Harewood House Wedding Photographer

Gemma and Euan got married back in 2014, holding their reception  at Harewood House before it closed its doors to hosting weddings at the venue. Having photographed a couple of weddings at Harewood House before this wedding, it was great to be able capture a third before this decision was made. The couple got married at the church in Collingham, which is just down the road, and is a beautifully quaint church on the outskirts of Leeds, and within driving distance from York and surrounding areas. One of the fondest memories I have of this wedding is the vicar who conducted the ceremony as she had a great sense of humour and a really warm and personable personality; its characters like this that make the wedding industry a fantastic place to  work, as the spirit of marriage and everything that a wedding celebrates is personified through people like this.

Church weddings offer a traditional aspect to the wedding day and for me offers some variety in the proceedings and coverage of the events. With tradition often come a required respect for values and formality, and in this case I was asked to capture the ceremony from the back of the church, where I was able to observe the ceremony discreetly as a guest in one of the pews.

The couple hired a vintage campervan to drive Gemma to the church and then the newly weds to the reception venue. After being showered with confetti when they walked out from the church, I was able to capture an intimate moment between the two of them framed within the window of the campervan while everyone else proceeded to Harewood House.

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Alex Abbott is a York Wedding Photographer, working across Leeds & Yorkshire. Please click here to get in touch about your wedding photography.