Bagden Hall Wedding Photography
Easter weekend saw me tackle three weddings in four days and all being set within Halls (the other weddings at Oulton Hall and Rookery Hall) with the final one on Easter Sunday being Ruth and Ged’s Bagden Hall wedding photography.
Once again I had the help of Daniel Lloyd along with me second shooting as Ruth and Ged wanted the preparation covering for both of them. I started with Ruth and her team at her parents home in Wakefield whilst Dan covered the fella’s at Ged’s house. Also covering the preparation was the video team from Dave Spink Photography (who I worked with last year at Hannah and Steve’s wedding in Rochdale).
We then teamed up to shoot the service in Horbury, near Wakefield, and this was a service with a twist. Not only did Ruth’s dad walk her down the aisle, but during the first hymn, he disappeared into the back of the church and re-appeared in his collar and gown to conduct the service and marry his daughter. It’s the first time I’ve ever shot a wedding where the father of the bride was also the minister for the wedding and it was a genuinely lovely family moment to watch Ruth’s father actually give away his daughter!
After a handful of formal groups outside the church we made our way to Huddersfield for the reception and Ruth and Ged’s Badgen Hall wedding photography. With a tight turnaround to the wedding breakfast I had to work fast to grab the couple photos in the gardens whilst Dan shot the guests enjoying a drink or two inside Bagden Hall.
The speeches were some of the best I’ve seen at a wedding with two standout performances from the best men, one of them being Ged’s son who delivered one of the funniest speeches I’ve ever witnessed (and I think he’s only about 8 years old making it even more brilliant), before Ged’s other best man performed a spectacular reworking of ‘Let It Go’ revealing all of Ged’s many hilarious stories (including a story that Ged had managed to keep from his parents for over 15 years that raised a LOT of eyebrows!) Needless to say, the best men got two huge, and deserved, standing ovations.
With the sun setting Ruth and Ged nipped outside to grab a handful of couple shots with some off camera flash (you know, the ‘wow’ shots) before kicking off the night party with their first dance. It was a fantastic day with cracking weather, a huge crowd of up for it guests and a photography and video team that worked brilliantly together to capture Ruth and Ged’s brilliant Bagden Hall wedding photography.
So here’s Ruth and Ged’s Bagden Hall wedding photography, music by James Bay, photos by me…
Bagden Hall Hotel, Wakefield Rd, Scissett, Denby Dale, West Yorkshire HD8 8SZ. 01484 865330