Outdoor Wedding at Holdsworth House
Jen and Nik booked me to shoot their outdoor wedding at Holdsworth House in June. Holdsworth House is a venue I know well having shot Vicky and Joel’s wedding there last summer. I was delighted to see Vicky and Laura from Unique Bridal Beauty who were on hair and make up duties. As I’ve mentioned before, not only are they top drawer hair and make up ladies, they’re also both former brides of mine, as I shot Vicky and Matt’s wedding in Ibiza and Laura and Andrew’s wedding in Manchester.
Jen was pretty calm throughout the morning preparation and it was only when her dad saw her for the first time that she cracked and shed a tear or two. Nik on the other hand was cheerfully greeting the guests in the wonderful summer sunshine. Jen and Nik were brave and opted for an outdoor wedding ceremony in the courtyard at Holdsworth House. My previous experience of Holdsworth House was in torrential rain, so it was great to see bright sunshine as Jen walked down the aisle.
Gardens at Holdsworth House
Jen and Nik had a wonderful marriage ceremony and afterwards it was into the stunning gardens at Holdsworth House. It really is a beautiful wedding venue and in the sun, there are few better locations for your wedding reception. As the beer, cider and wine were downed the guests were photographed in my natural, documentary style. Jen and Nik joined me for twenty minutes of couple photos before their wedding breakfast.
I see a lot of wedding speeches and Nik’s best man absolutely nailed his best man speech. There were moments where I was laughing so much I almost forgot I was there to photograph the speech! With some gorgeous low summer sun, Jen and Nik joined me for a handful of photos in the gardens. Jen and Nik’s first dance as husband and wife followed the photos and the party kicked on late into the night. I loved being Jen and Nik’s wedding photographer at Holdsworth House and can’t wait to head back there soon.
So here’s Jen and Niks outdoor wedding at Holdsworth House, photos by me, Music by BORNS…
Halifax Wedding Photographer James Tracey © 2016