JoanneGower
Wedding Photography

Category: Wedding Photography

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.

A Summer Wedding with Amelia & Danny

Its taken me a little longer than usual to do this blog post, and that’s because this wedding is very special indeed. To be asked to photograph a wedding is always an honour, but when your closest friends allow you to photograph the wedding of their daughter, it is really something else. I have know Amelia since the day she was born and I have had the pleasure of seeing her grown into a beautiful, caring young lady. No surprise really, since her mum and dad are two of the loveliest people I have ever known. In forty years of friendship, we have never had a crossed word, and I can honestly say I have never felt anything but love for them, and a huge amount of pride that I have them as friends. Tracy and Russ are surrounded by lovely friends and family and they have always made me, David and our children feel very much welcome and loved. I can’t quite remember when Danny came along, and thats because he is such a lovely chap that he blended so seamlessly into the family, that I can’t really remember a time when he wasn’t there! On Sunday, we got to meet his family and friends too, and all I can say is that if love and care are a predictor of how happy a marriage is going to be, then Amelia and Danny are truly blessed. What a wonderful time we all had, despite the wasps! Arthur proved himself to be an absolute little gent and was one of the best behaved ring bearers we have ever seen, bridesmaids Charlotte, Millie and Autumn Lilly were so easy to work with and best man Alex was cool, calm and collected. The ceremony took place at St Columba’s Church in Hull and the wedding breakfast was held at the Millhouse, Skidby. All in all it was a truly wonderful day. There really are not words to express just how much happiness we wish Amelia and Danny. All I can say is that we love you both very much, we will always be here for you and are so happy to have you in our lives. With big hugs and lots of love your fairy Godmother, David, Jess, Cody, Alex & Kelly. xxxx

A Summer Wedding with Charlotte and Simon

I am delighted to share the preview wedding photography for Charlotte and Simon, who were married this weekend at St John the Baptist Church, in Hull. We started the day with Charlotte who was busy getting ready at home. Her make up was done by Toni Neylon-Walker and hair by Jarrad at Mark Hill. Bridesmaids Anna, Emily and Jessica were with her, whilst we photographed the all important dress from Deborah Moore, along with the other details including shoes, jewellery and perfume. After a few quick bridal portraits we headed to the church to meet up with Simon and his best men Pat and Daniel. Guests were soon arriving and we all waited excitedly for the arrival of the bride. Charlotte was accompanied by dad Graham, in a car by Silver Lane. The reverend Tony Cotson delivered a lovely service and the happy couple exited to a guard of honour provided by their scout group. The day was bright and sunny, but Charlotte did have a few challenges with her veil in some very blustery winds! The wedding reception was held in a tipi provided by Boutipi at Raywell, and guests enjoyed celebratory drinks whilst we concluded the traditional family formal photographs. Just as we finished, the heavens opened and down came the rain. Luckily it was only a brief shower and it didnt really matters as everyone headed into the tipi to enjoy the contents of their picnic baskets! Following the speeches we headed outside with Charlotte and Simon and the four of us had a lot of fun doing some more pictures in the wooded area at Raywell! We had a really wonderful day with Charlotte and Simon and wish them every happiness in their future life together!

JoanneGower
Wedding Photography