York Wedding Photographer - Female Wedding Photographer - JoanneB Photography: Blog https://www.joannebphotography.co.uk/blog en-us (C) York Wedding Photographer - Female Wedding Photographer - JoanneB Photography jo@joannebphotography.co.uk (York Wedding Photographer - Female Wedding Photographer - JoanneB Photography) Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:31:00 GMT Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:31:00 GMT https://www.joannebphotography.co.uk/img/s/v-5/u9810999-o644609135-50.jpg York Wedding Photographer - Female Wedding Photographer - JoanneB Photography: Blog https://www.joannebphotography.co.uk/blog 80 120 Weddings in Harrogate https://www.joannebphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/7/weddings-in-harrogate  

Occasionally, I get asked to photograph a very small, intimate wedding and they can be so special.

Kasia and Jim's wedding in Harrogate was exactly that. With only a few friends and direct family they tied the knot in Harrogate Registry Office, but the real joy of this wedding were the photographs that we then did to follow at RHS Gardens at Harlow Carr.

The colours of the summer were in full bloom, the backdrop for photographs was really something else!

 

 

 

 

 

Many thanks to the staff at Harlow Carr for granting us permission to use the gardens.

Wishing Kasia and Jim the very best for their future together!

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A 5 Star Wedding Fair at a 5 Star venue - Weddings at The Grand Hotel, York https://www.joannebphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/6/a-5-star-wedding-fair-at-a-5-star-venue---weddings-at-the-grand-hotel-york  

Where were you on the Sunday 10th June? 

In your garden enjoying the sunshine, working, playing with the kids? 

Well I can tell you where I was. I was once again invited to attend the very prestigious Grand Hotel and Spa's Wedding Fair and if you missed it, you missed a treat.

It was by far the best wedding fair, I have EVER attended and I have been to a fair few.

The Grand certainly lived up to it's name on that day. The styling was stunning, the cakes all looked astonishing, the flowers were all divine and the dresses were as stylish as the setting they were stood in, but the show was most definitely stolen by the fabulous entertainers!

Two photo booths provided many laughs and pictures for everyone to take home. Next to me were the fun and fearless Undercover Waiters and who could forget Back Chat Brass. They were an instant hit. With a nod to their roots in pop, funk and hip hop, their brassy twist on classic tunes combined with electrifying showmanship brought a smile to everyone's face! 

 

Where the ribbon ends, Ambience Styling and Dutch Nursery's

 

Ambience Styling

Precious Bridal

 

Where the ribbon ends

Where the ribbon ends

Where the ribbon ends

Where the ribbon ends

Where the ribbon ends Where the ribbon ends Where the ribbon ends Back Chat Brass

Back Chat Brass

  Love Cheese

Love Cheese

Amy George Makeup

Choos Cakes

  George Pye

 

Dutch Nurseries

 

Dutch Nurseries

Dutch Nurseries

Love lights the way

The little pearl bridal boutique

Viva La Booth

The Flower Studio

The Flower Studio

Photobomb

Yorkshire chauffeur company

Bobcat

The Undercover waiters

 

If you are interested in having an amazing wedding day at a truly spectacular venue in the centre of York contact Catherine Smith at The Grand on 01904 380033.

 

Ambience - Venue Styling

Where the Ribbon Ends - Wedding Cake

The Undercover Waiters - Entertainment

Precious Bridal - Bridal Gowns

George Pye - Toastmaster

Amy George - Make up

Viva La Booth - Photo Booth

Love Cheese - Cheese Cake

Dutch Nurseries - Flowers

Love Lights the Way - Lights

Back Chat Brass - Entertainment

Photobomb - Magic Mirror

Boobcat Card Art - Card Art

Yorkshire Chauffeur Company - Cars

The Flower Studio - Wedding Flowers

Choos Cakes - Wedding Cakes

The Little Pearl Bridal Boutique - Bridal Gowns

 

 

 

 

 

 

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jo@joannebphotography.co.uk (York Wedding Photographer - Female Wedding Photographer - JoanneB Photography) female wedding photographer in york recommended photographers at the Grand Hotel York The Grand Hotel and Spa wedding photographers in york Weddings at the grand hotel and spa York York https://www.joannebphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/6/a-5-star-wedding-fair-at-a-5-star-venue---weddings-at-the-grand-hotel-york Mon, 25 Jun 2018 15:54:10 GMT
A stunning wedding fair at the amazing Grand Hotel & spa https://www.joannebphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/3/a-stunning-wedding-fair-at-the-amazing-grand-hotel-spa  

On Sunday 25th February I was fortunate to be invited to exhibit at Yorks only 5* hotel, The Grand Hotel and Spa.

I am proud and honoured to be one of The Grand Hotels recommend wedding suppliers and I am in good company on that list. 

It looked as amazing as ever and the caliber of exhibitors present was as impressive.

I captured some images to share and if you didn't get chance to pop in, you'll see all the exhibitors listed at the bottom with links to their websites.

 

 

Ambience Venue Styling

Where the Ribbon Ends

Ambience Venue Styling

Precious Bridal

Wild Floral Couture

Avenue White Photography

Richard Perry Photography

Where the Ribbon Ends

Where the Ribbon Ends

Ambience Venue Styling

Dutch Nurseries

Cameron Baker

Ray of Light Letters

Bobcat Card Art

Thimberlina

Sweet Chic

Fosters

Rachel Croft

Yorkshire Chauffeur Co

Amy George

Natasha Oxtoby

If you are interested in having an amazing wedding day at a truly spectacular venue in the centre of York contact Catherine Smith at The Grand on 01904 380033.

