A Glorious Wedding Day for Rachel&Jared

June 1, 2012
I thought Mr Met Weather was taking the mickey when I saw that shiny sun symbol forecast for Rachel and Jared’s wedding, amidst the rainy days either side in North Yorkshire last month. But, as though it were a blessing on their marriage from the heavens, the sun beamed down on us all day.

Rachel met her wonderful man in Cambridge, where she went to college. BUT!! He was an Oxford Grad so he had a little work to do to win her over!

There were many a list being checked by the Groom and his Groomsmen that morning…and a few drams thrown in for good measure!
Meanwhile in Grassington, the bridal preparations were cool and calm and washed down with champagne.
Rachel’s beautiful bridesmaid was a dream to photograph…
…and Rachel, well…she looked absolutely breathtaking in her stunning Ian Stewart gown with flowers by The Hedgerow of Skipton.
Rachel and her handsome brother, James were an absolute vision coming down the aisle.
There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
It wasn’t difficult to capture the wonderful buzz at the church that day.
The romance was also free flowing so I had a wonderful time recording the happy couple’s love for each other and true happiness.

Rachel and Jared had their wedding reception at The Priest’s House in Barden and I found this little spot for some quiet time with me just round the corner. Perfect.

The venue really was special and luckily enough I got to stay there AND sample some of Mark’s delicious Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding! Thank you Deborah and Mark for being such great hosts for all of us.

Such fun photographing guests enjoying themselves in the awesome light.

Champagne aplenty…

…and brilliant speeches…

…including one from The Bride herself, explaining the lengths that poor Jared went to in order to become Mr Harker!!

The evening ended with an enormous swing band and dancing…

…dancing and more dancing!

 I so loved being part of your day Rachel and Jared. Thank you for being such a great couple and for persuading the sun to put his top hat on!