A very English wedding – brollies and smiles!

Bride and groom kissing with cloudy sky

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's beautiful bridal hair

Joanna is an incredibly pretty bride, here putting final touches to her beautiful bridal up do

Bridal shoe photo by Tierney Photography

Striking bridal shoe - I love the little sparkly floral jewel

Beautiful bride, by Tierney Photography

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.

Bridal portrait by Tierney Photography

A favourite photo for me, Joanna poses on a chaise longue - perfect. Bridal portrait by Tierney Photography

Bride fashion photography

A contemporary statement photo works just as well to portray a dynamic and stunning bride.

Beautiful English bride

Joanna looking contemplative - Tierney Photography sprinkle magic into their photos, you know.

Bride and bridesmaid

Joanna makes her way downstairs for the wedding...

Time for the wedding!

It's not far: they got ready in the rectory next door to the church. Perfect timing then!

Inside Almondbury Church, Yorkshire

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

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

Inside Almondbury Church, Yorkshire

marriage ceremony

The marriage ceremony - a photo full of emotion as the wedding ring goes on

Hugging the reverend

Joanna gives her dad a hug!

Joanna and Liam, bride and groom

Joanna and Liam, bride and groom. Liam looks great; Joanna looks out of this world. Congratulations!

Wedding guest with great hat

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

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.

Old lady taking wedding photos

Experienced wedding photographer, Yorkshire. Move over Mark Tierney! (love this photo!)

Best Action Shot.

Wedding umbrellas

Wedding umbrellas come out to protect fabulous feathered hats!

Wedding guests in the rain

Wedding guests make their way to the Turnpike Inn in the rain

The Turnpike Inn Yorkshire wedding venue

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.

Wedding speeches

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!

The groom's wedding speech

Liam's turn: The groom's wedding speech

The Minister aka Father of the Bride speaks again!

The Minister aka Father of the Bride speaks again! This is all very confusing.

Bride and groom in the English countryside

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!

Bride and groom with umbrella in Yorkshire

The misty skies create a soft atmosphere for this photo, which is one of my favourites.

Bride and groom in countryside

The beautiful bride and groom. A little bit of rain won't stop these two - don't they look great.

Bride in the countryside by Tierney Photography

I love the way Joanna's wedding dress stands out against the cloudy sky, with the vibrant landscape looking so alive!

Bride and groom

Out of the rain, an elegantly posed photo oozes sophistication

Blowing bubbles at a wedding

Back at the reception, it's all glorious colours and fun: blowing bubbles at a wedding. (The guy opposite will notice in a minute)

The first dance

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.

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



  • chris hanley
    9 years ago

    Fab set of images in what looks like testing conditions 🙂 Marks camera angles and cropping are on the money. The bubbles image is a fab capture and the lady with the walking stick taking a snap looks like she knows what shes’s doing. Camera held vertically 🙂
    Well done Mark, and thanks for blogging Claire.
    Chris Hanley

  • Victoria
    9 years ago

    Sposa bagnata, sposa fortunata – a wet bride is a lucky bride!!! : )

  • Michelle
    9 years ago

    The lady in the hat is Joanna’a mum!

    • Claire
      9 years ago

      Thanks Michelle! Now I see her on the top table too… I’ll update the blog post to say that, and these comments underneath will confuse everyone except for you and me. 🙂
      Thank you for your comment. Lovely to know you’re reading the blog. Claire x

  • Its great that even though it rained you still had a fabulous day and captured amazing shots of you and the gorgeous scenery!

  • Mark Tierney
    9 years ago

    Thank you for the kind words everyone especially Chris who is one of the best wedding photographers in the UK 🙂

    Mark Tierney

  • Martin Roe
    9 years ago

    Beautiful images. Love these!

  • Mark Tierney
    9 years ago

    Thanks Martin!

    Mark Tierney

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