 

Ambience - Venue Stylist

Wild Floral Couture - Florist

Cameron Baker - Pianist - cambaker76@gmail.com

Avenue White - Photographer

Fosters - Jewellers 

Amy George - Make up

Ray of Light Letters - Light letters

Rachel Croft Musician - Singer

Thimberlina Designer Dressmaker

Bobcat Card Art - Card Art

Where the Ribbon Ends - Cakes

Booth Revolution - Photo Booth 

Precious Bridal - Dress

Richard Perry - Photographer

Sweet Chic - Cakes

PhotoBomb - Magic Mirror & Donut Wall

Yorkshire Chauffeur Company - Cars

Dutch Nurseries - Florist

Natasha Oxtoby - Hair

Elite Event Solutions - Juke Box Hire

 

 

 

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jo@joannebphotography.co.uk (York Wedding Photographer - Female Wedding Photographer - JoanneB Photography) female wedding photographer in york wedding photographer in york wedding photographers in york weddings weddings at the grand hotel york' york female photographer york photographer https://www.joannebphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/3/a-stunning-wedding-fair-at-the-amazing-grand-hotel-spa Tue, 06 Mar 2018 09:58:24 GMT
2017 A Review https://www.joannebphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/2/2017-a-review
 

 

So, another years over and a new ones just begun.  And all my wonderful bride and grooms from 2017 are already heading very quickly towards their first wedding anniversary. I can't believe just how fast the year went and just how many lovely weddings I got to photograph.

I  would like to extend a massive amount of gratitude to all the couples who let me share and capture their special day. Truly it is an honour to be given such unlimited access to something so special. Yes, occasionally it's stressful and yes, sometimes I do worry about getting 'that shot' but all in all it is a real joy and pleasure to be involved in that once in a lifetime event. 

I must also thank the bridesmaids, best men, grooms men and any of the other key figures who make my day easier. I do not know all the guests, or who needs to be present in a group shot or who is sadly not with us on the day and very often it's the rest of the important people in the wedding who keep me straight.
Often I can be seen using a poor bridesmaid as an umbrella holder or a grooms man as a chauffeur or light stand, so I thank you guys too!

Also, to the rest of the family and wedding party, thank you for your patience when I am sorting out the group shots or pinching the bride and groom to do some portraits. I know you really want to go to the toilet or to the bar, but giving me the opportunity to get that big group photograph before you all disappear like magic is appreciated.

And lastly I would like to say a big thank you to the vicars, registrars, reverends, churches, venues, staff, make up artists, florists, cake makers, room stylists, magicians, hairdressers and anyone else who works within the industry because without you guys, this would not be half as much fun.

Let us all remember we are all there for one reason and one reason only to make the bride and grooms day unforgettable!

(and just in case they do begin to forget, its ok, because I've got that covered)

 

 

  

    

 

 

 


   

  

 

 

  

  

  

    


   

 

  

2017 was a great year for JoanneB Photography with weddings in the Lake District, Cheshire and Yorkshire. I did more referral weddings than ever before which is always nice!

2018 is looking amazing, again with lots of referrals from friends and families of weddings I have done previously and hotels who are happy to have me on their preferred supplier lists. I am proud of the year I have had and cannot wait to do it all again this year!

 

Jo

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A Winter Wedding at The Grand Hotel & Spa, York https://www.joannebphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/12/a-winter-wedding-at-the-grand-hotel-spa-york  

 

I love a good winter wedding and Gary & Lucy's day in November did not disappoint.

The wedding took place at The Grand Hotel & Spa and was a real winter delight. The interior of the hotel lends itself beautifully to the ambience of a winters day with its warm colours and plush furnishings. The atmosphere Lucy really wanted to create was a warm and cosy one with plenty of candles and Christmas lights and she certainly got it. 

 

When in the Grand Hotel there is only one place to photograph a stunning dress and that would be on the stunning staircase. I have to say, that for the reason of safety, Lucy's mum was holding onto the dress tightly while it hung over the beautiful banister!

While the bride to be got ready with her girls around her, so did the boys. Gary and his groomsmen met to do their ties and check that they were all present and correct. 

Meanwhile, downstairs the ceremony room was set. It looked warm and inviting, nothing short of magical. Ambience venue styling did an amazing job as ever!

The ladies were ready in plenty of time. The bridesmaids were dressed in gorgeous red gowns whilst Lucy looked stunning in her dress from Forever Yours.

 

Lucy was escorted to the ceremony by her lovely step-father who was proud and happy to do the honours.

The ceremony went beautifully and the owl behaved impeccably delivering the rings to the bestmen at the front just how he was supposed to.

After the ceremony it was time to capture the family and friends of the newlyweds. The group photographs when taken in the gorgeous splendour of The Grand always look good.

As do the Bride and Groom portraits, particularly when the Grand was looking so Christmassy!

The Grand boardroom looked stunning once set for the wedding breakfast. The cake by Where the Ribbon Ends was painstakingly adorned with flowers from Rosebuds Florists.

The speeches went down really well. As you can see there was plenty of joy and laughter throughout. 

After dinner the new Mr & Mrs Brooks took to the floor for their first dance.

Before being joined by all their friends and family for a proper party!

Dual Project did a fabulous 80's set keeping everyone up and dancing. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip down memory lane and even had a little dance myself to one of my favourites, Tainted Love!

One of the joys of a winter wedding is stepping outside and capturing the evening lights. Lucy had thought ahead and came prepared for the night by purchasing the most divine fur cape in a bold red.

A November wedding wouldn't be complete without a sparkler or two!

We even had time to take a very short stroll across to the bar walls to capture this lovely image of the happy couple with York Minster in the background.

 

 

It really was a fabulous winter wedding! I had the most amazing time capturing it all for Lucy and Gary. Their friends and family were a joy to be with and made my job on the day so much fun. 

Like most winter weddings it was a technical challenge to achieve all the shots that Lucy and Gary wanted, but I think you will agree that these pictures capture the true essence of what a wedding in November should include!

If you are thinking about having a winter wedding or have already booked your winters date, then please get in touch.

I really do love the challenge that weddings around Christmas time present and I love the images that are the result!

