I first met Ben & Claire around two years ago, so I've had this wedding in the diary for some time now and I've been really looking forward to it. I wasn't disappointed when the day finally arrived at the end of June. This was a wedding of understated elegance, with the most adorable details and the most wonderful people. Ben, was surrounded by his lovely, supportive family. Ben's parents, Sir John and Lady Penelope, where full of pride as their son married his beautiful Bride. Claire's Mum, Janice, who had not been well leading up to the wedding, was such a kind and lovely lady! It was very emotional as she walked her daughter down the aisle and gave her away to Ben. The venue for the whole day was The Red Lion at Burnsall, it looked amazing and had been beautifully dressed. Gina made the bouquets and did the main flower arrangements, with additional flowers grown and arranged by family members. The arrangements in the Gazebo had sweet butterfly details in honour of "The Butterfly Gang" and Claire had a secret butterfly sewn into her wedding gown too. The weather was changeable, with a massive downpour just before the ceremony took place, but there were breaks in the rain, so we grabbed those moments and headed outside to the glorious countryside. The brooding clouds only adding to the atmosphere....
Massive thank you to my second shooter on the day, Katie at Katie Hill Photography.
Claire's wedding dress is from Sottero and Midgley at The Bridal Boutique: http://www.bridalboutiqueleeds.com/
The venue: http://www.redlion.co.uk/
Hair & Make Up: Allison Halsworth at Visage www.visagemakeupandhair.squarespace.com / 07939 119254
Florist Gina, Addingham
Musician and singer "Hutch"