November saw us shooting at Hazlewood Castle near York. An overcast cold day provided a moody backdrop to one of Yorkshires most romantic wedding venues.
Helen & Simon had an amazing day planned and included an evening surprise for their guests.
We started off our day with Helen for her bridal preps. Her gorgeous dress hung on the mirror was all we needed to start our detailed shots. All bridesmaids were ready for action and did a great job of keeping Helen calm. As well as the bridal preps we also visited the grooms room to also get some boys preps. The dress reveal to the father of the bride was soon to follow which gave some great shots on the antique staircase. A pre-planned holding of hands round a corner proved to be a magical moment. All silent with grinning from ear to ear from both bride and groom.
The ceremony included all of around 20 guests in one of Hazlewood Castles most magical rooms. A reading from their little boy Alfie was perfect too.
After the ceremony we managed a great confetti shot in front of the main building then off for the bride and grooms personal images. Although cold and windy the excitement still grew for the chance to create some great memories for them both.
After speeches and cake cutting it was time to welcome their evening guests for their evening blessing which was to take place in Hazlewood Castles very own adjoined chapel at 19:15.
With over a hundred evening guests having arrived the blessing went with a bang. An amazing vicar gave us the run of the chapel to shoot as we wished, even calling us to the very front to make sure we got the kissing shot.
The rest of the night was perfect and we both would like to wish Helen & Simon all the best for their future and a big thank you for making us feel so welcome all day.
Congratulations to you both.
Nick & Nic.