Ashleigh and David celebrated their amazing wedding at the Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate.
This was far from my first time at the Old Swan, having covered several weddings there before, and its always a pleasure to make the journey up the M62.
But before arriving at the hotel, there was the bridal prep, and a very busy bridal prep it was too, with lots of family and little bridesmaids running around, and with plenty for me to capture.
Once the prep was completed and a few bridal portraits were in the bag (so to speak), I rushed off to the hotel to catch up with David and his family for a few quick shots in the grounds of the hotel.
And then it was off to the tish, led by Chazan Albert ‘Alby’ Sebastian Chait, who has a real knack for bringing out the sentiment on such occasions.
After one of the loudest and most brilliantly raucous walks from the tish to the bedecked - courtesy of David’s boys - the bedecked was complete and I took my spot in the ceremony room, ready for the walk-ins.
The ceremony itself was beautiful, with Alby striking the perfect blend of humour of seriousness, and before I knew it the guests had erupted again and the newlyweds were led from their chuppah with the most electric atmosphere of singing and dancing down the aisle (and through the hotel!).
With the weather holding out, we took advantage and shot all the family portraits outside, and then the couple had a few minutes quiet time alone as I ran around snapping from all directions.
Having already seen the atmosphere David and Ashleigh’s friends brought with them, I knew the dance floor was gonna be a lot of fun, and so it was after the happy couple had made their entrance through a row of arches and a sea of confetti.
With so much action, so much dancing, so much swinging, so much jumping and so much spinning, my trigger finger got quite the work-out.
The speeches throughout the evening were particularly amusing, whilst also striking the right notes at the right times.
And the atmosphere simply never let up, with each round of dancing building on the last, and the perfect way for the bride and groom to celebrate the start of their new lives together.
Another huge, huge congrats to the happy couple!