Chris & Raphael’s wedding was my first of 2019. I couldn’t have wished for a lovelier start to the season!

Wharfedale Grange is one of the most BEAUTIFUL wedding venues in Yorkshire. I would say *in my opinion*, but let’s be honest, it’s pretty damn cool.

When you arrive on the morning of a wedding, you never know if you’ll be met with calm or chaos. Luckily enough this was the most chilled out bridal prep ever! Raphael was getting ready with her sister Scarlett, and Eva the flower girl kept us all entertained. Raph was ready to go nice and early, which meant we had chance to do some photos before the ceremony. Bridal portraits are some of my favourite photos to capture. I am always so happy when we have time to do them!

Chris was ready and waiting with his best man, and even though Raph absolutely RACED down the aisle with her dad by her side, it was a very happy reunion with her hubby-to-be.

We were well and truly blessed with the weather, and the sun shone for the entire day. You never really know what you’re going to get with a wedding in April, but to get all the guests outside for the drinks reception is always a treat.

Once the meal was out of the way, we headed outside for some golden hour photos. The lighting was just beautiful and they are for sure some of my favourite shots of the day.

All the guests gathered under the enormous disco ball (which I believe is the largest rose-gold disco ball in Europe.. bit of trivia for you there..) to watch Chris & Raph cut their wedding cake. Oh, and their pork pie. Yes, they had a wedding pork pie.

The first dance was a total dream. Not only was it to one of my favourite songs, but there was confetti everywhere and Raph’s sister Scarlett even joined them on the dancefloor for a cheeky cuddle.

What a brilliant start to the 2019 wedding season. I can’t wait to see what the rest of this year has in store!