Coniston Hotel Wedding Photographer

Celebrating The Wedding of Helen & Dan at The Coniston Hotel, Skipton

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Helen & Dan were married recently at The wonderful Coniston Hotel near Skipton. It was my first visit to the venue as a Coniston Hotel Wedding Photographer, but I would love to work at this country venue again…it’s beautiful!

Helen’s preparations were back home near Pendle Hill, with her bridesmaids. A very busy morning with with two stylists on hair and makeup duties, plus a third friend helping out too. Yes, Helen’s home was bustling big time!

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From Helen’s home, it was a few minutes’ drive to St Mary’s Church in Newchurch, Roughlee. A beautifully quaint church, where the minister allowed me to do my thing…thank you Catherine!

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Dan and his Best Man arrived duly on time, and greeted the guests as they arrived. Suddenly though, it was time for Helen to arrive. And she did, bang on time too, arriving in a beautiful Royale from Malvern Cars.

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Once her bridesmaids had sorted her dress, Helen and dad walked proudly to church and straight in…no messing about. Almost caught me off guard; I normally have a couple of minutes or so to change lenses etc in preparation for the bride’s arrival, but as I turned around, the music had started and Helen was already coming down the aisle. Keen or what!

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From church, it was a good thirty minute run to The Coniston Hotel, complete with it’s country house and lake ‘in the back yard’ Truly stunning! Our schedule meant we had to brave a little harsh sunshine for the first session of Bride & Groom portraits, but ewe made it brief! It was very hot…

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As the Coniston Wedding Photographer for the day, it was my job to photograph Helen & Dan in garishly bright, hot sunshine. The Nikons fared well with such a tricky lighting situation.

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Back to the hotel, where Helen & Dan were wowed by the beautiful room design and layout….yep, I agree.

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After the speeches, we wandered off back into the grounds for a few more Bride & Groom portraits. Dan was on shoes duty, while Helen walked barefoot. Nice.

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Fifteen minutes later we were back for the cake cutting and first dance…oh and another fifty guests or so to greet…

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As the party continued into the night, and I’d had a chat with two couples whose weddings I’ll be photographing next year, it was time for me to head off home for a well-earned cup of tea….

 

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