At times I forget that I live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Celia and Andy’s wedding had the amazing backdrop of Mytholmroyd, for ceremony, a Yorkshire village still glowing from a glorious summer when Le Grand Depart passed through. The reception was at The Leeming Wells Hotel, high on the hills above Oxenhope – right in the middle of Bronte Country.
The transport to the reception was courtesy of two beautiful silver vintage Rolls Royces – which looked timeless on top of the Yorkshire Moors. We stopped off briefly to take photos between the Church and the hotel as the views were simply stunning. Unfortunately, because of the wind, I think I spent more time chasing Celia’s vale across the field than using my camera.
The reception itself had a jigsaw theme – each piece representing the many friends of Celia and Andy – and together make them who they are – a nice touch. The flowers by Fleur de Lys perfectly complemented colours of the theme and looked stunning as the centrepiece of each table.
Not many weddings can boast a traditional family dance – handed down from generation to generation, The Ee-ah-oo-la (forgive the spelling), involves a ‘fight’ between two lines of family members – supported by roped in friends often clueless and bewildered by the whole experience. Needless to say it involves the loss of limbs and other appendages, but always concludes with a happy ending!