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Unusual winter wedding in the woods in Leeds

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

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xx Elaine

Caina & Tony wanted to get married outdoors, rather than the traditional way in the UK. They were not put off by current English legislation (There has to be a roof at least for which a hefty fee has been paid to the council to “licence it”) which meant this beautiful ceremony would not be considered legally binding, as it was going to be their day (they did the legal bit beforehand). They chose Inter-Faith Minister Janette to conduct their wedding ceremony.

This is just few seconds of the wedding ceremony, showing the Element of Air in the fun bubbles ; such a beautiful idea too.

Right from the start when they were getting ready, they showed their love, as Tony struggled to place the necklace round Caina’s neck:

Groom puts on bride's necklace for her

Groom lovingly puts on bride's necklace for her before they leave to get married outdoors in the woods.


black and white wedding photo of groom trying to put bride's necklace on for her

Groom trying to put bride's necklace on for her, making her laugh!

natural wedding photo of loving bride and groom in Leeds

Such love!

Lighting the candles at unusual wedding in the woods in Leeds

Lighting the candles at Caina & Tony's unusual wedding in the woods

Swans at Gledhow valley Leeds during unusual wedding ceremony

Swans glide by to see what is going on...


The element of Earth during unusual outdoor wedding ceremony

Earth - the element and the smell of a hyacinth - gave Caina the strength to live - so a seemingly small thing such as this, plays a major role in their wedding ceremony

natural wedding photo in Leeds

A simple gesture of love during Caina and Tony's outdoor winter wedding ceremony .


Unusual outdoor wedding ceremony in the woods in Leeds

A really deep and meaningful wedding ceremony with Inter-Faith Minister Janette

Little candles in their holders, sweet liquid and sour lemons, and the four elements of earth, air fire and water, make this outdoor wedding ceremony in the middle of winter in the woods by a lake, truly  emotional.

unusual wedding ceremony in the woods by a lake

Even bitter moments that make up life, can be shared, in hope of sweet ones to follow...

Natural outdoor wedding ceremony in the woods by a lake in Leeds

Sweetness follows the bitter lemons at Caina & Tony's wedding

Natural wedding picture during outdoor wedding ceremony in Leeds

Love keeps the bride and grom warm during their outdoor wedding ceremony ...

unusual wedding ceremony in the woods in Leeds by a lake

The couple pledge their love and are bound together by the Minister.

Group hug at Tony & Caina's wedding in the woods

Group hug at Tony & Caina's wedding in the woods


Swans come to congratulate the bride and groom!

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Winter wedding near Bradford at Tong Holiday Inn

Friday, August 12th, 2011

winter wedding picture West Yorkshire

Not too cold to smile with joy!

Holiday Inn in Tong in winter wedding sunlight

little bridesmaid getting ready


wedding dress

bridal makeup and wedding dress and shoes.

winter wedding pictures outside Tong Holiday Inn

Outside on a frosty morning...

winter wedding pictures of bride getting ready at Tong Holiday Inn near Bradford

Time to put on the wedding dress, with help from the bridesmaids

Yorkshire wedding photography in South Yorkshire with storybook

bride's daughter sniffing the bouquet of flowers

 All ready for winter wedding at Tong Holiday Inn near Bradford

bride and daughter, groomsmen and groom

baby pageboy in Italian storybook album

Baby pageboy ... how cute!

wedding photography at Tong Holiday Inn near Bradford

Let the wedding ceremony begin!

black and white wedding pictures

Happy bride and groom getting married

winter wedding ceremony

Bride's kiss for daughter after doing her wedding reading.

winter wedding kiss pictures in Sepia and Black & White photos

The Kiss

winter wedding ceremony pictures

wedding ceremony goes on...

getting married at Tong Holiday Inn near Bradford

Signing the register

witnesses and bride and groom's children

witnesses after signing register with bride and groom's children

black and white wedding photography in Tong West Yorkshire

walking down the aisle

winter wedding photography at Tong near Bradford

Now to brave the cold outside ...

winter wedding pictures outside Tong Holiday Inn in West Yorkshire

Smiles all round - despite the bitter cold & winter's evening frost

winter wedding confetti pictures

Confetti galore!

 winter wedding pictures with and inside the limo

The limo.

winter wedding pictures by the limo

Outdoor pics as the light fades...

winter wedding pictures West Yorkshire

Pics outside Tong Garden Centre

Christmas wedding photography

Such a sparkle! Wedding day photos inside Tong Garden Centre

Italian storybook with winter wedding photography in West Yorkshire

Winter wedding perfection!

