Simon and Hayley were married in a civil wedding ceremony on Thursday at Hazlewood Castle near York. Following the ceremony the  wedding was blessed in the adjacent Chapel of St Leonard’s. The bright blue sky and warm weather were a replication of the conditions for their pre-wedding shoot a few weeks earlier when I caught up with Hayley and Simon at Hazlewood Castle to run through their wedding planning and photography requirements.

Following the wedding blessing the guests enjoyed the sun  and drinks reception allowing plenty of opportunities for some candid photographs of the wedding party before we shot the formal photos  the bride and groom had requested.

The evening reception featured a casino as well as disco, at ten thirty the guests gathered on the restaurant steps for a stunning firework display.