Allerton Castle | Sarah + Craig

A fairytale wedding of two stunning people, surrounded by the most amazing group of friends and family in the perfect setting.

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Each and every wedding I am invited to photograph is special, but I would be lying if said I hadn’t been looking forward to this one!!

I first met Sarah + Craig two years ago when in Sorrento photographing the wedding of Amy + Ave where Craig was Best Man, and if memory serves me correctly, they actually booked me to photograph their wedding there and then during the evening reception on the terrace in Sorrento…I think it’s safe to say we hit it off perfectly!

The wedding back in Sorrento was very special as it was actually during our mini-moon that me and Beki were out in Italy that we captured the wedding, and with Beki there as a guest, we became friends with the whole party, and so the connection to Sarah and Craig’s day was a bit stronger than usual!

When I first looked at Allerton Castle when Sarah + Craig booked me to document their wedding, I was blown away with just how stunning it was. Keeping my fingers well and truly crossed on the lead up to the day for kind weather, we could not have been treated better. Glorious sunshine and clear skies all day long…the sun really did shine down on Sarah + Craig, on what was the anniversary of their first date!

To capture the full story for Sarah + Craig, coverage was extended to include my brother Stephen, my associate photographer, capturing the boy’s preparations at The Principal Hotel in York before adding a different coverage through to the meal with me at Allerton Castle.
It’s not that often I get to work alongside Steve, and I always love to opportunity. His work is simply fabulous and sits perfectly alongside my coverage, adding to the complete story beautifully…

On the lead-up to the wedding, I got to spend a truly fabulous morning with Sarah + Craig at RAF Cosford for their engagement shoot and truly loved photographing them both! Such a great, fun couple, who happen to look pretty fine on camera too…I just knew this wedding was going to be something special!!

Dropping Steve off at The Principal to capture the boy’s preparations, I knew he’d have a great time!

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It was comforting to see Ave hadn’t changed at all! :)

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Whilst Steve was capturing the boy’s preparations, I was at the stunning setting of Allerton Castle in Yorkshire, capturing the preparations of Sarah and the Bridal party.

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What a dress! Sarah chose PERFECTLY with her gown from Adele Louise Bridal!

The grooms party loving their wedding transport from The Principal Hotel in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The grooms party loving their wedding transport from The Principal Hotel in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The grooms party loving their wedding transport from The Principal Hotel in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The grooms party loving their wedding transport from The Principal Hotel in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Steve and the boys travelled in style from The Principal to Allerton Castle, courtesy of Cupid Carriages.

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One of the things I absolutely loved about the day was catching up with those who I’d first met out in Sorrento…people who are definitely friends!

Creative natural photographs that capture the mood and the story of the wedding morning at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative natural photographs that capture the mood and the story of the wedding morning at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative natural photographs that capture the mood and the story of the wedding morning at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative natural photographs that capture the mood and the story of the wedding morning at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative natural photographs that capture the mood and the story of the wedding morning at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Stunning wedding transport with two Bentleys and an Aston Martin for the groomsmen at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Stunning wedding transport with two Bentleys and an Aston Martin for the groomsmen at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

As I said before, Ave definitely hasn’t changed… :lol:

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What a setting!

The most perfect setting for a wedding at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The most perfect setting for a wedding at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart JamesStunning wedding photographs at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

I loved looking through and editing the photos that Steve caught of the boys, making the most of the fabulous billiards room!

Creative fun photographs of the groomsmen in the billiard room at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative fun photographs of the groomsmen in the billiard room at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative fun photographs of the groomsmen in the billiard room at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative fun photographs of the groomsmen in the billiard room at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

‘Great shot’ Rob…honest!

Creative fun photographs of the groomsmen in the billiard room at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative fun photographs of the groomsmen in the billiard room at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

The light in the bedroom for the bridal party preparations was just gorgeous to work with, giving me and Chris (the fab videographer from Boynton Studios) so many opportunities to capture the morning…

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This shot of Ave and Craig cracked me up!

Capturing the groom and groomsmen greeting the guests for the wedding at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Wedding details at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the groom and groomsmen greeting the guests for the wedding at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Stunning wedding photographs at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the groom and groomsmen greeting the guests for the wedding at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the groom and groomsmen greeting the guests for the wedding at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the groom and groomsmen greeting the guests for the wedding at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Whilst Steve captured the arrival of the guests for the wedding with the boys, it was time for the finishing touches to hair and makeup.

