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Walton Hall Wedding Claire & Jonathan

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Walton Hall Wedding


Claire and Jonathan are true childhood sweethearts having met as teenagers during a family holiday in the Lake District

A wedding reception at Walton Hall Waterton Park Hotel following the ceremony at St. Austin’s Church in Wakefield. It was a day full of love and tradition along with a scare that changed the plans but it all turned out good in the end

Read on to find out more

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From the Bride & Groom
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Claire began the day getting ready at her parents home

After the finishing touches of make up, it was Mum’s job to get the beautiful bride in to her dress. Mum watches on proudly as Claire makes her way downstairs to see the two other very important men in her life

And here they are. The Bride’s Dad and Grandpa get their very emotional first look at Claire

Here we are, ceremony time. Those last few moments before it’s time to take the walk down the aisle

This wasn’t just the local or any beautiful church. Although it was both local and beautiful, this was a place of family history and tradition with Claire the latest in a line of family members who have made the walk down that aisle

That is fits of giggles and maybe a little bit of nervous laughter, she’s not in pain I promise

These two images just really sum up the love and affection between these two. If your girlfriend, fiancee, wife, partner or whoever looks at you like that then don’t let go

You just have to go back inside for some photos when you have a church this beautiful

The photo on the right is sweet, but it’s the photo on the left that’s important. I said earlier about the family history surrounding this church and this image is similar to one that Claire’s sister, Grandmother and Great Grandmother had on their wedding day’s. In my opinion, the best one yet 😀

After the ceremony, guests made their way to Walton Hall at Waterton Park Hotel for the wedding reception.

The Bride and Groom however were delayed in their arrival.

Claire’s very dear Grandpa was not content with her having all the attention, and collapsed outside the church. Claire (a nurse) rushed out of the wedding car to tend to him aided by another medically trained family member.

An ambulance was called and Grandpa was taken to hospital in good care, allowing Claire and Jonathan to join their guests all be it later than planned.

Thankfully to everyone’s relief, Grandpa was given the all clear and returned to the wedding reception towards the end of the wedding breakfast, and in his usual good spirits. As I got word of his return, I was ready to picture him on his way in

With the delay, I was able to work with the venue to put back the start of the wedding breakfast by 30 minutes and this allowed just enough time to get the group photos in before guests were seated

It also meant that we were not able to do a Bride and Groom photo session until after the first dance

As the wedding was the end of June and one of the longest days of the year, we still had enough daylight to get outside and produce some great shots

They are in there I promise!

This was the last shot of the night, taken at 9.21pm and what a way to end the day

It shows that for all the planning in the world, there can always be the unexpected.

Claire and Jonathan were fantastic, they took it all in their stride and whilst everyone would have preferred for Grandpa not to be taken ill, all worked out well in the end.

Carry on to hear from the Bride and Groom.

From the Bride & Groom
The Vendor List

Hair & Make Up – Lauren Sally

Flowers – D&R Flowers

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