Yesterday I joined Danielle & Matt to photograph their brilliant wedding at Chevin Country Park Hotel & Spa on Otley Chevin in North Yorkshire!
I hope you enjoy this story of a very special day!
Before joining Danielle up at the hotel, I popped up for a few snaps on Otley Chevin, under interesting cloud formations!
This was the first time I’d photographed at the beautiful Chevin Country Park so I had a good recce round the grounds before joining Danni & the girls.
They were getting ready in one of the brilliant camouflaged wooden lodges in the woodland grounds around the hotel!
It was all a heady mix of nerves, excitement and bubbles inside!
Danni’s stunnign wedding gown was from Angel Brides in Horsforth
A little gift from the hubby to be!
The brilliant purple and white flora was supplied by Ivy Flowers in Pudsey
Meanwhile, Clare joined Matt & the chaps in Pudsey for their preparations
A quick check to see the best man had the rings!
Then the boys headed over to Chevin Country Park to join the rest of the groomsmen & guests
A quick informal group shot of the lads
The ceremony was held in the log-lined Lakeside room, not far from where the bride was gowning up…
Danielle & the girls looked stunning
I always like that moment where dad first sees his daughter dressed up for her big day.
A few nervous deep breaths before heading over!
Here comes the bride!
I like this one, where Danielle spotted Sean was wearing their rings so as not to lose them!
Sealed with a kiss!
It was great that the weather stayed fine for the day, and everyone could hang out by the lake
A lovely little moment between a teary grandma & her granddaughter
Sampling a spot of smuggled in moonshine!
Then we rounded up the gang up for a quick shot of everyone…
…and a blast of confetti!
We whistled through a few informal family groups
Then some fun with the wedding party!
I asked for 4 poses from the wedding party. I love that the best man lay face down for one of them!
A bit of fun sassy pouting!
The boys requested a Glee jump!
Then I took Danni & Matt off for a quick round of pictures around the lake
Love this bridal portrait
Don’t they make a beautiful pair?!
The wedding breakfast was beautifully set for guests in the Woodland Suite
Speeches were a giggle
The cutting of the cake, expertly created by a good pal of theirs
Cake topper re-enactment!
After the wedding meal, as dusk set, we took another quick turn around the lake for a few more relaxed portraits
Then it was time for first dance…
…then everyone hit the dancefloor to party the night away!
What a cracking day!
Chevin Lodge was a spot on location for a relaxed wedding in the woods, and it was great to see Dannielle, Matt & their friends and family make such a brilliant day of it.
Here’s hoping they have a wonderful life together and have a brilliant honeymoon in Mexico!
Barnaby & Clare