Pictures of the Grand Banqueting Suite at an Asian wedding

September 7th, 2016
Asian wedding photography at the Grand

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire – the stage

The Grand Banqueting Suite is an excellent wedding venue  for larger weddings.  They have great food service, with very speedy and efficient staff. I’ve been photographing Asian weddings there for many years now since 2006 at least.  As an experienced  female wedding photographer, I understand how things work so can help guide you through the wedding process if you are currently researching your wedding and would like a little help.

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire - the stage

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire – the bride and groom’s table

 

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire

The Grand  Banqueting Suite in West Yorkshire elegant entrance interior

 

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire - The Grand

Mango and passion fruit juice being served to welcome wedding guests at The Grand Banqueting Suite

 

 

Pictures of Asian wedding at The Grand in West Yorkshire

Asian bride’s hand as she clutches her bouquet at her wedding at The Grand in West Yorkshire

 

Pictures of Asian wedding bouquet at The Grand in West Yorkshire

Bouquet of pink and cream roses.

 

bride's necklace at wedding at The Grand Banqueting Suite in West Yorkshire

Asian wedding jewellery worn by the bride at The Grand in West Yorkshire

 

Pictures of Asian bride by the fountain at The Grand in West Yorkshire

The bride touches the water in the fountain at The Grand

 

Pictures of Asian wedding at The Grand in West Yorkshire

Bride’s bouquet by the mirror at The Grand in West Yorkshire

 

The Grand Banqueting Suite in West Yorkshire

Main hall at The Grand with its elegant chandeliers and beautifully presented tables ready for an Asian wedding

 

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire – view of the upstairs floor at The Grand

 

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire  -upstairs at the Grand

 

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire

Upstairs seating for a wedding at the Grand.

 

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire – upstairs at The Grand

 

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire - the men's side

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire – the men’s side

 

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire - the cake

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire – the cake

 

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire - the cake

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire – the cake

 

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire – the men’s hall.

 

 

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire - the men's side

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire – the men’s side

 

 

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire - the men's side

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire – the men’s side

 

 

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire

Pictures of Asian wedding venue banqueting hall in West Yorkshire – upstairs at The Grand

 

wedding pictures by female Asian wedding photographer at The Grand in West Yorkshire

Pictures of Asian wedding at The Grand in West Yorkshire – the bride’s hand and rings

 

Asian wedding jewellery on teh bride;s hand at The Grand in West Yorkshire

Pictures of Asian wedding at The Grand in West Yorkshire, as the bride touches her earring, so showing off her beautiful mehndi designs and gold rings.

 

 Asian wedding photography at The Grand in West Yorkshire

The bride’s bouquet of roses at Asian wedding at The Grand in West Yorkshire

 

Natural Asian wedding photography at The Grand in West Yorkshire

Natural Asian wedding pictures at The Grand in West Yorkshire

Storybook album design from a church wedding in Leeds, West Yorkshire

September 5th, 2016
Storybook album design from a wedding in Leeds - Oakwood Churh and The Village Hotel South Leeds

Storybook album design from wedding pictures in taken in Leeds – The front cover.

This lovely couple found some of the many wedding pictures I’ve taken on Reel Life Photos  on Facebook Page. They love photos so I was delighted to be their wedding photographer, and to have the opportunity to share their special day.  So much fun an laughter  – from them and all their wedding guests!  They were so keen, they came to see me almost straight after their wedding, as couldn’t wait to see their pictures!   They initially chose 650 favourites, which they would have loved to have had include in their wedding album, but gradually whittled them down to a more manageable 127 images.  I then added a few back in to use as backgrounds to make the story of their day more complete.

The church minister wouldn’t allow me to take photos from the from of the church as I normally do, but with my long lens from the organ loft at the rear, I still managed to get a few basic shots, though not the facial expressions I had hoped to capture.  The church warden put on a feast of tastefully arranged chocolate biscuits on every table in the church hall afterwards, at her own expense too, so can see the couple are much -loved here.

Storybook wedding album design - Leeds Oakwood Church

Start of the day at Oakwood Church in Leeds, as the wedding guests arrive.

 

Wedding-storybook page as the bride arrtives at the church in Leeds, UK

The bride arrives at the church in Leeds in a simply decorated wedding car with her father

 

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The groom and best man are patiently waiting inside the church , as the bride is met outside by her sister and flower girl

 

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Congratulations to the bride outside Oakwood church in Leeds on a lovely sunny August day.

