JoanneGower
Wedding Photography

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Pre Wedding Photoshoot at Dunedin Country House

On Monday we met up with Vicki and Sam who are to be married at Dunedin Country House in East Yorkshire. The wedding will take place in March with close family and friends in attendance. We were greeted at Dunedin with a warm welcome and coffee and flapjack! It was a lovely start to the photoshoot and from past experience we know that this kind of welcome is the norm for Dunedin.

After a chat about Vicki and Sam arrangements, we headed outside for their pre wedding photoshoot. It was a little windy but we managed to find some shelter to take the photographs.

We are very much looking forward to photographing the wedding and look forward to sharing the photographs very soon!

A Cave Castle Wedding with Augustine and Sam

Yesterday we had our first wedding of 2020. Augustine and Sam were married in the Sandringham Suite at Cave Castle Hotel, at 1pm.

We started our day with Sam and his best man Ben. Sam’s dad also joined us for the groom portraits and there was much laughter.

Afterwards, we headed inside to do a few pre wedding bridal portraits of Augustine. She was enjoying a celebratory glass of champagne with bridesmaids Clementine, Debbie, Shauna and Holly.

The ceremony took place in the Sandringham Suite which has lots of character but no natural light so it provides a bit of a challenge for photography. The reading was delivered by Augustine’s sister Clementine and afterwards the happy couple enjoyed a celebratory drink with their guests.

It was a little blustery and cold outside, so we worked quickly to ensure guests were not handing around for too long.

Augustine and Sam opted for traditional coverage. So once we had completed their bride portraits, it was time for us to leave.

We wish Augustine and Sam a very happy married life together and look forward to sharing their wedding photography with them very soon!

Pre Wedding Photoshoot at Cave Castle with Augustine and Sam

On Friday morning we met up with Augustine and Sam at Cave Castle Hotel to do their pre wedding photoshoot. We arrived early in the morning and whilst is was cold the sun was shining brightly. This provides a bit of challenge for photographers, as it means the light is strong. We managed to find some shade to take our photographs in. Augustine and Sam were very natural in front of the camera which made our job so much easier. We are looking forward to photographing their wedding very soon!

Rebecca and Ian’s Cave Castle Wedding

On Saturday we photographed our final wedding of the 2019 at Cave Castle! What a fabulous occasion it was!

We started the day bright and early with bride Rebecca and her mum Gail, and bridesmaid Jade. The ladies were busy getting ready when we arrived. Kim Shanks did Rebecca’s hair and Toni Naylor did her make up. As the preparations were underway, we photographed Rebecca’s beautiful dress that she bought from Molly Browns of York.

We were very happy to find that not only Rebecca was ready early for her bridal portraits, but Ian also arrived early for his session as well! This meant that we had plenty of time to create some special photographs for both of them.

Ian had three best men; Alex, Scott and Tom, and when we arrived to photograph Ian, they were busy writing their speech outside on the terrace!

The wedding service was lovely. However, due to the rules of the East Riding Registrars, we were only permitted to take a few photographs. However, we were permitted to take some photos of the readings and ring exchange. Afterwards everyone enjoyed a celebratory drink on the lawn whilst we got on with the family formal photographs. This was completed quickly, thanks to the support of toastmaster Michael.

Rebecca and Ian opted for a traditional line up so that they were able to greet their guests before the wedding breakfast. During the meal, pianist Phil Culkin entertained everyone. Before the speeches, Ian opened a bottle of champagne with a saber, a technique known as Sabrage. The pop of the cork received a big cheer!

Speeches were delivered by both dads, the bride and groom and all three best men, to much laughter and applause. The Charm Offensive delivered the evening entertainment whilst guests partied.

We had a wonderful day with Rebecca and Ian, and their family and friends. we wish them every happiness in their future life together.

Laura and Adam’s Elsham Hall Wedding

On Saturday we had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Laura and Adam who were married at the fabulous Elsham Hall in Lincolnshire. The forecast for the day was a little unpredictable with heavy rain forecast, and the start of the day was very wet indeed! Laura and her bridesmaids began the day at the Forest Pines Hotel and we arrived in driving rain. All was calm inside, with hair and make up well under way when we arrived. Laura was calm and collected and was ready in her beautiful dress from Webtobe early enough for us to do her bridal portraits. Sometimes things run over at this part of the day, and it is such a shame because it can result in few, or in some cases no, bridal portraits. This was not the case for Laura who gave us exactly the amount of time we needed to capture her in all her glory. The room was a little small for the grandeur of our bride but we still managed to create some stunning portraits for her! Afterwards we headed outside to take our journey to Elsham. Once more the rain came down and when we arrived, the team at Bride Beautiful had everything under control with a bucket of umbrellas at the ready! We did our photographs of the groom and his best man Lee and usher Mark, under the recently constructed pergola entrance, so’s to protect them from the rain. Guests began to arrive and we waited excitedly at the bottom of the drive for the first sight of the wedding car which was provided by Silver Star Wedding Cars. The bride arrived and was escorted by dad Arthur and mum Pauline. The ceremony took place in the beautiful barn and afterwards the happy couple took a celebratory drive so that they could enjoy a few quiet moments together. By this time the rain had ceased and we were lucky to have some autumn sunshine to do the all important family group photographs. Afterwards we took a brief walk in the gardens with Laura and Adam, in order to do their couple portraits before they headed back into the barn to greet their guests, and start the celebrations. The barn looked stunning for the meal that was provided by Chris and the team at Your Chef, with guests from the wedding party undertaking carving duties in expert fashion! The traditional speeches followed the main course and after desert, guests headed into the Garden room to take tea, whilst the team from Bride Beautiful prepared the Barn for the evening celebrations. Laura and Adam cut their stunning cake from Dotty Cakes before taking to the floor for their first dance with music supplied by Power Play Discotheques Grimsby. Our thanks to Emma, Lynne, Tanya and Alex at Bride Beautiful who looked after everyone including us, perfectly. A big shout out to Chris from Your Chef who not only gave us a little bit of wriggle room when things ran over, but also provided us with a delicious hot meal, that was very welcome after nine hours on our feet! We had a lovely day with Adam and Laura, and we wish them every happiness in their future life together.

JoanneGower
Wedding Photography