What a wonderful day we had on Friday doing the wedding photography for Becky and Ricky who were married at Cave Castle Hotel. Its hard to know where to begin, since the whole day was just a complete joy to photograph despite the rain. The weather forecast was pretty grim and I fully expected to have to shoot the whole thing indoors. Chris, at Cave Castle, is always great to work with, as he is more than willing to go the extra mile. Given the torrential rain, we had a chat first thing and he was happy to clear a room specially for us to use for photographs. In the end we didn’t really need it (though we did use it for the lead image on this blog), as everyone was up for dodging the showers and making the most of this wonderful day. We started the day bright and early with Becky and her bridesmaids Amy and Danielle who were great fun, easy to be with and very organised! I must give a special mention to Emily who is really one of the sweetest, most well behaved, little flower girls I have ever had the pleasure of photographing. Just as we came downstairs to photograph Ricky and his groomsmen, fate smiled on this lovely couple and the rain stopped. We dashed outside for some quick photos and the sun came out and we were all very amused to see steam rising from the Cave Castle lawns! Guests began to arrive, the ice cream van was in position, and following our customary chat with the registrars from the East Riding (who incidentally were on very good form and also gave us a few laughs!) the service began. The ceremony was just lovely with six year old Lewis completely melting everyones heart with his beautiful poem about his mum and dad. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. As the happy couple came up the aisle we were delighted to see that once again the rain had relented and the sun had come out. Family and friends poured out excitedly into the garden and were happy to enjoy a delicious assortment of customised ice creams (the Eton Mess was gorgeous!) whilst we got on with the job of doing the group photographs. It was great fun from start to finish, and Becky and Ricky have a lovely family and fantastic friends who were willing to do everything we asked in order to get some rather special photos! The rain tried to put a dampener on things but undeterred, out came the brollies and the bride and groom stuck it out and the weather took the hint and gave us a little bit more sunshine for their portraits by the lake. David and I had a truly wonderful time with Becky and Ricky. They are for us, a rather special couple and will always bring back a smile to our faces. Becky looked as beautiful as every bride should with her elegant gown from Samantha’s, and Ricky was charming, relaxed and handsome in his suit from Greenwoods. I think for me, what sets this wedding apart, is that they were just delightful to be with, their children were charming and impeccably behaved and there was a warm affection amongst their family and friends that was plain to see, and very easy to photograph. From start to finish, it was just simply, a perfect day! Lots of love to you both – you are beautiful in every sense! Thank you, doing your wedding photography was an absolute joy.