This October had I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Chris and Brigid's wedding. Theirs is a beautiful love story that began in their youth with a friendship built on annual meetings at St Joseph's church each Christmas. How perfect then to be married in St Josephs RC Church in Wetherby.
Brigid's day started with getting ready at her sister's house on a rather soggy October morning with her bridesmaids. If there were nerves, it didn't show through her infectious excitement.
Chris and his brother were ably assisted at the church by their amazing little ushers who charmed every guest on their arrival while they waited for Brigid and her brother Michael, who had the honour of giving her away and also won the prize for biggest distance travelled as he and his family came over from Australia!
The beautiful service was given by Canon Nunan who reminded us of the heritage of love which belongs to us all and comes as the product of many generations before us, and how much love therefore has nurtured Brigid and Chris to allow them to enter the full and deep promises of marriage. The ceremony was full of proof of how loved they are as it was filled with family and friends who read, sang, made offerings and prayed for them.
After the service it was off to the Chvein Surprise View just outside Otley. If you have the chance, it's well worth going to check out this gorgeous beauty spot which has stunning views over the valley. As we left Wetherby the weather brightened to give us the Chevin at its best. Brigid was a bit of a legend as she braved the cold wind at the top whilst we took a few more intimate photo's, Chris and I had the pleasure of having a few more layers on!
Back at the Chevin Country Hotel guests were waiting to welcome the newly weds, a few photo's later and celebrations went in to full swing with the wedding breakfast, speeches and dancing to party the night away...