What made this big day all the more magnificent was the fact that so many guests had travelled from far away to see the couple tie the knot. Laia is from Catalonia and her family had flown in specially. This joyful reunion only served to make this marriage ceremony all the more memorable.
As the celebrant bound the hands of the bride and groom ahead of the ring exchange there were few dry eyes in the room. The deal was sealed with a very cinematic kiss.
Afterwards we took a few photos in the gardens, before moving on to the reception venue via a spectacular part of Yorkshire. The bride and groom were great sports as we made our way past the dry stone walls and o'er hill and dales to grab some images against the vivid green grass. So impressive was the sight of the newlyweds in full wedding regalia, walking through the moors, that even the hikers were stopping to take photos of the scene.
Back at the reception venue, some emotional speeches were followed by a film of absent friends, who wanted to be part of Laia and Rick's big day, even though they couldn't be there in person.
Before the dancing began, and the cutting of the cake happened, we made the most of the late sunshine. We took a few more photos outside and initiated the bouquet toss. It was a beautiful wedding. A great day was had by all. I'd like to wish Rick and Laia all the best in their life together.
Laia's Supplier Shoutout:
Hair and Make up (bride and bridesmaids): Aimee Long Professional Make up Artist
Wedding dress: 'Malta' from St. Patrick 2017 collection (Pronovias Fashion Group) bought in Spain.
Groom Wedding suit: Joe Hall (tailor) from Walker Slater, Edinburgh
Shoes: Loake (groom) La Villa de Sitges (bride, bought in Spain).
Cake: Wedding present from Mailie and Colin Martin of the Old Hill Inn, Chappel-le-dale
Flowers: The Hedgerow, Threshfield
DJ: Rich Banks from the Hi-life
Wine: 'Primicia' from Batea Wine Cellar (Spain)
Table decorations (table runners and crochet pebbles): Rick's mum (Anne) and Rosie (bride's friend).