Oulton Hall Wedding Photography

Oulton Hall Wedding Photography Leeds

Oulton Hall is a magnificent mansion house that provides the perfect setting for your wedding day. With beautiful bedrooms to get ready in and stay the night of the wedding and large grounds, Oulton Hall is one of the best venues in and around Leeds to get married.

Karen + Jovan’s Leeds Town Hall Wedding | Oulton Hall Wedding Photographer

Karen + Jovan booked me to cover 3 hours of their wedding day and got married at Leeds Town Hall and then held a Tea Ceremony at Oulton Hall. I met with the couple and their arriving guests at the Town Hall as I started around 30 minutes before the ceremony, after which I spent some time in the centre of Leeds creating a few portrait photo’s with the bride and groom before we headed to Oulton Hall where the couple were having their reception.

Karen got changed when we arrived and then the couple held a Chinese Tea Ceremony with Karen’s family. Having never photographed such an event before it was an interesting opportunity to observe another tradition around the culture of marriage and as always it was a privilege to be able to document this for the couple and their families.

I received this feedback from Karen when the couple had looked through their photo’s:

“Just wanted to say thank you for your photography services. I really appreciated how you were very professional, effective, had clear directions but also took the time to listen and work with our requests. I was worried that there would be loads of photo bombers and people trying to get their pictures taken on the day, but you never took your attention off of Jovan and myself for which I really appreciated! Also, at times while I was searching for my bridesmaid’s/ family, and even Jovan sometimes, you were always on hand and ready which I was very impressed with!!! ……. Anyways, the PICTURES LOOK AMAZING, I am so happy with how they turned out!”

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Oulton Hall Wedding Photographer | Leeds Wedding Photography

Sam + Paul held their wedding at Oulton Hall, a large manor house on the outskirts of Leeds set at the end of a long sweeping driveway in beautiful grounds. There is a pillared entrance that leads into the grand reception and the house is decorated in chandeliers, pockets of light and a grand staircase, all of which provide great opportunities for making some beautiful wedding photography.

Sam got ready in the bridal suite where I spent a couple of hours with her and the bridal party and then met with Paul as he arrived in his topless sports car, and as the weather behaved itself that day, what better way to arrive for the biggest day of your life (after the birth of their children of course!). An advantage of having everything in one place on the day means that their are no logistical concerns and for me I am able to easily capture both sides of the pre wedding excitement.

The ceremony room is ornate and well lit with the natural light gently illuminating it. With  some intimate vows and speeches, I was able to capture some emotional responses which for me is what the ceremony is all about; a massive declaration of love in front of all of your favourite people and in which case who could blame anyone for shedding a tear or two.

After the ceremony the reception took place in the garden before the meal and speeches where I was able to take full advantage of the amazing light on  the day. Here is a small selection of photos from the wedding to demonstrate the candid nature that I aim to achieve with my wedding photography.

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Alex Abbott is a Documentary Leeds Wedding Photographer working throughout Yorkshire and the UK. Please click here to get in touch about your wedding photography.