Benedict and Alan got married on the 27th October 2017 at the stunning Judges Hotel, Kirklevington near Yarm. Ben and Alan live in Ireland, so after a lot of communication over email and telephone, it was lovely that the big day was finally here.
As we arrived at Judges, Ben and Alan were enjoying a drink and a chat with their guests as they arrived for the celebrations. Everyone was laughing and there was already a wonderfully relaxed and happy atmosphere. We could tell that this was going to be a fantastic wedding to photograph! Throughout the day, the happy couple were lots of fun to work with and very relaxed, it was great to see them both so happy and full of love, surrounded by the people that mean the most to them. Poor Ben had a cold but he managed to power through the day and enjoy it!
Ben’s niece stole the show as their adorable flower girl and led Ben and Alan into the ceremony. With beautiful, heartfelt readings and some funny stories read by the registrar about Ben & Alan’s life together, the ceremony had such a beautiful and personal feel to it and the guests laughed and cried in equal measure!
After the ceremony and some group shots, we took Ben and Alan around the beautiful grounds to get some pictures in the lovely surrounding area. The autumn sun was shining, bathing everything in a beautiful, golden light and Ben and Alan didn’t stop smiling at each other throughout the whole day. It was a perfect autumn day that lit up the, already gorgeous, colours of the leaves on the trees and also just warm enough for the guests to enjoy a little time outside.
The night time was great fun, as there was lots of dancing, hilarious celebrity masks, and Ben & Alan decided to channel a bit of 90’s rave culture with lots of glow in the dark bands! The guests got creative modelling them into earrings, hats and glasses to name but a few ideas! Ben and Alan then surprised us all with their light up sole shoes for their first dance! Everyone loved them and they certainly lit up the dance floor!
They ended their perfect day with beautiful, colourful fireworks. It was a stunning and very impressive display, which everyone enjoyed. We would just like to take this opportunity to thank Ben & Alan, we were delighted to be your wedding photographers and a part of your day!