“Ben really captured the magic and joy of the day with his keen eye. He was easy to talk to and made the whole process smooth and enjoyable. He knew the venue we had booked well and used it to beautiful effect. We are over the moon with how happy we are that we chose Ben.”
What a beautiful day for a Wednesday wedding! Today was all about creativity and imagination at the beautiful and timeless Hospitium in York.
It was just a short walk across Lendal Bridge this morning to the very impressive Lendal Tower where our Bride and groom are staying for the next few nights. I’ve walked past Lendal Tower so many times living in York and have always wondered what it was like inside. Within a few minutes of arriving I noticed Sarah and Jenny walking down the hill towards me and after a short pit stop in the tower we were back out for a trip to the Museum gardens to check out the birds of prey. After quite a few chats with Sarah in the build up to her wedding day it quickly became obvious she absolutely loves animals. In which case what better way to relax before getting married than to get up close and personal with Owls and Eagles.
With the clock ticking I headed back to the tower to join the boys. You may have realized by now that both Bride and Groom are in the same building getting ready at the same time. Any spoiler moments were avoided though through some careful planning and with some help from Bestman and Bridesmaid. Michael was pretty much ready looking super sharp and accompanied by his good friend David who was just putting the finishing touches to his suit. We just had to use the the top of the tower for some photography and thought it would make a great setting for some shots of Michael and David. We were not to be disappointed as there were superb views in all directions, you could even see the roof of the Hospitium.
When Sarah made her entrance through the sunny Museum gardens she certainly had everyone’s attention. Her outfit was a flamboyant handmade Manga inspired bespoke dress which included a theatrical face mask. There was so much thought put into every detail of the outfit from the long looping eyelashes to the jewellery and shoes. Everything had been carefully chosen to compliment each other and complete her artists vision and she looked incredible.
The ceremony was a lovely occasion to a backdrop of Cello music and a lot smiley happy friends and family all sharing in their day. The evenings events had a nice surprise for their guests. Both Bride and Groom had been practicing their carefully choreographed first dance with professional lessons and it was a waltz to remember. I thought it was a great way to end their special day and if I was scoring it it would of been a ten from Ben!
Loads of fun and congratulations to Mike and Sarah.
Venue: The Hospitium York
Brides Dress: Bride
Jewellery: Hospitium craft fair necklace. Claire’s. Custom rings from Etsy.
Brides Shoes: First Position
Grooms Outfit: Greenwoods & House of Fraser
Hair: Phase Redcar & Betty’s Blade
Daytime Entertainment: Dominic, Cello player
Evening Entertainment: Nightowls