Sara and Luke marry at St John The Baptist, Royston, and Wood Hall, Linton, nr Leeds

Well, what can I say, what an amazing day, it really was a case of ‘blink and you’ll miss it’, it seemed to go so quickly.

Yet it was full of hidden gems, Sara and Luke’s attention to detail resulted in a wedding full of ‘something differents’.

The first thing we noticed was the gorgeous rich pink colour scheme, with strong pinks in all the flowers (from Willow Florists of Royston), the bridesmaids dresses (a very modern and summery style from Serendipity Bridal Boutique, Barnsley), and the groom’s, best man’s and groomsmens’ outfits (Limelight Occasions Suit Hire, Huddersfield). Everything
offset everything else, and was very tastefully colour co-ordinated by Sara.

Next was the dress – a long, flowing Sottero Midgley strapless design from Casamiento Bridal of Barnsley, with short matching veil. Then came the shoes – now there we truly had the first ‘something different’ – Irregular Choice Oz Can’t Touch This in silver, with a white bow and transparent heel.

Sara then mentioned that Luke was being picked up in an army tank by best man Brett, so we had to hot foot it to church in time to catch them arriving. I’ve got to say, that’s a first for me in thirteen years of wedding photography.

Now, many weddings have singers, maybe a few readings, a couple of hymns, and that’s about it. Sara and Luke had a secret weapon – Rubie Grace Ogden, aged 5, who sang ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’. When I say she sang it, I mean she stood up in front of the whole church, took her spot at the front, and belted it out. I think it’s fair to say that she commanded the stage. Later, Eamon said in his speech ‘we haven’t heard the last of Rubie Grace Ogden – remember the name’. I agree, Barnsley’s Got Talent for sure, and well sang Rubie Grace!! (The video is out soon btw).

Fabulous weather greeted us once again for a roasting hot afternoon in the Italian gardens at Wood Hall Hotel, Linton, before dinner (expertly overseen by venue hosts Jonathan and Baize) in The Vavasour Suite, looking very pretty in pink. The place names were cup cakes individually baked for the guests by Sara’s mum, another lovely surprise.

Now there are mates, and there are good mates, and there are best men who struggle to put their feeling into words, and then there’s Brett, who delivered (or in fact left most of it out!!) the most heartwarming, heartfelt, amazing speech I think I’ve ever seen at a wedding, so full of love, emotion, and pure affection for his pal Luke, it is something they will remember for a long long time.

On to the evening fuction, rocking away to the Live Wire party band, we left as the girls were all getting into their own guitar solos!

A seriously fun, 120 mph day, have a great honeymoon Sara and Luke, I can’t wait to show you the rest of your photos when you get back.

My thanks go to Sara and Luke, who have now chosen their wedding album photographs, and written this wonderful testimonial

Dear Steve.

Having visited the studio to view our wedding photographs both Sara and I felt compelled to send you a quick note to convey just how happy we are with the results.

We knew having looked at samples of your previous work that your standards were very high, but nothing had prepared us for the wedding pictures of our own, that really have blown us away. The results you have produced are stunning and we both thank you so much for producing such special photographs.

In addition, the background work you also put in with us was much appreciated: the attention to detail really helped the day itself run extremely efficiently. The pre-wedding discussions and preparations with you were almost like having a free wedding planner! You really know your stuff and we are very grateful that you captured everything that we asked for in the style that we desired.

I would be fervent to recommend to you anyone, and in fact would urge anyone searching for a wedding photographer to book with you to receive truly spectacular results.

From both of us, thank you once again, we could not have asked for anything more.

Kind Regards,

Luke & Sara Harper.

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Sara’s bridal bouquet supplied by Willow florists of Royston

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Sara’s Sottero and Midgley wedding dress – detail shot

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Those shoes!

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The groom and best man travelling to church in a tank!!

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Sara and Eamon arriving for the wedding ceremony

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Rubie Grace Ogden sings ‘When you wish upon a star’

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The girls had so much catching up to do…..

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The bride and groom in the Italian gardens, Wood Hall Hotel, Linton

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The Vavasour Suite, dressed in pink, Wood Hall Hotel

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Live Wires party band

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Ready to rock, party time at Wood Hall

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