Jenni and James first met back in their years at secondary school, when they had a year-long relationship at the dear age of 14 – how sweet! Years later, while celebrating Jenni’s birthday in The Lake District, they battled the wind during a hike up Loughrigg Fell. James set up his camera to take a photo of them together and, rather sneakily, set it to video instead! Jenni could barely hear him through the gale force winds when he got down on one knee, but of course, she said yes anyway!
Jenni and James knew they wanted a relaxed day, and decided to have a small ceremony with close family and friends. The ceremony took place at Sledmere House, East Yorkshire – a dream for Jenni who’d had her eyes set on the gorgeous venue since she was a girl! The day had a rather special, and sentimental, feel to it. Jenni and James even used her Dad’s charming little car that had been in the family for years, which made some really sweet photos as they drove into the distance after their ceremony! They continued their day with a delicious lunch at The Triton Inn, East Yorkshire, a family favourite!
The whole wedding was gorgeous, and a treat to photograph. For the evening do, Jenni and James borrowed a close family friends barn, and managed to transform it from an ordinary space into a dance floor of dreams! They worked tirelessly making it look stunning, and incorporated so many little details that the barn looked like it had been decorated by a team of professionals. The net of lights hung from the ceiling was a spectacular touch, and made their first dance photos truly memorable! We loved the idyllic location overlooking fields as far as the eye could see. Outside of the barn were gorgeous willow trees and hedges adorned with fairy lights, they even had a lovely little ice-cream truck and one of the prettiest, and longest, buffets we’ve ever seen!
The evening portraits saw us braving the fields with Jenni, James, and one of our favourite wedding guests – Rosie the dog! She was truly one of the most photogenic dogs we’ve ever met, and was equally well behaved, even jumping on demand for photos! The golden light and the long stretch of fields worked perfectly together. We couldn’t have asked for a better evening portrait location, even if we did have to run away after being ambushed by sheep!
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