The beautiful city of York is where today’s amazing wedding is taking place and it’s a short walk for me over to the Dean Court Hotel for the start of the wonderful wedding of Katy and Matthew.
The Dean Court Hotel was the venue for Katy to start the day. Along with her mum, together they could spend the morning preparing for her big day. When I arrived Katy was already in her dress looking amazing and pretty much ready to walk down the aisle! Her lovely mum was helping with the finishing touches to hair and make up and jewellery and all the little details. Their room faced the Minister and with it being such a lovely sunny day we all had a walk over to the Minster gardens for a few photographs of them together. A beautiful bride walking through the crowds around the Minster certainly turned a lot of heads which was fun to watch.
The city centre was buzzing and everyone was out enjoying the fine weather. Once we’d wrapped up a lovely series of shots outside the Minster it was a quick walk back to the hotel for Katy and her mum and straight over to the Hospitium for me.
The guests had started to arrive and soon after so did our groom Matt with his young sons. Matt’s two little lads looked proper bobby dazzlers in their matching suits and were getting loads of attention from everyone as they arrived. With young kids the very start of the day is usually when they look smartest as a couple of hours later and the knees are green and a shoes gone missing, bless them!
Once everyone had enjoyed a wonderful wedding breakfast upstairs in the iconic Hospitium there was a lovely part of the day, largely due to the great weather where the guests and the kids were able to relax chat and play outside. This is one of my favourite parts of the day when everyone has had a drink and is nice and relaxed and the formal parts of the day are over and so are the speeches which most people get very nervous about making!
The sun was getting slightly lower and there was a fantastic light to capture some candid shots of people chatting and some informal family shots of Katy and Matt and the kids. All the kids were running up and down the little hill behind the Hospitium and chasing each other around. A lovely way to end the day on and loads of great photographs captured in the process.
Many thanks Katy and Matthew on a superb day and congratulations to you both.