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Storybook wedding album of Ponderosa and church wedding pictures

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
wedding storybook  - cover of Italian weddingbook with hands on the wedding register

Cover of Italian wedding book

Paula and Wayne approached me before they had even secured their preferred wedding venue – the Lakeside Restaurant at Ponderosa in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire.  They were over the moon when they managed to get not only  the church on the date they wanted – the 16 June, but also their chosen wedding venue and  ideal wedding photographer for their lively personalities!  These images below are all wedding pictures they chose to have in their storybook wedding album which will be printed in Italy by Graphistudio.


Italian wedding storybook design with creative wedding pictures

pages 2-3 of Paula and Wayne's wedding album

Italian wedding storybook with wedding dreess and shoes

My lovely bride bride loves red

wedding photography in Heckmondwike

All ready to go to the church!

St James church wedding photography in West Yorkshire

Guests arriving at St James Church in Heckmondwike are greeted by the smiling groom

church wedding pictures in West Yorkshire - St James in Heckmondwike

the last guests are still arriving as the wedding car pulls up with the bridesmaids and they march swiftly up the slope to the church

wedding photography in West Yorkshire - St James Church wedding pictures

bride arrives with her father-in-law but the ushers are all ready and the guests seated now.

church wedding photography in Heckmondwike - St James church wedding pictures

The bride's daughter rushes to take up her position as the bride is ready to go into the church and stands laughing in the door arch of St James Church in Heckmondwike

church wedding pictures by West Yorkshire wedding photographer, bride in red dress

Time to hand over the bouquet to her bridesmaid as the church ceremony begins

storybook wedding pictures by wedding photographer in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

The bride and groom look round and laugh as the vicar asks if anyone knows of any lawful reason why they should not get married today!

wedding ceremony photos inside St James Church in Heckmondwike

The bride and groom are married as they exchange rings inside St James Church

Wedding photography in Heckmondwike, at St James Church in West Yorksshire

Real signing of the register with the witnesses

Rainy day wedding pictures, so the wedding photographer takes the big group photo inside the church

Its raining so Reel Life Photos takes the big group shot inside the church

storybook wedding album design, with pictures from inside St James Church

Now that was quick and easy wasn't it... The bride takes the lead and marches out down the aisle!

wedding photos outside St James Church by wedding photographer in West Yorkshire

Few pics of parents and groom's gran, then off to Ponderosa, as it is raining!

Ponderosa wedding pictures with confetti

Welcome drinks always seem to coincide with confetti... Great fun though!

storybook wedding pictures inside Lakeside Restaurant at Ponderosa in Heckmondwike

Entrance of the bride and groom - at Ponderosa Lakeside Restaurant wedding venue

wedding reception venue at Ponderosa Lakeside Restaurant, in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire

Inside the Lakeside Restaurant at Ponderosa

champagne bucket at wedding reception venue Ponderosa Lakeside Restaurant in Heckmondwike

The top table looks so beautiful!

Black and white wedding photo of bride and groom by West Yorkshire wedding photographer

They look SO happy, and full of fun!

Ponderosa Lakeside wedding pictures

Like mushrooms sprouting after the rain, up pop the family wedding photos!

traditional wedding photography

Family group for grandma

Exclusive wedding venue in West Yorkshire - Ponderosa Lakeside Restaurant

"Yes, the restaurant is shut to the public for us - see! "

wedding reception pictures inside Ponderosa Lakeside Restaurant

Family and friends all enjoying the wedding party at Ponderosa

wedding photography using off camera flash

Quick its stopped raining - so lets get a few pics of the happy couple!

Real wedding photography which shows of the natural relationships

Paula and Wayne are definitely made for each other with their fun sense of humour

wedding pictures by the lake at Ponderosa in Heckmondwike

Now am sure they are only play fighting...

dramatic wedding photography at Ponderosa

The little girl in the background, makes this image on the right!

Black and white wedding photography as well as dramatic colour at Ponderosa

The groom and his groomsmen know how to party!

This lovely June wedding day at Ponderosa Lakeside Restaurant was also blessed with a rainbow to add to the dramatic skies. See on the pictures of the groomsmen outside the wedding venue getting “Fresh Air” .

wedding reception pictures at Ponderosa Lakeside Restaurant

The children enjoyed their day, as much as the adults.

evening wedding reception pictures

More fun at their evening wedding reception with first dance and more dancing

pictures of wedding with a rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow...

rainbow and wedding cake

Rainbow and wedding cake - great combination!

evening wedding reception pictures

Big surprise along with the groom's karaoke performance...

Fun wedding pictures of dancing at the evening wedding reception in Heckmondwike

Fun time as the lights go down...

summer wedding with evening reception pictures in storybook album

The party goes on ...