Dress - Forever Yours Bridal

Florist - Rosebud Flowers

Venue Styling - Ambience Venue Styling

Cake - Where the Ribbon Ends

Hair - JQ Hair 

Owl - Owl Adventures

Evening Band - Dual Project

 

 

 

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Hannah and Jack's Wedding at The Grand Hotel, York https://www.joannebphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/hannah-and-jacks-wedding-at-the-grand-hotel-york  

On a beautiful August day Hannah and Jack said 'I do' at Bedern Hall, York followed by a stunning reception at the Grand Hotel.

Here is a small compilation video of some of my favourite images from their special day.

I know Hannah and Jack had a wonderful day and I have to say, so did I!

Everyone who was there, their friends and family and all the other suppliers all made sure that it all went so well. 

It was truly a joy to be part of it.

Ceremony venue - Bedern Hall

Reception venue - The Grand Hotel

Brides dress - Andrea Bambridge designed by felicity

Groomsmen - Moss Brothers

Flowers - David Wards 

Hair - Blake and Butler

Make up - Beccy from Westgate Salon

The Band - The Ragdolls

Transport - All Luv'Dub VW Camper Hire

 

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Hannah's Bridal Shower at The Dean Court Hotel https://www.joannebphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/7/hannahs-bridal-shower-at-the-dean-court-hotel  

On Saturday evening the very lovely Hannah had a very splendid Bridal Shower at the Dean Court Hotel, York.

The event was beautifully organised by one of Hannah's bridesmaids and I was secretly invited with my camera to get some pictures of all the girls together.

And the entertainment for the evening was provided by the talented Lorraine from Swirly Sweets.

Once Lorraine had finished her introduction, the ladies all got stuck in with making decorations for their very own cupcakes.

Everyone had a fabulous time and I can't wait to meet them all again in a few weeks time at Hannah's wedding!

And once the cakes were decorated with all things pretty the ladies enjoyed some more bubbles, some games of their own and what I am sure was a delightful meal.

If you are interested in having your bridal shower photographed then please get in touch.

Lorraine from Swirly Sweets is available for Hen Party cupcake decorating parties in York and can be contacted on 07783 802270.

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jo@joannebphotography.co.uk (York Wedding Photographer - Female Wedding Photographer - JoanneB Photography) Hen party activities in York cupcake decorating classes york events at Dean Court Hotel york female wedding photographer in york wedding photographer in york wedding photographers in york weddings at Dean Court hotel york york female photographer york wedding photographer https://www.joannebphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/7/hannahs-bridal-shower-at-the-dean-court-hotel Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:13:11 GMT
Joanne and Simon's Wedding at The Parsonage Hotel https://www.joannebphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/7/joanne-and-simons-wedding-at-the-parsonage-hotel  

On a lovely Saturday morning in April I arrived at Joanne's family home ready to capture her wedding day and I couldn't have been made more welcome!

Some families just make my job so easy and at Joanne and Simon's they couldn't have done more.

Their wedding was all about family.

I arrived early while the girls were all out at Top To Toe, Dunnington having their hair done. While I waited I photographed Joanne's beautiful flowers and her lovely father, John made me a cup of tea. I think John did a great job in the kitchen that morning, keeping the ladies in tea, toast and even some Prosecco while they all got ready. 

Joanne's work colleagues had arrange a special surprise for Joanne. Unbeknownst to her, they had organised Make up artist Kelly Medina Enos to do Joanne's wedding day make up. And what a fabulous job she did!

Meanwhile at The Parsonage, the boys were all there present and correct. Simon and his groomsmen all looked very smart in their suits from York Hire Wear.

And the hotel was looking gorgeous.

Finishing Touches had worked their usual magic adding the chair covers and table runners, which always finish a wedding breakfast room off with style!

 

Joanne and her father arrived in a stunning 1930's vintage wedding car from Ryedale Limousines ready for the ceremony at The Parsonage Hotel.

The ceremony was full of laughter, tears and joy. And so was the wedding breakfast!

During the afternoon there was plenty of time for Joanne and Simon to sneak off in their very own vintage car to have some photographs taken. The country pond at Skipwith was so beautiful and I think you will agree, worth the short drive. 

The evening function started with Joanne and Simon's stunning cake from Iced Yorkshire been cut by the new Mr & Mrs Flint followed by a truly romantic first dance as man and wife.

It really was a wonderful day, one I thoroughly enjoyed been part off. 

Thank you to Joanne and Simon for having me capture their day and to all their wonderful friends and family for making it such fun!

Vendors 

Dress - Brides of Yorkshire

Cake - Iced Yorkshire

Suits - York Hire Wear

Make up - Kelly Medina Enos

Hair - Top to Toe

Car - Ryedale Limousines

 

 

 

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Wedding Fair at Aldwark Manor https://www.joannebphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/5/wedding-fair-at-aldwark-manor  

So, what did you do on Sunday?

I had the great pleasure to be at the most stunning Aldwark Manor Hotel taking part in their very own Wedding Fair.

Now, just in case you missed it, or you were lucky enough to be there but didn't get all the details of all the other fabulous other suppliers, then hopefully this blog will help. 

If you are getting married and are still looking for someone to help fulfil your wedding day dreams, then read on!

 

Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel Aldwark Golf & Spa Hotel

The venue looked lovely and the wedding team at the hotel were all on hand to help with any potential bride and grooms queries. Chantelle, Megan and all the staff made sure that the event went off without a hitch!

If you need to speak with them, give them a call on 01347 833939 and I am sure they will be able to help with any further details you need after Sunday.

Finishing TouchesVenue Styling

Finishing Touches made sure that all the styling was beautiful!

Finishing TouchesVenue Styling

I always have a wonderful time at Wedding Fairs, especially chatting with lots of other professionals within the business. My lovely neighbour on Sunday was Elaine from Bessie's Yorkshire Preserves.

I loved her mini jars of preserves for wedding favours and hearing about her own little empire.

What a wonderful idea and something a little different for your day!

Bessie's Yorkshire PreservesWedding Favours

It was also lovely to catch up with Anne from Silk Floral Art, who recently was voted Best Florist in the I Do Magazine Wedding Awards!

