I joined Louise as she got ready at her family home in Horsforth. The house was a hive of activity with much laughter, plenty of hugs and a few happy tears ... Louise cried when saw her veil and tiara. Louise's daughter, Cat, cried when Mum gave her a lovely card (ok so did I at this point). Louise's Mum needed a quick hug from Cat and then Louise had a "moment' when everyone else had left for the church! Fortunately Dad was on hand with a tot of whiskey to calm his daughters nerves.
The lovely ceremony took place at St Peter's Church in Rawdon. The Vicar did forget a couple of little things; like asking who gives this woman, so Dad never got to actually do that bit.The Vicar also forgot a couple of the hymns, not un-noticed by family and friends who serenaded the couple at Goldsborough Hall after the speeches with the missing tunes which totally made up for it!! The newly weds were also serenaded during the service by the pupils from the school in Rawdon where Louise is a teacher. The children had practiced in secret and the whole thing was a lovely surprise for "Miss" and her new husband.
Arriving at the venue, Goldsborough Hall looked resplendent, even in the rain. There were more tears when Louise saw the room set up for the wedding breakfast; it did look stunning. The speeches were just right, full of laughter and emotion. In preparation for the Best Man's speech, David gave his Mum a piece of rope to hold; this was "the line not to be crossed" by the Best Man... she did have to use it a couple of times!!
The rain never ceased all day, so for the Bride and Groom portraits we used the beautiful, natural light coming from the enormous windows on the stair case. Even on a grey day, there was plenty of it and the images looked fab.
The first dance was emotional, as Cat sang to her Mum & David. It was a beautiful rendition of Ellie Gouldings "how long will I love you".
There was much dancing and merriment way into the night.
It was lovely to work with my old school friend, Paul Harness again, as he was there to capture the days events on video and he made a "marryokie" too!! You can see that here: www.paulharness.com
Bridal Gown from: Angel Brides, Horsforth http://www.angelbrides.co.uk/
Flowers by: Eden, Horsforth http://www.edenbespokeflowers.com/
Venue: Goldsborough Hall, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire http://goldsboroughhall.com/
It was an absolute delight to be involved in your beautiful wedding day. Thank you so much for choosing Silvery Moon Photography to capture it for you.