As soon as Sharon and John Paul contacted me about the possibility of shooting their wedding I was amazed it was going to be right on my doorstep. It was clear from the start that this wedding was going to be quite a test of timings and shooting styles.
My morning was filled shuttling between the hair salon, the hotel, the couple’s house, the ceremony in the civic splendour of Huddersfield Town Hall then finally the reception at The Woodman Inn, Thunderbridge, nestled on the edge of the Peak District. Quite a challenge – but thankfully everything went to plan.
All week the weather looked doubtful – but come Saturday morning we were blessed with bright September sunshine – which apart from a few showers lasted all day.
Arriving at Tanya’s Salon in Shepley I was met by a hive of activity – wedding preparation was in full flow. Then for me it was a quick dart to The Woodman for John Paul (JP) getting ready. I love this Hotel, it sits in the quiet, ironically named, hamlet of Thunderbridge. After this it was back to the bride and grooms house in Denby Dale – the famous Pie Village – to photography Sharon putting on her dress.
The ceremony was at Huddersfield Town Hall – a fantastic building, a real showpiece for the grandeur of the Victorian Mill Town. The ceremony room is great because it has superb light with large bright windows.
The guests then made it back to The Woodman in a party bus – I say bus, more massive coach! – a nightclub on wheels!
The Woodman Inn is a lovely intimate venue and hidden away in the hamlet of Thunderbridge. Well worth a visit even if you aren’t getting married!
An amazing day, with a fantastic couple.