We were back at gorgeous Middleton Lodge near Richmond on Saturday to photograph Katherine & James’ big day in this beautiful corner of Yorkshire. We’ve been lucky with wedding weather so far this Autumn and once more, sandwiched between two days of torrential rain, Saturday was dry with plenty of golden seasonal sunshine twinkling through the red leaves. Stunning! Katherine and her entourage were preparing for the day ahead safely ensconced in the bridal suite while guests gathered just at the bottom of the stairs for the main event. The boys meanwhile, once ties, cufflinks and buttonholes were in place, were allowed outside for some photos!
It was standing room only come 1pm as Katherine was escorted down Middleton Lodge‘s beautiful staircase by her Dad to meet James and to say her vows. It was a lovely, touching ceremony and before you knew it, Katherine & James were walking out into handfuls of confetti as newlyweds. It may have been dry but it wasn’t warm, so hats (and wellies) off to James, and particularly Katherine for braving the cold in order to get some romantic, colourful couple photos out and about within the grounds of Middleton Lodge. Back in the warmth there was plenty of time for eating, drinking, mingling and group photos before it was time to head down to the marquee for the wedding breakfast, but not before some great speeches, including a very moving one by the bride.
Dark had well and truly descended by the time dinner was finished and we grabbed the chance for a few more photos of Katherine & James back up in the house, on the staircase and in the cellar bar, while the guests carried on the party. Finally it was time for the first dance, under the twinkling canopy of the marquee, before the band kicked off their first set and got the dancefloor moving.
It was such a lovely, feelgood wedding and we both felt very welcome indeed. It was also lovely to see some familiar faces of past clients! Congratulations once more to Katherine and James and thanks for having us there. Here are just some of the many highlights.