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Yesterday we joined Harriet & Chris to photograph their big day!

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They hosted their wedding reception at The Old Swan in Harrogate…

…and in spite of an evil forecast, we managed to stay dry for 90% of the day!

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

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I joined Harriet & team Bride at her folks’ place for a relaxed morning’s preparations in Alwoodley.

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Look at this amazing Justin Alexander wedding gown!

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 Check out the vibrant colour in Harriet’s hair and flora!

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Amazing flowers by Anna at Arcadian Flowers

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I could also tell that Harriet was my kinda bride when I saw her smart French manicure paired with a crazy coral pedicure, secretly hidden in her shoes!

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Mum looked absolutely stunning in her Ian Stewart wedding outfit.

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Meanwhile, Clare headed over to Horsforth to join Chris…

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…and Team Groom for their morning preps at Harriet & Chris’ place.

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Their Catholic wedding service was held The Immaculate Heart of Mary, on Harrogate Road in Leeds.

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Love this one!

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It’s always lovely capturing the moment when dad first sees his daughter all dressed up for her wedding

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The window light in Harriet’s parents new kitchen was just magic.  I simply love the bright flowers and almost orange hair!

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Time to celebrate!

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Then time to go!

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Here comes the bride!

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Arguably the fastest kiss in all the weddings we’ve photographed!

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CONFETTI BOMB!

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Then over we headed to The Old Swan in central Harrogate for the arvo reception

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It was so good that the weather held, because outside the swan was awash with cherry blossom

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It was lovely to take a quick turn around the grounds…

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to let the newlyweds relax together before jumping into the party

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Chris went to school with a few good pals of ours, so it was great to catch up with them, hear how they’re getting on, and watch them get progressively more drunk!

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A few quick family shots…

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…and a few cheeky shots with the wedding party

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Then it was in for dinner in the equally vibrantly decorated tea party themed wedding breakfast.

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Speeches were just lovely, if tragically sad in places, as Chris’ father Des had suddenly passed away in the weeks running up to the wedding.

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After the meal I took Harriet & Chris out for another quick round of pics

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Then it was time for the evening party!  Time to cut the cake

And time for some fun on our photobooth!

[ Click the image above to begin the slideshow ]

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The very excellent Vibetown brought the evening’s musical entertainment

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It was great to see everyone enjoying such a happy wedding day, and so good to see how well suited Chris & Harriet are together.

Here’s hoping they have a relaxing honeymoon break in the Cotswolds!

x Barnaby & Clare x

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