Emily + Cyrus tied the knot back in December 2013 at the lovely Oulton Hall Hotel in Rothwell,Leeds with a Black Tie Winter Wedding, Oulton Hall, Leeds.
When we first met Emily + Cyrus they had firm ideas and plans of how they wanted their wedding to be. Glam, golden, black tie, basketball, fun, family, Gatsby inspired, all rolled into one and they certainly delivered exactly what they wanted.
The morning we arrived we headed straight to see Emily and the girls. There was laughter and excitement throughout the room during bridal preparations. The girls were chilled, drinking fizz and relaxed. This theme carried on into the groom preps with Cyrus and his groomsmen although they hit the rum rather than the fizz!
Emily’s dress was truly beautiful. It had the most amazing pearl beading draping at the back. Cyrus had a custom made suit which incorporated his love for basketball.
We see lots of couples get married so we kind of get an idea about how emotional the couple are. Cyrus is one of the most laid back, relaxed, cool guys we have ever met. When the ceremony door opened Cyrus turned to take a look at Emily. I don’t think I have ever seen anyone look so proud. No wonder…How amazing does Emily look?
The other cool dude of the day was the page boy. He trotted up the aisle and tripped but, in an awesome way he managed to keep on his feet and strutted his stuff towards Cy. (check out the gif).
After the ceremony we stayed inside Oulton Hall for Emily + Cyrus portraits and family formals. This place is gorgeous inside and we really didn’t need to head outside into the cold weather. And How bloody cool do they both look?
Into the evening they all danced away to the band and a DJ in between sets. There were some slick moves on the dance floor and I know these guys partied until the early hours of the morning.
Thanks Em+Cy for being ace.
Here are a selection of our favorites……
Katie + Stephen were our first 2013 wedding couple and they kicked it off with a bang!! They chose to have their wedding at Stanley House and they couldn’t have picked a more picturesque day than a snowy January day. We secretly prayed for more snow so we could build snowmen and have snowball fights but the big guy upstairs must have misheard the time we stated and descended a tonne of the white stuff just as we were making our way home.
Katie had the most beautiful Ian Stuart dress and Jimmy Choo shoes. Stephen had matching Ian Stuart waistcoat. Red floral architecture did an incredible job on styling and floristry and we got entertained by the awesome Howard Wing (check this guy out he’s fantastic fun), I(Paul) obviously entertained the guests with my fantastic boogieing on the dance floor….
Congrats K+S, we had a real blast on your wedding day.
You can view their Blackpool pre wedding photography shoot here.
Sneak Peek time…
A snowy wedding at Stanley House
Back in December we headed across the border and into Scotland to shoot Sarah and Russ’s Comlongon Castle wedding just outside Dumfries.
We were extremely excited about this wedding as Sarah and Russell are an awesome couple who are so in love. We knew from our first meeting with them and their St Ives pre wedding shoot that their wedding was going to be a day to remember.
Comlongon Castle is gorgeous. When we first approached we were impressed! A long driveway with trees running alongside then the castle at the end. Comlongon Castle wedding venue is an awesome place to get married. When we met Sarah and Russ they told us the time they were getting married. 5pm in December. It was going to be dark. A very dark wedding. I must say we were a little nervous about not having any natural light but then again we were really excited about testing ourselves with flash.
Sarah, her mum and bridesmaids got ready in the honeymoon suite, a very impressive place for a bunch of celebrating ladies to hang out. The champagne was flowing and everyone was really relaxed. So relaxed even one of the bridesmaids let us take a picture of her in the bath. There was laughter and crying in the room. The bridal preps is one of my favourite parts of the day with all the different emotions that happen.
Comlongon wedding Castle is full of so many delights. Just like any castle should be its got flags, moose heads, spectacular wallpaper and plenty of ancient ancestry portraiture pieces adorning its walls.
The food was to die for. We were in Scotland so haggis surely had to be on the menu (its the law isn’t it?). It most certainly was!
During wedding breakfast I was racking my brain for what I was going to do for the bridal party shot, it was dark outside so it was either flash or the use of another light source, that moment I looked across the table and saw all these lovely candelabra’s on the table, bingo just the lighting source and prop we needed for the shot. Following the light from the candles and all our mobiles phones we found a spot by the trees in the woodland. While we were outside I decided to get some shots of Sarah and Russ under the moonlit sky it was so cold but these guys weren’t bothered. They are so in love that we didn’t really have to pose them. True Love.
The wedding was very romantic, personal and laid back. Only 31 guests and it was just perfect for Sarah and Russ.
There was a duo band after the meal in the bar area and they really started the party off. These guys were absolutly brilliant! They got the guests up doing sword dancing and there was a smile on everyones face! In true Scottish traditional style lots of whiskey was being handed around and everyone was merry.
Sarah and Russ also had an evening do when they returned to Yorkshire. We have included some of these pictures at the end of our blog….