|YORKSHIRE DALES WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY FOR AIMEE AND ADAM|
|CRAIGMAR HEBDEN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS:|
WOOLLY SHIP INN SKIPTON - BRIDAL PREPARATION AND ACCOMMODATION
|APPLETREEWICK , HEBDEN AND SKIPTON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY:|
ADAM AND AIMEE IN THEIR DOTAGE - A WEDDING GIFT!
|SMILE PLEASE - PHOTOGRAPHER HAS PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN|
|THE GIRLS - GETTING READY AND HANGING OUT ...|
|JUSTIN ALEXANDER WEDDING GOWN .. JUST WAITING FOR AIMEE AT THE WOOLLY SHEEP PUB IN SKIPTON|
|AIMEE'S ANTIQUE STYLE COLOURS FOR HER WEDDING BOUQUET FOR HER WEDDING IN HEBDEN AND APPLETREEWICK|
|IRREGUAR CHOICE SHOES WERE AIMEE'S CHOICE FOR HER WEDDING TO ADAM|
|MESSAGES GALORE FROM FRIENDS FOR THE GIRLS ...|
|TALL TALES BEING TOLD ....|
|AIMEE'S LOVELY JUSTIN ALEXANDER DRESS|
|FUN AND GAMES HANGING OUT THE WINDOW AS GUESTS AND THE CAMPER VAN ARRIVES|
|THE CAMPER VAN - DYLAN - ARRIVES|
|THE CEREMONY ROOM AT CRAIGMAR WEDDING VENUE NEAR HEBDEN IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES|
|HDERE COMES THE BRIDE ....|
|A QUICK WAVE FROM AIMEE AS DAD HELPS HER WITH HER DRESS|
|ALL LOOKS RELAXED AT CRAIGMAR|
|AIMEE AND HER FATHER MAKE THE GRAND ENTRANCE AFTER HER BRIDESMAIDS|
|FIRST GLANCE .. SHE LOOKS A HAPPY LADY!|
|STAY CLOSE ....|
|BEST MAN WITH THE RING|
|ADAM PLACES THE WEDDING RING ON AIMEE'S FINGER|
|LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE MAN AND WIFE !|
|THE KISS ... AIMEE AND ADAM|
|HAPPINESS ON THE GROOM'S SIDE ...|
|HAPPINESS ON THE BRIDE'S SIDE ...|
|APPLAUSE ALL ROUND FOR AIMEE AND ADAM|
|SMILES ALL ROUND - IT LOOKS LIKE RAIN, SO WE NEED TO GET A FEW QUICK PHOTOGRAPHS OUT SIDE AT CRAIGMAR - THE WEDDING VENUE IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES|
|ADAM AND AIMEE ARE NOT ONES FOR 'NORMAL' ... :)|
|STATUE OF LIBERTY ?|
|ADAM WANTED TO WEAR HIS PURPLE TOP HAT FOR THE CEREMONY TOO ...|
|THE BOYS ENJOY THEIR VIEW OF THE YORKSHIRE DALES FROM CRAIGMAR WITH THE CAMPER VAN BEFORE WE HEADED TO THE CRAVEN ARMS AT APPLETREEWICK|
|OK THEN .. ONE WITH THE BOYS !|
|AIMEE AND A VERY HAPPY ADAM BEFORE THE HEAVENS OPENED|
|SO IN LOVE|
|SO, WHEN YOU GET STUCK ON A BRIDGE ON YOUR WEDDING DAY ....|
|TIME FOR SOME FUN ....|
|KISSIN' TIME AGAIN|
|TORRENTIAL WHEN WE ARRIVED AT THE CRAVEN ARMS ...|
|TORRENTIAL RAIN .... BUT THERE'S STILL A SMILE ON AIMEE'S FACE!|
|THE SPEECH STARTS OUT FINE .. IF A LITTLE NERVOUS ...|
|BUT IT'S TOUGH GOING ......|
|AIMEE LISTENS TO HER HUSBAND'S SPEECH|
|ONE OF TWO BEST MENS SPEECHES|
|THE SPEECH DEGENERATES INTO A MUSICAL JOUST|
|AIMEE AND ADAM APPRECIATE THE SINGING SPEECH!|
|CHEERS ALL ROUND FROM OUR 2ND BEST MAN OF THE DAY!|
|A BREAK IN THE TORRENTIAL RAIN MEANS WE CAN CAPTURE A FEW BRIDAL PORTRAITS OUTSIDE AFTER THE WEDDING BREAKFAST|
|LOOKING GOOD AIMEE, LOOKING GOOD!|
|HAPPIEST WHEN SHE SEES ADAM COMING TOWARDS HER|
|... AND HERE HE IS, DAFT AS A BRUSH, AND TWICE AS LOVABLE !|
|TO TIME FOR FORMALITY FOR ADAM !|
|BEAUTIFUL WEDDING BOUQUET FOR AIMEE|
|BRIDESMAID AND FIANCEE HAVING FUN|
|THE WEDDING WATCHES MAKE AN APPEARENCE|
|COMEDY MOUSTACHES ARE THE ORDER OF THE DAY ...|
|... AND ANOTHER ONE ....|
|FIRST DANCE FUN IN THE CRUCK BARN AT THE CRAVEN ARMS APPLETREEWICK IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES FOR ADAM AND AIMEE|
|AIMEE IS OFF THE FLOOR FOR A SWING!|
|SHE'S ALL LOVED UP AND SWUNG ABOUT !|
|A FINAL VERSE FROM THE WEDDING SONG|
