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Yesterday I joined Kelly & Ben for their fabulous wedding day at The Bridge in Wetherby!

I hope you enjoy our the story of this special day!

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I joined Kelly & team Bride at The Bridge.  The wedding day weather was a particularly springy affair; sunny, blustery and interspersed with April showers!

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Kelly was having her hair done by her uncle Michael.

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The Morielee wedding gown was a beauty!

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The stunning flora was also done in-house by Auntie Denise!

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When the bridesmaids turned up the party really began!

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The bridesmaids dresses could be adapted to wear 16 different ways, so the girls all looked different. Cunning!

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Meanwhile, over on Street Lane in Leeds, Clare joined Ben and the chaps for their side of the story.

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Here’s the man of the hour!

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It was great hanging out with Ben’s family, as I’ve known his brother Dan for many years.  When we were kids we’d  hang out at youth club and as teenagers we’d go out dancing at the Hifi club in Leeds…

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Now he’s got a little girl called Amelie!

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Team Groom, ready to rumble!

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The wedding ceremony was at St Edmund’s church in Roundhay, near where I grew up and where I used to once go to Scouts!

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Back with the girls, Kelly was being helped into The Gown!

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It’s always nice witnessing the moment between a father and his daughter on a wedding morning

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Love this one. Feels somehow Parisian.

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Love this moment of nerves!

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The Imperial is a modern car with a vintage-shaped body.  It’s specially designed for weddings, with a cunning bouquet holder & built in champagne holder!

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It suddenly started bouncing down as we headed from Wetherby to church!

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Oh Happy day!

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Confetti bomb!

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Love this one, with the wind whistling through the veil & Ben framed in the window!

[ note cunning bouquet holder! ]

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Over at The bridge, as guests arrived and settled in, we got straight into the portrait shoot

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I’d joined Kelly & Ben at The Bridge a few weeks ago for their practice shoot and really enjoyed what we caught (check out the blog here).  As is often the case, they’d both said they don’t particularly like being photographed, but the practice shoot was great fun and not only helped them relax into the idea of portraits, but made the actual big day shoot quicker and easier!

Win win

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Generally my aim is to show a couple a) in love and b) having fun.  It always helps when a couple laugh at my jokes!

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Their family friend Pamella Dunn (of Pamella Flowers and Wedding Services) did a brilliant job decorating the church & wedding breakfast at The Bridge.

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Before going into eat we did a few quick relaxed family photos

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And had a bit of fun with the wedding party.

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Speeches were great fun; especially a bit of brotherly ribbing from his best man Dan…

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It’s always my target to do the bridal portraits & groupshots quickly so a couple can enjoy the fizz and the company of their guests.  But it’s great when a wedding service is early (and the clocks have changed), and there’s some loose time for a few more relaxed portraits in the evening sunshine…

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As the evening reception got into its stride, we had a bit of a laugh doing a few pics with some of Kelly & Ben’s buddies.

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Then it was time to cut the cake and get down to the first dance!

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What a lovely day all round!  It was so great to join Kelly & Ben for their relaxed and beautiful wedding and here’s hoping they have a wonderful life together & a fantastic honeymoon in Mexico!

Party on kids,

Barnaby + Clare

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