Silk Floral ArtSilk Wedding Flowers

Julie MercerWedding Make-up

Julie from Julie Mercer Make-up was there. It is a few years since we worked a wedding together, but she recognised me instantly and was obviously having a great time talking with all the bride and grooms to be at Aldwark Manor.

The Hog and AppleHog Roasts

Food is always a highlight of any Wedding Fair and indeed any wedding for that matter!

The Hog and AppleHog Roasts

And at Aldwark no-one was disappointed (including me!)

A Taste Of ItalyIce Cream Tricycle Hire

Firstly, there was the opportunity to try an amazing hog roast sandwich, followed by a delicious Italian ice cream. Then if you still had space you could really indulge with a marshmallow or two dipped in melted chocolate at the fountain.

All Things Sweet & CandyCandy cart & Chocolate fountain

My other neighbours on the day were the lovely ladies from The Bridal Affair and Curvy Bridal.

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Their dresses looked stunning and if it were me getting married again, I know which one I would choose.

There were plenty of other suppliers there, from fireworks, videographers, photographers and the giant LOVE letters. It really was a 'one stop shop' for all your wedding day dreams!

Crazy PixPhotobooth

Kings Wedding CarsWedding Cars

Outside there was lots going on. Kings Wedding Cars Rolls Royce, looked stunning in front of the venue. An exquisite example of an option for your wedding car.

Classic Car Hire YorkshireSelf Drive Wedding Car Hire Superior Motor CarsWedding Cars Superior Motor CarsWedding Car

And then there was a stunning classic from Superior Motor Cars.

Little Berry BarConverted Horse Box Bar

Then there was something new, like the Little Berry Bar serving their very own liqueurs or the VW Photobooth.

Camping Retro StylePhotobooth

The Flamingo BakeryWedding Cakes The Flamingo BakeryWedding Cakes The Flamingo BakeryWedding Cakes

It was a joy to see The Flamingo bakers again and their cakes looked stunning. And yes, the little sample fairy cakes were tasty too!

Precious Bridal Bridal Wear

There was something for everyone including the men. TM Lewin were available to chat suits and options with the grooms and Precious Bridal had more dresses to wow the brides.

T M LewinWedding Suits T M LewinWedding Suits

The display by The Wedding Stationery Co was extensive and unique. All their invites are elegant.

The Wedding Stationery CoWedding Stationery

Smooch Wedding Rings

Mark WaddingtonElite Close Up Magician

Mark Waddington kept all the visitors entertained with his close up magic, pulling hundreds of bunnies out of hands and turning burning playing cards into lollipops.

Last but no means least there was Dutch Nurseries, whose display was so well suited to the amazing Walshingham Suite.

Dutch NurseriesWedding Flowers

 

And, that is about it.

It really was a lovely day, I had a blast! Talking to all the engaged couples looking for inspiration for their day and all the other suppliers. I left at the end of the day with a very big smile on my face. 

Thank You Aldwark Manor for inviting me and for organising such a splendid event, I know from personal experience that you always throw a fabulous party!

Exhibitor Links

Venue - Aldwark Manor Golf Spa and Hotel

Stationery - The Wedding Stationery Co

Cake - The Flaming Bakery

Candy Cart & Chocolate Fountain - All Things Sweet & Candy 

Outside Bar - Little Berry Bar

Wedding rings - Rings by Design 

Wedding rings - Smooch            

Cars - Superior Motor Cars

Cars - Kings Wedding Cars

Cars - Classic Car Hire Yorkshire

Favours - Bessie's Yorkshire Preserves

Make up - Julie Mercer

Chair Covers - Chair Covers of Yorkshire

Venue Styling - Finishing Touches

Photobooth   - Camping Retro Style

Videographer - Howarth Miller Weddings

Menswear - TM Lewin

Hog Roast - The Hog & Apple

Photobooth - Crazy Pix

Flowers - Dutch Nurseries

Bridal Wear - The Bridal Affair

Entertainment - Mark Waddington Close up Magician 

Silk Flowers - Silk Floral Arts

Catering - A Taste of Italy

Entertainment - AMH Entertainment

Fireworks - The Fireworkers

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Robin and Katherine had a wonderful day at Aldwark Manor.

 

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Easter Sunday Wedding at Principal Hotel, York https://www.joannebphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/4/easter-sunday-wedding-at-principal-hotel-york  

This is a compilation of images that I had the great pleasure to capture for Helen and James on Easter Sunday.

 

 

It rained all day, but with the stunning interior we didn't struggle for images and everyone was so happy that it couldn't dampen the occasion.

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A fairytale wedding for Charlotte & Darren at the Hospitium, York https://www.joannebphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/2/a-fairytale-wedding-for-charlotte-darren-at-the-hospitium-york wedding-venue-hospitium-museum-gardensThe Hospitium, YorkWedding Venue

On 26th August 2016 the very lovely Charlotte and Darren tied the knot at St Olaves Church York, followed by a celebration wedding breakfast and evening reception at The Hospitium.

 Her close friend Louise, whose wedding I was due to photograph later that year, recommended me to Charlotte. And I am so pleased she passed my name along because Charlotte, Darren, their two children, friends and family were all such fun to be around!

mens-suits-wedding-blueTM Lewin, York

The day started early at the Judges Lodgings, York where both the bride and groom were getting ready. Downstairs Darren and his Bestman were getting dressed into their gorgeous suits from TM Lewin which the boys were happy to purchase as the shop was so helpful, especially the manager.

Meanwhile, upstairs the ladies were busying themselves with hair and make-up, whilst the dress hung beautifully waiting for it's bride. 

beautiful-wedding-dressBridal Rogue GallerySwinegate, York

Charlotte's gown was from Bridal Rogue Gallery, Swinegate Court, York. Katriona and Tracey gave the best service.
Charlotte said, "they were so helpful and encouraging and I will really miss popping into see them"

Charlotte's wedding hair was created by Michael Andrew and styled by Alison from his studio. Alison also styled the young bridesmaids and they all looked fabulous. 

wedding-bouquet-bridal-pastelsFiona Hogg Floral DesignYork

Charlotte loves flowers, they were so important to her. Apparently all the flowers the bride wanted were out of season, but Fiona, from Fiona Hogg Flora Design sourced them for her. "Fiona's eye for detail was amazing and her design was so fitting, that I trusted her implicitly".

