Yesterday I joined Kristina & Dan for their brilliant sun-washed wedding at Priory Cottages in Syningthwaite!

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I joined Kristina & Team Bride at Mum’s house in Harrogate, where they were having lots of fun getting themselves ready to party

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The Justin Alexander gown was simply stunning.

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A little later, we were joined by a whole host of brilliant little flower girls!

My 2nd shooter at this wedding was my good buddy John Hope – whisky expert, funk & soul music collector & all round top photographer!

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While I was photographing the girls, I sent John to document the chaps side of the proceedings at Dan’s parents house on his grandparents farm in Harrogate

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Love this one of Dan & the chaps getting their ties on

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Team Groom ASSEMBLED!

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The ceremony was round the corner at St Andrew’s Church in Starbeck, and while the chaps checked everything was ship shape there…

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…Kristina was gowning up!

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Krtistina’s brother was giving her away and a few little tears were shed when he saw her ready to play.  They clearly have a special relationship!

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Awww

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A few relaxed teamshots outside in the sun before heading for the church

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Brilliant flora by Carol’s Florist in Harrogate

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I loved that a whole bunch of mum’s elderly neighbours had all gathered to see Kristina come out

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This church’s Kenyan vicar was an absolute LEGEND!  So much fun

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Love this shot John caught from the back of the church shot through some purple and blue flowers!

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And with the official proceedings over, here they come back down the aisle as man & wife!

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I love shooting at Priory Cottages, especially when the sun’s out like this.  It’s such a wonderfully tranquil place, away from any roads (so kids can pretty much roam free!) and there are so many brilliant spots to photograph a couple while guests enjoy the sun on the terrace.

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While John papped guests arriving & enjoying a glass of Pimms,  we dived straight into a quick round of relaxed portraits

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I love this little archway on the ancient Priory building in the grounds!  A perfect spot in the shade for portraits.

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How good do these two look!?

Stunning!

That’s how good.

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Then it was back to the party to enjoy  drinks in the sun, with live orchestral sounds wafting out across the crowd!

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Kristina wanted to do a heart-shaped teamshot around the pond, so with a bit of pushing and pulling by John on the ground, we got this!  Ace eh?

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Then we powered through the family & wedding party groupshots

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The wedding breakfast room looked spot on, with tables named after Las Vegas hotels!

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Speeches were brilliant fun!

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After a the meal and a few relaxed pal shots, John & I took Kristina & Dan out into the evening sunshine for another little round of pics

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Priory Cottages is on the edge of a working farm, so there are often really interesting backgrounds to photograph against, such as these towers of wooden pallets

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The evening sunshine was perfect for a little stroll down the lane

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John & I got a little excited about the amazing light!

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Even added a bit of kick with the flash to these pics in the tall grass!

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Love this last one on the right.  After we’d finished the shoot and done a round of High 5’s for such top team work all round, without even prompting, Kristina & Dan did a quick practice of their first dance in the evening sun.  Just beautiful.

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After the official cutting of the cake (by Creative Icing in Selby)…

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We got guests involved on our fun PhotoBooth!

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It was a surprise from Dan to Kristina!

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It’s always fun seeing what appears, especially with the horse head!

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Then it was time for the first dance!

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Followed by partying the night away to the City Lights function band

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Thank you Kristina & Dan for asking us to join your big day and for making us at home and being such a splendidly game couple!  Your wedding was awesome. Here’s hoping you have a fab minimoon in Europe ahead of your honeymoon in St. Lucia later this year!

Party on!

Barns & John

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