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Below is the original blog of Vicky & Craig’s Denton Hall Wedding Photography. If you fancy a quick browse through their highlights, scroll on!
Denton Hall Wedding Photography
Craig & Vicky’s classically beautiful wedding at Denton Hall, Ilkley
Denton Hall Wedding Photography. So Craig & Vicky came back from their honeymoon yesterday, so this blog is perfectly timed to lift those post honeymoon blues! Their Denton Hall wedding was full of wonderful moments, that for a photographer I think you have to sense instinctively and react to without really thinking. It’s that split second when the ‘I do’s’ are due; the bride and groom’s eyes connect and convey to each other such nervous, proud, climactic, wonderful emotions. It’s fascinating to think the months, years it’s taken to come to this moment and it’s all sealed with two words. I love capturing those little fleeting moments that seem so insignificant in the present, but when frozen in time convey a thousand feelings.
Amongst the reportage were some cracking portraits, that I must admit, I’m slightly in love with. The classic Denton Hall confetti-cake-cut-staircase shot is quite the corker. Dragon Fly Bakery‘s tower of a gateau looked (and tasted) beautiful, especially with a guest layer made by Vicky’s Mum. What a stunning location for portraits, and just generally acting like we’re all late 19th century gentrified aristocrats (the dream). In fact, I think it might be the staircase I’m in love with.
But my favourite portrait of all… with Craig and Vicky’s wedding falling on May the Fourth, Star Wars day, it was pretty important to get some kind of shot that conveyed this hugely important day in the calendar. So I lit up half of Denton Hall blue, the other half red, and had them have a lightsaber battle in front of it. The force is strong with these two, especially with them purchasing lightsabers before the wedding. Thank you. And May the Fourth be with you.
Looking back, I’ve been so excited to join Craig and Vicky for months ahead of their Denton Hall Wedding. It was my first time shooting solo at Denton Hall and it has to be one of Ilkley’s (and Yorkshire’s) best wedding venues for me. Overlooking the stunning Yorkshire town, and can even be spotted from up t’cow & calf! I actually sent my brilliant second shooter Andy Matheson up there before he joined the boys in the morning to get a shot. We really couldn’t have asked for more perfect and beautiful day to join this amazing couple celebrate their wedding with such an epic party.
And we couldn’t have asked for a more brilliant round up of suppliers to work with. Catching up with one of Yorkshire’s finest and funnest make up artists and hair, Chrys Chapman and hair Ria Martin Long, through to the evening with Hi-Life music, with an exotic combination of DJ, Sax AND Bongos. And who could forget the fabulous Brooke of Denton Hall alongside Box Tree Events. Such a pleasure to work alongside such an array of brilliant suppliers.
Thanks so much for trusting us to capture you Denton Hall Wedding, Craig and Vicky. I hope you love all the highlights and are excited to see all the rest very soon!