Laughing bride and groom
This week is going to be all about smiles and happiness and wedding ideas. What better way to start than with a wedding, hey? So … your intrepid wedding blogger Claire runs off, checks files for smiliest bride and groom and… Oh yes. This is Perfect with a capital P! Nicola and Stewart at Cave Castle Hotel in East Yorkshire.
Nicola and Stewart’s wedding was just before Christmas at a venue I’ve not seen before (but instantly loved!) and their photos are beautiful and inspiring – their wedding photographer is Pete Barnes who’s based in Wakefield.
It made me laugh to read on Pete’s wedding photography blog that it was a freezing cold, snowy day but they were really keen to get some fantastic photos outdoors. It’s a sign of dedication that he soon found himself lying face down in the snow to get that perfect wedding photo!
The prettiest embroidered bridal shoes with a satin ribbon bow
A vintage inspired, exquisitely crafted wedding dress with the finest lace detailing
Getting ready for the wedding - Nicola looks beautiful
A wedding day gift with personalised ribbon - I love the type on the ribbon
Bridal preparations - Nicola's lace bolero is so pretty
Groom, best man and ushers
A beautiful bride. Nicola's natural make up is perfect
On the way to church - no sign of nerves from Nicola who's enjoying every second
Nicola's expression is radiant as she walks down the aisle to Stewart's side
A view from the back of the church - I love this warm photograph from inside the church
Nicola and Stewart's wedding ceremony
Beautiful bride and groom portrait
A happy bride and groom
Confetti at Stewart and Nicola's wedding
Bride and groom Nicola and Stewart
The wedding car - pretty impressive!
Nicola smiles and smiles and smiles. I love this natural photo of her laughing
Nicola's beautiful wedding dress and veil deserve a little limelight - a lovely photograph of a beautiful bride
Wedding guests outside Cave Castle Hotel
Loving every minute... freezing temperatures or not, Nicola's smile is full of warmth
A kiss outside Cave Castle Hotel
It's not just her beautiful smile - the way Nicola looks at Stewart speaks volumes
A walk in the winter snow - love this photo
The cold finally gets the better of our bride and groom - but the smiles remain!
Wedding tables set at Cave Castle Hotel
Making an entrance - the evening reception
I love a wedding speech - always an opportunity for a wedding ring shot from the groom!
The sparkly lights are a pretty touch on this photo
Eskimo kiss - how cute!
Nicola smiles through the first dance
If there’s anything that will make your wedding memories, it’s a smile. After all the organising, the dreams and the whirlwind of ideas and plans that can consume the weeks running up to your wedding, your wedding day should be all about smiles, laughter and love.
Nicola and Stewart’s wedding has been an inspiration and I hope a reminder that for all the work you’re putting in now, your wedding day will be an incredible experience you’ll never, ever forget.
Huge thanks to Wakefield wedding photographer Pete Barnes for sharing his photographs of Nicola and Stewart’s day with the English Wedding blog. Capturing so many incredible moments is a skill I admire so much. Pete Barnes clearly has that talent for making capturing happy moments – and for me he’ll always be the wedding photographer who’ll lie in snow for the perfect image too!
Congratulations to Nicola and Stewart, and best wishes for you both. I know you’ll have a very happy marriage!
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