About 15 hours after taking my last image at Kirstie and Jon’s wedding in mid-Kent, I took my first image of Lizzie’s preparations for her marriage to Roly in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Yet another of those days that had rain forecast, but which never materialised. Had a few of those this year!
Once ready we all headed to the nearby village of Nidd, home to Roly’s parents and the location of St Paul & St Margaret’s Church where the ceremony was held. Turns out Roly is a bit of a singer, with his voice heard loud and clear during the hymns, and with him leading a small choir of ushers for the final singalong.
Whilst the happy couple went for a drive around in their vintage car, everybody else walked and drove down the road to Roly’s parents’ house for the reception. There was a (very popular this year) naked wedding cake courtesy of the mother of the groom, a bit of croquet, a few family groups and some bubbles (champagne and soapy). After the meal the kids dressed as super heroes, the adults drank shots of limoncello, and after the speeches we were treated to Roly serenading Lizzie on the dance floor before they officially opened what turned out to be one of the livelier dance floors of the year.