As is quite often the case I didn’t meet Lyndsay & George before their wedding; but on the day I felt like she was an old friend. Lyndsay booked me two years before the wedding, and from her first enquiry over the phone I just knew we’d get along. We chatted like old friends and she followed up saying “We love your work and can safely say you’re loved before we have met you!” I mean, seriously, the sweetest. Over the next two years, we followed each other on instagram and pinterest, exchanged emails and Christmas cards (and Lyndsay sent chocolate with mine! Like I say, love her!!) and we generally shared our love of all things wedding.
The journey of getting to know Lyndsay meant it just felt like I was greeting an old friend on the wedding morning. This made photographing her and George so easy and so much fun. Lyndsay had warned me that George hates photos – I think 99.9% of my couples say this to me, but we had a real laugh together and I think you can see from the results that he had nothing to worry about!
Lyndsay and George live in London but headed back to Lyndsay’s Northern roots and were married in Easby with their reception at The Yorkshire Barn. Her bridal style was just awesome; Lyndsay opted for a stunning blush Catherine Deane dress from the flagship store, and rose gold earrings from Liberty In Love teamed with the prettiest Harriet Wilde flat sandals. Her make up was done by the very lovely Jo Loversuch of Make Up by Jo, she looked just stunning and so happy all day.
George is a nutrionist for Saracens rugby team and so food and drink was a really important part of the day for them, the couple served American BBQ with sweet potato fries and instead of a traditional wedding cake they had a pork pie stack! AMAZING! They had one guest on each table serve and provided a comedy apron which was loads of fun. Each table was named after an address that the couple had lived at together or somewhere they’d grown up and Nick Barker from Barker Creative did bespoke illustrations of them at each place.
After dinner, when the sun finally made an appearance, they treated their guests to a cocktail hour! This provided the perfect opportunity for us to grab a cocktail and head off up the lane outside the barn for a little photographic adventure in the setting sun, and the views of the Yorkshire countryside around the barn made the most spectacular backdrop. It’s always a very special thing to make time for golden hour photos on your wedding day if the weather permits it. It’s a time for the two of you to slip away for some time to reflect on the day just the two of you. The official bits of the day are over, you’ve had a few drinks so you feel more relaxed and the light is gorgeous. It’s nearly always when I capture my favourite images of the day. Thank you guys for being so up for adventuring through fields to get the results!
Lyndsay said: Lydia, the photos are everything we could have imagined and so so much more. I can’t begin to tell you how happy we are with them. We sat with a bottle of red last night and cried non stop through every pic. You have captured every moment with such heart. There is so much love in every picture. Thank you! Thank you! It was very special to have you part of the day”
I truly got the post wedding blues when the images were all done and dusted, thank you so much for having me you lovely pair. And a big thank you to the lovely Katie Byram who was my second shooter on the day.