Documentary photography during the wedding morning capturing the finishing touches to the bridal hair at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documentary photography during the wedding morning capturing the finishing touches to the bridal hair at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documentary photography during the wedding morning capturing the finishing touches to the bridal hair at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Stunning wedding photographs at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Stunning wedding photographs at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Stunning wedding photographs at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the excitement building as our stunning bride is dressed in her perfect gown for the wedding at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the excitement building as our stunning bride is dressed in her perfect gown for the wedding at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the excitement building as our stunning bride is dressed in her perfect gown for the wedding at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the excitement building as our stunning bride is dressed in her perfect gown for the wedding at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the excitement building as our stunning bride is dressed in her perfect gown for the wedding at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the excitement building as our stunning bride is dressed in her perfect gown for the wedding at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Just holding the tears in check, soon to be replaced with laughter, mirrored at exactly the same time with the boys sharing a joke downstairs…

Capturing the emotion of the day at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Always a favourite moment…the grand reveal to the Father of the Bride!

Emotional scenes as the bride and father see each other for the first time at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Emotional scenes as the bride and father see each other for the first time at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Photos that show the mood as the groom awaits the arrival of his beautiful bride at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Photos that show the mood as the groom awaits the arrival of his beautiful bride at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Photos that show the mood as the groom awaits the arrival of his beautiful bride at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Photos that show the mood as the groom awaits the arrival of his beautiful bride at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Photos that show the mood as the groom awaits the arrival of his beautiful bride at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Holding it together perfectly, I love documenting the building of emotion for the groom as he awaits the arrival of his beauitful bride…

Photos that show the mood as the groom awaits the arrival of his beautiful bride at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the beautiful procession of the bridal party in to the wedding ceremony at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the beautiful procession of the bridal party in to the wedding ceremony at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the beautiful procession of the bridal party in to the wedding ceremony at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Love this shot from Steve…

Capturing the beautiful procession of the bridal party in to the wedding ceremony at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the beautiful procession of the bridal party in to the wedding ceremony at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the beautiful procession of the bridal party in to the wedding ceremony at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the beautiful procession of the bridal party in to the wedding ceremony at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the stunning ceremony at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the stunning ceremony at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the stunning ceremony at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Such a stunning setting, and great to have both angles covered with the coverage from Steve adding to my coverage from the front perfectly.

Documenting the stunning ceremony at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the stunning ceremony at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the stunning ceremony at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the stunning ceremony at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

The side room where the register was signed was such a stunning space… The opportunites for ‘wet weather’ weddings at Allerton Castle is just insane!

Signed, sealed and delivered at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful recession to their cheering guests from the ceremony at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Such a gorgeous moment, as the new Mr & Mrs Hill took their first journey together as husband and wife, the the cheers from their adoring guests!

Beautiful recession to their cheering guests from the ceremony at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful recession to their cheering guests from the ceremony at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

As Sarah + Craig headed upstairs, Steve headed into the sun-bathed gardens capturing the guests enjoying the drinks reception in the stunning surroundings…

Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception in the gardens at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception in the gardens at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception in the gardens at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception in the gardens at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Ahead of their short drive in the waiting Aston Martin, I just had to make the most of the stunning landing overlooking the saloon…

Relaxed portraits of the beautiful bride and groom on the landing at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Relaxed portraits of the beautiful bride and groom on the landing at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Relaxed portraits of the beautiful bride and groom on the landing at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The stunning staircase at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The stunning staircase at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative portraits with the Aston Martin Rapide with the Bride and Groom at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative portraits with the Aston Martin Rapide with the Bride and Groom at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception in the gardens at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception in the gardens at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception in the gardens at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception in the gardens at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception in the gardens at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative portraits with the Aston Martin Rapide with the Bride and Groom at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative portraits with the Aston Martin Rapide with the Bride and Groom at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Such a stunning countryside setting…

Creative contemporary portraits of the bride and groom in the stunning countryside setting of Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative contemporary portraits of the bride and groom in the stunning countryside setting of Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative contemporary portraits of the bride and groom in the stunning countryside setting of Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative contemporary portraits of the bride and groom in the stunning countryside setting of Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

And from their short time together…it was time to join the guests, waiting with their confetti!!