|BEST MAN NO. 1 LEADS THE BAND|
|SPARKLER FUN AT APPLETREEWICK OUTSIDE THE CRUCK BARN AND THE CRAVEN ARMS|
|SPARKLER WEDDING DAY FUN|
|ADAM ENJOYING HIMSELF TOO|
|EVERYONE JOINS I TO MAKE A BRIGHT END TO A DAY OF CELEBRATION AT AIMMEE AND ADAM'S YORKSHIRE DALES WEDDING!|
They are such a lovely couple so after our initial meeting some 9 months or so ago it was great to catch up with them when I travelled to Skipton for our pre-wedding meeting and some nice relaxed portraits. The plan, 4 weeks later, was to capture as much of the wedding with their closest family and friends as naturally as possible.
I travelled down and stayed at a hotel in Skipton the night before so I was already 'on site' in case of problems with the A1 or A59 on the day. I met with Aimee and her family and Adam's parents and sister at an evening meal in the famous Wooly Sheep and was with her and her bridesmaids as they were getting ready the next day.
The room was pretty 'tight' but the girls were great fun and I captured some nice moments as things came together, even when we had a small problem with Aimee's stunning Justin Alexander wedding dress and a zip split on one of the bridesmaid dresses!
I came in handy too, transporting wedding gifts to the venue, and later, guests to the reception!
Craigmar is a lovely home and wedding venue, high on the hills above Hebden. The owner Chloe told me they hold about 15 weddings a year there, the idea being sparked by her sister who was married there.
Adam looked less nervous than I thought he would, and was desperate to see Aimee who was in a camper van from Liberty Campers just coming up the drive with her bridesmaids while her dad waited patiently for the guests to move rooms so we could get in the house safely without anyone seeing Aimee or the girls!
Adam and Aimee's faces lit up as they caught sight of each other and it was smiles all the way until their first kiss as man and wife!
We had about an hour or so at Craigmar for drinks and mingling, so that's what I like to happen, it makes for some lovely relaxed images and then we took 10 minutes out to capture some photographs for their parents, a quick confetti shot as a nod to tradition with some quick photographs of the bride and groom in the gardens as the rain which had threatened most of the morning arrived with a flourish.
By the time we all decamped to The Cruck Barn at The Craven Arms at Appletreewick just three miles away the rain was torrential, and didn't really let up until just before I left.
The Cruck Barn is a lovely thatched roof location in the Dales that serves great food and beer and is ideal for a smaller wedding - and so different!
Once inside, away from the torrential rain, we enjoyed a lovely wedding breakfast (thanks folks!) and the speeches really were top class, bridesmaid in tears and rounds of loud applause after each one.
One of the two best men took the lead with the music as the evening celebrations started and the first dance received another large round of applause, before we dashed outside for some sparklers fun as darkness gripped the dale.
The night was still young as I headed off the 15 miles or so in the dark to Skipton, then onto Harrogate and away home - what a great day it had been for Aimee and Adam!
I hope you enjoy my Sneak Peek images from the day, some 40 images or so from the 350+ final edited images which document a lovely day of celebration with their closest family and friends.
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