Hamish Irvine Wedding Photographer | Gina and Sam’s Wedding at East Riddlesden | East Riddlesden Hall Wedding Photography
I came away from Gina and Sam’s wedding on a total high, it was like photographing a mates wedding. I get along with these guys so brilliantly.
After briefly meeting Gina at the Brides Up North Denton Hall Wedding Fair where we bonded over a love of pulled pork sandwiches, we planned a meet up at the pub so I could meet Sam. I arrive at Tapped in Leeds expecting a drink then home time. Five hours later, we were smashed, drained the pub of its IPAs and feeling like the best pals ever. I like to think that it was at that point, they knew I was the right photographer for them!
So their wedding day was so much fun. It was a whirlwind of a morning capturing preparations with the boys at G+S’s house and the bride at Sam’s parents’ before tying the knot at one epic catholic church in Keighley. St Annes was a real pleasure to photograph in, it’s so brilliantly bright and symmetrical, and the priest was a bit of a legend too. After a sweet service we were off to the ever wonderful East Riddlesden Hall (any regular blog readers will notice I’ve shot a lot there recently!)
Between Nomad Catering’s excellent courses, speeches were underway. From toast to tears, the variety of speeches offered at this wedding was exceptional. One of Sam’s ushers gave a ‘toast’ (literally handing a slice to the happy couple). Before Sam delivered an emotional, heartfelt speech for Gina, which was just lovely to photograph there was so much emotion.
With the tears dried up and toast gone cold, it was time for the party. G+S were treated to one huge surprise as his ushers who all formerly played in a band with him in school, reformed for one night only and played the first dance song and an encore. It was the perfect start to the night before Groove Manuva took the stage by storm. The heaven’s opened as it fell dark, and I captured some magical portraits of the two in the rain. Rain’s not always bad hah!
Thanks for having me guys, you’re the best. Another session in Leeds is on the horizon soon. Enjoy America, hope you love the pics x
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