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For Charlotte, there was only one way to travel on her fairytale wedding day, in a horse and carriage with her father in his dress uniform, beside her.

father-of-the-bride-uniformJudges Lodgings, York

Inside St Olaves Church the wedding ceremony was beautiful, with lots of laughter and joy. 

And then, just before the end of the ceremony, Darren and Charlotte had their two children christened.
Archie and Poppy were so well behaved. It was a lovely way to end Charlotte and Darren's wedding ceremony!
 

After the ceremony it was a short trip down to the Hospitium.
While Charlotte, Darren and Archie travelled in style, the rest of their guests, including Poppy had a pleasant walk through the Museum gardens.

hospitium-weddings-horse-carridgeThe HospitiumMuseum Gardens York

The Hospitium looked amazing, both inside and out. It is a fabulous building in a beautiful location.

Wedding-venue-hospitium-roomInside the Hospitium

 Marbeca Bakery made a beautiful cake and Fiona Hogg Flora Designs made some lovely center pieces.


It was all just as Charlotte and Darren wanted.
The weather was stunning, just right for a summer wedding.

The Museum gardens made such a lovely backdrop.
The evening was warm and pleasant and once the gardens were closed, we had the place to ourselves.
That in itself was something special, I don't think I have ever been in the gardens when it was so quiet and so romantic.
 It was a peaceful and beautiful stroll around St Mary's Abbey and the Yorkshire Museum.

summer-sunset-wedding-portraits-bride-groomSunset Wedding PortraitsSt Mary's Abbey, the Museum Gardens and Yorkshire Museum.

Then it was time for cake and dancing!

 

 Charlotte and Darren had the most fantastic day and wanted to make sure that everyone involved knew that they loved every minute of their wedding. 

And as for the photographer, well, Charlotte says 

"Jo was absolutely amazing on the day, calming when things got stressful, organised for when 100 guests needed to be rounded up and she was so discreet.
Jo is so friendly, professional and the quality of her work is second to none! We could not be happier with the result of our beautiful photographs".

"We now consider her to be a true friend and she really was central to our day and pivotal in our lovely memories of our wedding".

 

 

 

 

 

Venue - The Hospitium

Dress - Bridal Rogue Gallery

Suits - TM Lewis

Flowers - Fiona Hogg Floral Design

Cake - Marbeca Bakery

Hair - Michael Andrew Hair Studio

Make up - Marie Taylor, Bobbie Brown

Entertainment - The Entertainment Company

Chair Covers - Chair Covers of Yorkshire

Favours - Tarte & Berry

Stationery - Joosey Bee Design

Room Styling & Props - Tracy Williamson Designs

 

 

 

 

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2016 A Review https://www.joannebphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/1/2016-a-review
Monk Fryston HallTadcaster

 

So, another years over and a new ones just begun.  And all my wonderful bride and grooms from 2016 are already heading very quickly towards their first wedding anniversary. I can't believe just how fast the year went and just how many lovely weddings I got to photograph.

I  would like to extend a massive amount of gratitude to all the couples who let me share and capture their special day. Truly it is an honour to be given such unlimited access to something so special. Yes, occasionally it's stressful and yes, sometimes I do worry about getting 'that shot' but all in all it is a real joy and pleasure to be involved in that once in a lifetime event. 

I must also thank the bridesmaids, best men, grooms men and any of the other key figures who make my day easier. I do not know all the guests, who needs to be present in a group shot or who is sadly not with us on the day and very often its the rest of the important people in the wedding who keep me straight.
Often I can be seen using a poor bridesmaid as an umbrella holder or a grooms man as a chauffeur or light stand, so I thank you guys too!

Also, to the rest of the family and wedding party, thank you for your patience when I am sorting out the group shots or pinching the bride and groom to do some portraits. I know you really want to go to the toilet or to the bar, but giving me the opportunity to get that big group photograph before you all disappear like magic is appreciated.

And lastly I would like to say a big thank you to the vicars, registrars, reverends, churches, venues, staff, make up artists, florists, cake makers, room stylists, magicians, hairdressers and anyone else who works within the industry because without you guys, this would not be half as much fun.

Let us all remember we are all there for one reason and one reason only to make the bride and grooms day unforgettable!

(and just in case they do begin to forget, its ok, because I've got that covered)

 

 

The Principle HotelYork

Monk Fryston Hall HotelTadcaster

Middletons HotelYork  

  The Principle HotelYork  

Middlethorpe Hall HotelBishopthorpe, york

Marriott HotelYork


Merchant Adventurers' HallYork   

Aldwark Manor Golf Hotel and SpaAlne, York

 

Sandburn Hall HotelYork

Aldwark Manor Golf Club and SpaAlne, York

Sandburn Hall HotelYork

The Principle HotelYork

 

  The Pavilion HotelYork

Sandburn Hall HotelYork

Betty's TearoomsHarrogate  

   

Marriott HotelYork



   The HospitiumYork

 

The HospitiumYork   

Middletons HotelYork

 

 

Middlethorpe HallBishopthorpe, York

  


The Pavilion HotelYork

 

 

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Winter Weddings - Our thoughts https://www.joannebphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/12/Our-thoughts  

Nowadays, you can get married on any day of the week and any time of the year! 

Increasingly, here at JoanneB Photography, we are getting more and more bookings for weddings 'out of season' if you will.

October through to April are turning into some our busier months and if you are considering having your wedding in the winter then go ahead, embrace it and do not let the chance of rain put you off!

