The Christmas period is a great time to have a wedding.  People are in good spirits, are generally on holiday and have the new year to look forward to.

Plus you sometimes get snow!

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby AldrickI had had a busy Christmas period, shooting 3 weddings – The first of which was with Sharyn & Maruice at the lovely Woodlands Hotel in Leeds.

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby Aldrick

And I was caught by surprise when going through Clare’s pics of the gents preps, saw Maurice having his melon shaved by his best man!

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby AldrickUp in the penthouse the ladies were getting ready, and the flowers had just arrived.

I love what Fiona from Firenza does with flowers.  She’s magic.

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby Aldrick

It’s not a fancy wedding without a nice pair of choos…

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby Aldrick…and a pair of silver wellies.

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby Aldrick

Sharyn ended up a bit pushed for time and when it came to it, no-one knew how to lace up the dress.

So I ended up doing it!

Sharyn & Maurice by Barnaby AldrickI love this shot of the bridesmaids helping Sharyn on with her shoes! They were a hoot.

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby AldrickSharyn, on the bed having regained composure!

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby AldrickThey had a lovely civil ceremony down in the Brooklands suite

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby AldrickAwww.

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby AldrickAfter the ceremony, they ducked out while guests remained in the room.  I caught a couple of quick indoor portraits of our happy couple.

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby AldrickI like this one by the piano with all the pictures on the walls.  I’d like to cover a wall in pictures like this at home.

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby AldrickThen, once the registrars had left the building and their pal Father Bob had arrived, they had a quick blessing.  It was nice to do both.

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby Aldrick

A quick groupshot out in the snow

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby AldrickAfterwards, Sharyn & Maurice had a quick shoot in the snow.  I really love the moment caught here.

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby AldrickOn with the wellies!

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby AldrickAnd as if on cue, the evening sun broke through the clouds, and flared into the shot beautifully!

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby Aldrick

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Maurice is a jeweller and made their rings himself (with lots of rocks!), so felt the pressure to give him some TASTY ring shots!  Here are three:

I found a box with a lid that had these two hearts on it, and liked the concept.

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby Aldrick

They also had a black and white theme, so I thought I’d get the lounge piano involved in the party…

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby AldrickThis one was taken on the top of the piano with my macro lens and off camera flash. I’m not sure which I like best!

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby AldrickThe marquee was dressed up beautifully, with fiona’s lovely lit floral centre-pieces.

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby Aldrick…and individual bottles of Sharyn & Maurice branded bubbly!

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby AldrickA classic cake, again seemingly studded with diamonds!

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby AldrickAnd a sweet table!  I love these kind of details.

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby AldrickThe Nintendo DS, the new dummy for kids!

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby AldrickA few tears squeezed during dad’s speech

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby AldrickAnd a joker of a best man, dredging stag night memories Maurice’d no doubt left forgotten!

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby AldrickEvening guests turned up in their best.

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby AldrickI love this moment of Sharyn having a laugh with her pals.

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby AldrickAnd after enough sauce, had a cheeky dance till the early hours.

Sharyn & Maurice's Wedding Photography at Woodlands Hotel by Barnaby AldrickIt was such a fun day and great to join Sharyn & Maurice in celebrating their big day at Woodlands Hotel.

May I wish them a long and happy life together!

nb: Sharyn & Maurice 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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