Melissa & Liam's Wedding

Wedding photography: Bride & Groom kissing

For a wedding photographer, there is always a wedding which 'kicks off' wedding season, and for me, this was definitely the start of the 2018 season! Melissa & Liam's big day was in March & it was the biggest wedding of the year so far at the time. I don't often get nervous before shooting a wedding, but having only shot a few relatively small weddings earlier in the year, I have to admit I had a few butterflies before this one!

As always I had met Melissa & Liam prior to the big day & was super excited to start capturing their wedding day. From the moment I met them both I knew the wedding would be a good one.

The day began with bridal prep at the hotel. Melissa & her bridesmaid's were full of excitement & energy. Prosecco in hand they were laughing & joking and the atmosphere set the tone for the rest of the day which followed suit. I began as I usually do, documenting the details; the wedding dress, shoes, bouquets, jewellery etc & I couldn't help but overhear the stories & jokes followed by laughter bouncing throughout the room. The bridal prep, I find, is often a good barometer for the day that follows & on this occasion it proved to be correct!

The ceremony was held in a beautifully bright & intimate room packed with the closest of friends & family. All weddings are brimming with love between family & friends but on this occasion this was even more visible. It is difficult to explain this but whilst being a small part in this couples day I could see it in every face in attendance. I think this comes across in the moments captured in my photos as well...

Both Melissa & Liam were so laid back & this was reflected in the whole wedding day... It was a day of pure enjoyment born of a real collective happiness for the couple! One thing I think typifies the laid back nature of these two was the white Converse trainers worn by Melissa throughout the day.. No agonising & decadent high heels for this bride, substance over style, comfort & enjoyment over convention.

I genuinely felt a part of Melissa & Liam's wedding day, the couple & their friends & family were so welcoming & friendly & I actually think I found the speeches funnier than some of the guests! As an avid football fan I particularly enjoyed watching Liam grimace as one of the Best men presented Melissa with a gift... A Spurs football shirt. Liam being a fanatic Arsenal supporter was not impressed.

When photographing a wedding I often find that the day flies by.... one minute your arriving for bridal prep with a few butterflies & the next you're walking out the door having just shot the first dance with a big smile on your face. A smile that every wedding photographer has just after shooting a wedding. As the saying goes 'time flies when you're having fun' and this could not me more true of wedding days!. Melissa & Liam's wedding days seriously flew by & I think this is testament to how much fun it was, not just for Melissa & Liam or their friend's & family but for the photographer as well!

Detail shot of brides flowers
Brides bouquet by north Yorkshire wedding photographer
Brides shoes & bouquet by Whitby Wedding Photographer
Wedding photo of bridesmaids getting ready
The Groom & his Groomsmen
Portrait of the Groom & his father & Brother
Wedding photography: wedding socks worn by the groom
The groom & his Groomsmen walking
The best man's cuff links
Wedding photograph of the Groom's watch
The Groom & his best man
The Bride walking down the aisle by Jack Cook Photography
The ceremony by North Yorkshire Wedding Photographer
Photo of a baby in a suit during a wedding
Wedding photo of the wedding ceremony
Laughter during the wedding ceremony
The bride & groom exchanging wedding rings by Jack Cook
Wedding photographer captures first kiss
Signing the register by Whitby wedding photographer
The ceremony by Jack Cook photography
The newly married couple by Wedding photographer
Family wedding portrait by Jack Cook photographer
Portrait of the bride & bridesmaids
North Yorkshire wedding photographer
Whitby Wedding photographer
Wedding photography: Bride & Groom kissing
Wedding photograph of the bride & Groom walking
Stunning wedding photography by Jack Cook
Black & White wedding photograph of the Bride & Groom
Close up of the Bride's bouquet
Wedding photograph of the reception room
The groom's speech by Jack Cook photography
The bride during the best man's speech
The bride & Groom during the speeches
Wedding photographer: decorative wedding lights
Close up of the wedding cake
The bride & Groom cut the cake
Black & white wedding photo of the first dance

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