And here's why not;

 

Colour Schemes

If you like deep rich colours, autumn reds and winter blues then this time of year is for you. The textures and the colours are truly inspirational.

 

 

Gorgeous Accessories 

A beautiful winter stole, cape or wrap can really add to any wedding dress. Shawls or bolero cardigans can also look a treat on your bridesmaids and flower girls.

 

 

The Ground

Consider where you are getting married and just what WILL be underfoot!

As soon as you leave the house, walk to the church or step outside the venue your dress will no longer be clean. Our advice, accept it and go with it. The more you do, the more fun a day you will have. 

 

 

Wellington Boots!

If you have some, bring them, if they are in your colour scheme, even better. 

As a bride, you will be a lot happier outside with wellies on, than in your stilettos. Keep those clean and dry for indoors and the wellingtons for outside. If it is particularly damp underfoot, the groom might even consider having a spare pair of shoes to hand (or foot).

 

 

Umbrellas

Use and abuse them, we say! Get them to match your colours, get them in funny shapes and if you don't get them, don't worry, we have plenty! Small black ones, golf ones, big white ones, blue, yellow and red ones all in the boot of the car and ready to go.

 

 

First Look

Something which our wedding colleagues in the USA have been doing for some time. Not traditional, but if you are having a late winters day ceremony, then maybe while the light is still good, you could steal a quick look at each other in private and do a few portraits before the sky turns black and the start of your wedding ceremony.

 

 

And what if it rains?

Well, we go inside, of course. 

A good Photographer will find beauty indoors as well as out. In front of a window, on a staircase, or in the church, there is always somewhere romantic to do your Bride and Groom portraits.

 

 

Group photographs inside, also look fabulous. Just choose a venue with plenty of rooms and we'll find one that will work for you.

 

 

Even if it does rain, you could still do a confetti throw (venue permitting, of course).

 

 

 And the best thing of all are the.......

 

 

Dark Nights

 

 

Which create so many different and exciting possibilities, silhouettes in doorways, sparkler exits, romantic cuddles and some amazing views of your venue all lit up in the background.

 

So, if you are thinking about having your wedding when it may be a little colder or darker or wetter, then go right ahead!

Just be prepared and you will still get a most magical wedding with photographs to match.

 

Images include

Middleton's Hotel, York

Worsley Arms, Helmsley

Pavillion Hotel, York

The Bride Inn, Wetherby

Monk Fryston Hall, Tadcaster

The Crown Hotel, Scarborough

Merchant Adventurers Hall, York

Hazelwood Castle, York

 

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Outdoor summer wedding at the York Marriott Hotel https://www.joannebphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/11/outdoor-summer-wedding-at-the-york-marriott-hotel On a overcast Sunday in July, Tom and Angela were ready to tie the knot at the York Marriott and weather permitting it was going to be a splendid outdoor affair.      

I distinctly remember the look on Tom and Angela's face when I first met them at the Racecourse Wedding Fair some months earlier. Like rabbits in the headlights springs to mind. Things certainly have changed as to what is possible on your wedding day. We spoke briefly about their wants for their day and I can tell you now, they did not want a magician, a sweetie cart or flame throwing acrobats on unicycles (I am yet to see the last one myself, but Im looking forward to photographing it in the future).

For Angela and Tom their vision was a lot simpler, classic, more beautiful. Weather permitting they wanted an outdoor ceremony, followed by a BBQ and then indoors for the evening reception. And luckily thats exactly what they got!

The sun eventually broke through, the ceremony took place outside as planned and it was truly a gorgeous day just as Tom and Angela wanted.

 

Tracy WilliamsonVenue Styling and Floral Design

 

 

 

Tracy WilliamsonVenue Styling and Floral Design

 

 

Suits from York Hire and Slaters Leeds

 

 

 

 

Outside at The York Marriott Hotel

 

 

 

 

Thanks again to the lovely Tom and Angela for letting me capture their day and I wish them all the very best for their future together!!

 

Venue - The York Marriott Hotel

Venue Styling - Tracy Williamson Design

Groomsmen Suits - York Hire Wear

Grooms Tie - CatkinJane

Flowers - Garden of Eden Florists

Cake - Sugar Monkey Cake Company

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Karen and Gary's Day at Middletons, York https://www.joannebphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/karen-and-garys-day-at-middletons-york It's been a busy few months here at JoanneB Photography and only now, have I the time to start sharing some of the lovely weddings that I've captured in the during the summer months.  

 

There has been plenty of tears of joy, delicious cake, lovely dresses, flowers and, I am pleased to say, not too much rain!

 

First up, one of my favourite and most colourful weddings from back in June.

Karen and Gary, Middletons Hotel, York.

From the first time I met Karen and Gary, I just knew we were a perfect match. They were relaxed about their wedding and just wanted it to be a fun packed day for all their friends and family!

 

 

 

The Sawmill was beautifully decorated by C and P Event Management, the green sashes complimenting the orange accents.

The cupcake tower with the simply decorated cake on top looked lovely. Swirly Sweets always do an awesome job!

 

 

The flowers from Heaven Scent were bright and bold.

 

 

The ladies all got ready together and Natalie Willingham made sure they all looked their very best!

 

 

The Sunroom at Middletons looked fabulous, ready for their intimate wedding ceremony.

 

 

Gary and his Bestman, Nigel looked very dapper in their suits from Slaters Menswear and Formal Hire.

 

 

After the ceremony we took advantage of the Middletons gardens and the sunshine to do some formal groups.

 

 

As well as some gorgeous portraits of the new Mr and Mrs Hodges.

 

 

Karen looked stunning in her gown from Because I Love You, Farnsworth, Bolton.

 

 

It was by Ronald Joyce and was lace over an organza dress with capped sleeves and a stunning open back, finished with a satin waistband and belt appliqué. 

 

 

 

Now, do you remember I said that Karen and Gary wanted a fun packed day? Well they certainly did and a fun packed evening too!

Darren Robinson provided some magic with his close up tricks and Shawn from Cartoon Magic did some hilarious caricatures of the guests as well as the bride and groom.

