December 31st 2009

Simon and Sarah's wedding at Walton Hall, Waterton Park - New Year's Eve wedding celebrations

I joined Simon and Sarah at Waterton Park on Thursday for their New Years eve wedding. Freezing cold but bright clear skies, seems to be a common theme running through these December weddings, although we did manage a little bit of falling snow for some of the photographs.

As midnight loomed guests gathered on the dance floor and following the customary  shaking hands through Auld Lang Syne, all the wedding guests gathered on the patio for new years day shot with sparklers before we finished the night / morning / new year with some shots of Simon and Sarah out front of Walton Hall for a final photo and one that will make a stunning end to their Graphistudio storybook wedding album. Leave a comment about this post

 
Walton Hall Waterton Park wedding photography
 
The groom. Wedding photography at Waterton Park Wakefield
 
Wedding rings. Wedding photography from Chris Chambers, Award winning wedding photographer
 
Waterton park civil wedding photography
 
Walton Hall Waterton park wedding venue in West Yorkshire. Winter wedding
 
Snowy winter wedding at Waterton Park Wakefield
 
Wedding guests hold their sparklers high just after midnight. Happy New Year
 
Waterton Park wedding photography at night
 
Walton Hall Waterton Park wedding photography
 
Walton Hall just after midnight New Years Day 2010
Above: Walton Hall just after midnight January 1st 2010
 
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December 30th 2009

Phil and Amanda's wedding at Skelton Church and St Williams College in York.

 
Phil and Amanda married at St Giles in Skelton just north of York on Wednesday.  The day started bright and early with preparation photos of Amanda and her bridesmaids as they were getting ready at Amanda's mum's house.  During their Pre-wedding photo shoot in the Minster Gardens back in November I'd suggested Amanda wear something more substantial for the duration of the photographs on the wedding day, Amanda had planned well and alongside her wedding shoes were a pair of white wellies for after the ceremony!
 

St Williams college in York, wedding venue in York City Centre, close to York Minster

Following the wedding ceremony we left St Giles and Skelton heading to the Minster Gardens in York city centre for the photographs of Phil and Amanda. Thanks go to Chris at Superior cars for his help in positioning the car and helping ensure we got Phil and Amanda into the exact location we wanted them for the photos.

Following the speeches and cake cutting at St Williams College guests were transported over to the National Railway Museum for the evening reception held between the steam trains on the indoor station platform.

York wedding photography at St Williams College in York

 

The following clip includes many of the eighty or so photographs we used on Phil and Amanda's big screen highlights show during their evening reception.

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Wedding photography at York St Williams College
 
York Wedding photography. St Williams College in York City Centre
 
York Wedding photography
 
North Yorkshire wedding photography from Chris Chambers. Wedding photographer in Yorkshire
 
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December 27th 2009

Emma and Martin's wedding at Walton Hall, Waterton Park Wakefield

The cold snap continues. With the Turkey and presents a distant memory it was off to Walton Hall for Emma and Martin's wedding on Sunday. Snow was still in abundance and the temperature refused to rise above zero, great conditions for freezing your erm...  stunning winter weddings!

Wedding photography at Walton Hall Waterton Park.  Wedding photographer Chris Chambers

Emma and Martin had kept their formal list to a minimum but were still keen to get outdoors for some photos around the island including with their young son Alfie.

The following clip includes some of the highlights from their wedding day including several of the photographs we used on the big screen during their evening reception.   Leave a comment about this post

 

 
 
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Martin and Emma Added:
The pictures truly look amazing and you added an organisational touch I think I needed and would have been lost without! Everyone commented on the quality of the photography and I really think you'll get a healthy extra order from a number of people. The slideshow during the evening was particularly impressive and it really went down a treat
 
 

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December 19th 2009 

Paul and Helen's wedding at Walton Hall, Waterton Park Wakefield.

The car temperature reading said minus three as I pulled into the car park at Waterton Park Hotel on Saturday morning for Paul and Helen's wedding. The crisp white snow and blue skies were the sign of a cold but great day ahead.

Following some preparation photographs of Helen and bridesmaids in one of the bedrooms I met up with Paul, his groomsmen and best woman in the bar (Where else?). Paul had skipped the traditional best man idea and instead chosen future sister in law and very good friend Vanessa as his best woman. Some brilliant planning on Helen's part was that Vanessa's dress was the reverse of the bridesmaids with Vanessa wearing a black dress with green sash whilst the bridesmaids wore green with a black sash. Well I was impressed!

Following the civil ceremony Helen donned a pair of Ugg's and we ventured into the snow. Keeping her feet warm was critical to ensuring we had some good photos taking advantage of both the stunning Waterton Park surroundings and the snow.

