Easter Saturday was the wedding day of Helen & Ali at St Oswald’s Church in Fulford, with reception at The Hospitium in Museum Gardens in York. What a great day. An early start as the wedding ceremony was at 11am, but that made for a more relaxed wedding day in terms of timings to ensure the couple could make the most of the day and there was plenty of time to have formal group photographs as well as photographs around Museum Gardens with the newly weds.
Museum Gardens is a very picturesque location ideal for photography. Even on a Saturday with quite a few visitors to the gardens there are still plenty of quiet locations to take photographs of the couple. With its ruin stone walls, windy paths, and well manicured flower beds, there is a variety of photographs that can be taken so as to test any photographers creative flair.
Helen & Ali had their pre-wedding photoshoot earlier in the week at the Royal York Hotel, which I think really helped them get used to having their photograph taken. As a result the photographs from their wedding day show a very relaxed couple simply being very natural. This is certainly reflected in the photographs taken. They are currently on honeymoon in the Lake District and I look forward to catching up with them when they return.
In the meantime if you are planning a wedding then some information that may help is that the horse and carriage was supplied by Ebor Carriages of Helmsley, the bus, a 1959 AEC Regent V, was supplied by The Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company, Fulford Flowers were the florist of choice creating the stunning bridal party bouquets, Imaginative Icing created the very elegant wedding cake, Helen’s beautiful wedding dress was supplied by Hayley at Harrogate Wedding Lounge, New York Brass Band were the contemporary style funky brass band playing on arrival during the drinks reception, Adam Dawson was the great soloist during the evening reception, and the DJ was Nightowls.
Below are some highlights from Helen & Ali’s wedding for you to enjoy.
Damian James Bramley, DJB Photography (Wedding Photographer York)