Everyone was told to come in black. The bride wore a full-length jewel-encrusted black laced gown and her civil partner a decorative black suit and cravat. The setting? – the Woodlands Hotel in Leeds.
A year or so ago I had wandered into the drop-in centre at Dewsbury Hospital with my granddaughter I think, and got talking to a lovely lady called Anne. I gave her a business card and she passed it on to her sister, Dawn. So that’s how I ended up being booked to cover this unusual event.
Civil partner Helen arrives with her family in a black Limo, then is photographed with her Mum.
Civil Partner Helen greets her guests at the Woodlands in Leeds.
Dawn goes down the staircase to have her civil partnership wedding.
Dawn arranged a surprise helicopter ride for her civil partner, Helen and two passengers.
After this photo was taken, Dawn accidentally knocked the taps on and jumped screaming – with laughter – from the bath!
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