Swinton Park Wedding – Chris and Alex

Swinton Park wedding photography – Chris and Alex

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We shared a fabulous day with Chris and Alex at the weekend, at St Mary’s Church in Masham, one of my all time favourite churches, and afterwards at Swinton Park, one of my all time favourite wedding venues.

Chris got ready in The Wensleydale Suite before travelling to church in a horse and carriage – fortunately, it had a hood over the carriage.  The heavens opened, although we’d been promised a bright overcast afternoon by the weathermen.

A gospel choir sang Chris, Yas her bridesmaid, and Lewis, who walked her down the aisle, into church, and sang throughout the service, including during the signing of the register. Once back at Swinton Park, the guests enjoyed canapés and a falconry display.

We were blessed with sunshine in the afternoon, and managed a spell outdoors for photos of friends and family. Samuels Restaurant looked as amazing as it always does, for Chris and Alex’s wedding breakfast.

The evening was packed with activity – a photo booth, DJ and disco, supper including pork pie and peas, and a fireworks display to end all fireworks displays.

We always have a natter with the fireworks men when there are fireworks at a wedding – how long will it last, when will it start, which bits to watch for?  The fella from The Great Northern Firework Company just said ‘it’s going to be massive’.

And so it was, probably one the the biggest wedding fireworks displays I’ve seen in 14 years, and a real treat for the wedding guests. My congratulations go to Chris and Alex on a wonderful wedding day.

I have added some teaser photos below, and also here on my Facebook Page. Please take a look at our Facebook Page, and tag and share photos from the day.  A full set of images will be made available once Chris and Alex have seen them when they are back from their honeymoon.Swinton Park, photosPin it1  Bride Chris getting ready in the Wensleydale Suite at Swinton Park, Masham

2  Wedding guests travelled to St Marys Church, Masham, by vintage bus.

3  Chris, Yas and Lewis arriving at St Marys by horse and carriage

4  Forget the rain, let’s go get married!

5  At the church door, as the gospel choir sing Chris into church

6  Lewis walks Chris down the aisle

7  Alex, Chris, Lewis, Yas, during the signing of the register

8  Alex during his speeches in Samuels Restaurant, Swinton Park

9  Bride Chris at Swinton Park

10  Best Man Lewis during the speeches

11  First dance in the library at Swinton Park.

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