If you are getting married at Ponderosa Lakeside Restaurant – or any other wedding venue in West Yorkshire or beyond, and want  fun wedding photographers, give Elaine a call on 07990867058

or visit our website  for more info.  If you would like a wedding album designing  for you and fancy something creative, happy to use a mixture of your ideas, as well as mine.

xx Elaine


Iraqi Arabic bride and groom wedding pictures

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

These are pictures of the bride and groom, taken around the hotel  – Mercure Dunkenhalgh hotel, Blackburn Road, Clayton Le Moors, Lancashire, BB5 5JP  – and in the nearby countryside. You can also see some of their engagement photos  in an earlier blog.

wedding picturers at Mercure Dunkenhalgh hotel, Blackburn

Bride by the window - how beautiful!

wedding invitations in Arabic

wedding invitations in Arabic

Iraqi Arabic wedding invitations

Iraqi Arabic wedding invitations

Jimmy Choos and designer handbag

Oooh, Jimmy Choos...

Arabic wedding invitation phography by Reel Life Photos UK

This wedding invitation spells the bride and groom's names in Arabic, even though it masquerades as just a rose!


white wedding dress with lace and bouquet of yellow roses

The lacy wedding dress and veil act as a foil to this magnificent bouquet of pale yellow roses.

Arabic bride in her lacy white wedding dress - photography by Reel Life Photos

All ready for the wedding!

Bride by the window at Mercure Dunkenhalgh hotel, Blackburn Road, Clayton Le Moors, Lancashire, BB5 5JP

Bride by the window at Mercure Dunkenhalgh hotel near Blackburn


Rainy day wedding pictures

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

Rained Off!

rainy day wedding picture of barbecue covered in plastic with rain bouncing off.

Rained Off!

Rainy day wedding with children watching the splashing raindrops through a window

Children riveted by the raindrops!

Child captivated by the rain at a wedding in Leeds

Rainy day wedding child's play inside marquee at Woodlands Hotel in Leeds

rainy wedding photography all over the UK throughout July & August

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

rainy day wedding with wet sheen on stone church pavements

Rain shining off the Yorkshire stone flags at church wedding

rainy day wedding picture

Rain shimmers off the paving slabs, as the little pageboys and bridesmaids - carrying white umbrellas - make a run for the church


This year has been one of the wettest I can ever remember, but we have been extremely busy with weddings, so have had to be extra creative on occasions.  All our brides and their families have been marvelous though!

Bride and Bridgroom in the bath at Gomersal Park Hotel

Bride and Groom in the bath in Bridal Suite at Gomersal Park Hotel

It helps to have a nice indoor alternative if it is too rainy and miserable outside for all the wedding pics. This one is of the bride and bridegroom in the fabulous green bath in the bridal suite at Gomersal Park Hotel in  Gomersal, WestYorkshire

bride and groom on the steps at Nostell priory near Wakefield

bride rushing  up the steps to her wedding at Nostell Priory near Wakefield

Rainy day wedding pictures at Bamburgh Castle

rainy day wedding at Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle wedding on a very rainy day in  August.  It rained when the bride arrived, throughout the ceremony inside the castle, during drinks reception in the keep,  when we left to go to Seahouses for the wedding reception, but gave us a ray of hope as appeared to stop just as the meal was finishing.  We jumped straight into our cars and headed back towards the castle for a private photo shoot, but trust our luck, it started again just as we were approaching the castle!  Kelly &  Charles were very brave to pose for a few snatched shots in the rain, but the camera lenses had drips all over them just a few minutes later and Kelly in her lovely low cut wedding dress was freezing!

rainy day wedding photos at Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland

Bride and bridegroom on rainy day in centre of Leeds

rainy day wedding in Leeds city centre by Julie

but then the sun did come out a bit!

Groomsmen walking  Leeds city centre wedding between rain showers

wedding picnic picture in Norfolk by Julie of Reel Life Photos

This couple took a huge gamble and planned a lovely picnic wedding reception – out on the grassy lawn at their wedding venue in Norfolk – Wolterton Hall.  Julie was their wedding photographer too.

confetti picture outside Woolley Hall near Wakefield

After days on end of rain this Friday wedding struck lucky – making for a beautiful non-stop photo day at Woolley Hall near Wakefield.

bride at Gomersal Park Hotel, West Yorkshire, against a colourful bus.

Using a colourful background – in this case a hired coach in the car park – can brighten up even the dullest day!

sunset family wedding group photo on helipad at Kings Croft Pontefract

A dry evening , after a very wet day, can produce some stunning family group shots, as this one on the helipad at Kings Croft in Pontefract,  West Yorkshire, as we don’t mind how long we stay on the couple’s wedding day,

sunset wedding kiss on the helipad at Kings Croft in Pontefract

which means we can capture romantic  sunset pics too!