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York Wedding Photographer | Nicola & Richard

Marriott Hotel York Wedding Photographer Winston Sanders shot of beautiful bride and group on bench in garden

This was my first Christmas Wedding. Well it was the day after Boxing Day to be precise and it was a predictably nippy start to the day. However the sun was out giving the frost a brilliant twinkle and remained shining for the entire day. This was made even more incredible given that surrounding York and throughout most of the country snow was falling! I was really honoured to be asked to be Rich and Nic’s York Wedding Photographer. Rich is a friend with whom I had previously worked as a Primary School teacher for a few years, so it was especially enjoyable and humbling being such an important part of their wedding. Rich and Nic asked me to photograph Rich getting ready whilst Nic had a friend photograph her as she prepared herself for the big day. It was fun hanging out with Rich again and his best man Adam at the Marriott Hotel, the venue for their reception. He seemed remarkably calm although I suspected that perhaps he was hiding his nerves well! Nic and Rich were married at St Paul’s Church, Holgate in York. It was a lovely church with a very welcoming vicar and they had decorated it beautifully, fully embracing the Christmas theme. In fact the songs were Christmas carols with a swing feel thanks to the fantastic band. Tea and coffee was served after the service which gave everyone a chance to wish the bride and groom well whilst stuffing their faces with lovely homemade cakes! Back at the Marriott Hotel, Rich, Nic and I took a walk around the grounds stopping every now and then for a minute to take a couple of photos. We got through the formal group shots in super speedy time so we could all get back in and enjoy a glass or two of bubbly in the warmth. The evening was awesome and I had lots of fun shooting some long exposure dance floor shots. It was a superb Christmas Wedding. Thanks Nic and Rich for choosing me to be your York Wedding Photographer. I loved it.

Groom doing up his waistcoat before his weddingGetting dressed at the Marriott Hotel York for his big day!A nervous Mr Bunce about to get marriedRich getting ready at the Marriottphone shot of the churchpreparing the cakesRich having his best man attach his flowerA christmas wedding St PaulRach and Emma hugThe groom meeting guests St PaulSt PaulThe bride arrivesA nervous groom having a laugh before the ceremonyA happy bride about to get marriedthe bride looks for her groom St PaulSt PaulThe groom looks for his bride St PaulThe bride makes her way down the aisle as the groomThe ceremony St PaulSt PaulSigning the registerA happy coupleHappily marriedSigning the registerRich and Nic leave St PaulThe best man goofing around.St Paul's church band and whole group wedding photography shot from overheadDiane the best receptionist ever from Copmanthorpe Primary schoolMore happy guests at St PaulsHappy guestsCute baby St PaulMarie and Julie Guests in the churchMore confettie!Confetti throwing galore St PaulConfetti throwing St PaulThe classic car wedding shot in YorkChilled wedding shot in York on a wooded pathA brick wall shot Marriott Hotel York Wedding PhotographyBrick walls are quite good for wedding photographyBride and groom looking hot Marriott Hotel York Wedding PhotographyMarriott Hotel York Wedding Photography Rich and NicMarriott Hotel York Wedding Photography by Winston SandersMore group shotsFormal group shotsThe groom and his groomsmen Marriott Hotel York Wedding PhotographyFormal group shotsSay whaaat?Well hello there fella!Black and white Marriott Hotel York Wedding Reception trio of photographsWhispering to the bride at the MarriottBaby having the time of his lifeWedding cake and heart Marriott Hotel York Wedding PhotographyThe wedding cake Marriott Hotel York Wedding PhotographyRings and a treeAt the piano having fun Marriott Hotel York WeddingRich and Nic at the piano at Marriott Hotel York WeddingThe wedding dress looking awesomeBride and Groom cutting the cake at The Marriott Hotel York WeddingGood chatFun and laughter at this York weddingBride and groom laughingToasting the bride and groomGroom does his speechEnjoying the wedding speechesLaughing at the speechesSpeech funMr & Mrs wooden silver lettering table stand for weddingB & W receptionThe first dance Marriott Hotel YorkDance floor shotsDance like no one is watching Winston Sanders Wedding PhotographyLong expose with flash dance floor shotsGetting it on on the dance floorLong exposure with flash wedding shots Winston Sanders PhotographyDancing it upWedding textingDancing like a bossDancing the Macarena at a wedding. Obligatory cheese.
Thanks so much to these two lovely people who helped the day go super smoothly: My awesome assistant Rachael and Rich’s best man Adam. They were worth their weight in gold.

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