Fun church wedding pictures in Leeds

The groom’s mother watch on from her wheelchair, enjoying all the excitement of the wedding in Leeds

 

Wedding-storybook design using a background from the bride's dress

The bride arrives and poses by the church door with her sister and family

 

Church wedding pictures and bride's bouquet

Everyone turns round to look as the bride arrives inside the church

 

Church wedding in Leeds, West Yorkshire

The bridesmaid, flower girl and page boys walk down the aisle first, as seen from up in the organ loft at Oakwood Church in Leeds.

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Bride meets her groom at the front of Oakwood Church in Leeds

 

Romantic storybook wedding design

These romantic wedding pictures tell the story of the couple’s wedding day

 

Beautiful church wedding ceremony in Leeds

Beautiful church wedding ceremony in Leeds

 

Wedding-storybook pictures showing the rings

The rings!

 

The kiss and extra blessing pics in storybook wedding album.

The kiss and extra blessing pics in storybook wedding album.

 

Wedding-storybook pictures - signing the register

Fun and laughter by the wedding register

 

Wedding-storybook pictures showing the wedding rings

Reel Life Photos signature image showing the bride and groom’s hands and rings on the wedding register, next to the bouquet.

Wedding-storybook album design, UK

Smiles and a kiss!

 

Church wedding pictures in storybook album

Mums and witnesses!

 

Churtch wedding picture inside Oakwood Church in Leeds

Big group shot – inside the church!

 

Wedding-storybook pictures, Leeds, UK

The happy couple walk down the aisle

 

Wedding-storybook photos outside the church

Kiss for Dad!

Happy wedding pictureof the newly-weds walking down the aisle

Happy wedding pictureof the newly-weds walking down the aisle

 

natural wedding pictures

Congratulations! This is my favourite time to capture natural wedding pictures

 

natural wedding pictures

natural wedding pictures as everyone rushed to congratulate an hug the bride.

 

Fun wedding storybook

Happy wedding pics after the wedding ceremony

 

Confetti magic in storynook wedding album

Confetti magic!

 

Natural confetti pics

Love it when everyone throws confetti and the couple are enjoying the fun!

 

Wedding storybook design - after church wedding

Tea and biscuits after the wedding ceremony makes for relaxed family photos too!

happy wedding pictures

Mums are precious aren’t they! Lovely how both of the couple’s mothers managed to make it to the wedding!

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Fun bride and groom at their wedding reception in The Village Hotel Leeds South

Fun bride and groom at their wedding reception in The Village Hotel Leeds South

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August 5th, 2016
Asian wedding mehndi shot on the Mehndii by wedding photographer at then venue

Mehndi on the Mehndi night is great for the wedding photographer to capture – even if they are shooting video one or two stills look good in the design on the cover of the Blu Ray or DVD

 

Crown Banqueting Birmingham interior set up for Asian wedding before the photographer arrives

Crown Banqueting Birmingham interior during Asian wedding Baraat before all the guests arrives

 

Female Asian DJ for Mehndi or weddings

Female DJ at Orchid Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

Pakistani bride by Asian wedding photographer Dewsbury

Bride with her hands over her face showing off her mehndi designs in the bridal suite at Orchid wedding venue in Dewsbury

Wedding venue Orchid Dewsbury byAsian wedding photographer

Orchid wedding venue in Dewsbury at night – pictures at Orchid Banqueting in Dewsbury

Contact elaine@weddingphotos-video.co.uk after visiting our Asian wedding page or call 07990867058

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Coco Ocean wedding pictures in the Gambia – storybook

July 19th, 2016
Coco Ocean beach wedding in Gambia

Storybook cover

This romantic couple met in The Gambia and kept in touch for 5 or 6 years before getting married at Coco Ocean Hotel in The Gambia, Christmas 2015.  I was lucky enough to be their wedding photographer, the 5th wedding I have photographed  in the Gambia since 2010.   The image above is the one they chose to be on the cover of their wedding album.  The bride really likes black and white wedding pictures, and this was the groom’s favourite photo from their wedding day at  Ocean hotel and Spa in Kololi.  I love beach weddings and this wedding venue in particular!

Gambian wedding pictures

Gambian groom and groomsmen getting ready in the Gambia

Gambian wedding pics in Storybook

Gambian groom in his wedding suit and his mother before she gets in her wedding outfit

 

Bride having her hair done in the salon at Coco Ocean Hotel in the Gambia and wedding accessories in the Royal Suite

Bride having her hair done in the salon at Coco Ocean Hotel in the Gambia and wedding accessories in the Royal Suite

 

Royal Suite and bathroom at Coco Ocean Hotel in the Gambia in wedding storybook

Royal Suite and bathroom with wedding dress at Coco Ocean Hotel in the Gambia in wedding storybook

 

Bedroom at the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa in the Gambia, West Africa and the bride's bouquet of lilies

Bedroom at the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa in the Gambia, West Africa and the bride’s bouquet of lilies

 

Coco Ocean storybook wedding album and bridesmaid's shies in the Royal Suite,

The Gambian groom breaks with tradition, seeing his wife to be at the Royal Suite on their wedding day, as he brings the little flower girl there. All the little flower girls; and bridesmaid’s shoes lined up neatly in a row on the black and white tiled floor in the  Suite’s cloakroom, ready to be worn at the wedding..

