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Time doesn’t stand still at weddings. Wedding blogs and magazines full of photos give the impression that a wedding is a series of amazing moments, stepping from one to another with a ‘click’, ‘click’ of a camera shutter at every step along the way. But the brides and grooms on English Wedding tell me – almost every time – that the day goes by SO FAST – it’s a sprint, a story which keeps on running like a fast-paced movie. There can be moments where ten things happen in the flash of an eye; and moments of stillness too. 

Why am I saying all this? Because today’s wedding from York Place Studios really brings it to mind. Rebecca and John’s wedding photos tell more than their story: they tell the story of everyone at their wedding – the joy and tears of the adorable children in their family. The excitement of their dogs as they get to play with so many brilliant people! The preparations in the morning, the ceremony, the reception and the dancing. I don’t doubt it felt as though this fabulous day was over in a second. But I know I could spend hours flicking through the wonderful photos, and seeing more moments to make me smile every time!

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Should you polish your wedding? An odd question, I know – but think with me for a moment. In these days of Instagramming our lives and sharing only the carefully planned, tidy, and perfect sides of ourselves I kind of miss seeing photos that make me feel something. A gorgeous line of bridesmaids, a pristine wedding gown or a messy bouquet are all glorious to see on insta… but amongst all the wedding pretty, I love seeing a photo which will make me laugh out loud, scroll back up for another look or even identify with the people in the frame. And that has to be a real, spontaneous, unpolished wedding photograph.

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It’s why I’m such a big fan of York Place Studios. They’re not about the pretty details – they capture the story of your day in the most fascinating compositions. They’re the wedding photographers most wedding photographers would choose to photograph their day. They shoot with real expertise and a flash of humour. They’re brilliant; their brides and grooms LOVE them – and they keep my little wedding blogging feet firmly on the ground.

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A LOT goes on at weddings. They’re magical, romantic… and the busiest days of our lives! With everyone we know all in one place, a schedule to be kept and plans to be followed, it’s no wonder the day goes by in a blur. The top piece of advice couples give in their English Wedding interviews is to take a moment to stop and take it all in, because everything happens in such a rush!

And that’s where photographers come in. The best will capture the moments you missed as well as those you’ll want to cherish forever. York Place Studios get this – and they are uniquely talented in the way they do it. I love how every image tells not just one story, but many. Grab a cuppa and scroll through Sara and Sam’s day slowly, because I promise you’ll chuckle at times, love the romance and all of those precious little interactions between guests which are what really make a wedding.

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Lineham Farm wedding blog, images by Jenny Maden Photography (17)
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Happy Sunday lovelies! What do you have planned for today? We’re taking the day slowly after an amazing St Patrick’s day yesterday! So I thought we’d share a lovely spring wedding with you today. Liz and Matt were married in May last year, and celebrated at Lineham Farm, a beautifully secluded wedding venue between Bramhope and Eccup in North Leeds. I adore Liz’s pretty bouquet with daisies, roses and forget-me-nots… the white flowers are Wizard of Oz dahlias, and they look so beautifully different! Yorkshire wedding photographer Jenny Maden was there to capture events in her beautifully natural style.

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“I started the day at Liz’s parents house, with the church just a short stroll away (albeit Liz arrived in her dads vintage car….too good an opportunity to miss). The morning was really relaxed, surrounded by Liz family and closest friends….who pulled together a wedding playlist to get ready to, that morning.

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Of course you can do the splits in your wedding dress. You can also look as effortlessly glamorous as any Hollywood leading lady, marry the gorgeous man of your dreams, smile all day long and party until you drop. And to anyone who doesn’t love a sparkler send-off? You’re wrong!

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Everything about today’s fabulously glamorous and fun winter wedding will show you this is how it’s done – and it’s beautiful from beginning to end. The venue – Rudding Park in Harrogate – is fabulous. The special touches Jess and Andy incorporated into their day are wonderful (especially the mirror table plan!) – it’s all simply breathtaking. The trick is to book an amazing photographer to capture every second for you, and they nailed that too!

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So today I really want to say that weddings should be about memories, celebration, belly laughs and so much love you could burst… yet at the same time, Holly wears the most incredible dress for her wedding to James that part of me is holding back just a little bit and thinking that at least half of this blog post should be about just how beautiful that dress is… argh!! Because, isn’t it?! Wow.

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I love featuring weddings from our wonderful friends and sponsors at York Place Studios. They’re fantastic documentary wedding photographers who are different. They do more than capture the atmosphere of a wedding day; they grab the wedding and bring its spirit and laughter right through to the screen. And for their brides and grooms I’m sure those images are so powerful they’re transported right back into every heart-bursting moment with every single shot.

