When Suzanne & Ben came to see me at the beginning of this year I was not only excited because they were a lovely funky couple…they were also having their wedding reception in Papakata tipi’s which are really unique to photograph.
With Suzanne’s job in events management wedding details were always going feature heavily.
For a start there was her Jimmy Choo shoes!
There was also some seasonal details which complimented the colours and natural feel of the tipi’s…
….and of course her colourful wedding bouquet (supplied by Floristeria, 01274 871 341).
Suzanne was wearing a beautiful dress from Hayley Dennison Bridal Collection in Harrogate and I caught a lovely shot of her dress as she was spinning around getting ready.
Suzanne was radiant and glowing almost as much as her flowers.
and her dad was also beaming too.
Ben is a pretty cool guy and as I was parking my car near the church I noticed a gnarly brick wall and thought it might form an edgy background for a few photos.
Suzanne arrived with a Ice cream van in tow. I don’t know who was more excited…me thinking it was another cool detail Suzanne had organised or her nephew who thought he might be able to get one before the ceremony started!
Before everyone lined up to go in I managed to grab some order of ceremonies and shoot a nice keepsake photo.
With a little ducking and diving I managed to get a fab shot of Suzanne walking down the aisle shot between the shoulders of Ben and his bestman.
The ceremony was very personal as Suzanne had grown up in the area and had attended the church.
Glancing over my should I saw the organist had organ written on their book. Maybe I shouldn’t have been surprised but it was quirky enough for me to shoot.
Before we knew it the ceremony was over and they were walking down the aisle a married pair.
and then all their friends lined up to throw confetti.
We stopped off at The Red House gardens for a few photos so that all the guests could get to the reception.
When they arrived back I clambered up on to the roof to take a shot showing the Papakata tipi’s in their very personal setting.
Everyone had their photo taken…
…including the Mariachi band who had travelled up from London!
Kate has played private functions and events all over Europe. She also plays in Leeds which is where Suzanne saw her and asked if she’d come to her wedding.
Once in the tipi’s the light dropped quickly and this is where the warm ambience of the Papakata tipi’s came to life.
With the open fires keeping everyone toasty.
Ben and his bestman did not disappoint in their speeches with everyone in stitches.
After the speeches I had time to pop out to shoot their rings on one of the cushions…
…a few more details…
…and a few of Suzanne and Ben.
The night’s partying kicked off with Suzanne and Ben’s first dance.
And then somehow Ben and his bestman’s first dance??
Before everyone was dancing…
…and having fun.
I had a fab time with Suzanne and Ben who really invited me in to their day and it was a pleasure to record their day.