Italian storybook with winter wedding pictures in West Yorkshire

family wedding pics inside Tong Garden Centre

winter wedding creative photography

glowing bride in a colourful location

bridal wedding photos

seeds of happiness have been sown!

colourful winter wedding photography West Yorkshire

Even Father Christmas has got in on the act: icy cold images but in the warm!

creative winter wedding pictures

Christmas stars!

winter wedding photography near Bradford

groom and best man looking good...

bride and baby

baby Harrison has woken up to Mum's kisses

wedding reception at Tong Holiday Inn

wedding reception layout

traditional and natural wedding pictures

Jubilant bride and groom go into the wedding reception

wedding speeches


wedding speeches

Not surprising that outgoing bride Joanne gives a wedding speech!

having fun with cutting the wedding cake

Fun time cutting the wedding cake. Bet Joanne & Damian wish they could do that all over again!

wedding kiss pictures in Sepia

Kissy kissy!

bride dancing with her daughter, and baby son by disco lights

Mummy's love...

dancing baby by disco lights

Disco baby!

First dance pics from wedding at Holiday Inn West Yorkshire

First Dance.

evening wedding reception pictures near Bradford

True romance!

end of the night time wedding pictures


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xx Elaine and Cuban videoman Jorge

Winter church wedding in West Yorkshire with reception at The Huntsman Inn

Saturday, December 25th, 2010
pretty things that bride displays before her wedding in West Yorkshire

Winter wedding shoes and bouquet with snowy wrap by Christmas Tree

bride and her baby with friend and bridesmaid  giving a toast before going to the wedding

Toast before the wedding

bride and groom's baby daughter in her wedding outfit

bride and groom's baby daughter in her wedding outfit

Winter bride sorting out her Dad's cravat on her wedding day

Winter bride sorting out her Dad's cravat on her wedding day

Matron of Honour with bride before the wedding

Matron of Honour with bride before the wedding

Snowy St. Baththolomews Church in Marsden

Winter wedding at St Bartholomews Church in Marsden

the wedding car

Wedding Car at the Church

bride and groom in church by the font

Font at St Barnabus Church in Marsden, West Yorksshire

bride and groom wall down the Aisle

Happy bride and groom!

Romantic pic of bride and groom outside the church in the snow

Snowy Romance!

Bride and Groom in the snow atoutside the Huntsman Inn near Homefirth

Snowy wedding on Christmas Eve - reception at the Huntsman Inn

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Winter wedding storybook album – wedding photography Leeds

Friday, February 20th, 2009

This is a recent winter wedding, as chosen by the bride and groom from hundreds of possible images. 

We always take plenty of casual, non-posed pictures, documenting the full day, so the couple are free to make up their own album according to their personalities.  The very same original images could just as easily be made up into a fun wedding storybook with all the kids running riot and the happy exchanges between wedding guests,  or a more relaxed, classical view of their day.  The couple are consulted at every stage of the image selection – usually spending around 3 hours with us going through their choices and if they decide to go for a designed storybook album – as this couple did – they are free to get involved in the final layout, as its their personal wedding album, not just an exercise in arty design. 

Emotions, expressions and important relationships between families are usually the key reason for their preferred images being included in the album – some choosing mainly of themselves and other showing the full story of their day. In this storybook they even included the pictures about the fire alarm that sounded – just as the bride was about to change into her wedding dress in the morning – and the firemen visiting their hotel in Leeds while everyone piled outside on the opposite pavement,  to wait for the all-clear!

Below is a selection of pages from Hayley & Chris’s wedding album…

winter wedding storybook album cover Leeds Metropole Hotel the start of Hayley’s wedding day preparations at Leeds Met Hotelflower girl, page boy, bride and wedding shoesstorybook wedding album with black & white photo of bride and flower girl

wedding rings, bouquet and wedding dress

storybook album page with groomsmen getting ready for wedding in Leeds

wedding storybook album page with bridal prep - bride putting on her wedding dress

wedding storybook album with bridal portrait and bride going downstairs for wedding ceremony in Leeds

bride being given away by her father and playing with baby bridesmaids and page boys

storybook wedding album with wedding ceremony and ringbearer

wedding storybook album with exchange of rings watched by little bridesmaid and page boy

touching message to newlyweds and signing of the register at Hotel Metropole in Leeds

storybook album with bride and groom dancing  out to confetti shower

contemporary wedding storybook album page with confetti kisses

storybook album showing fun wedding photos with children at Leeds wedding

storybookwedding album where bride gives the first speech

wedding reception speeches and meal at Hotel Metropole in Leeds

wedding storybook with cutting of the cake

wedding storybook with grooms sister having fun

bride and groom portraits inside Hotel Metropole in Leeds

newly wed’s wedding portraits inside Hotel Metropole during Winter wedding in Leeds

wedding photos inside the Met Leeds

bride and groom practising their first dance and standing by Christmas tree

bride and groom very relaxed in front of the camera

black and white, quadtone and sepia wedding photography

flower girl being twirled round and the First Dance wedding pictures Leeds

First Dance pictures at night during Winter evening wedding reception

fun dancing pictures at wedding in Leeds

more fun dancing pictures at wedding in Leeds

Bridegroom giving a piggy-back to one of the pageboys

Winter wedding pictures in Leeds outside Hotel Metropole and opposite train station by giant Christmas tree

bride & groom by Christmas tree opposite train station in Leeds & outside the Met at night

bride and groom say goodnight to their wedding photographer in Leeds outside the Met