 

 

At the evening function Club Class Entertainment provided the roulette table, the guests enjoyed the face mats that Karen and Gary provided and the appearance of Peter Kay was probably one of the funniest things I have photographed at a wedding so far!

For me, it was a wonderful wedding, I honestly can say I felt like part of the family by the end of the day. Everyone was warm and welcoming, it really wasn't like work at all!

A beautiful gift presented to me by Karen and Gary was so thoughtful and then to be booked by Karen's daughter for her special day next year at Pekforton Castle was the icing on the wedding cake!

 

Congratulations again Mr & Mrs Hodges X

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Wedding Fair at The Monkbar Hotel, York https://www.joannebphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/9/wedding-fair-at-the-monkbar-hotel-york On Sunday, the newly refurbished and extended MonkBar Hotel, opened it's doors to welcome in plenty of Bride and Grooms-to-be to their annual wedding fair.

 

MonkBar HotelWedding Fair

 

The MonkBar Hotel, York was looking splendid in the late burst of September sunshine. The newly decorated lounge area has to be one of my favourite looking places currently in York. I think any hotel guest would enjoy relaxing and having a cheeky G and T in one of its new sumptuous leather chairs!

 

Reflections Hair DesignBridal Hair, York

 

On the stand next to me was Paula, from Reflections Hair Design. She was very popular and very busy giving advice to many brides. She even made the time to do some make-up and some hair 'ups'. 

 

Perfectly CoveredChair covers, Keighley

 

The chairs were gorgeous with their blue sashes. Perfectly Covered made sure that the room and the catwalk area was looking splendid.

 

Harris TweedThe Edinburgh Woollen Mill, York

 

Now, I am led to believe, from those in the know, that Harris Tweed is the next big thing for grooms. Edinburgh Woollen Mill had plenty of styles on display.

 

Mark Gilroy Vocals & KeysWedding Music

 

The lovely Mark Gilroy, entertained the visitors in the outside courtyard. His vocals and keys were on point and he sounded as lovely as ever! I worked a very wet wedding with Mark last year and his amazing vocals kept every happy, including me.

 

Wedding Belles & BeausBridal Shop, 19 Micklegate, York

 

The stand from Wedding Belles & Beaus looked stunning! Ella was on hand to give advice about bridal wear and having just returned from a Bridal dress show abroad, she was definitely in the know about next seasons must have dresses.

 

Propose To InviteHandmade wedding stationery

 

Propose to invite had plenty of options for your stationery. I loved the fact that there display invites are all for Rachel and Ross!

 

Rich Reynolds, MagicianNothing is Impossible

 

Rich Reynolds did a great job in entertaining many bride and grooms with his close up magic. 

 

Ella Flowers LtdHandmade with Love Goodramgate, York

 

Janine from Ello Flower's was busy, not least with her 10 week old gorgeous baby girl! Her stand looked 'blooming' marvellous.

 

Jaydee MediaWedding Films

 

It was lovely to see David from Jaydee Media. It's a while since our paths have crossed, having worked a wedding with him last year. His work is stunning and, I can say from personal experience that he is a true professional at a wedding!

 

Smooch Wedding RingsChoose in the comfort of your home

 

Its always a pleasure to see Smooch wedding rings at any wedding fair. I love the idea that they bring the wedding rings to you!

 

Photo Booth by Crazy PixLets get this party started!

 

Photo Booth Hire and their talking mirror kept many brides-to-be entertained. These guys know how to throw a party!

 

Silk Floral ArtSilk floral arrangements

 

Anne from Silk Floral Art was jetting off on holiday but had left her gorgeous stand in someone else's careful hands. I am lucky enough to have one of Anne's displays in my house. It was a gift from a bride after I photographed her wedding. It still looks stunning today, two years later, but then I guess thats the point of silk flowers!

 

Champagne Car Ltd1936 Austin Sherborne

 

Outside in the sunshine was Champagne Cars

 

AsquithsEngagement & wedding rings Goodramgate, York

 

Asquith Jewellers were busy showing off all things sparkly with both engagement and wedding rings on display.

 

Acomb Travel

 

Samantha at Acomb Travel was on hand and ready to help with any questions on your honeymoon.

 

No More TiersCakes and toppers

 

No More Tiers cakes looked good enough to eat and I for one, was very tempted!

 

Electrifying PromotionsPromoting live music in Yorkshire

 

Electrifying Promotions provided some entertainment before the catwalk show began.

 

New & Pre Loved Bridal Gowns and AccessoriesOxfam, Goodramgate

 

Bridal Gowns & Accessories, Oxfam, provided all the dresses. 

 

New & Pre-loved Bridal Gowns & AccessoriesOxfam, Goodramgate, York

 

And they looked amazing! Not only are the dresses a snip, but they are also doing something for charity. What a fabulous way to buy a wedding dress, save some money and give something back. 

 

New & Pre-loved Bridal GownsOxfam, Goodramgate, York

 

And then of course there was me!

I had a fabulous day, spoke to lots of lovely bride and grooms-to-be as well as seeing lots of old friends from the Wedding industry.

We were all looked after with bacon sandwiches and tea from the Monkbar Hotel and there was even a pastry or two.

It really was a great event and I for one hope to be back at the Monkbar Hotel again soon.

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Love, laughter and daffodils at The Merchant Adventurers Hall https://www.joannebphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/6/love-laughter-and-daffodils-at-the-merchant-adventurers-hall  

At the beginning of June, I had the amazing pleasure of capturing Lucy and Andrew's special day in York.

It was such a fabulous wedding!

 

 

The ladies all got ready together. The atmosphere was lovely, one of pure joy and love.Paula Smith from Reflections Hair Design made sure Lucy's hair looked stunning. The bridesmaids looked lovely in their dresses from Coast and the bride looked gorgeous in her Veromia dress which she won. Yes, won! She entered Wedding Ideas magazine's golden ticket competition and won her dress!