 

Natural black and white wedding pictures inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean.

Black and white wedding photos of the bride’s mother and the bride getting ready in the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa in The Gambia.

Private pool inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa

Private swimming pool inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa

 

 Bride and bridesmaibs ready for beach wedding at Coco Ocean in The Gambia Natural wedding photos of the bridesmaids getting ready inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean

Natural wedding photos of the bridesmaids getting ready inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean

Natura wedding picures inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean

Bride has her tiara on as she looks on at the little flower girl inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean before the start of her wedding.

Natural wedding photos of the bride getting ready inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean

Bride being helped on with her wedding dress, as her mum crawls underneath to sort out the underskirt in the Royal Suite before her wedding at Coco Ocean in The Gambia.

 

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Bride in her wedding dress inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean, all ready to set off for her wedding in the Gambia,

Coco-Ocean-wedding pictures in the-Gambia, as the bride and bridesmaids leave the Royal Suite

Bride and bridesmaids leave the Royal Suite to go to the wedding on the beach at Coco Ocean Hotel.

Bridal paerty off to wedding at Coco Ocean with natural photos as they walk

The wedding party walk through Coco Ocean to get to the beach wedding location

Gambian Engkish wedding at Coco-Ocean in The Gambia

The little bridesmaid tugs at the brides dress as she helps her down the steps towards the beach wedding at Coco Ocean

Coco-Ocean-wedding-photos as the groom waits for his bride to arrive at the beach wedding location.

Groom and bestman waiting for the bride.

 

Bride walks down the aisle at Coco Ocean for beach wedding

Bride walks down the aisle at Coco Ocean right by the sea

Bride and groom getting married at Coco-Ocean-beach wedding

The couple say their vows in a romantic beach wedding at Coco Ocean.

Outdoor wedding by the beach at Coco Ocean storybook pictures

Bride and groom’s mothers play a big role in this wedding.

 

Getting married in the Gambia at Coco-Ocean Hotel and Spa

Just married at Coco Ocean then the register is signed. Sheer joy!

Romantic beach wedding pictures at Coco-Ocean-in The Gambia

The romantic Gambian groom gets down on one knee to present the bride her ring

Gambian family showers the newly weds with confetti at Coco Ocean.

Gambian family showers the newly weds with confetti at Coco Ocean.

 

Wedding reception at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa in the Gambia

Speeches and more Coco Ocean wedding pictures during the reception in a storybook album

 

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Wedding at Coco Ocean in The Gambia – storybook with mainly natural wedding photography by UK-based wedding photographer Elaine

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cutting the wedding cake at Coco Ocean in the Gambia and first dance pictures

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Beach wedding pictures in the Gambia

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English-Gambian wedding pictures at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa in The Gambia

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Wedding photos by the pool at Coco Ocean in the Gambia

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Coco Ocean Hotel Gambian Wedding Pictures

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Fun Gambian wedding pictures at Coco Ocean Hotel in The Gambia

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Bride cooling off under the sprinklers at Coco Ocean in The Gambia

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Wedding pictures by the pool at Coco ocean in The Gambia in storybook wedding album

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Mainly natural wedding pictures in The Gambia after their couple’s beach wedding

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Romantic beach wedding pictures in The Gambia

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Wedding pictures on the Beach in Gambia

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Beach wedding ceremony at Coco ocean in The Gambia

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Happy wedding pictures in The Gambia

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Natural Gambian wedding pictures

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Aw, so romantic !

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Mum’s are special!

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Grand wedding at Coco Ocean

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Gambian beach wedding

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Kiss under the veil!

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Romantic Gambian groom with his English bride

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Family wedding pictures in The Gambia

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Natural Gambian beach wedding pics

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Gambian beach wedding

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Natural wedding photos at Coco Ocean

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Confetti on the red carpet at Coco Ocean in The Gambia

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Happy wedding pictures in The Gambia

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Confetti smiles after Gambian beach wedding

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Storybook wedding album of pictures taken in The Gambia

 

If you are thinking of getting married in the Gambia or another country, Reel Life Photos are happy to travel there at our own cost.  Contact Elaine here:  https://www.reellifephotos.co.uk/contact

Gambian wedding day

July 17th, 2016

 

Download Festival 2016

June 12th, 2016

Well, it wouldn’t be a festival would it, without the predictable mud-sloshing, plastic poncho-shrouded crowd would it!  However, the monsoon-style gushing rain, all but drowning the festival-goers, was over the top, sending hoards rushing for shelter, where there was none!