Winter wedding photos at Leeds Met

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

A few favourite pics with special artistic treatment from Hayley & Chris’s Winter wedding at Hotel Metropole (Leeds Met) in Leeds.

natural light photo with artistic colouring of winter bride by Met hotel window in Leeds


romantic gentle-toned contemporary wedding picture with black and white & sepia mix

Winter wedding indoor picture of bride and groom on staircase of Leeds Hotel Metropole

picture of Winter indoor wedding in Leeds

3 shades of black from warm to cold in wedding photograph

contemporary winter bridal portrait at Leeds Metropole Hotel

little flower girl says goodnight…

thankyou flowers for relatives at wedding


bride photgraphed from above as she descends the grand staircase

bride and groom by Christmas tree inside Hotel Metropole in Leeds

bride and groom praticing their first dance in Leeds hotel foyer

picture of bridegroom with little boy on his shoulder at Leeds winter wedding

first dance at wedding in Leeds

evening wedding reception picture in Leeds of bride dancing


conga dance during evening winter wedding reception in Leeds

dramatic wedding image from winter Leeds wedding photo Christmas 2008

winter night time wedding picture outside hotel Metropole in Leeds

bride and groom by Christmas tree in Leeds City centre on wedding day

This wedding at Leeds Met, was a Winter wedding, so the bride and groom really didn’t want to go outside, but while the bride was getting dressed in the morning, the fire alarm went off, so we all had to troop outside, and wait for ages on the pavement opposite the hotel, until the fire services had checked it all out!  Turns out the smoke alarms had been triggered by someone using hairspray – so bear this in mind if you are getting married here! Its a great venue with loads of indoor spaces for interesting wedding pictures!

xx Elaine

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Winter wedding at Monk Fryston Hotel, West Yorkshire

Monday, January 7th, 2008

The minute we walked through the door of Tracy and Simon’s  house where the girls were getting ready, we were greeted with such warmth and tenderness, that I knew the day would be wonderful and very easy to make the vital connections that make for real photographs with depth and emotion. 

Mum Tracy with daughter Jade all smiles

How can I pick my favourite pictures or to highlight the best moments of the day?  An impossible task!  Tracy requests a quick photo with her daughter Jade, before leaving to get married and start their new life, and they gave me this….


Just to set the scene here’s a pic of the hotel on 30 December – a mild mid-Winter’s day – our last wedding of the year –  30 December 2007.

The crowd of close family –  Mum, daughter and Aunties etc  –  line up outside the main entrance to Monk Fryston Hotel to await the late afternoon arrival of the bride to be:

Outside Monk Fryston Hotel waiting for the bride

The wedding ceremony is sealed with a kiss

 Sealed with a Kiss such a tender kiss… 

 Welcome drinks by the Christmas Tree

So after  the welcome drinks and few pics by the Christmas tree

Loving glance as newly-weds ride in the wedding car

there is a short car ride to celebrate the start of a new journey together.  On return to Monk Fryston,  the couple gets out and joyously walks hand in hand under the well-lit wintery trees…

hand in hand they walk midst the trees at night

bridal portrait outside Monk Fryston Hotel at night

night lit love

Such a shame we have to come inside, but the party goes on and its not fun if overdone, so we just sneak a few shots outside in the dark before heading back inside for the wedding reception.

a shot with Dad! Tracy’s Dad, Iain proudly poses with his daughter, by the grandfather  clock.

generation shot with grandma, her children and grandchildren

If there are any special family trees, with at least one grandparent at the top, then its a great opportunity to gather them all around for a special generation shot.  Mum Janet rolls her eyes and smart Grandma Anna, just laughs and smiles.

Simon’s Granddad with his extended family

Simon’s Granddad with his extended family of children, grandchildren and great grand children



Tracy on the fourposter bed in the bridal suite 

Tracy is such a natural as she glides across the bed, all smiles, while bridegroom Simon looks on and laughs, backlit from the en-suite bathroom light.

 Simon - backlit by the light from the bathroom - laughs 

laughter during the meal  what a waste of lovely red wine!

Brilliant wedding reception, but trust me to knock my wine over: what a waste!

The speeches and presentations go with a swing! 

The wedding speeches and presentations go down a treat!

Little girl blowing bubbles Sepia photos of back of bridesmaid’s hair

    This little girl certainly loves her Grandma

Beautiful moments…  This little girl certainly loves her Grandma!

All partied out!

All partied out!

                               Romantic Kiss outside at night Kiss under the tree at night outside

Piggy Back in the dark

Simon gives Tracy a Piggy Back outside Monk Fryston Hotel in the dark!  Plenty of fun…

Sweet nothings in her ear…

Then whispers sweet nothings in her ear….


Goodnight from wedding at Monk Fryston Hotel


Goodnight Kiss in the Dark

goodnight kiss in the dark outside in garden of Monk Fryston

Its just a few minutes before midnight when we down tools and start packing up

 –  tired, but very happy that we’ve all had a good day…