Amy, Ollie, and little baby George

Amy, Ollie and baby George..

 

Weddings are obviously such a massive part of my work and I absolutely LOVE doing them! But it’s often the last time I get to see a lot of my couples which seems like such a shame. So, as you can imagine, it’s such a delight when my couples get in touch to tell me they have welcomed a little bundle of joy into the world!

When Amy & Ollie messaged me a few weeks ago to book a family shoot with their brand new baby I was SO excited!

I first met these guys back in 2018 which honestly seems like a lifetime ago! We did their engagement shoot in the autumn, then around came the wedding the following spring. They decided to get married at home which was just such a beautiful and personal touch. It really was an amazing wedding.

Fast forward two years and they now have little baby George! He’s an absolute little gem and it was such a pleasure to meet the littlest Thompson!

We managed to get a couple of little smiles out of him, but towards the end of the shoot he was fast asleep. Modelling is tiring work you know! Amy & Ollie’s dog Maisie also got involved. She made appearances at both the engagement shoot AND the wedding – so how could we not include our favourite pooch?!

It was so lovely to catch up with Ollie & Amy again, and a family shoot is always the perfect excuse 🙂

Lily North Photography | Harrogate wedding and family photographer


In the Navy!

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


Making the most of your engagement shoot

Making the most of your engagement shoot..

 

I wanted to write a little something in case any of my lovely couples were feeling a little nervous about their engagement shoot. It’s perfectly okay to feel a little shy in front of the camera – trust me! Unless you’re Kate Moss, this really isn’t something we experience every day.

All my wedding packages include a pre wedding shoot, and they really are super important. You never know, you might even enjoy being a model for the day!

 

  • We can get rid of any awkwardness you might feel in front of the camera ahead of the wedding day
  • We’ll be seeing a lot of each other at the wedding, so it’s a great chance for us to get to know each other a little better
  • You get a whole set of photos that you can use for your wedding invitations, your guest book, or even just to put on Instagram!
  • Think of it as the dress rehearsal. You can look through your engagement photos and see which angles you think suit you best, what you’d like to create more of at the wedding, or what you’d like to avoid. It’s your wedding day after all!

 

Here are some top tips I’ve put together to make sure you get the most out of your pre wedding photoshoot…

1 – Wear something you feel good in

I want you guys to wear something that makes you feel good. Sure, if you wear a floaty dress on the top of Malham Cove in December you’ll get some cracking photos. But if your expression suggests you were freezing your bottom off, it’s probably not the best idea.

Somewhere between a tracksuit and a ballgown is probably about right. Smart/ casual. Or smasual, if you will.

A bright colour will work wonders with your shoot. Wearing greens and browns can sometimes mean you blend in a bit with the landscape. A red hat, a yellow coat or even a tartan scarf can work really well. My work has always been very colourful, so if you turn up in a brightly coloured bobble hat you’ll probably be my favourite person. Just be careful not to clash with what your partner is wearing!

Branded clothing or logos can sometimes be a little distracting too, so try to keep those to a minimum if you can help it.

2 – Choose a location that means something to you

You’ll look back at these photos for years to come, so it’s best to choose somewhere that’s a little bit special. Whether that’s where you had your first date, or even just where you like to walk the dog on a weekend.

Places that offer some variation tend to work really well for engagement shoots. A walk in the woods could mean some great photos, but after 10 minutes it gets a bit samey. Let’s find some nice red brick walls covered in ivy. Or a big red door you can have a smooch in front of. Or an epic meadow you can run through like Bridget Jones and Mark Darcy. I want you to go away with a FULL set of photos.

If you’re struggling for inspiration, why not try something totally different for your engagement shoot..

A frolic at the seaside
– Making pizzas from scratch at home
A picnic by the river
– Consuming as much candyfloss as possible at the fair
– A bike ride in the country

3 – Practise looking at your partner

Sounds daft right? But trust me, I will love you forever if you spend 10 minutes doing this before your shoot.

