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Gambian women cooking for a wedding party

Saturday, April 9th, 2016
Gambian women cooking

Gambian women cooking at night for the wedding party at the groom’s family home

Healds Hall Evening Wedding Reception Pictures

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

I was looking for some of my wedding photos from Healds Hall when I discovered one of my images had been used by Google to identify Healds Hall, so I thought it was about time I put some of those images together on my blog.  I also found that someone had cropped off my logo/web-address on one of my photos of the Irish Ceilidh at this wedding and posted it on Pinterest without crediting Reel Life Photos as the source , which is totally unfair.  It took ages searching all my files to find them, but its worth it as they show the lovely mood that a family wedding there can have, particularly if children are also present.

Chldren at evening wedding reception at Healds Hall Hotel

Children watching a DVD during the wedding reception - very clever!

 

wedding table with flowers ready for evening wedding reception

wedding table with flowers ready for evening wedding reception

 

Ceilidh Irish Band at Healds Hall evening wedding reception

Ceilidh Irish band entertain the guests at Healds Hall evening wedding reception

 

 

Dancing to the music of an Irish Band at Healds Hall

Dancing to the music of an Irish Band at Healds Hall

 

evening wedding reception dancing at Healds Hall

Sweet mother dancing with her child at wedding reception at Healds Hall

 

natural wedding picture at night

Not many people can pose naturally for pictures so I usually find the ones everyone likes best were taken unawares!

 

Bride and groom at night at Healds Hall wedding

happy smiles from our bride and groom.

evening wedding reception buffet at Healds Hall in Liversedge

All neat and tidy, the evening buffet just before it opens.

 

natural wedding pictures of children outside Helads Hall at night

Love this pic of the children peeking through the window at the bride inside the wedding venue

 

wedding buffet is served at healds Hall evening reception

The guests all enjoy tucking into the food, despite a full dinner earlier on.

 

natural wedding pictures by Reel Life Photos wedding photographer Elaine

Just love the way the children sit in the middle of the dance floor and enjoy themselves

 

Healds Hall Hotel main entrance at night

Even though it had been a very long day - from photographing the bride getting ready to the the church wedding ceremony, the reception at Healds Hall and then right on through till late at night, I still had the energy left to take a goodnight pic of the venue as on my way out.

 

Hope you’ve enjoyed looking as these pics as much as I did shooting them! If you happen to be planning your own wedding now and want some help on choosing your wedding venue, or anything photography or video related give us a call! +44 7990867058  or  visit our site and send us an email.  We also have a great little app that David Johnson of http://www.appmobileplanet.com/  has developed for us too. See here to download it for iPhones https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/best-wedding-photos/id778911635?ls=1&mt=8 or for Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app_weddingpics.layout&hl=en

xx Elaine and Jorge

 

 

Storybook wedding pictures at Nostell Priory and Waterton Park Hotel

Friday, October 14th, 2011
Waterton Park Hotel wedding pictures storybook album cover

Storybook album cover showing Sara & Dan as they cross the bridge onto the island for their wedding reception.

Sara & Dan chose to get married in the lovely chapel at the National Trust-owned Nostell Priory, the bride having got ready at her parent’s home nearby. The following pages tell the story of their wedding day, using just the photos they themselves chose, though with all the unused shots they could easily have created a second album, that showed more of the reportage-/documentary type images.

evening wedding reception photos at Waterton Park Hotel venue near Wakefield

Goodnight kiss at night

wedding dress and bridesmaids makeup

The dawn of Sara's wedding day starts as expected, with hair an make-up - bridesmaids first ...

bride and her wedding dress

The bride does up her father's cuff-links, there's a last-minute spot of ironing , and its into the wedding dress and on with the veil.

bridal portraiture by Reel Life Photos

Sara is all smiles as she waltzes round her family home garden in her wedding dress and floaty veil

Black and white wedding photos with spot colour

Traditional bride in black and white with spot colour floats off the pages ...

wedding photos in arty background storybook album layout

The bride's parents and little bridesmaid.

wedding photos

bridesmaids in limo, the grandparents, pageboy and wedding car arriving

artistic wedding photography in West Yorkshire

The bride's arrival almost looks like a moving video as your eye is drawn through the perspective of these images.

church wedding photos

Framed by the arched doorway of the church, the bride then walks down the aisle with her father.

"I do"...wedding vows in church at Nostell Priory

Sara & Dan's wedding service at the chapel at Nostell Priory

Church wedding near Wakefield

Who gives this woman to be married to this man...? and "The Kiss"

church wedding Kiss

The Kiss and blessing at the altar

church wedding in storybook album design

The real signing the register

church wedding pictures in storybook album design

Last few photos inside the chapel.

church wedding in the chapel Nostel Priory near Wakefield

Meet the newly-weds!

