I photographed Fae & Jack’s wedding at Saltmarshe Hall in East Yorkshire back in June 2018. I first met bride Fae in what can only be described as a chance encounter, when she was on a hen-do in the North East and having a 1950’s makeover. I was asked to photograph the makeover and turned it into a really cool retro style fashion shoot with the girls. Fae then followed me on social media and the rest is history. I got to meet her and Jack when we climbed Simonside in Northumberland together. It was such a cool way to get to know them before their wedding and I even took my camera along and they got some nice pre-wedding photos too.
On to the wedding day and Fae and Jack could not have asked for a nicer day. I drove down to Yorkshire early that morning and it was already 25 degrees when I pulled up at Saltmarshe Hall at 9.30am. With such glorious weather, Fae and Jack had decided not only to have the wedding ceremony outdoors in the Walled Garden but their wedding breakfast was also outdoors on the terrace. At one point it literally felt like we were abroad it was so nice!
I had a real good laugh with Fae and her bridesmaids on the morning of the wedding (don’t worry I won’t mention the anti-chafing cream incident girls!). I then caught up with Jack and his best man and they looked very dapper in their tuxedos. Before returning to Fae and seeing her look amazing in her dress.
During the outdoor wedding ceremony we were treated to a string quartet. With Fae looking stunning in her dress, Jack in his tux and the with the amazing weather and it really did look like a wedding from a movie! Following the ceremony there was fun and games on the lawn and a totally relaxed atmosphere as guests soaked up the sunshine (I don’t think I’ve ever shot a wedding where so much of the day has been spent outdoors!). Following the meal, there was even time for a game of rounders (this was the first time I’d ever seen a bride play rounders on her wedding day too!). The lighting after the meal was phenomenal and I took most of the couple photos at this point.
After the first dance, Jack (who I should mention used to be in an Oasis tribute band) did an acoustic set, including songs from the Rolling Stones, The Kinks and Del Shannon. He was bloody brilliant and had the place jumping and singing along (including me!). Wearing his Peaky Blinders style cap and with his Black Country accent, he looked like he’d came straight from the Garrison pub in the brilliant BBC drama!
I really did have an awesome time at Fae and Jack’s wedding and have loved getting to know them both. Such a cool couple and I would love to take you up on that offer and bring my family down to The West Country back to my old stomping ground for the RAF Air show!
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