Do winter weddings get anymore beautiful and perfect ? I was over the moon to be brought on board with the wedding of Clair and Mark. Having worked at Cedar Court Harrogate before for events, but never a wedding I know we'd be in for a treat ! The ceremony room was dressed beautifully with warm, lit lanterns, a white snowy carpet, ivy and beautiful huge blossom trees.
Clair and her girls was ready in exceptionally good time, as was Mark and the boys. Not something of a luxury I've been afforded with my most recent weddings so it was lovely to take the time to kick back and relax with lots of pics. I was also joined by the incredibly talented Alex Heron Photography who proved invaluable in capturing two locations at once with beautiful attention to detail.
However, it's not until the guests start arriving you truly get the vibe for what sort of day is in store. And the love that was pouring into Cedar Court in support of Clair and Mark was utterly undeniable, it was also clear these guys would know how to party later !
The ceremony was beautiful ! Equipped with two best men, Mark was giddy beyond belief in the run up. The ceremony went without an objection (phew) although I did get a bit boxed in by some rather large blossom trees. Again, thank god for Alex being able to capture the ceremony from a second angle also !!
It was straight out to a beautiful confetti throw followed by a cozy drinks reception in a beautiful real fire warmed tipi. Guests were handed delicious canapés and mulled wine; laughter ensued.
We dashed through some portraits with a spot of drizzle in the air, but it didn't dampen any romance ! These two are the real deal guys; enough to fill the coldest of hearts with hope. So blessed to be a part of their day.
As soon as we could, everyone dashed inside to warm up and join the celebration. Cedar Court has such a gorgeous atmosphere to it and on top of the gorgeous bar area a ski themed Photo Booth was also set up with props, to celebrate how Mark and Clair had met on a ski holiday just tow years prior.
... And what is a wedding at the moment without a sparkler exit ? We were able to shoot against the beautiful backdrop of the tipi with only a few fairy lights as extra light.
Meanwhile inside ..... it was first dance time. The DJ didn't need to ask once for the dance floor to fill afterward.
Thanks so much Clair and Mark for having me photograph your VERY gorgeous day !! Huge congratulations xxx
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