If you are planning a wedding and would like the winter wonderland feel but maybe summer temperatures, Waterton Park now offer rental of a snow machine. For only 125 you can add snow to your wedding at any time of the year, great for photographs. A special offer for Jan, Feb and March 2010 weddings the snow machine is only 80. For more information contact Pauline or Amanda

The following animated video clip of wedding highlights features a number of images we used for Paul and Helen's big screen display during their evening wedding reception.

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Lynda Added: Thanks for the splendid job you did on Helen & Paul's wedding photos
- Dec 19th Waterton Park. The results are amazing. The layer of snow was literally the icing on the whole day.
 
 

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December 13th 2009 

Gareth and Naomi's Pre-wedding photo shoot at Wentbridge House Hotel

I caught up with Gareth and Naomi on Sunday morning at Wentbridge House Hotel near Pontefract for a pre-wedding  photo shoot. During winter months the sun is much lower and can add some interesting effects to the photographs. Although usually lens flare is best avoided, used correctly it can create some superb results. Gareth and Naomi love them and have already chosen a large flare photograph for their wall.

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Pre-wedding shoot at Wentbridge House
 
Pre-wedding photo shoot at Wentbridge House Hotel
 
Chris Chambers Photography
 
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Naomi Added: just wanted to thank you for our pre-wedding shoot yesterday.  We felt so relaxed and the pictures are amazing - cant wait for the wedding now!
 
 

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December 12th 2009 

Mark and Joanne's wedding St Mary's Garforth to Wood Hall Hotel and Spa near Wetherby

Only a few weeks since their pre-wedding shoot it was familiar territory on Saturday when I joined Joanne and her Bridesmaids during their pre wedding hair and make up session. Mark and Joanne married at St Mary's Church in Garforth before celebrating at the wonderful Wood Hall Hotel near Wetherby.

With the majority of the formal photographs taking place outside St Mary's church, on arrival at Wood Hall guests had plenty of time to chat and enjoy the champagne. The car driver was superb and we can only apologise to all those who sere stuck as we blocked the lane for some photos of the couple, the car and Wood Hall in the distance. Thankfully they were wedding guests!

Guests at the wedding were Dale and Sophie whose wedding I photographed in August 2007 and who recommended me to Joanne and Mark, it was good to see them looking so happy together and also meet the new addition to their family, young Alfie.

So close to Christmas and rather chilly outside, an obvious theme presented itself in the decor of the wedding breakfast room, stationery, jewellery and cufflinks. I'm sure I went to sleep on Saturday night dreaming of snowflakes!

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Joanne in the make up stages of her wedding prep.
 
Jummy Choo, apparently they make bags as well? Well so says my wife.
 
Fitting the wedding dress
 
Mark and his groomsmen outside the church at Garforth
 
Joanne arrives at St Mary's church in Garforth
 
St mary's Church Garforth wedding photography from Chris Chambers
 
St Mary's church in Garforth for the wedding of Joanne and Mark. Wedding photography Chris Chambers
 
Chris Chambers, wedding photographer from West Yorkshire
 
West Yorkshire wedding photographer
 
Leaving the church after their wedding ceremony.
 
Outside St Marys church in Garforth
 
Chris Chambers Photography, Professional wedding photographer from Yorkshire.
 
Wood Hall Hotel and Spa near Wetherby
 
Chris Chambers Photography, Professional wedding photographer from Yorkshire
 
Wood Hall hotel wedding photography from Chris Chambers
 
Wood Hall wedding
 
Chris Chambers Photography, Professional wedding photographer from Yorkshire
 
Wood Hall Hotel wedding venue in North Yorkshire, wedding photography from Chris Chambers
 
Chris Chambers Photography, Professional wedding photographer from Yorkshire
 
During the wedding breakfast at Wood Hall.
 
Bride and Groom at Wood Hall wedding. Photography Chris Chambers
 
During their first dance at Wood Hall Hotel and Spa.
 
First Dance
 
Guests leave video messages
 
Guests enjoy the party
 
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Chris Chambers Photography based in Castleford West Yorkshire offer international wedding coverage and are experienced photographing weddings and ceremonies at all the regions top wedding venues for both civil and religious weddings. Venues in Yorkshire, Cumbria and Nottinghamshire include Hodsock Priory near Blyuth, De Vere Oulton Hall near Leeds, Wood Hall near Wetherby, Allerton Castle and Hazlewood castle both close to Harrogate and York, Ripley Castle in the picturesque Yorkshire country side, Waqlton hall and Waterton park in Wakefield West Yorkshire, Bagden Hall close to Huddersfield and Holdsworth Huse near Halifax. Wedding Directory

Chris Chambers is recommended by the regions exclusive wedding venues including Waterton park, Hazlewood Castle, Nostell Priory and Allerton Castle.

Wedding photographer Cumbria, Ullswater, Windermere, Troutbeck, Derwent Water and Coniston, The Inn on the Lake Glenridding, Sharrow Bay Ullswater, High Wood and Low Wood near Windermere.

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