All the wedding guests in big group photo outside the church at Nostell Priory

All the wedding guests in big group photo outside the church

kiss in the wedding car on way back from church at Nostell Priory

Wedding car kiss...awhh!

wedding car arrives at lake at Waterton Park Hotel wedding venue near Wakefield

Wedding car by the lake as the couple arrive at Waterton Park Hotel

natural wedding photos of bride and groom by lake at Waterton Park Hotel

Time for a few cuddles and a sit-down by the lake

bride's veil on a windy floating flying round her face by the lake at Waterton Park Hotel

Windy day at Waterton Park whisks up the bride's veil

wedding photos on Waterton Park bridge as bride crosses over to Walton Hall

Windy Wedding Arrivals at Walton Hall, Waterton Park

wedding reception venue on an island on a lake

Family pics and beautiful island wedding venue with fountains

Waterton Park Hotel  wedding photos

All the bride's Aunties and Uncles

Waterton Park Hotel wedding pictures

View from the window of the reception room during the speeches

table layout in Waterton Park Hotel wedding reception on the island

beautiful table layout in the old building on the island

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Fun family wedding, wedding cake and table details

wedding flowers, speeches and cutting the cake at Waterton Park Hotel

wedding flowers, speeches and cutting the cake

wedding speeches at Waterton Park Hotel

wedding speeches at Waterton Park Hotel

funny wedding speeches at Waterton Park Hotel

Funky or what!

traditional family wedding photos with a contemporary twist

family wedding photos - bride's grandmother and descendants

contemporary wedding pictures at Waterton Park Hotel

How romantic!

groomsmen contemporary wedding photos at Waterton Park Hotel

The groomsmen's turn at last...

romantic bride and groom wedding pictures at Waterton Park Hotel

Ah so much in love...

wedding pictures at Waterton Park Hotel

smiley groomsmen photos and bride's bouquet

evening wedding reception pictures at Waterton Park Hotel

the party is well underway on the island with a barbecue

Fire-eater at Waterton Park Hotel  for evening wedding entertainment

The Fire-eater was a fabulous surprise for the guests' evening entertainment

Fire-eater at Waterton Park Hotel  for evening wedding entertainment

Such a grand performance!

Juggling fire-eater at Waterton Park Hotel wedding evening reception

Juggling with fire!

Evening wedding reception pictures on the island at Waterton Patk Hotel

Beautiful colours and evening light on the island as the evening wedding reception draws to a close with a barbecue and strawberries.

evening weddding reception photos at the back of Walton Hall, Waterton Park Hotel.

The evening wedding guests linger outside by the lake as the light fades, reluctant to go inside.

last photos of the evening wedding at Waterton Park Hotel on the island

The end of a lovely night...

See here to contact Elaine of Reel Life Photos about your wedding or visit http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk  or www.LeedsWeddingPhotographers.com to see loads and loads more wedding photos! – in the galleries, All Day Wedding Pictures and storybooks

xx Elaine and Cuban videoman Jorge

Wedding prep at Waterton Park Hotel

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
Geese on the lake at Waterton Park Hotel

Geese on the lake at Waterton Park Hotel

Waterton Park Hotel Wedding venue near Wakefield

Spring at Waterton Park Hotel

wedding venue near Wakefield: Waterton Park Hotel

View of Waterton Park Hotel, Walton Hall on the island

Weddings at Waterton Park Hotel are always very special due to the wonderful location on a private island on the lake

The trees are still fresh, as if Spring has only just unfurled, as the light catches the water while the fisherman cast their lines and the Geese go about their day….

 

Kirsty and Paul chose Waterton Park Hotel for their 15 May 2011 wedding day, which started bright and early with all the little ones in the large en-suite room in the new part of the building.  This room has changed quite a bit since our first ever wedding here in June 2002 for Lisa & Paul.  Gone is the four poster bed, replaced by normal beds… but the charming mirror is still there, just moved to a better light for makeup by the window.

 

black and white reportage wedding picture at Waterton Park Hotel

wedding preparations 1

 

getting ready wedding pics at Waterton Park Hotel

wedding preparations 2

wedding at Waterton Park Hotel

preparations 3

bride has finished her hair and working on her makeup in the mirror

preparations 4

adult bridesmaid having her hair done professionally

preparations 5

unusual 2 piece wedding dress on the bed

two piece wedding dress bodice and skirt

bride's Mum helping her on with her Tiara

bride's Mum fixing her Tiara

bride and her daughter share a private moment before the wedding

Tender moment with bride and her daughter

wedding fun at Waterton Park Hotel

Little bridesmaids tickle the pageboy

cute little bridesmaid by the window

cute little bridesmaid by the window

fun with the bridesmaids by the irror

Little bridesmaids having fun by the mirror

Loads more pics still to come from this wedding, when I get a moment!! You can see them all online anyway under All Day Wedding Pictures on our site. See below…

See here to contact Elaine of Reel Life Photos about your wedding or visit http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk to see loads more wedding photos and storybooks

xx Elaine and Cuban videoman Jorge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wedding at St Mary’s Church and Gomersal Park Hotel

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Just finished designing this album of a traditional wedding in West Yorkshire.  This is the provisional overall layout , so once its been confirmed by the bride and groom,  I’ll probably add the individual pages….

storybook wedding pictures at Gomersal Park Hotel in West Yorkshire

wedding album layout

See here to contact Elaine of Reel Life Photos about your wedding or visit http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk to see loads and loads more wedding photos! – in the galleries, All Day Wedding Pictures and storybook

xx Elaine and Cuban videoman Jorge

Small family wedding in Huddersfield Register Office

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010
bride and bridesmaids in pink  inside Huddersfield Register Office

In the pink!