Confetti fun at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Confetti fun at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Confetti fun at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Confetti fun at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Relaxed family groups in the gardens at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

From the family groups in the gardens, we had a few minutes to explore some of the settings offered by Allerton Castle for the couple shots with Sarah and Craig…

The stunning backdrop of Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The stunning backdrop of Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The stunning backdrop of Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The stunning backdrop of Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The stunning backdrop of Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The stunning backdrop of Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative relaxed portraits on the staircase with the stunning backdrop of Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Just how stunning does Sarah look in her gown? Simply perfect! 

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The afternoon was simply racing by, and it was soon time for the wedding breakfast, styled to perfection with beautiful flowers from Karen and venue styling from Function 54

Such stunning attention and detail for the wedding breakfast at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Such stunning attention and detail for the wedding breakfast at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Such stunning attention and detail for the wedding breakfast at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Such stunning attention and detail for the wedding breakfast at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Such stunning attention and detail for the wedding breakfast at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Such stunning attention and detail for the wedding breakfast at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

The cake from Quite Contrary Cakes was just stunning!

Such stunning attention and detail for the wedding breakfast at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

The receiving line can often provide a few cracking photo opportunities, and I just LOVE this moment captured by Steve!

Beautiful moments to capture during the receiving line in to the wedding breakfast at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful moments to capture during the receiving line in to the wedding breakfast at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful moments to capture during the receiving line in to the wedding breakfast at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful moments to capture during the receiving line in to the wedding breakfast at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful moments to capture during the receiving line in to the wedding breakfast at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The beautiful entrance of the bride and groom to their waiting guests at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The beautiful entrance of the bride and groom to their waiting guests at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The beautiful entrance of the bride and groom to their waiting guests at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

From the entrance into the wedding breakfast to their waiting guests, it was straight into business for those with a few words to say, led off by the Father of the Bride, Pete.

Capturing the emotional scenes of the speeches, telling the story of the words of the Father of the Bride through documentary photography at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the emotional scenes of the speeches, telling the story of the words of the Father of the Bride through documentary photography at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the emotional scenes of the speeches, telling the story of the words of the Father of the Bride through documentary photography at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the emotional scenes of the speeches, telling the story of the words of the Father of the Bride through documentary photography at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the emotional scenes of the speeches, telling the story of the words of the Father of the Bride through documentary photography at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Wonderful reactions from the guests during the perfect speech from the groom at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Wonderful reactions from the guests during the perfect speech from the groom at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Wonderful reactions from the guests during the perfect speech from the groom at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Wonderful reactions from the guests during the perfect speech from the groom at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Following Craig’s speech, it was the moment we’d all been waiting for…Ave’s Best Man’s speech!

Capturing the Bets Mans speech and the evocative reactions from the Bride and Groom and the guests through documentary wedding photography at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the Bets Mans speech and the evocative reactions from the Bride and Groom and the guests through documentary wedding photography at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the Bets Mans speech and the evocative reactions from the Bride and Groom and the guests through documentary wedding photography at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the Bets Mans speech and the evocative reactions from the Bride and Groom and the guests through documentary wedding photography at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the Bets Mans speech and the evocative reactions from the Bride and Groom and the guests through documentary wedding photography at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the Bets Mans speech and the evocative reactions from the Bride and Groom and the guests through documentary wedding photography at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the Bets Mans speech and the evocative reactions from the Bride and Groom and the guests through documentary wedding photography at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the Bets Mans speech and the evocative reactions from the Bride and Groom and the guests through documentary wedding photography at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Following the comforting words that ‘you’re looking at the person statistically most likely to kill you’, and highlighting the emotion of the day, stating “even the cake’s in tiers…”, there was a little confusion on Ave’s part I think as I’m sure they’re on honeymoon in Thailand, but Ave had a note about Wales instead… 

Capturing the Bets Mans speech and the evocative reactions from the Bride and Groom and the guests through documentary wedding photography at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the Bets Mans speech and the evocative reactions from the Bride and Groom and the guests through documentary wedding photography at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the Bets Mans speech and the evocative reactions from the Bride and Groom and the guests through documentary wedding photography at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Great job sir!!

Talking of great jobs, I have to give great kudos to Russell Shaun  who entertained us all fabulously during the wedding breakfast with his rat pack performance! Cheered on very heartily by Ellie…who is definitely a ‘mini-Ave’! Not lacking in confidence…at all!!!

Fabulous live entertainment from Russell Shaun at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Cup cakes at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid moments of the guests enjoying the wedding breakfast at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid moments of the guests enjoying the wedding breakfast at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid moments of the guests enjoying the wedding breakfast at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid moments of the guests enjoying the wedding breakfast at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

It’s not often you get light THIS GOOD at a wedding…we were truly spoilt!!

