Blessing Ceremony Photography – Wedding at Ox Pasture Hall

Posted by on October 1, 2017 in Wedding | 0 comments




Andrew and Sue’s wedding blessing ceremony was a small but perfect celebration.  Rather than go for the big traditional wedding, they decided that their celebration would focus on a beautiful personalised ceremony with just two other couples with them as witnesses.

They held their celebration at Ox Pasture Hall which is set in beautiful countryside near Scarborough.  The original vision was an outdoor blessing ceremony in the lovely gardens however the weather had other ideas!  Torrential doesn’t really begin to describe the rain that decided to hit that day!!  It was pretty relentless but Sue and Andrew took it in their stride brilliantly.  With some fantastic support from the hotel a lovely space in the conservatory was found.  This worked so well as it had plenty of natural light and still offered a lovely sense of the gardens.

The ceremony was led by the wonderful Louisa from Starr Gazing Ceremonies.  Louisa created such a warm and welcoming atmosphere.  The ceremony was full to the brim with personal moments including musical performances and readings.  The main focus of the ceremony was the hand fasting.  This was pure heaven to photograph and it felt such a privilege to be part of something so intimate and special.  Louisa also led a ring warming before Andrew and Sue said their vows to each other.  Champagne was then poured at the end of the ceremony to toast the happy couple.

The rain didn’t stop us on the photography front at all.  I actually love the light on rainy days and despite the practical issues of keeping dry often prefer it to really bright sunny days when the light can be too harsh!  The venue offered some good outside shelter under the cloisters.  Andrew and Sue then decided to go for it and with umbrellas up we ventured out to capture some portraits in the garden too.  I loved that towards the end of this mini portrait session they just threw off the umbrella and embraced the weather!!

Photography was just required for a couple of hours and as Andrew and Sue were seated with their guests in the private dining area myself and Louisa left them to a lovely evening.

I always love photographing small intimate weddings and feel my documentary style and approach works so well with a smaller number of guests.

So many congratulations again to you both x


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