I was very much looking forward to shooting this wedding, having previously done a wintertime wedding I remembered how cosy it can be.

This would also be my first time photographing at the Coniston Hotel & Spa venue in Skipton. Although when I was much younger my mum was married in the house by the lake just behind the hotel and I took some photos on my Nikon Coolpix camera, but that doesn’t count in my book.

As you’d expect for such a nice place the venue was fantastic, all the facilities you’d need and the decorations and arrangements were beautifully done with little touches of Christmas here and there.

The Venue

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Let me share a few shots of the groom, bride and bridesmaids getting ready for the big event. I always like to get these candid types of shots to show the emotion and excitement building up.

Getting Ready

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Now it was time for the main event in another beautiful room in the hotel, it had lovely stone walls and a rustic feel to it making us feel nice and warm away from the cold winter outside.

The main event

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After that beautiful ceremony the entertainment was about to begin, with the huge main hall taken up for dining and speeches, the conservatory area was converted into a mini-casino. With blackjack, roulette and poker all on offer.

I hadn’t come across this type of setup before at a wedding, it seemed to go down really well with the guests, who could obtain some form of currency for winning and exchange them for prizes.

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I hope you enjoyed looking through a few of my favourite photos from the day. If you’re interested in hiring me for your wedding please get in touch if you have any questions or would like a quote.