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Steph and Sean’s wedding is family focused, all about the party – it breaks any stuffy old rules about weddings… and it’s fabulous. The pretty summer flowers are gorgeous, the bride and groom look fantastic – this is real rock ‘n’ roll attitude with a modern twist and I LOVE it!

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Images are by my faves – documentary wedding photographers York Place Studios – who captured the spirit and atmosphere of the day from the pretty and informal ceremony under canvas to the crazymazing dancefloor moves at the end of the night!

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“The day forged a wonderful balance of fierce rock n’ roll attitude alongside a cool vintage playfulness that brought out some amazing and lively personalities to say the least! It was an absolute pleasure to capture them and their gorgeous (and hilarious) little family and my word what a fun day we had immersing ourselves in all of the action!” ~ York Place Studios

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I adore this wedding. Bolton Abbey is amazing – what a superb location for gorgeous, memorable wedding photos, don’t you think?! Today’s gorgeous bride Vicky’s couture dress is stunning; I love Howard’s outfit, they just look perfect together. And the festoon lighting and sparklers… absolutely incredible. LOVE it all!!!

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I chose my dress which was from Lyn Ashworth by Sarah Barrett as I loved her lace detail. I didn’t find a specific dress that had all the elements I wanted but the Lyn Ashworth collection gives you the option to pick one element from one dress and add it to another dress which was perfect. I put all my favorite elements together and made a bespoke dress that I absolutely loved and felt amazing in.

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Our reception venue was tepees in the grounds of the bride’s parents house. We personally decorated the tepees with bunting and paper lanterns and also added fairy lighting and festoon lighting, disco ball, a rustic gift table, love sign and photograph wall of the hen and stag dos.

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Everyone will see your wedding from a different perspective. You’ll be in the centre of a whirlwind of emotions and moments you both want to hold onto forever. Your closest family will be overjoyed for you; and reminiscing over your younger days as they watch you become husband and wife. Friends will be thrilled; excited to celebrate with you and catch up if they can grab a minute; flower girls will look up to see the wedding from their own adorable perspective. A wedding – your wedding – will mean many different things to many different people.

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And perspective is something your wedding photographers will bring, both on the day and for many, many years to come. They’ll capture moments you didn’t know had happened; the romance as you say your vows and the happiness shining through your day. They’ll photograph memories you will treasure for ever, and the very best will do this creatively, beautifully, captivatingly.

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I never want to be a dull blogger. I want to share something new every day – and more often, to share things you won’t expect. Images to surprise you; ideas to set you thinking along lines you’d never dreamed of before. Guys like Rox and Scott can inspire me to do just that… because the last thing they wanted was ‘ordinary’ anything at their wedding.

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Rox and Scott didn’t want generic wedding photography, they wanted us to capture their and their guests’ true personalities naturally without direction or posing and we had an absolute ball along the way! The trust they gave us was wonderful and we felt truly privileged to capture their day and the people who made it so special.”
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I totally recommend scrolling through today’s wedding twice: the first time, to take in the beauty of the day, the atmosphere, the party – and then look again.

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I barely know where to begin – the images from Grace and Reid’s wedding are just fabulous and the details are out of this world. Nerves were put to bed with a first look on the moors – and these are some of my favourite images of the day. (Below you will find 43 of my “favourite images of the day”. When York Place Studios are involved, I have a LOT of favourites, every time!)

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Watch out for the superbly different wedding car, the huge trailing bouquet, the fabulous stationery and test tube floral chandelier. Be inspired by the table styling, Grace’s stunning dress, the s’mores station and heathers. This is one amazing wedding – you’re going to love everything.

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“We cried! Thank you so much Dom & Liam, the photographs are phenomenal, we are blown away!” – Grace & Reid

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I dare you not to be grinning by the end of today’s wedding. I dare you not to be thinking ahead to your own wedding: to how amazing the party will be, surrounded by everyone you love, having the absolute time of your lives. I dare you not to fall in love with the images by the wonderfully different and exciting York Place Studios. These guys capture the spirit of a wedding – what it’s really all about once the decor has come down. Your wedding should be the best party you EVER have. This is how – in pictures!

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Images are by the all-kinds-of-amazing York Place Studios. They’re Yorkshire-based wedding photographers & videographers, and you can discover them here…

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“Thanks guys you’re amazing we really appreciate all your hard work, everyone LOVED the slideshow! You are both such awesome people.” 
~ Vicki & Paul

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