Jiten, the Bridesmaids and Ushers got changed into their marvellous outfits separately ready for the second part of the day. I headed up to the marquee on the front of the house, in preparation for the ceremony, being a big fan of details it was total heaven, with so many different elements as well as plenty of laughing and joking. Even a thunder storm appearing half way through thankfully relieving a bit of the heat from the day. After the evening meal Sarah’s brother made the final speech of the day, which was followed by a special dance by Sarah, which was great. This sparked the start of the evening for a good dance filled celebration.