Hamish Irvine Wedding Photographer | Harriet and Corinne’s Wedding at East Riddlesden Hall | Leeds Same Sex Wedding Photography
Last week I had the pleasure of joining Harriet and Corinne for their sun soaked wedding at East Riddlesden Hall! Here’s a highlights story of their day but I’ll be uploading their full set of images to a client area in the next couple of weeks where you can order professional prints at different sizes straight to your door! There’ll be a 25% off discount code only for one month from when the gallery goes live, register here to be notified of the code and when the pics go live: https://hamishirvinephotographer.shootproof.com/gallery/harrietandcorinne
It was an emotional one. My favourite part being Harriet’s Mum, Janice being herself a wedding registrar and had the honour of conducting her own daughter’s ceremony. She said she’d been crying at all her latest weddings in extreme anticipation of the big day. She’s such a lovely lady! She fed me quite a helping of apple pie when I went over to her house for the girls’ pre wedding shoot a few weeks back too, meaning she gained extra wedding points in my book haha.
The day started at their cute wee home in Nab Wood. I joined just before Corinne arrived to have her make up done by her own bride to be, which made for a lovely moment to photograph. Not before long it was time to get into the dress, as Dad Charles helped her in and then we were off to East Riddlesden Hall.
The Stem’s Design girls made their magic with the venue, installing their iconic blossom tree, making for a photographer’s dream picture of the Bride and Bride tying the knot beneath. Now my favourite part was the ceremony, not just because of the tree. Janice conducted her job of a lifetime, and the Brides delivered their own vows. It was a truly wonderful part to capture of their day. They then walked the aisle and led the procession into the colourful courtyard overlooked by the 13th century barn. I got about capturing the tears, the handshakes and hugs, all the special surprising candid moments that I love going round and snapping.
As the guests made their way into the barn to be seated at the trestle tables, I whisked the girls away for a quick ten minute round of portraits, and before the guests knew it we were back, ready for the speeches. Charles, Harriet’s Dad, told a beautiful story of how wherever he travelled when working, he took with him a little card a 4 year old Harriet made with an outline of her hand drawn on. For a man who’d never publicly spoken before, he made a real impression.
The sun started to lower, as the light turned golden, Taste cuisine had finished serving up an epic meal. The party made their way over to the formal gardens behind the Hall for garden games, and musical friends of the couple ‘Waiting for Wednesday’ playing some chilled out tunes. The golden light was then perfect to walk down for a chilled break from the wedding into the field of wheat by the hall. We captured some stunning portraits, I can’t think of a more perfect couple to photograph, these two are so together.
Atmosphere was building for the arrival of Manchester based brass band, Twisted Tubes to start the party, and they delivered. Exciting and explosive tones of trombones and trumpets drove the party to the dance floor, kicking the night off in the best of ways.
It was then time for myself and the wonderful Silver Six Pence films to go home, who I had the absolute please of meeting and working with for the first time. I now recommend them really highly, these two couldn’t have chosen a more relaxed, genuine and creative videographer team to capture their day alongside me. Check their highlights video out here, it’s a must watch! https://vimeo.com/285446716
Thanks for having me guys, I’ll be seeing you soon for catch up drinks when you’re back from honeymoon! x