A lot of the time, my favourite photos are those ones where you guys are just smiling at each other. Having a chat, laughing together! Sometimes people can feel awkward just staring at their partner. Don’t get me wrong, it does feel weird at first! But if you can master it ahead of your shoot, it means I can just snap away, getting different angles, capturing those big smiley faces.

4 – Timing is everything

A lot of my couples tend to find the idea of being in a crowded place a little overwhelming when having their photos taken. I totally understand that! So it tends to work well having the shoot either early in the morning, or later on in the afternoon.

This way it won’t be as busy, and the lighting will be so much more beautiful as well.

You can have your engagement shoot anytime between confirming your wedding booking until about a month before the wedding. That just means there’s plenty of time for me to get the photos back to you ahead of the big day.

Some of my couples quite like the idea of having their engagement in the opposite season to their wedding. For example, if you’re having an outdoor summer wedding, it might be quite nice to have a set of photos of you guys in your big winter coats braving the snow. Or more likely the rain. It is England after all.

5 – There’s no pressure

Your engagement shoot isn’t a test to see how proficient you are in front of the camera. It’s not an audition for Vogue magazine. It’s a chance to get some awesome photos of you and your other half at one of the most exciting times of your life.

If there is anything you want to ask me ahead of the shoot then you can just drop me a message anytime. I want you to get the most out of your shoot because it makes me a very happy photographer when you guys are happy!

Lots of love,

Lily xx


An epic wedding workshop at Ponden Mill

An epic wedding workshop at Ponden Mill..

 

Since starting my business almost five years ago, I set myself a target of doing at least one wedding workshop every year. I thought that 2020 might just be the year it didn’t happen, but the wonderful Freya Raby managed to pull out the big guns and organise this amazing shoot!

Everything about this workshop spoke to me. Exciting new wedding venue tucked away behind the beautiful West Yorkshire village of Haworth. Unbelievable floral designs created by Emma Cox floristry. The most beautiful dress from The Aisle in Ilkley. The most awesome couple Jo and Kieran who are just taking the wedding industry by storm at the moment! Too many amazing suppliers to shout about and the full credits to this amazing team are all at the bottom of the page…

So I arrived on the morning of the workshop to this INCREDIBLE wedding venue and I was totally blown away! Even the drive to the venue was just stunning. Surrounded by hills and beautiful countryside. Ponden Mill really is a hidden gem.

Haworth has always been such an obsession of mine. I have been going there since I was little, and what a perfect spot for a new wedding venue! And for all your history and literary lovers, Ponden Mill was visited and loved by the Bronte sisters, which for me just makes it even more special.

When I arrived, everyone was busy working their magic. Kelly and Natasha were putting the finishing touches to Jo’s hair and make-up, and Emma was putting those last few flowers in place to complete her incredible floral arch. Freya was setting up the Instant Photo Booth, and by busy, I mean her and I were taking selfies! Good times!

We all sat down to a very warm welcome from Freya to kick things off, and we even had our own personalised biscuits courtesy of the amazing Where The Ribbon Ends!

Once everyone was ready to go, we started off with some photos of Jo and Kieran in front of the beautiful flower arch that Emma had created. We played around with some different ideas, and I always love hearing how other photographers pose their couples. Everyone has their own unique way of doing things and there’s always something to learn!

The table setup was absolutely stunning. Everyone had done such a wonderful job on the overall design. It was also so nice to see a small table setup, especially with so many micro weddings happening at the moment. Hopefully the photos should give couples some inspiration that small weddings can be just as beautiful as the larger ones! I certainly think so anyway!

After some photos inside, we had a break for lunch whilst Natasha and Kelly worked their magic on creating a whole new look for Jo. We were treated to the most amazing food courtesy of The Outside Kitchen. It was an absolute masterpiece and such a treat!

