Louise and Kev’s relaxed, fun filled wedding at The National Centre for Early Music in York
If there was ever a lesson to be learned in the celebration of love – please take note now! Never has it been so clear to me how some people are meant to be, until I saw Kev and Louise together. If it was not their infectious love of life that showed me then it was and their obvious infatuation for each other. They were so excited to be getting married to each other and from all of our conversations about their day it was clear that they wanted their day to be a celebration. A celebration of not only love, but a celebration for life and family. Kev and Louise are possibly the most down to earth, funny people that you will ever meet. I met Kev whilst studying at university [he was my tutor can you believe it] and from the start both Kev and Louise wanted their wedding to be about the day, with the attention not on them but on the party. Louise did not want to get photographed getting ready and I had to convince them both to have some couples’ portraits; not because they did not want to be together, but because they wanted the emphasis for the photographs to be with the people that they were celebrating with.
I knew that this day was going to be special, because I am all about the people. When I then found out that they were getting married in the York Minster I could hardly contain my excitement. Getting married in this venue was simply breath taking. Having studied at University in York and walked past the minster every day for three years, I felt as though I had left a piece of my heart in the city and walking back through the vast building was rekindling my love all over again.
I met Kev at the York Minster on the morning of their wedding with his mum and brother, whilst Louise arrived with her bridal party in a VW camper and Beetle. Louise looked stunning in her 50’s inspired dress from Victoria Robson Bridal . The venue was the perfect setting for the two of them who had met in the city and made it their home. The ceremony was just the right amount of love, laughter, and tears [mainly mine!] and as they exited the Minster as husband and wife they were able to leave by the main doors to the south of the building amongst the many tourists vying for a photograph!
The couple chose to take a tour around the city in their open top Beetle before arriving at The National Centre for Early Music in York for their reception. The rest of the afternoon was a wash of sunlight, drinks and dancing in the garden and felt just how Louise and Kev had wanted their day to be celebrated. I grabbed a few fleeting moments and managed to pull the couple away for some brief couples portraits before it was back to the party. After a gorgeous dinner Kev, Louise’s Dad and Kev’s brother gave brilliant speeches. Louise [famous for giving lots of speeches at work] had admitted that she would not be giving one – but after much chanting and badgering she gave the most heartfelt few words, which brought the house down with tears of joy and love. There was not a dry eye in the house [including mine!]
The warm sunny day led into a balmy summer evening filled with dancing barefoot and laughter. After partying in the garden, Louise and Kev performed a choreographed dance to their favourite song for their first dance which really kicked off the evening. If you have not learned from my description of the day, about how to seriously celebrate and enjoy your wedding with the people that you love, then hopefully the photographs will do the talking. Sit back and enjoy and witness a couple who did their wedding their way, surrounded and focussed on the people that meant the most to them.
Venue: The York Minster
Reception: National Centre for Early Music
Flowers: Ello Flowers
Dress: Victoria Robson Bridal, Northallerton
Suit: Marks and Spencer and Ted Baker
Transport: Love Dub cars
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have had fun looking through these photographs as much as I did taking them!