Its more than three years since I was last at Huddersfield Register Office doing wedding photography – and even then it was my own daughter’s wedding!  Was back there today though for Carole and Mark, who had a simple ceremony followed by a few pictures  outside the Register Office, as they were keen to get to the restaurant for their family meal.  We usually join our newly-weds at the wedding reception, but Carole was happy to keep it as a very simple family affair, which suited me too, as am flying out to Cyprus in a few hours to cover a really exciting wedding there.  I can’t let on yet what is going to be happening but suffice to say its going to be a very different wedding with a surprise reception afterwards.

bride's grandson Jamie

Bride's Grandson , Jamie

bride arrives at Huddersfield register office

Bride and bridesmaid arrive at Huddersfield Register Office

baby interacting with her great grandmother in Huddersfield

baby interacting with her great grandmother

bride and groom walking down the aisle with their grandson

Bride and Groom walking down the aisle with their Grandson

bride and groom during their wedding vows, Huddersfield

bride and groom during their wedding vows

Wedding prep: bride getting ready in Dewsbury

Saturday, September 11th, 2010
floaty wedding dress and lacey stockings

Floaty wedding dress and lacey stockings

Bride and bridesmaid  getting ready before the wedding

Bride and bridesmaid excitement before the wedding

Maid of honour putting on make-up

Maid of Honour in beautiful window light

Maid of Honour looking out of the window at the arriving wedding car, while doing her make-up

Oh look - the wedding car has arrived!

Maid of Honour puts foundation on Jodie the bride.

Make-up by the window

Bride gets emotional on her wedding morning

Jodie catches her breath: its her wedding day...

Baskets of lemon rose petals for the Flower Girls at wedding in Yorkshire

Baskets of petals for the Flower Girls

Box of confetti and lemon rose corsage

wedding magic

Maid of Honour putting on her necklace

finishing touches

bride putting on her stockings

lacy stockings on perfect legs

black and white wedding prep picture at bride's house in Dewsbury

Light-infused hive of peaceful activity

flower girl having her socks put on

nearly ready...

bride's mum lacing her into her wedding dress

Bride's Mum ties the final bow to her dress

Fun wedding pictures in Leeds city centre

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Michelle & Keiron’s wedding was very different from the normal mixture of posed family groups and reportage pictures that make up most weddings.  Starting at the bride’s house full of mirrors and black and white with red walls in the boudoir, I knew we were in for a fun day.  Michelle and I had never met in person till that moment – but had got to know each other through lively descriptions of her family life by email, the first of which arrived when I was in Egypt back in February this year.

portrait of little boy with his two front teeth missing

Michelle’s highly confident and fun little boys are the light of her life … They even gave her away and during the wedding reception did a double act delivering the funniest wedding speeches ever!

Michelle had a burlesque hen night so was not shy of showing off her lovely figure and flamboyant but practical wedding boots.

bride putting fun wedding shoes

The vicar – Father Paul – at Mill Hill  Unitarian  Chapel in Leeds is no stranger to the media,  as used to work for the BBC, so he was happy for the Jorge and me to move around during the service to get a good variety of shot.  The whole emphasis being on making the bride and groom’s day.  They even sat round chatting and drinking champagne in church with the guests after the ceremony!

bride’s sister talking to her Mum who is drinking champagne in church after the wedding

Michelle couldn’t wait to get outside and play with the kids by the water fountains

in Leeds city centre.

fun picture of bride rushing through the fountains in Leeds city centre

Fun band act during the evening wedding reception at Smokestack in Leeds.

fun evening wedding reception pictures with plastic Sax and real Sax player

Fun wedding picture of Michelle & Keiron enjoying their evening reception.

band playing live music at Smokestack in Leeds during evening wedding reception

First band playing – taken without flash to reflect the true night colours.

Golden Buddha wedding cake

bride and groom cutting their unusual golden Buddha wedding cake

Bridegroom Keiron with his Dad outside Smokestack in Leeds during evening wedding reception

Bridegroom Keiron with his Dad outside Smokestack in Leeds during evening wedding reception.

drummer from second band at Michelle and Keiron’s evening wedding reception in Leeds

Drummer from second band during evening reception at Smokestack in Leeds.

keyboard player at Michelle & Keiron’s evening wedding reception in Leeds

Keyboard player at Michelle & Keiron’s evening wedding reception in Leeds

world famous musician friend of Michelle & Keiron’s playing at their evening wedding reception in Leeds

World famous musician friend of Michelle & Keiron’s playing at their evening wedding reception in Leeds

bride in Leeds during eveing wedding reception

Glamorous bride Michelle in Leeds during evening wedding reception

Fun wedding picture of Michelle’s wedding guests get in on the act too!

Michelle’s wedding guests get in on the act too!

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Spring wedding photography in Leeds – Holy Trinity Church in Rothwell

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Bridesmaid doing her own hair and makeup before her Mum’s wedding

Beaming Bride with veil by the window in Leeds

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