In the Navy!

Imagine the stress of organising a wedding in a global pandemic. Then imagine your husband-to-be works overseas in the navy, and you have to reorganise the entire thing all by yourself. And that is how much of a LEGEND Laura is ladies and gentlemen!

When I arrived on the morning of the wedding, everyone was just so lovely and welcoming. It’s something I’ve noticed from these smaller weddings, is that everyone is just so chilled out. Laura and her bridesmaids were getting ready at a little cottage just on the outskirts of Bedale in North Yorkshire. WHAT a hidden gem it was! It was the most beautiful fairytale cottage. The sun was shining and it was just glorious.

The girls were all in super high spirits, and I remember saying to Laura at one point how much my cheeks were hurting from laughing! This was the first wedding I had photographed after the November lockdown, and oh my god had I missed human interaction! And I couldn’t have wished for a lovelier group of ladies to keep a smile on my face for the entire wedding day.

The bridesmaids headed off to get their dresses on whilst Laura got into her beautiful wedding gown. What an absolute vision she was!

Laura got a little emotional with the realisation that it was all finally happening. Honestly that was one of my absolute favourite moments of the whole wedding. I just wanted to give her the biggest cuddle and I couldn’t! But I loved having the one on one time with the beautiful Laura. She is one of those people you meet in life who is just SO lovely. And you just think how can someone be SO wonderful!?

Everyone was ready to go, and Yorkshire Vehicle Hire were on hand to drive everyone to the church in style. Two epic land rovers at the ready! When we arrived at the church, Oscar was waiting for his beautiful bride along with his groomsmen and close family. For those who couldn’t make it to the wedding, the ceremony was livestreamed on Facebook! Thank god for technology eh?!

Laura and Oscar’s brothers both did lovely readings during the service, and they walked out of the church to a guard of honour. Sure, there was only one groomsman, but hey it’s the thought that counts!

After some confetti and some group photos, we headed to the nearby park for some portraits of the lovely couple. It was so nice to work alongside the very talented Chris & Annie from Bloom weddings, who were on hand to video the wedding. The sun was just setting, so we were treated to some beautiful golden light.

Laura and Oscar headed off in style once again in the Land Rovers to their wedding reception, which was at the Black Bull in Moulton. I don’t know how they didn’t freeze to death in an open top car in the middle of December! But hey, that’s just how legendary they are.

When we arrived at the reception, the sky was bursting with colour so we squeezed in a few more portraits with the beautiful sunset. These guys won’t mind me saying, but after enjoying a couple of proseccos in the back of the Land Rover, they were a little tipsy by this point! So I can safely say these were some of the funniest portraits I’ve ever captured! We had SUCH a laugh. At one point I even convinced them to stand next to the bull sculpture and pretend to be a bull! That’s certainly a photo I’ve not done before!

All the wedding guests sat down to some beautiful food, followed by some truly outstanding speeches. The wedding day was rounded off by an INCREDIBLE video put together to surprise Laura and Oscar. It was messages from all their friends and family who weren’t able to make it to the wedding. And trust me when I say it was emotional. Laura and Oscar were crying, I was crying, all the guests were crying. It was unbelievable. What an amazing memory.

This was a REALLY special wedding for me. I just think these guys are amazing, and I am thrilled to bits that they were able to have such an amazing wedding despite everything that’s happened this past year. Laura & Oscar, it was a complete and utter pleasure to photograph your wedding.

Photography – Lily North Photography 

Videography – Bloom weddings

Flowers – Hutton Flowers

Wedding dress – Victoria Robson Bridal

Suits – Gieves & Hawkes

Bridesmaids dresses – Reiss

Venue – The Black Bull, Moulton

Cake – Fairy Cakes & Co

Transport – Yorkshire Vehicle Hire


Lily North Photography | Harrogate wedding photographer