Nick and Claire's previous wedding photographer had pulled out and luckily I was able to fit them into my schedule at the last minute. These things happen - I've never heard of a wedding where the planning went entirely smoothly the whole way but rarely do these problems surface on the day. Or if they do, you're having such a fabulous day that they often are of no consequence.
Being a Sunday wedding meant I did have availability as weddings are typically Saturday affairs. So, on a warm September Saturday, we gathered at the base of the North York Moors, at the Downe Arms Country Inn in Wykeham, to formally confirm and celebrate the next step in Nick and Claire's journey together.
The whole wedding party was incredibly smart and beautifully dressed but the central couple and their bridesmaids in particular were stunning. The floral dresses worn by Suzie and Alice were one of the best bridesmaids' dresses I've seen. Claire's patterned dress was gorgeous and I was very envious of Nick's blue suit - a very warm and textured blue.
Nick and Claire weren't afraid to let their interests come forthright into the proceedings - see Claire's outstanding Alice and Wonderland shoes below for example (and the cake too!). My favourite touch was something I was actually unable to capture through the medium of photography, their ceremony entrance procession music being the Throne Room Theme Song from Star Wars (click here). I couldn't help but beam (and imagine roars of approval from Chewbacca).