Paula and Craig are perfect for each other! Having listened and laughed to the incredible speeches during their wedding it became quite clear why they are such a great couple. They both share the same style, the same morals and outlook on life and most importantly the same great sense of humour. When we met up a few months back to go through some details of their day and have a pre-wedding practice shoot all these points became apparent as we all laughed together and put any camera shy nerves to bed.
Fast forward to their day and my first stop was with Craig and his best man, the infamous Dom, for a quick brew and some tie straightening. I then travelled down the road to the lovely Old Golf House Hotel in Huddersfield to capture Paula and her family and their final preparations before we all moved on to Clay house in Halifax for their ceremony. Inside the old hall it looked exquisite. Paula had done the styling and decoration, including the centre pieces and unique seed pack favours and Craig had been in charge of seating plans and general organisation... and dressing the grand fireplace with his Pussy Willow.
After a lovely ceremony we had just enough time for some group shots and a quick stroll for some intimate portraits before the heavens well and truly opened and we headed back inside for the meal and speeches. A pinata, a Mexican acoustic duo and some evening guests later and it was then time for an elegant first dance. Before I left the guys to party the night away we managed to sneak out into the rain to get one of the best umbrella rain portraits I think I have ever taken. We all got soaked but it was so worth it!
Below is a slideshow of the highlights of their day. It's set to the ukulele version of "Somewhere over the rainbow" which Paula walked down the aisle too and then the acoustic version of Sam Smiths "Latch", which Paula and Craig had as their first dance song before it kicked into the original house version.
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