 

 

The flowers were beautiful and very special.

Within each of the bouquets was a piece of jewellery from female members of the family, some of whom are no longer with us. In the brides bouquet was a broach from her Grandmother. Katherine from, Fleur Adamo did a lovely job integrating not only the jewellery, but some of the knitted daffodils as well (more about those later).

 

 

Andrew in his Jaeger suit looked very dapper and so did his groomsmen and ushers who all did a terrific job on the day of keeping things on track!

 

 

The wedding took place at the stunning Merchant Adventurers Hall.

Andrew and Lucy now live in Manchester, but met a few years ago in York whilst they were at University and fell in love.

To them, York was the only place to get married!

 

 

So many of the little touches on the day meant so much to the bride and groom.  The cake was made by one of the bridesmaids, there were candles lit, to special relatives who were no longer with them, the invites had been drawn by Bethan, Lucy's Neice and everyone (or so it appeared) had been knitting furiously to create the hundreds of beautiful daffodils which were everywhere!

 

 

Those special, personal touches, really made this a wedding with heart!

 

 

Confetti is unfortunately not allowed in such a historic venue, so we went to plan B.

BUBBLES!

 

 

The food was served by Croft Catering, a truly sumptuous selection of vegetarian options and I have to say the dessert of sticky toffee pudding was totally out of this world!

 

 

Phil Lyons and his New Vintage Band were fabulous, they did a brilliant job. After the first dance, they really did manage to get the whole place jumping!

 

 

 

All in all it was a wonderful day and I was so honoured to be Lucy and Andrew's Photographer!

"everyone we have shown the photos to absolutely love them. You really did capture the day" Lucy & Andrew

Venue - Merchant Adventurers

Hair - Paula Smith Reflections Hair Design

Flowers - Fleur Adamo

Catering - Croft Kitchen

Entertainment - Phil Lyons & New Vintage Band

Dress - Veromia Courtesy of Wedding Ideas Magazine

 

 

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A beautiful day for a wedding at Aldwark Manor https://www.joannebphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/5/a-beautiful-day-for-a-wedding-at-aldwark-manor  

On the 30th of April, I had the amazing pleasure of photographing a very special wedding. Katherine and Robin were ready to say 'I do' in front of their friends and family.

 

 

The dress was amazing, as soon as I saw it, I just knew it was made for Katherine. A Mori Lee design, with delicately embroidered lace, a deep V back and  illusion neckline guaranteed that Katherine was going to look gorgeous in a timeless and chic dress. The Bridal Factory Outlet, Northallerton  certainly ensured that the bride looked traditional yet modern.

 

 

After the girls returned from having their hair done at Revive Hair design, York it was on with the Make-up and out with the Prosecco!

 

 

Whilst the bridesmaids took care of each, Jodie Naylor from Make up by Jodie made sure the bride was nothing short of stunning.

 

 

And then it was time for the dresses.............

 

 

Meanwhile, over at the Church in Aldwark, Robin and his best man were waiting for the ladies to arrive.

 

 

All the gents looked very dapper in their suits from Debenhams Formal Hire.

 

 

The Ceremony at St Stephens church was small and intimate.

 

 

The newley married Mr & Mrs Lavin were then driven by Ross from Potter Chauffeurs round to Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel.

 

 

The room looked fabulous with plenty of little touches! The cake by Love Rouge Bakery was stunning in it's simplicity.

 

 

The button holes and bouquets by The Flower Shop, Easingworld were beautiful. A handtie bouquet containing Avalanche Roses with a skirt of Aspidistra leaves, the stems were bound with greenery which was secured with pearl headed pins.  The bridesmaids wearing Aqua dresses carried a classic elegant white Calla Lily handtie with stems simply bound with green Aspidistra leaves.

 

 

After the formals, Robin, Katherine and I took a short walk around the grounds of Aldwark Manor's grounds.

 

 

Then it was back inside for the Wedding Breakfast.

 

 

And some very funny speeches!

 

 

Stunning, simply stunning!

 

 

It was a truly amazing day, the weather was glorious, the guest were on top form ensuring that everyone had fun, the venue was made for Robin and Katherine and Robin and Katherine were made for each other.

Thank you to all your friends and family that made my job so easy on the day.

Wishing you both the very best of everything in your future together!

Venue - Aldwark Manor Golf Club & Spa

Bridal Grown - Bridal Factory Outlet

Hair - Revive Hair Design

Cake - Love Rouge Bakery

Makeup - Makeup by Jodie

Flowers - The Flower Shop

Car - Potter Chauffeur 

 

 

 

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Opening time at The Alexandra, Harrogate https://www.joannebphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/4/opening-time-at-the-alexandra-harrogate  

On Monday night a select few were invited to the VIP re-opening at The Alexandra Pub, Harrogate.

 

 

Re-branded to a new  Nicholson's pub it will offer the very best of British Pub Food.

 

 

And a great range of drinks including quality real ales and gins.

 

 

Every inch of the new interior looks simply stunning after the refurbishment!

 

 

As a taster, the guests were offered a glass of Proseco, various hand pulled ales as well as Warner Edwards Rhubarb Gin.

 

 

As well as some miniature items from the menu including fish battered in Nicholson's very own ale and served with their triple cooked chips.

 

 

The entertainment was in keeping with The Alexandra's history from the second world war when it was requisitioned by the Ministry of Defence to house RAF Pilots serving the near by Air Ministry.

Claire Louise looked the part and sounded amazing with her WW2 tribute list including Vera Lynn to The Andrews Sisters.

 

 

The atmosphere was great, both staff and guests enjoying all The Alexandra has to offer.

 

 

The memorabilia, artefacts and images on display all around the pub contain many historical facts about the pub, Harrogate and the surrounding area.

This one, took me back to my own RAF days!

 

 

It was a real pleasure capturing the event for Nicholson's and to be honest I can't wait to go back to The Alexandra and try those triple cooked chips and hand battered cod the next time I am in Harrogate!

 

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