Jemma & Matthew were married on 28th March 2013 at Middleton Lodge, Middleton Tyas, a beautiful venue that’s full of character inside and also in the grounds.

A week before the big day we were really touched to receive this email from Jemma –

“I just wanted to share something with you. I originally chose Camera A for our wedding photography on recommendation from a friend and in essence by chance. I was however, delighted to discover when looking through some old photographs of my nanas, some photographs from my mum and dads wedding in 1983 ( at Cockerton Holy Family Church and reception at Croft Spa Hotel) which I had never seen before. I couldn’t believe my eyes when Camera  A’s name appeared on the photo sleeve and it seems Ann did my mum and Dads wedding photography too! This was such a lovely thing as I sadly lost my mum to Cancer in 1998 and so it is a really special feeling to know that we had the same photographer as eachother for our weddings, especially as it is pure coincidence! It may seem an insignificant detail but it really adds to our special day and is testimony to how successful Camera A have been and for how long! The pictures you took then have given me great happiness in advance  of my big day. Thank you for being in business for so long and for making my day!”

We felt really honoured (and a little emotional!) at reading this and thank Jemma very much for sharing this with us!

Jemma was really excited when we arrived to photograph the ‘bride at home’. She looked absolutely amazing in her dress from Ava Rose Hamilton of Silsden. It had a gorgeous vintage feel to it and was complimented beautifully with flowers by Elizabeth Kluz and Gold Peep Toe Michael Kors heels (shoe envy!!) All the bridesmaids looked elegant in black floor length dresses and Jemma and Matthew’s daughter looked as pretty as a picture! All the girls had their hair and make-up styled by La Belle Vous who did a fantastic job.

All the boys were chilling out having a nice game of pool when we arrived at MIddleton Lodge so we took the opportunity for some photographs. Again the vintage theme continued with the boys looking very smart all wearing black ties.

The service room at Middleton Lodge looked beautiful, adorned with candles and flowers and the service itself was lovely. Afterwards, everyone gathered on the lawn for a group shot of all the guests and the girls all had fun throwing confetti! Then it was time for Jemma and Matthew to have the photographs that they had dreamt of taken! They were both really at ease in front of the camera, especially Jemma who was in her element! Their confidence and Middleton Lodge’s beautiful architecture made for some stunning photography. In the meantime, all the guests enjoyed a drink and a chat whilst listening to the beautiful music of harpist, Emma Hedley.

The reception room looked gorgeous, carrying on the vintage theme, with decoration by You and Your Event and cake by Edwina’s Cakes of Richmond and after everyone enjoyed a lovely meal, Jemma’s Dad enlightened everyone on how to keep a woman happy in his speech … chocolate! Well he is right, if a little cheeky!

Jemma and Matthew collected their photographs the other day and were thrilled to bits with them and we are sure that Jemma’s Mum is looking down on them and smiling too.


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