You may know from previous posts & Facebook updates that we run an annual competition, in a different guise each year, where the prize for one lucky couple is our wedding photography experience. We do all the fab things that we do as standard with all our clients in the lead up to the wedding and both of us cover the full day end to end – and all for free!
Last year we ran this competition in partnership with a group of other amazing wedding suppliers as part of a bigger prize – where the winners received their WHOLE WEDDING fully paid for: venue, food, dress, flowers – all brilliantly coordinated by the superb wedding planner Nikki Foster from I Do Designer Weddings . The finalists were involved in a tense shoot-out quiz final at the Wedding & Lifestyle wedding fair last February and the gobsmacked winners were Vicky and Matt. They had only just got engaged and were not planning to marry for a number of years – however they had to quickly rethink as the prize needed to be claimed within a year – so the date was booked for 11/11/11.
Vicky and Matt are one of the loveliest couples you could hope to meet – full of energy, fun and laughter – and the fabulous friends and family who attended their big day was proof of their popularity.
We did their engagement shoot back in March (see the post here) where we spent a fun morning clambering over (and dancing on!) Brimham Rocks. Then a few months later, before we knew, it the wedding was upon us.
And what a wedding it was. We were lucky enough to participate in breakfast and the build-up to the day at both bride and groom’s pads in the morning – the house where the guys were staying has officially won first prize as the messiest we have ever seen on the morning of the wedding…..I think a good time was had by all the night before!
The service in Wetherby was beautiful and the reception was full of fun and surprises, not least a live gig performed by a number of hugely talented guests – singers, guitarists and even a trumpeter . And to wrap it all up, and as a complete surprise to both Vicky and Matt, everyone was ushered outside after the first dance for a huge firework display.
A brilliant day. Here are some of the highlights – enjoy! R&C x