So beautiful... English summer wedding with cloudy skies
English weddings… Yorkshire… summertime… I think I went all summer without mentioning the rain, but let’s face it here in the UK we do get the odd shower, we love to talk about the weather and we can always make the most of things.
This wonderful wedding from Tierney Photography has a few umbrellas and hundreds of huge smiles – I love everything about it!
Joanna is an incredibly pretty bride, here putting final touches to her beautiful bridal up do
Striking bridal shoe - I love the little sparkly floral jewel
Joanna keeps an eye on the weather and I can't take my eyes off that dress - layers and layers of flowing lace - wow. She looks fantastic.
A favourite photo for me, Joanna poses on a chaise longue - perfect. Bridal portrait by Tierney Photography
A contemporary statement photo works just as well to portray a dynamic and stunning bride.
Joanna looking contemplative - Tierney Photography sprinkle magic into their photos, you know.
Joanna makes her way downstairs for the wedding...
It's not far: they got ready in the rectory next door to the church. Perfect timing then!
Liam turns to see his bride
(I can only apologise for my childishness: I play people snap sometimes when I’m out. On seeing Liam and his brother I almost shouted ‘snap’ out loud! It’s as if he brought a spare. Don’t they look great?
Arriving at the altar - that first loving look
Joanna’s dad walked her down the aisle of All Hallows Church, Almondbury where he’s the minister.
Inside Almondbury Church, Yorkshire
The marriage ceremony - a photo full of emotion as the wedding ring goes on
Joanna gives her dad a hug!
Joanna and Liam, bride and groom. Liam looks great; Joanna looks out of this world. Congratulations!
Joanna's mum looks fabulous - and what an amazing hat!
… if I was allowed, I’d spend weekends touring the country, turning up at weddings and giving out prizes. Joanna’s mum wins Best Hat. (Thanks Michelle 😉
Wedding guests shelter in the rain
The weather lives up to expectations of the very best English summer day, and brollies come out for the photos, which are taken under a convenient tree in the rectory garden.
Experienced wedding photographer, Yorkshire. Move over Mark Tierney! (love this photo!)
Best Action Shot.
Wedding umbrellas come out to protect fabulous feathered hats!
Wedding guests make their way to the Turnpike Inn in the rain
The Turnpike Inn Yorkshire wedding venue
The Turnpike Inn wedding venue on Rishworth Moor in Yorkshire is a gorgeous location with an intriguing history! It overlooks a reservoir and caters for wedding receptions for up to 150 guests.
The best man makes his speech - I did a double take first time I saw this photo, I thought he was Liam!
Best Lookalike. / Best Man!
Liam's turn: The groom's wedding speech
The Minister aka Father of the Bride speaks again! This is all very confusing.
Bride and groom in the English countryside
I learned from photographer Mark Tierney that Joanna and Liam had been trekking in Nepal, as far as the Everest Base Camp! So a little stroll on the moors in a light rain was easy… and the photographs from this moderately adventurous excursion are exquisite!
The misty skies create a soft atmosphere for this photo, which is one of my favourites.
The beautiful bride and groom. A little bit of rain won't stop these two - don't they look great.
I love the way Joanna's wedding dress stands out against the cloudy sky, with the vibrant landscape looking so alive!
Out of the rain, an elegantly posed photo oozes sophistication
Back at the reception, it's all glorious colours and fun: blowing bubbles at a wedding. (The guy opposite will notice in a minute)
Joanna and Liam mark a memorable wedding day with a romantic first dance.
Thanks to Mark from Tierney Photography for submitting this wedding for the blog. It’s the first rainy wedding I’ve featured and I must admit I LOVE rain!
Joanna and Liam weren’t fazed by a bit of drizzle, and I think their wedding photos are memorable and original and somehow beautifully atmospheric for those cloudy, misty skies.
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