Elegant portraits of the Bride and Groom during golden hour at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Elegant portraits of the Bride and Groom during golden hour at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Elegant portraits of the Bride and Groom during golden hour at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Elegant portraits of the Bride and Groom during golden hour at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Elegant portraits of the Bride and Groom during golden hour at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Elegant portraits of the Bride and Groom during golden hour at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Elegant portraits of the Bride and Groom during golden hour at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Elegant portraits of the Bride and Groom during golden hour at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Utilising the truly stunning light blessing the evening of the wedding at Allerton Castle in Yorkfor intimate and creative portraits by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Utilising the truly stunning light blessing the evening of the wedding at Allerton Castle in Yorkfor intimate and creative portraits by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Utilising the truly stunning light blessing the evening of the wedding at Allerton Castle in Yorkfor intimate and creative portraits by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Utilising the truly stunning light blessing the evening of the wedding at Allerton Castle in Yorkfor intimate and creative portraits by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Utilising the truly stunning light blessing the evening of the wedding at Allerton Castle in Yorkfor intimate and creative portraits by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Utilising the truly stunning light blessing the evening of the wedding at Allerton Castle in Yorkfor intimate and creative portraits by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

With the arrival of the evening guests, it was soon time to get the party started…

Arrival of the guests for the evening reception fun at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Arrival of the guests for the evening reception fun at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Arrival of the guests for the evening reception fun at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Cake cutting fun at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Cake cutting fun at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative beautiful photographs of the first dance at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative beautiful photographs of the first dance at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative beautiful photographs of the first dance at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative beautiful photographs of the first dance at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful dance with Father of the Bride captured at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Photos that show the fun of the evening reception with dancing in the grand saloon at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Photos that show the fun of the evening reception with dancing in the grand saloon at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Sunset portraits of the Bride and Groom at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Sunset portraits of the Bride and Groom at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Sunset portraits of the Bride and Groom at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Sunset portraits of the Bride and Groom at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Sunset portraits of the Bride and Groom at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Photos that show the fun of the evening reception with dancing in the grand saloon at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Photos that show the fun of the evening reception with dancing in the grand saloon at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Photos that show the fun of the evening reception with dancing in the grand saloon at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Photos that show the fun of the evening reception with dancing in the grand saloon at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Photos that show the fun of the evening reception with dancing in the grand saloon at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Photos that show the fun of the evening reception with dancing in the grand saloon at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative reportage photographs capturing the live of the fabulous evening reception and dancing at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative reportage photographs capturing the live of the fabulous evening reception and dancing at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative reportage photographs capturing the live of the fabulous evening reception and dancing at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative reportage photographs capturing the live of the fabulous evening reception and dancing at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Rob, you crack me up mate!!

Creative reportage photographs capturing the live of the fabulous evening reception and dancing at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative reportage photographs capturing the live of the fabulous evening reception and dancing at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative reportage photographs capturing the live of the fabulous evening reception and dancing at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

As a surprise for the guests, it was soon time to head outside for a fabulous five minutes of fireworks!

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From the excitement of the fireworks display, it was back inside to Russell Shaun on DJ duties, and time for Ave to continue strutting his stuff!

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As the party drew to a close, it was only fitting to finish the story in style, with a few nighttime portraits of Sarah + Craig…

Creative night portraits of the bride and groom in the gardens at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative night portraits of the bride and groom in the gardens at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Truly stunning portraits of the Bride and Groom on the starlit balcony at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Truly stunning portraits of the Bride and Groom on the starlit balcony at Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful lighting for the concluding portraits of the wedding with the stunning setting of Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful lighting for the concluding portraits of the wedding with the stunning setting of Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful lighting for the concluding portraits of the wedding with the stunning setting of Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful lighting for the concluding portraits of the wedding with the stunning setting of Allerton Castle in York by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Sarah + Craig, can I just take this opportunity to thank you for entrusting your memories to me, and inviting me to document your day!
From when we first met we have considered you as true friends, and capturing your day was a massive high for me!
You are both stunning people, and I could not have been happier for your day to be as perfect for you as it was…with quite possibly the best light of the year!! 
Congratulations once again guys – I hope you are having the most terrific time in Thailand. Cannot wait to hear all about it!!

 

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Hey there! Just to let you know, we're away from the office over the easter break so it may take me a little longer to get back to you :) Please bear with me! Happy Easter!!