The second of my Christmas weddings was a Harrogate wedding celebration for Vicki & Simon, who’d married New York back in December.
The weather was snowy, but not quite as snowy as it had been in Central Park where they married OUTSIDE, in the exact spot Simon proposed!
I love that you can marry wherever you please in the States, instead of ‘duly sanctioned places’ in the UK. Though getting married on the beach or in the woods in Scotland doesn’t have quite the same appeal as it does in California…
So – Vicki & Simon had a fun vintage theme throughout, and the grand Victorian Old Swan hotel worked perfectly:
I don’t often post or get pics of me at work, but as Clare & I were together shooting the same preps, she caught this one of me!
A tasty detail of Vicki’s floristry, gloves and ring:
I like these relaxed portraits of Vicki & Simon
And this cheeky sequence:
We used this cool peeling green garage door round the back of the hotel for some cool portraits.
I really liked the NYC photos too, so it was nice to add the UK leg images.
My blogs can get a bit long, so to save strain on the ol’ broadband, click (more) below to see the full post…Vicki had really gone to town on the vintage dining room theme. They’d been buying old grannified crockery from car-boot sales and had all sorts of amazing details. All around the room were sweet bowls, candles, lacey touches and ornate frames of their New York wedding pics. It was really intimate, and a nice way to have a meal with nearest and dearest before the evening celebration!
Somehow, I resisted.
All the old china teacups had lace wrapped baubles with the name of the guest on them (this one says ‘Bride’).
I photographed their awesome wedding at Rudding Park a few years back and it was great to catch up!
May I wish them a long and happy life together!
nb: Vicki & Simon 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.