Thankfully the weather was kind to us, so after we were all suitably full, we headed outside for some more epic portraits. I have to say, Jo and Kieran were just a dream. You can see why they are the king and queen of Instagram at the moment! They were so easy to photograph and so easy to get along with. And most importantly, they were happy to go along with all of our crazy ideas!

Before we knew it, it was time to head our separate ways. I have to say an almighty thank you to Freya for putting this amazing workshop together, and to all the incredible suppliers for absolutely smashing it out of the park! What an awesome day this was, and I can’t wait until the next time I can work with these awesome wedding creatives!

Photography – Lily North Photography 

Concept – Freya Raby & Hannah Rachael

Florist – Emma Cox Floristry

Venue – Ponden Mill Weddings

Catering – The Outside Kitchen

Cake & favours – Where The Ribbon Ends

Hair – Kelly Hanks Hair Design

Make-up – Natasha Jane Make Up

Dresses – The Aisle Ilkley

Suits – Haworth Menswear

Jewellery – Jessica Steele Jewellery 

Videographer – Sarah Taylor Photo and Film

Stationery – Somers Creative 

Cutlery, crockery & glassware – Whitehouse Crockery

Couple – A couple of models (Jo & Kieran)

 

 

Lily North Photography | Harrogate wedding photographer


Rain, rain, and a bit more rain

Rain, rain, and a bit more rain!

 

Sophie and James’ wedding was a wedding of two halves. Both equally as awesome as each other! Back in December these guys tied the knot at their local village church, and the following day we headed over to the Lake District to get some EPIC portraits.

On the morning of the wedding, I headed over towards York to photograph James getting ready for the big day. What I didn’t realise was that James and Sophie had recently bought a new puppy called Joyce, and OH MY GOODNESS! What an absolute beauty she is! How could anyone expect me to get any work done with a spaniel puppy in the room?! It’s safe to say that 99.9% of the photos were of the dog, with a few humans thrown in for good measure! Totally kidding by the way, but also, not really..

Once James was suited and booted, we headed across to meet Sophie a few streets away who was getting ready with her bridesmaids. When I say we, I am referring to me (hello!) and the very wonderful Kieran Paul, who was the videographer for the wedding. It was so great to work alongside Kieran and it’s always so lovely to meet other photographers in the wedding industry!

Sophie was having her make-up done by her lovely sister Emily when we arrived. This meant we had chance to photograph some of her wedding details! We got some shots of her beautiful dress in all its glory, some of Sophie’s wedding jewellery, and of course the BEAUTIFUL flowers courtesy of Helen at Willow and Bear. I can safely say these were some of my favourite wedding flowers EVER!

Once Sophie was in her wedding dress, it was a really emotional moment when her dad saw her for the first time. He was just beaming with pride! Before we knew it, it was time to head to the church where James was ready and waiting for his bride.

Sophie and James got married in their local village church in Bolton Percy. It’s a church I’ve photographed weddings in a few times, and it really is beautiful. It was an emotional moment watching Sophie walk down the aisle. James was so emotional that he… umm.. snotted.. then proceeded to have a laughing fit.

It.
Was.
Bloody.
Hilarious!

My favourite part of the wedding came after the ceremony. A few weeks before the wedding day, I’d received a phonecall from Sophie’s sister Emily. She told me that since Sophie & James couldn’t have their wedding reception as planned, that some of their friends were going to surprise them outside the church! Sophie and James had absolutely no idea! It was SUCH a moment when they walked out of church so see some of their closest friends smiling and waving at them!

After some confetti, group photos, photos with the puppy (of course), and some mulled wine (genius!), it was time for me to head home. It felt so strange leaving a wedding after just a few hours! I’m used to dragging my tired legs off the dancefloor after a 12 hour day! But it wasn’t over yet..

The following morning, I set off bright and early. My destination? The Lake District. One of my favourite places in the whole world.

