Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickIn mid-January I was lucky enough to join Bri & Henry for their fun wedding in York!

I’d shot their pre-wed in York one glorious winter day in December (post here)…

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby Aldrick… but as per usual we got grizzly English weather, raining harder than one would like on one’s wedding day!

I secretly had my fingers extra-crossed for sun, not just cos they are ace, but cos Bri’s family are from Texas & they’re all flying over from the sun!

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickBut that didn’t dampen the spirits, and these girls were having a blast getting ready.

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickMr Racoon was pitching in by holding the mirror off the wall.

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby Aldrick

They’d hired two bizarrely tall flats, so while the girls were making up, I snuck next door to snap the shoes…

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickAnd was most amused to find the flora chilling in the fridge!

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickBri had done a nice touch with the bouquets, which were all named with a letter for their owner.

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickBack next door, while Bri was having her hair done…

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby Aldrick…I noticed this lovely moment of Grandma looking on.  This might be my fave shot of the day.

Grandma was such a legend.  So full of fun and we chatted a bunch of times.  She reminded me of my nana.

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickNo american wedding would be complete without Oreo’s & Milk.  I believe Bri may have eaten only these all morning!

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby Aldrick‘Bri’s maid’! See what I did there? This one was also a complete star.

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickUpstairs, Grandpa was staying out of things. He must’ve nailed about half of that book while the girls got ready downstairs.

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickBri’s sister was practicing her lines up in their room.

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickThe lovely bride.

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby Aldrick 00 New1Over at the gents, they were busy eating pies.

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby Aldrick 00 New2And trying to decipher the wedding instruction manual left by Bri!

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickSo once they’d eaten their pork pies & done their cravats, had a cheeky snifter each.

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickBack with the ladies Bri’s Mum & Gran helped her into the dress.

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickWhich she looked an angel in.

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickA quick group snap before the girls headed for…

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby Aldrick…the Hospitium!  I’ve shot here before and it’s a lovely venue, bang in the middle of York in the historic Museum Grounds.  It’s on the river Ouze, surrounded by York city wall and just next to the near destroyed St. Mary’s Abbey.

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickJust before the girls went in, I saw the flowergirls holding these little baskets of petals.

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickI love this shot Clare caught of Bri & her dad having a moment, while the girls straightened her dress & lined up.

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickThe details…

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickThe kiss…

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickThe confetti… With it being winter, Bri had sourced some biodegradable snow confetti.  It was loads of fun shooting this one!

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickCheck it out! A bit of luck somehow left them nice and clear in my pic & a blizzard every where else!

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickOnce we’d done the formal groups we went for a little run up to the Abbey.

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickThe girls did some lunges (their idea, I promise!)…

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby Aldrick…while the chaps did some thinking and pointing.

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickThen Bri, Henry & I took a few snaps.

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickAww.

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickI’d discovered they had a fun spirit at the pre-wed and knew this’d be an easy ride!

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickAnother cool touch was that the seating plan was an alphabetized list.  I’m a big fan of efficiency and this got top marks from me.

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickThe table setups.  Inside those brown envelopes were compilations of their songs.  Similarly I’ve see it where couples give out blank CDs in a return envelope to post them their wedding pix.

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickYET ANOTHER FUN TOUCH was that table 1 had pix of Bri & Henry at 1 year old; table 2 at 2 years old, and so on…

They weren’t messing about these two.

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickA quick speech shot of Henry holding court.

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickOne of my more unusual ring shots.

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickThey had a Wedding Wish tree too, on which people could hang their wishes.  And by which later stood two frames containing a few of my pre-wed snaps and a well wish for their mothers.

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickFirst dance…

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickMore dance and a tired flowergirl!

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby AldrickAnd another lovely shot of our couple enjoying a snog on the dancefloor.

I didn’t set this up, but love catching these kind of shots of revellers partying behind a couple who very clearly love each other to bits.

Bri & Henry York Hospitium Wedding Photography by Barnaby Aldrick

And a final quick shot of the Hospitium by night as we left.

I wish Bri & Henry well in their Marriage and am in no doubt that they had a wonderful wedding day.  It was such fun to be involved!

nb: Bri & Henry have a private client area containing their wedding & pre-wedding highlights at www.barnabyaldrick.com. If you were at the wedding and would like to see their photos, call or email them for the password.

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