York Wedding | Caroline & Lawrence in Haxby

portrait in the woods

The time has certainly flown past since Fiona and I travelled down to London to shoot Caroline & Lawrence’s Pre-Wedding shoot in Richmond Park.  That was a freezing cold, but sunny February morning.  This time, I met Caroline in York on a slightly warmer April morning.  Sometimes when you shoot a wedding, everything happens in one place.  Everyone is getting ready in the same building where the service and the reception are going to take place. Not this time.  To start the day off, Caroline and her mum were getting their hair done at a Salon in town.  Some quality Mother/Daughter time.  Then, it was back to Caroline’s parent’s house to catch up with the rest of the bridesmaids & have a quick spot of breakfast before everyone finished getting ready and family started arriving.  I also travelled over to the next village to see how Lawrence and his groomsmen were getting on with their preparations.

By the time I got back to Caroline’s, family had started to arrive at the house, so that they could all travel to the church together.  On a wedding day, it’s easy to do, but with all the focus on the bride and groom, sometimes we forget that weddings are proper family reunions too. Relations and friends who have not seen each other for ages are reunited for a day of celebration.  For me it’s not been a proper wedding until I’ve heard “I’ve not seen them since they were so high…” with a hand indication, normally somewhere around knee level.

All Saint’s church in Huntington near York was our next venue for a lovely service, singing with gusto and thoughtful readings before heading off to the Memorial Hall in Haxby.  The sun was out, the sky was blue, the champers was flowing and everyone was in a dancing mood. Perfect day for a great couple.

I was also impressed by Lawrence’s tie pin. It’s the same insignia that I have on a badge on my camera bag. For a little geek quiz, see if you know what it is… the answer will be at the bottom of the post…

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Caroline had her hair done at Pure Hairdressing in York & her fantastic vintage wedding dress was provided by Glory Days Vintage.  As Haxby Memorial Hall doesn’t have it’s own bar, one was provided by the excellently named Speakeasy Libations and the band that kept everyone on the dancefloor all night was called The Funk Soul Family.

Lastly, Lawrence’s tie pin.  You will almost certainly have seen the insignia before.  If it wasn’t on my camera bag, then it was probably here:

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