a bride and groom kissing in a forest

Kayleigh & Sam’s September wedding at Monk Fryston Hall near Leeds was a super chilled affair! I met these guys for the first time just a few weeks before, even though they booked me back in July 2017.

These two were just brilliant. They were total emos when they were younger, so all they really wanted to do when it came to their portraits was moody emo poses. Obviously I made them have a cheeky little smooch too (tee hee) but I couldn’t press the shutter for laughing most of the time! I love it when my couples don’t take themselves seriously!

a close up shot of a bride having her makeup done
a dog being held by the bride

And… there were doggos at this wedding! It began with Kayleigh and her bridal party getting ready in one of the gorgeous bedrooms at Monk Fryston Hall. It was so relaxed with plenty of time to spare before the ceremony so nobody felt rushed or stressed. Sam and his groomsmen were hanging outside so I was able to nip up and down between them both.

a bridesmaid holding her bridesmaid's dress in a hotel room
two bridesmaids taking a selfie
a bride holding a bouquet looking out of the window
a dog wearing a bow tie

The venue reminded me of Hogwarts! So atmospheric and full of character. The ceremony & reception room was gorgeous and dark, beautifully decorated with tons of candles and flowers. It matched their style perfectly!

a bride walking down the aisle with her grandad
a bride laughing at the altar
a black and white image of a bride looking at a groom as they say their vows
a close up shot of a guest hugging the bride
a documentary shot of a bride and groom having their photo taken
wedding guests throwing confetti over a bride and groom
a bride and groom doing a moody emo pose on a bridge
a bride and groom standing on a giant tree stump
a groom pulling a funny face
The bride's grandad punching the air during speeches
a groom making a toast during his speech

The cake was a gorgeous semi naked stacked design covered in flowers, with amazing brass hares as toppers! Bright Eyes - First Day of My Life was their first dance and the weather was still so nice after that long hot summer, that guests were hanging out on the patio outside until late. Thanks so much, Kayleigh & Sam, for being so cool and making me feel so welcome!

a bride and groom cutting their cake
a bride and groom cuddling during their first dance
wedding guests dancing with a dog
bride and friends on the wedding dance floor

Looking for a relaxed, creative, documentary Leeds wedding photographer to shoot your big day? Give me a shout!


Venue: Monk Fryston Hall

Flowers - Natasha Coustol Floral Designs

Garden games - AMH Events

Dress - Dreamers and Lovers

Suits - Affleck and Moffat, Darlington