Sophie and I had come up with this idea on the phone to each other a few weeks before. I am SO glad that we did! These guys were heading straight to Coniston after the wedding for their honeymoon. And it was just the perfect excuse to do a shoot in the Lakes. Fun fact.. I used to live in the Lake District before I moved to Harrogate!

I met Kieran in Skelwith Bridge and we drove in convoy to meet Sophie and James.

Oh, and did I mention it was raining? Yep, it was definitely raining. You come to expect rain in the Lake District, but honestly I have never seen rain like it. Never mind photographed in it!

Thankfully, we had the coolest couple in town, and it certainly didn’t faze these two. Sophie & James were staying in a beautiful cottage called the Coppermines, and once they were ready, the four of us headed out to brave the rain.

Even though the shoot was CRAZY, we did have a pretty good system! We started off getting lots and lots of close up photos to make the most of Sophie’s lovely hair and make-up before she got totally drenched! We headed up the mountain, and were totally spoilt for choice for backdrops. Even though the visibility was pretty poor, everything is still so beautiful in the Lake District. Rolling hills, insane waterfalls. Once we were suitably soaked, we all headed down to the lake for our final part of the shoot.

What a totally crazy, amazing, wild couple of days! It was awesome and I have never done a shoot like it before. And I hope it won’t be the last!

Photography – Lily North Photography 

Videography – Kieran Paul Photography

Flowers – Willow and Bear

Wedding dress – Broughton’s Bridals

Suits – Happy Gentleman

Bridesmaids dresses – Coast

 

 

 

Lily North Photography | Harrogate wedding photographer


Snow way!

Snow way!

 

Remember the first time it snowed and it was absolutely MAGICAL? I was on a walk with my other half in the snow, and it was so beautiful that I knew I just had to do a shoot. It was too good to waste!

So at the end of December, with less than 24 hours’ notice, I put out a little message on my Instagram asking if anyone fancied doing a shoot in Yorkshire. One of my lovely brides Rebecca came to the rescue, and send the message onto her friend Danielle. And the rest is history!

Danielle and her boyfriend Jordan met me at Beamsley Beacon in North Yorkshire the following day. And we were just SO lucky with the weather too! It was glorious sunshine and the views were just magical.

We started off with some photos in the village, along the lanes and in front of the telephone box (you guys know I love the colour!!). Then we headed up the hill to get the most of those beautiful views across Yorkshire. The road was a teenie bit terrifying because it was pretty steep and pretty icy! But we battled through and once we were at the top it was totally worth it!

We wandered up the hill, and started with some shots of Danielle and Jordan running around in the snow. As the shoot went on, they got more and more brave, and by the end they were lying down in the snow and chucking it at each other! It was ace!

I have to say a huge thank you to these guys for making my vision a reality, and being totally cool with all my crazy ideas! Danielle and Jordan you guys are such legends!!!

Lily North Photography | Harrogate wedding photographer


A secret wedding at the Crab & Lobster

A secret wedding at the Crab & Lobster..

 

What sneaky little devils these guys are! They only went and got married and kept it a surprise to their friends and family! This really was the most beautiful wedding, and I’m SO glad I was able to be part of such an exclusive event!

So yeah, this is Rebecca & Mark and I bloody love these guys. I totally fell in love with them at their engagement shoot back in August, and I knew their wedding was going to be just as wonderful.

These guys tied the knot at the Crab and Lobster near Thirsk, and what a venue it is! Despite the most almighty downpour when we arrived, it was the most glorious weather for the rest of the day.

Rebecca was getting ready with her mum and bridesmaids, and it was super chilled out morning. Lots of fizz, and just such a buzz of excitement for the wedding! I couldn’t believe how quickly the day went, and before we knew it, it was time for Rebecca to get into her dress..

