Wharfedale Grange Wedding Photography
Dimple & Sandeep’s Asian wedding at Wharfedale Grange in Leeds
Wharfedale Grange Wedding Photography. Last Friday was too much fun. One of the best parts of this incredible job, is that at many weddings, you simply don’t feel like you’re working. I feel such a wonderful part of Dimple & Sandeep’s friendship group. I met them and all their friends last October at Gee & Alex’s wedding at East Keswick Village Hall. It’s like I’ve just stepped back into all the fun, banter and old time friends. And that couldn’t be more of a perfect setting to allow me to simply capture the day go by in exciting, colourful, honest and fun photographs.
I went from having a total laughing fit in the morning capturing Sandeep give ridiculous presents to his groomsmen, to smashing prosecco with three of my brides in the ladies toilets. Yes, the ladies toilets! All in between getting emotional myself (which very rarely happens) during D+S’s vows, through to jumping up and down in time with the couple, to seal the perfect moment of the raucous energy of the dance floor into the late hours.
After my first experience of an Asian wedding last November for Fal & Shaan’s wedding at Regency Hall, I was excited to return to all the bursting, vibrant colours of the traditional dresses and striking henna. Dimple’s lengha (dress) was striking. As she walked in with her bridesmaids, the moment couldn’t have been more perfect. Wharfedale Grange’s ceremony room has a beautiful shower of golden lights that hang from the roof, behind the bride and groom. Yet another stunning feature this venue has I became completely obsessed with on the day. Then D+S danced out down the aisle, through the confetti and into the sun.
Dimple & Sandeep bring the best weather, the lucky things. Even when I met them for their formal wedding day at Leeds Town Hall three days before the Wharfedale Grange wedding photography, it was like the sunniest day of the year! Now, just wait till you see the sunset portrait at the end. I grabbed them a few minutes before the sun dropped below the horizon. It actually looks as if we’re in India. The past seven weddings I’ve photographed this year have all been grey, damp and dark, then these guys turn up, flick the switch and the sun is out and there’s not a single cloud in the sky. I was like a kid in a candy shop in the sun, it’s like I’d forgotten how brilliant it was to have contrast in your photographs. I got quite experimental with my portraits and group shots. More so than I ever have before actually, if any regular viewers notice! Such a great day.
And as the photographs flowed on my side of things, the prosecco flowed all day too. After photographing Gee & Alex’s wedding, I knew this lot partied hard. I had so much fun at the last wedding, I wanted to continue the party so much after I’d left, I ended up going out on the biggest spontaneous night out of the year till 5am.
The dance floor was wild. I was worried Sandeep’s Dad might faint, he dances so wildly/passionately. I was just waiting for the moment for Dimple & Sandeep to get up on someones shoulders, and when they did, it was pure gold. Some of my favourite dance floor shots ever at this wedding, I really hope you enjoy them!
Now that’s definitely enough writing for one blog haha. Just to finish off I want to say thank you to all you wonderful guests for making me such a brilliant part of Dimple & Sandeep’s wedding day. I’ll see you all at the Engine Shed in November for Pam & Jimmy’s!! And maybe this time, if you’re lucky, I’ll actually stay and party with you haha.
Extra thanks to Clare, Zach and the team at Wharfedale Grange, alongside Apna Khana cuisine for being so ace on the day. Great to work alongside such a crack team of suppliers. Not forgetting Gurj our lovely MUA in the morning too, amazing work!
I’ll be uploading their full set of photographs (typically around 600) to my online gallery in the next month, where you can view and order pro quality prints. Register your email to be notified when they go live via the link- it only takes 20 seconds! Click here! The password is the bride’s maiden name followed by the groom’s last name- no spaces! See you there.
Gareth Southgate made an appearance at the wedding. M&S waistcoat was on point. Just look at his face there hahahahaha
Wharfedale Grange wedding photography
Wharfedale Grange wedding photography by Hamish Irvine Photographer. Hamish Irvine is a documentary, fun and relaxed wedding photographer available for weddings in Leeds, across the UK and for weddings worldwide. Documentary wedding photography story telling packed with energy, colour and life. See more on the blog, and get in touch.