Mr and Mrs Barbor
30th August 2013
Oakwell Hall, Batley
I've got to know Helen & Matt quite well since they booked me for their photography over a year ago. Little Mae was still just a toddler when I first met her, now she's walking, talking and has a lovely cheeky little smile!!
I'd been looking forward to this wedding for some time, although with a little bit of trepidation; aside from being the day after my 30th Birthday, my partner had since become pregnant and the due date was only 2 weeks away! Thankfully the backup plan was not required and everything went smoothly, including the weather which cleared just at the right time for some fantastic colourful shots outside.
The ceremony took place at Oakwell Hall in Batley. The House, a stunning 17th Century building actually mentioned by Charlotte Bronte in her novel Shirley, has amazing period features throughout. The Great Hall where the service took place was lit beautifully by the huge leaded windows to one side.
Having photographed a Wedding at Holdsworth House in Halifax earlier in the year, a place that looks very similar and is equally beautiful, I knew the Hall would lend itself to being the perfect backdrop for some wonderfully colourful images.
Helen and her Bridesmaids got ready at the nearby Gomersal Park Hotel, and received a wonderful surprise when they were picked up to be taken to Oakwell Hall in a prestigious old Bentley.
Matt and the Groomsmen posed for a few shots around the grounds before the service took place.
The reception was held at the Central Club in Batley where guests had fun in the photobooth with all the props, silly wigs and glasses!