Monday, 27 June 2011

Rogerthorpe Manor Wedding: Philippa & Joe

Ceremony: St Cuthbert's Church, Ackworth, West Yorkshire
Reception: Rogerthorpe Manor, Thorpe Audlin, Pontefract, West Yorkshire

More and more couples seem to be opting for mid-week weddings this year. It's easy to see why with the discounts many venues offer and you are fairly sure to get the date you want, even at relatively short-notice. I don't know if it's just me but mid-week weddings generally seem more relaxed than the traditional Saturday ones. Unfortunately, no-one seems to have told Joe that!

I arrived at Philippa & Joe's house, a beautiful converted stable block surrounded by fields full of poppies, and immediately saw loads of potential for shots, which we rattled off before I headed off to the church, leaving the lads to look after Joe.
Phillipa and her Dad arrived at the church in real style in a beautiful carriage drawn by two horses, much to everyone's delight. Thankfully, the threatened rain held off yet again to allow plenty of opportunities for photos both before & after the service.

The happy couple set off for Rogerthorpe Manor in the carriage with a well-deserved glass of bubbly and were no doubt glad of the chance to have a few minutes to themselves.

Having assembled everyone at Rogerthorpe, formal shots were kept to a minimum and the rest of the day was spent snapping "reportage" style to get some nice natural shots of Philippa, Joe and their guests having fun.

The day was rounded off with the obligatory hog-roast (or Wedding Photographer's Platter, as it is now known) - How could anyone be vegetarian, I ask you!

Congratulations and a big thank-you to Philippa & Joe for a brilliant day.

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