JoanneGower
Wedding Photography

Category: Wedding Photography

Colin and Graham’s Wedding

Yesterday I had the honour of documenting the wedding of Colin and Graham. They have been together for 39 years and finally tied the knot at the Guildhall in Hull. They wanted a relaxed and informal day and our photography brief was to capture the day as naturally as possible. We did however, manage to grab a few minutes with them before the ceremony to capture a small number of formal portraits. The couple were escorted down the aisle by sisters Barbara and Sheila whilst the congregation of family and close friends looked on. The boys friend Emma gave a heartfelt reading before Colin and Graham read out their personal vows to each other. Best woman Tish delivered the rings, and after the exchange the happy couple signed the register, before heading outside for the walk to Humber Street Gallery where they held their reception. Galloping along the pavement with two cameras whilst avoiding startled pedestrians proved to be a bit of a challenge for David and I, but it was worth the effort as we manage to capture some lovely candid images of the couple and their guests. Passers by offered their congratulations before everyone headed into the gallery for a celebratory drink. This assignment was a little different from our usual weddings in as much as we pretty much documented things as they happened. However, it was a huge amount of fun and we had lots of laughs with Colin and Graham. We wish them lots of love and happiness in their future life together and look forward to sharing the rest of their wedding photographs with them soon.

An Autumn Wedding at Crab Manor with Victoria and Joseph

I am delighted to share the preview wedding photography for Victoria and Jospeh, who were married on Friday at Crab Manor, near Thirsk. This was our final wedding of 2018 and what a lovely way to finish. We had a truly wonderful day with this lovely couple and their amazing family and friends. From start to finish the day was full of joy. With weddings, I feel that it is the bride who sets the tone for the day, so it is no surprise to say that the day was also elegant, well organised and just a total pleasure to be part of. As it was November and we were uncertain of how the weather might behave, Victoria and Joseph had opted to have an early morning reveal, rather than choose the traditional option of the groom seeing his bride for the first time when she comes down the aisle. I have to say that this afforded this couple a very intimate and happy moment as they saw each other for the first time, and I really love the images that we captured for them during these touching moments. Their decision to have a ‘reveal’ also meant that we were able to do many of their couple portraits before the ceremony took place. This gave them (and us), a very relaxed experience, and as the weather was so beautiful, we were able to make the most of the beautiful gardens at Crab Manor. The ceremony took place at 1.30pm and there were a few laughs when Jospeh mixed up his words! Following the service, guests enjoyed a celebratory drink outside the conservatory, before joining us for the formal family photographs. We had many laughs with them during this part of the day, and they all made our job very easy with their good humour. We had a totally amazing day with Victoria and Joseph, finishing the day as relaxed as we started it. This is probably a first for us and down to the good grace and organisation of this beautiful couple. We wish them a very happy future together and look forward to sharing the rest of their wedding photography with them very soon!

Wedding Photography with Rebecca & Sam at Rowley Manor

I am delighted to share the preview wedding photography for Rebecca and Same who were married on Saturday on an exceptionally windy day at Rowley Manor, Little Weighton, East Yorkshire. We started the day in the beautiful bridal suite at Rowley, where Rebecca was busy getting ready with bridesmaids Sophie, Kristie, Lucy, Ella, Poppy and Alice. There was a lovely atmosphere whilst Rebecca was having the finishing touches done to her make up, and we photographed her stunning dress from Deborah Mooore in Hessle. Time moves fast on a wedding day and before long, we were heading downstairs to meet Sam and his best men Dave and Peter. Our job today was made a lot easier as we had already done the wedding of best man Dave and his wife Kerry previously. This meant that Sam and Becky were well prepared for what we had in store for them from a photography point of view. The boys look super smart in their suits from Slaters and as the weather was dry, we headed outside to get some photographs. The boys braved the wind and we worked quickly to get their photographs done. Before long guests began to arrive and we headed back to the bridal suite to capture Becky’s final few minutes as a single lady. After the service, guests enjoyed a celebratory drink whilst we took the all important family formal photographs. We had such fun with Becky and Sam during the couples portrait session and they were very relaxed and easy for us to work with. Becky in particular was such a good sport and didn’t let the raging gale bother her and as a consequence we were able to create one or two very special images for her. It was a challenging day from a weather point of view, and David and I struggled to keep our feet on the ground at times, but Becky and Sam are such a lovely couple and were so easy to work with, that we managed to get some lovely images for them. We wish them, and their family every happiness in the future.

A Rainy Day Wedding with Ruth and Ritch

I am delighted to share with you the preview wedding photographs for Ruth and Ritch who were married on Saturday at St Anthony’s church on Beverley Road. We started our day with the bride at home, photographing the details, before doing some lovely bridal portraits of Ruth, who looked stunning in her dress from Elite Bridal. Her flowers we from Floral Studio. By the time we met up with Ritch at the church, the rain had already started to fall so we had to work quickly to capture some photographs of Ritch with his best man Carl and brother Shaun, before everyone headed inside to await the bride. Ruth arrived in style in a white Rolls Royce, and Newland String played Pachelbels canon as her dad walked her down the aisle. We were made very welcome by the priest Anthony and deacon Bob and thankfully we were able to use the interior of the church for the group shots following the ceremony, as the rain had really set in by this time. The happy couple held their wedding reception at the Willerby Manor hotel where guests enjoyed a celebratory drink and canap├ęs before sitting down for the formal wedding breakfast. Speeches were delivered in the traditional fashion by the brides father, the groom and the best man. Afterwards, the rain had eased and Ruth and Ritch accompanied us outside into the very soggy gardens at Willerby Manor to capture some quick bridal portraits. We had a wonderful day with Ruth and Ritch and we wish them lots of love and every happiness in their future life together.

A Rise Hall Wedding with Carole & Nigel

At the weekend we had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Carole and Nigel at Rise Hall. We started our day bright and early and when we arrived the girls were having their breakfast. Time flies on each and every wedding and more often than not, we don’t seem to have very much time for bridal portraits, but on Saturday Carole was ready early, which gave us plenty of time for this section of photography. Carole wore a stunning dress from Mori Lee and her flowers were from Helen’s Floral Designs. After this we headed into the lovely reception hall at Rise to meet up with Nigel and his groomsmen. They were running a little late so we had to work very quickly as the registrars soon arrived. Carole was escorted down the aisle by her father Andrew and Jess and Phil Simpson provided the musical accompaniment. After the service guests headed outside to enjoy a celebratory drink and we were able to do the formal family group photographs. The couples cake was made by Polka Dotty Cakes and the blossom trees were provided by Prop Hire. The traditional speeches were delivered after the meal by the brides father, the groom and the best man and we were then able to do some all important couple portraits, both inside and outside of Rise Hall. It was an action packed day with live music, a sparkler guard of honour, and all rounded off beautifully by an amazing firework display. We had a wonderful day with Carole and Nigel and we wish them every happiness in their future life together.

JoanneGower
Wedding Photography