After over a year of postponements, I was thrilled to be back in the middle of a wedding.
Holly and Alex had a lovely intimate May wedding and it was an honour to get to know everyone there a little, which always helps enable me to get the best natural photos.
So the Covid-related issues out of the way first (because the day wasn't about THAT)...unfortunately Holly and Alex had had to postpone their wedding a year - it had been cancelled at the last minute the previous March. This year, the ceremony at York registry office only allowed 13 people, a lot fewer than government allowances, but which was deemed appropriate for these particular premises. This meant there wasn't room for me in the ceremony room - a first for me (despite being 6 foot 2) - and I had to hang around outside along with '14th man' Jake (in the first instance, but he swapped with 6-month old crying Douglas shortly after the service begun, so did get in). Considering I wasn't allowed in the ceremony room, I think you'll agree the few ceremony photos I did get are outstanding - haha!
At this stage in May, rules had just been relaxed enough to allow people to hug and to not have to be too distant, which for me, is one of the main things I capture at weddings. Holly and Alex's original plans had involved an evening celebration with lots of friends and hopefully this blog will go some way to help those people share a bit of the day.
The day started at Alex's grandma's delightful house just off Bootham as the groom's family gathered and then walked down to the registry office where we met Holly's family and then Holly and Edward. Holly and Alex have an obvious strong bond with Edward, who is prominent in many of the photos.
Aside from the photos, my other favourite aspect of these days is getting to know the family and friends, and everyone was just fabulous. I have missed weddings!
Enjoy the photos...