She just looked like a movie star. What an absolute beauty this girl is! It was so emotional when she walked down the aisle with her dad. Rebecca and Mark were joined by 15 of their nearest and dearest for the ceremony, but it was nice to see some of the guests FaceTiming loved ones who sadly couldn’t be there on the day itself.

After the ceremony we headed outside for some photos, and thankfully we were blessed with the weather! The rain had finally stopped and the light was just BEAUTIFUL! After the downpour earlier in the day, I just couldn’t believe our luck.

These guys are just AMAZING in front of the camera – I am such a lucky photographer! The combination of natural chemistry, beautiful evening light, gorgeous surroundings of the Crab and Lobster, the most stunning wedding dress and just the fact that they are absolute HOTTIES, was just perfection!

After some fizz and lots of laughs, it was time for me to head back to Harrogate and leave these guys to their wedding meal.

I have an awful lot of love for these two. Thank you Rebecca and Mark for proving that weddings can be just as beautiful EVEN in a pandemic!

Lily North Photography | Harrogate wedding photographer


2020 highlights

Hasn’t this year just been lovely? I just feel like I’ve done so many things and achieved so much! Remember that time when..

Oh hang on. Just wait a second. I think I’m getting a little mixed up with one of those other years. Yeah. No yeah that’s right. 2020 was absolutely [insert expletive here].

I wasn’t sure I was going to bother with a ‘highlights’ post like I usually would do at the end of the year because, ya know, that pandemic happened. But ACTUALLY, I’m so glad I did! I almost forgot that weddings were actually a proper thing before March! And the weddings that were able to go ahead in the second half of the year were bloody beautiful!

So here we are. A little selection of my absolute favourite photos of 2020. I thought I’d end up with about 4 photos in this post, but narrowing down my favourites was actually really tough!!

There were a lot of really, really beautiful moments this year. Particularly in the second half. After countless postponements, cancellations, last minute rearranging, the relief after saying the vows was just BURSTING out of my couples! I’m so grateful I got to witness moments like that.

I just have to finish by saying the most enormous thank you to all my couples! You guys have kept me going more than I’ll ever be able to explain. Your determination  has honestly BLOWN ME AWAY. You guys are incredible.

For all my 2020 couples who sadly had to postpone, I just can’t tell you how excited I am for you guys. 2021 is your year and it’s going to be bloody amazing! Let’s do this!

Lily North Photography | Harrogate wedding photographer


The Woodman Inn wedding

The Woodman Inn wedding..

 

I have to say, even though this year has been UNBELIEVABLY tough, I am absolutely loving these smaller weddings.

I hate that we don’t have the choice, and that a lot of my couples have had to cut short their list of loved ones that they want to celebrate with. But, oh my goodness me. Every 2020 wedding so far has been bloody beautiful. Amy and Jamie’s wedding day was no exception.

This lovely pair of humans, like so many others, had to postpone their 2020 wedding due to ‘you know what’. They had their new date booked in for April next year, and then a few weeks ago I received a text from Amy and it just totally made my day. Her and Jamie decided that they just didn’t want to wait any longer to get married. They’d rebooked their wedding for the end of October, and to just have a small celebration with their closest family. This was at a point when a LOT of postponements and cancellations were happening, so these guys were an absolute ray of sunshine in all the madness.

I met the lovely Amy at her house on the morning of the wedding. She was getting ready with her mum, and it was just a lovely, chilled out morning. Once her hair and make-up were done, Amy went to get her dress on. And WHAT A DRESS! It was so gorgeous. I certainly had a ball photographing Amy in her beautiful gown!

Before we knew it, it was time to head off to the venue. These guys were tying the knot at the Woodman Inn in Huddersfield. I had never been before but it was such a hidden little gem! Amy travelled in style to the venue in a mint green camper van booked as a surprise by her dad! Jamie was ready and waiting for his beautiful bride.

It was certainly an emotional moment when Amy walked down the aisle. There were tears from Jamie as well as all the mums in the room! The registrars were AMAZING. As a wedding photographer we meet a lot of different registrars, vicars and celebrants, and these guys were just ace!

