Darren and Natalie married on Saturday at St Helen’s Church in Escrick before celebrating at The Parsonage Hotel conveniently located next door. The day started bright and early at Natalie’s mum’s house where the bride and bridesmaids were all getting ready, with hair and make up in full swing as I arrived there was plenty to photograph before the bacon sandwiches arrived courtesy of Natalie’s dad. Natalie was dressed just before I left for the church affording us five minutes of quality time for photographs.

St Helen’s Church is very conveniently located next to The Parsonage just off the A19 and so having parked the car I made the short walk over to the church to Join Lauren who had already made a start on photographing the guests arriving and enjoying a warm morning. Natalie had made the majority of the journey by wedding car before swapping to a horse and carriage for the last mile or so of the journey. The arrival of the horse and carriage coincided magnificently with the rain starting to fall. Thankfully light at first we were able to grab a few shots before heading into the church. Throughout the ceremony we kept a watchful eye on the weather only to see the rain gradually becoming heavier and heavier forcing us to take the formal family photographs inside the church before everyone made a mad dash over to The parsonage. Luckily I’d had the foresight to drop a few brollies in the car before leaving home but this didn’t prevent a soaking as I instead focused on getting some shots of the guests under their brollies whilst trying to hold my own.

With everything upto the wedding breakfast being shot inside, a slight respite in the rain allowed a ten minute window to venture outside for some photographs of the bride and groom and also a big group shot on the steps of The Parsonage. The following images are a selection of those used in the evening display on the big screen.