Last Saturday I joined Sian + Charlie for their wedding photography at Denton Hall, near Ilkley in God’s own county of Yorkshire!
I won’t lie, I was a bit nervous about the grim ‘100% chance of drizzle’ forecast. But while there were a few brief but almighty downpours, the bad weather held off when we needed it to, and we even enjoyed a reception in the sunshine! Nothing like a spot of typical Yorkshire wedding weather to keep us on our toes!
This is the third couple I’ve shot in this family and it was brilliant seeing a whole host of familiar faces! After (mainly) relaxed preparations around Denton Hall (thank goodness a cool and collected brother had a needle and white tread to reattach a bridal gown button!), the chaps took a spin in Dad’s vintage Jag to the Wheatley Arms in nearby Ben Rhydding for some Dutch Courage. The ceremony was held just a short walk into Denton at the pretty St Helens Chapel, and after a shower of mum’s hand dried confetti petals, guests shuffled back to Denton to enjoy a champagne reception overlooking stunning Wharfdale.
The meal was as good as you’d expect from the Michelin Starred Box Tree Catering, and the day was fantastically managed by Michelle at the brilliant Bridal PA. Speeches were hilarious, and after a quick costume change, we used the rest of the petals for a novel confetti cake cut before getting down to party business on the dancefloor! We even ran my fun photobooth for a stash of shots of guests making a prat of themselves!
All in all a perfect day all round!
As well as this highlights blog, I’ll be uploading their full set of images to a password protected client area in a matter of weeks, so if you’d like to be notified when all their images go live, register your email address at: clients.barnabyaldrick.com/SianAndCharlie. (NB: I’ll only use your email address to notify you about their gallery)
So – enough chat! Here are the highlights shot by my wingman Tim Atkinson and I, which hopefully tell the story of this special day…
What a lovely day hey? Just perfect.
Here’s wishing Sian & Charlie a very happy life together and a magic honeymoon around Europe, before heading back to their home in Hong Kong!
Congratulations you guys!
Barnaby & Tim
The suppliers involved in this wedding at Denton Hall included:
Hair & Makeup: SMINK | Florist: Leafy Couture | Cake maker: Betty’s, Ilkley | Music/Entertainment: Event Music Co. | Event management: Michelle at Bridal PA