When June and Iain first got in touch with me about their traditional wedding in Clitheroe, Yorkshire, I was so thrilled – they were planning the most beautiful wedding with an intimate ceremony at a venue I had wanted to shoot at for the longest time. The first time I met June and Iain (and their little teacup Yorkshire terriers) we chatted over coffee about their day and clicked, which it would have been hard not to as they are the most loveliest, relaxed down to earth people. I couldn’t wait to shoot their wedding!
I started the morning at the Eaves Lodge which is actually at Eaves Hall, where June, her bridesmaids, little flower girl, son along with her Mum & Dad were getting ready together. It was lovely to have them all together although there was a close call with a prosseco cork and 1 of the bridesmaids faces!!
With June getting married on the grounds of Eaves Hall she only had a short distance to walk up to her Bridal Suite where her beautiful dress was waiting to be put on – she did however have to watch out for the local muddy dogs who just wanted to say hello & dodge any guests that may have arrived early, but we managed to do it stealthily!
The wedding ceremony took place at the exclusive country house, Eaves Hall in Clitheroe, Ribby Valley in a beautiful part of the Yorkshire countryside. There was a bit of confusion during the ceremony when they were both asked to repeat the ‘special’ vows they had picked out for each other – neither of them recalled choosing those particular vows but repeated them anyway, albeit very sarcastically haha!
After the ceremony they had a shy first kiss where Iain instructed all of the guests to cover their eyes. After the ceremony with beers in hand we commenced with the group shots, followed by some beautiful portraits with just June & Iain.
The wedding reception took place at the same venue although the room was completely transformed for the evening which even included a pink light to match their wedding colours!
It was a rainy day, which wasn’t in the plan but the couple didn’t mind. While the guests hung around drinking Prosecco, we wandered around the venue doing fun and creative portraits where we could. My favourite photo from their day is the night time shot of them both outside the Hall, which lucky for the us the rain held off with enough time for us to run out and work my magic!
For the wedding breakfast they had proper wedding grub and I was hounded to be sat with the Wedding Party in the main room for the meal. It was absolutely delicious! After the meal there were a few speeches with lots of stories about how Iain met June, much to Iain’s embarrassment. He ended his speech with some advice and a small gift (see photo below haha!).
The evening party started with their first dance which was to ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christine Perrie & they insisted all the guests join them on the dance floor.
June wore a stunning Ronald Joyce dress that had a real elegant vintage feel to it and Iain wore a traditional grey morning suit. They both looked incredible.
June and Iain met at their local pub and had been together almost 16 years (15 years & 10 months to be precise) before they finally tired the knot!
When asked what was the most memorable part of the day was, June said “So many but the best part that really stands out was saying the vows and the extra vows that we both didn’t pick and we just looked at each other and laughed…then said them sarcastically!!! That just makes us smile/laugh every time we think of it. “
Here’s their stunning Eaves Hall wedding!
Hair & Make Up: Facebook page @AbsolutelyFlawlessBridalMakeUpArtist
Dress: Ronald Joyce from Wedding Belles Blackburn https://weddingbellesblackburn.co.uk
Cake: Bill Flecks Darwen https://fleckscakes.co.uk
Flowers: The Flower Cabin Mill Hill http://www.flowercabinblackburn.co.uk
Photographer – me! : https://www.michellelouisephotography.com
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