Rick and Dena were married on Saturday at Brayton church on the outskirts of Selby before celebrating at The Pavilion Hotel in York. Our day began with Dena’s bridal preparation at their home before we joined Rick and the grooms men at church for some photographs pre-wedding ceremony. The vicar had a great and relaxed attitude to photography in Church and so we were able to maximise the photo opportunities with myself at the front and Sophie the second photographer shooting from the back. The weather forecast had predicted showers rolling in from lunchtime and so as Rick and Dena left church we were conscious of the need to maximise any dry spell and quickly complete any formal group requests at the church. Thankfully the weather held throughout the journey to The Pavilion Hotel in York and all the way through the drinks reception only actually raining after the guests had taken their seats for the wedding breakfast.
During the pre-wedding shoot and meeting with Rick and Dena we’d discussed the proximity of York Minster and the fact that it was here that Rick proposed made a visit a high priority. Late evening we quickly sneaked away for a trip into the city centre and made a visit to York Minster not far from the actual spot of the proposal. We then headed into Shambles, one of the most historic streets in York and one high on any tourist list of sights and places to see in the city for the final end of night photographs. The final photograph (above) will make a stunning double page spread in an Italian Storybook.