Download 2016 rain

Download 2016 during the thunderstorm as everyone rushes to escape the downpour.

Download 2016 at night with the Ferris Wheel and plastic ponchos

Yellow ponchos cover stooped shoulders and bedraggled festival-goers tramp through the mud at night, while the brightly lit Ferris Wheel lights up the sky

 Download 2016 festival goers in shorts, despite the mud and rain!

Download Festival goers optimistically arrive in shorts, but the rain just doesn’t stop!

 

Download 2016, bare flesh is the only way to sat dry, perhaps?

This young man strips off his sodden tea-shirt. as the rain continues to pour down.

 

Download 2016 where lastic ponchos are the dress code of the day!

At least this set of festival-goers have a seat in the rain.Clear plastic ponchos are cold comfort though!, as they brave the weather to listen and watch live music performances on the main stage.

 

Download 2016, alternative clothing stalls

Stalls selling alternative clothing are soon filled with cold wet bodies, desperate to get out of the rain. Such a shame!

 

Download 2016 main stage in the rain

View of the main stage over the tops of umbrellas and raincoats.

 

Download 2016 mud  and wellies

“Mud, mud, glorious mud…”

Download 2016 cat bar and mud

This huge cat-bar sculpture proves popular, despite its location in a sea of mud.

 

Download 2016 illuminated Ferris wheel as dusk falls and dismal-faced girl with long bedraggled hair.

As dusk falls the dreary wet weather washout dampens many spirits, but the Ferris wheel keeps spinning…

 

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Candian Bride by Blue House before her Wedding in Iceland

May 30th, 2016
wedding in Iceland with bride by Blue House

Outdoor wedding in Iceland. as the bride walks out of the blue house to go to her wedding in Iceland.

 

Reel Life Photos travels anywhere in the world for unusual, happy weddings,  Contact Elaine for you friendly wedding photographer

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Interracial wedding in London

May 30th, 2016
wedding confetti in London by Yorkshire wedding photographer

Confetti storm after wedding at Casa Tua in London.  The bride’s family bought a packet of tissue paper for the pound shop and spent all evening cutting it up into strips, which were then cut into pieces . Perfect!   Great money saving idea

Such a loving family the groom has too!

natural, emotional, wedding photography

Groom and his loving mother at the wedding reception in London

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Little boy reaching for yellow balloons outside Casa Tua, during the wedding reception

 

Reel Life Photos travels anywhere in the world for unusual, happy weddings, as well as all over the UK, and culture, any style of wedding.  Contact Elaine for you friendly wedding photographer

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Gambian women cooking for a wedding party

April 9th, 2016
Gambian women cooking

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

Bolton Excellency wedding venue always excites me with their theatrical lighting and décor!

April 8th, 2016
Bolton Excellency wedding

wedding reception in Bolton Excellency

See a little video clip of this theatrical wedding venue here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcgnkoNb5_c

Bolton Excellency wedding reception photography

Bolton Excellency wedding reception pic with theatrical lighting

wedding reception food at Bolton Excellency

The starters at wedding reception in Bolton

 

Exterior of Bolton Excellency at Night

Outside Bolton Excellency at Night

 

Beautiful table layout at wedding reception in Bolton Excellency

Beautiful table décor at wedding reception at Bolton Excellency

 

Décor in the entrance foyer at Bolton Excellency

Décor in the entrance foyer at Bolton Excellency

Bolton Excellency wedding pic with grand chandeliers

Bolton Excellency with its grand chandeliers and beautiful décor.

 

Bolton Excellency theatrical Asian weddings

Bolton Excellency with its grand chandeliers

 

Bolton Excellency wedding reception with its grand chandeliers

Bolton Excellency with its grand chandeliers

 

Bolton Excellency wedding reception decorations

Bolton Excellency wedding reception décor.

 

Bolton Excellency wedding reception dexorations

Bolton Excellency wedding reception décor.

 

Well lit wedding reception in Bolton Excellency

Well lit wedding reception in Bolton Excellency

 

wedding reception details at Bolton Excellency

wedding reception details at Bolton Excellency

Contact Elaine via Reel Life Photos main website for info on photography and video at Bolton Excellency or call 07990 867058