Sharon and JP’s wedding

Huddersfield Registry Office and
The Woodman Inn, Thunderbridge

As soon as Sharon and John Paul contacted me about the possibility of shooting their wedding at The Woodman Inn, Thunderbridge – right on my doorstep. It was also 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 Woodman Inn, Thunderbridge, nestled on the edge of the Peak District. Quite a challenge – but 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 the village Shepley, I was met by a hive of activity – the wedding preparation was in full flow and the salon regulars seemed bemused by having a photographer present. Then for me it was a quick dart to The Woodman for John Paul (JP)  getting ready. 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 window.

The guests then made it back to The Woodman Inn in a party bus – I say bus, more a nightclub on wheels! The Woodman Inn is a lovely venue, tucked away in the quiet village (or perhaps hamlet?) of Thunderbridge. A hidden gem of a venue. The Woodman was perfect for Sharon, JP and their guests.

An amazing day, with a fantastic couple.

bridal make up black and white
candid wedding sillhouette in hairdresser salon
bride hugs mother in hairdressing salon
bride in salon having makeup applied
groom getting ready with cufflinks at Woodman Inn
groom and best man getting ready
thoughtful groom in pub before wedding
wedding shoes and tiara
wedding dress and lacing up
wedding dress detail and mother fixing dress
bride getting ready watching television
bridal portraits cream walls window light
candid wedding guests arrive at Town hall
wedding guests greet bride emotional mother
nervous and thoughtful groom waiting for bride at registry office
bride and groom at ceremony smiling at Huddersfield town hall
wedding ceremony candid
bride and groom kiss at Huddersfield Town Hall
candid wedding guests at Huddersfield Registry office
throwing confetti on the steps of huddersfield town hall
wedding guests throwing confetti on steps of Huddersfield town hall
huddersfield town hall and photobombing guest
bride and groom and shoppers in Huddersfield
party bus and wedding car with bride in Hudderfield
The Woodman Inn at Thunderbridge Huddersfield
candid bride at Woodman Inn
Little girl with pacifier at wedding
emotional brother at wedding
wedding speeches at Woodman Inn
cutting the wedding cake at Woodman Inn
bride and groom formal portraits
formal bride and groom in shelter
bride and dancing children in background
two couples dancing at Woodman Inn
wedding partying at Woodman Inn
wedding dancing at Woodman Inn





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