One of the perks of being a wedding photographer is that you get to experience lots of very different versions of a wedding day. Weddings by nature are very personal & are often a reflection of the couple themselves meaning that no two weddings are the same. This wedding had everything! from start to finish it was full of surprises & I had a lot of fun photographing it!
Maddie & Dan's wedding in June 2018 was one which will live long in the memory for many reasons! Held at Gisborough Hall in North Yorkshire, it was a wedding which had literally everything. As with every wedding there was a real sense of occasion & celebration. The atmosphere throughout was one of anticipation & excitement. I genuinely got the impression that this was a wedding that not only Maddie & Dan couldn't wait for, but also all of their friends & family! this really did feel like the wedding of the year!
Celebrations began right from the off! I joined Maddie & her bridesmaids in their beautiful & ginormous room at Gisborough Hall for bridal preparations! The excitement was obvious as the group got prepared for the day ahead. Like at every good wedding the prosecco was flowing & so was the conversation & laughter. I have to admit that shooting bridal prep can be one of my favourite parts of the day to photograph, there is an air of excitement & an atmosphere that is so special to a wedding day, it is always a lot of fun & sets you up nicely for an amazing days shooting!
The ceremony took place in a beautiful & spacious room, complete with a floral installation on the a grand staircase at the front of the room. Maddie was radiant throughout. It was an emotional ceremony & the sense of collective happiness for the couple was quite clear, every guest was smiling from ear to ear!
After the ceremony we did the family portraits in the stunning grounds & then Maddie, Dan & myself explored the grounds further whilst taking some bride & groom shots. The grounds were perfect for some stunning portraits & the conditions were equally as good. I was really happy with the shots we managed to capture & feel confident that Maddie & Dan liked them too!
As the day went on the celebrations continued in style, guests were treated to a pianist, magician, DJ, Band & even a casino! all capped with a stunning fire work display!
I hope that the photos I captured from Maddie & Dan's big day reflect a sense of the celebratory atmosphere that was present throughout. Hopefully Maddie & Dan can re-live their amazing day when they look through their wedding photographs. I know when I look back at them it brings back lots of fond memories...