Well what a way to start the new year than to photograph a wedding on New Year’s Day. New Year’s Eve is a particularly popular date for a wedding but this is the first time I have photographed a wedding on New Year’s Day. It was a lovely way to spend the first day of the year, though it was a pity the weather was not a little better for Sarah & David, but they did not let it spoil their day. In fact Selby Abbey felt extremely cosy inside, which was somewhat surprising considering the size of the building. Together with South Milford Brass Band playing it made for really lovely atmosphere for the wedding ceremony.
Hazlewood Castle was the reception venue of choice. By the time the couple arrived it had stopped raining and, despite it being overcast and fairly dark, we were able to make use of the lit up area of the grounds to take some lovely, warm feeling photographs of them before their wedding breakfast. The fact it was damp underfoot reflected the light used to light the pathways which added to the photographs and atmosphere. You will see despite it being dark, the external photographs of the couple have come out great.
Sarah & David are both active in the brass band scene and along with having South Milford Brass Band playing in Selby Abbey, the Black Dyke Band was playing at Hazlewood Castle. Both bands were impressive and I believe David is a cornet player in the World renowned Black Dyke Band. David was seen in action playing during the evening reception along with easyBand function band who was the evening’s entertainment, and was very impressive. Overall it was a fantastic day and a very enjoyable way to spend New Year’s Day.
Some photographs from Sarah & David’s wedding can be seen below.
Damian James Bramley, DJB Photography (Exclusive Wedding Photography)