After the ‘I do’s’ and a big old first kiss, we headed across to the reception venue. They had done such an incredible job of decorating the room. There was a huge ‘Mr & Mrs’ sign, beautiful foliage, personalised beer bottles, sweetie jars for the flower girl and page boy, and little wooden place names for every guest.

We managed to get lots of lovely photos of the happy couple despite the rain. The autumn colours were out in full force, and made the most beautiful backdrops for us! These guys were so natural and smiley with each other, which just makes my job such a dream!

After some confetti and a whole load of fizz, it was time for the speeches. Probably one of my favourite parts of these smaller weddings. Amy’s dad, Jamie and his brother all made a speech. They were all as brilliant as each other, and SO heartfelt.

Thank you to Amy & Jamie for proving that small weddings can be just as incredible. What a total pleasure to be your wedding photographer 🙂

Photography – Lily North

Wedding venue – The Woodman Inn

Flowers – The Flower Shop, Ossett

Make-up – Kirsty Wood, The Beauty Cottage

Hair – Jo Blake

Wedding dress – Madi Lane, Dotty Bridal 

Suits – The Grooms Rooms

Mr & Mrs sign – Wedding venue lighting

 

 

Lily North Photography | Harrogate wedding photographer


How to plan your wedding in.. three days!

Some people can spend three years planning a wedding. These guys showed you can pull it off in just THREE DAYS. And what absolute legends they are for doing it!

After Boris’ announcement a few weeks back that we could only have 15 people at weddings, these guys sprang into action. They decided they were going to have the wedding day that had dreamed of. Thankfully, there were a couple of days left whilst 30 people were still permitted. So these guys grabbed the bull by the horns and brought their entire wedding forward to that Saturday afternoon!

First of all, I have to give a huge shoutout to the wonder that is Freya Raby! Freya sadly had a clash of weddings on that date and so very kindly put me in touch with Sophie and Leo. And I am so grateful that she did because it was such a lovely wedding. And the biggest honour to have met such a lovely couple as well.

Sophie and Leo had managed to reschedule all of their suppliers, including florist, dress designer, vicar and make-up artist, with only a couple of days’ notice. And thankfully, all 30 of their nearest and dearest were still able to make it to the wedding! It was an absolute triumph.

I knew from the moment I spoke to Sophie that we would get on so well. She phoned me up a couple of days before the wedding, and you know when you just feel like you’ve known somebody for ages? Considering she had just rearranged her entire wedding, she was one of the most chilled out brides I’ve ever met! Such a legend!

The morning of the wedding was just as I’d expected. Super relaxed, super lovely, and just a quiet morning of Sophie getting ready at her family home. The very talented Charlotte did a wonderful job of Sophie’s wedding make up and kept us all giggling throughout the morning! The ladies from Sundew Florist did an incredible job of the flowers for both Sophie and her bridesmaids. And who can forget the star of the show; Sophie’s wedding dress. The dress was a bespoke gown courtesy of KMR bridal. It was absolutely stunning, and so lovely to think that no one else will have the same dress! It really was one of a kind.

Once Sophie was dressed and ready to go, we headed down to the church which was just a short drive away. Leo was waiting patiently along with the rest of their family and friends.

It was really special to watch Sophie walk down the aisle. You could really feel the emotion in the room, and there was such a happy sigh of relief when the happy couple said ‘I do’!

The newlyweds were covered in confetti, and after a few group shots and photos of the happy couple, it was time for home. It felt strange just covering a few hours of a wedding day, but equally so special.

I’m so lucky to have witnessed how lovely a 2020 wedding can still be. After such a mad year, it’s so wonderful to see a couple still be able to tie the knot in front of their loved ones. At the end of the day, your love for each other is still the most important thing 🙂

Lily North Photography | Harrogate wedding photographer