York Pavilion Wedding – Rachel & Daniel

Rachel & Daniel contacted me the previous year about me possibly of me photographing their York Pavilion wedding. knowing they would be having their ceremony at this beautiful grade II listed building, and the ceremony at St Wilfred’s Church i was thankful I had the day available. On the day of the wedding, i headed over to Rachel’s parents house to capture the bridal preparations before the drive into the centre of York.

St Wilfred’s Catholic Church

The ceremony at St Wilfred’s church is bang in the centre of York and sits in the shadow of York Minster. This wasn’t my first wedding at St Wilfred’s so i knew beforehand that i would be given free reign to capture Rachel & Daniel’s wedding from every aspect. Its a stunning church with its own private gardens at the rear. A perfect tranquil area for some family group pictures. These we did once the ceremony was over.

York Pavilion Hotel

After the ceremony, we headed for short drive over to York pavilion. Rachel & Daniel and the guests, many of which had travelled over from Ireland headed over in a London Routemaster bus. It was a perfect summers day for guests to enjoy the drinks and canapes in the garden. This is also the perfect time to mingle and capture everyone in the most natural way possible. After the wedding breakfast and the speeches in was on to the evenings celebrations and the first dance.

If you are planning your day and love the documentary style of photography to capture your wedding then please get in touch. Finally, head over to my portfolio to get an insight into my approach. Here is just a very small selection of pictures from my day in York. Please feel free to leave any comments below….. Enjoy

the brides dress and bride during the bridal preparation

bride to be having her make up applied

reflection of the bride during the hair and make

bride and brides mother reflected in the mirror

bridesmaids take a sneak peek during the bridal preparations

the bride leaving home for the ceremony and reflected in the mirror

portrait of the bride with mother and father

best man at St wilfreds church with the order of service

bride and brides father arriving in a vintage car at St Wilfreds catholic church in York

Bride and bridal party for the start of the wedding Ceremony in York

Bride and brides father entering St Wilfreds Church

St Wilfreds Catholic Church in York as the bride arrives for the wedding ceremony

bride & groom at the start of the wedding ceremony

A happy bride during the wedding ceremony at St Wilfred's catholic Church

A very happy groom during the wedding ceremony

groom shot during the ceremony

The happy couple at St Wilfred's church in York

The groom during the wedding ceremony

Bride & groom photograph taken from the back of St wilfreds church during the wedding vows

The bride shares a joke with the priest at St Wilfred's church

Mother of the groom picture during the ceremony as the vows are exchanged

Bridal party during the official signing of the register

Bridal Party portraits in the garden of St Wilfred's church

Bridal Party portraits in the garden of St Wilfred's church

Leaving the church as husband & Wife at St Wilfreds Church in York

Confetti for the newly married couple outside St Wilfred's roman Catholic church

York pavilion wedding - Confetti for the newly married couple outside St Wilfred's roman Catholic church

Guests enjoying the wedding outside St Wilfred's church

London bus and the newly married couple

Guests playing with a new born at York Pavillion Hotel in York

guests and family enjoying the celebrations at York pavillion hotel

Wedding cake

father of the bride speech at York pavilion Hotel

groom during the father of the brides speech at York Pavilion hotel

The father of the brides speech and the groom

The Groom during his speech at York Pavilion Hotel

The couples first dance at The pavilion Hotel in York