LOUISE & MIKE | Classical, blush-pink Church Wedding in Heworth, York.
She’s organised and a worrier, whilst some may say, he’s too laid back and he does everything at his own pace; nevertheless, these two found each other just over 4 years ago. Since meeting, they’ve seen how their differences really do compliment one another.
Opposites do attract and they got engaged at Christmas, in 2020. Very successfully, they planned their traditional, church wedding together. Louise and Mike were most looking forward to spending quality time with their friends and family throughout their day, they wanted it to be as relaxed as it could be, so everyone could enjoy it.
The celebrations began at The Holy Trinity Church, in Heworth at York, where Louise was chauffeur driven in a vintage black and cream Rolls Royce. As Mike waited nervously, he was meeting and greeting the guests outside the church. Luckily for Mike, his wife to be is very organised, so made a prompt arrival in time for the service.
They wanted their photos to be as laid back and natural as possible, due to being slightly uneasy in front of the camera. With this in mind, after the ceremony everyone lined up for a good, old confetti throw. I always recommend these to all my couples; especially, if they don’t enjoy have their photos taken. The reason being, all the action makes the perfect distraction from the camera, so you end up with epic photos like these…
After the confetti throw, Louise’s bridesmaids picked out all of the dried petals and we flew through a section of their formal’ish photos along with doing their portraits too. The forecast was looking ominous for the afternoon, so getting these done before they got to the venue meant they could enjoy mingling with the family without worrying about the weather changing. Even better still, for couples who worry they might not enjoy the experience of being photographed, this is a great idea as you have no onlookers watching the process. Louise and Mike's photo look amazing, as they are so natural together and made my job easier than they realised.
The rest of the day was based at The Marriott Hotel in York, they enjoyed drinks and chatter in the bar area, whilst making the most of the outdoor area as the weather held perfectly. The rain didn’t start until they went for food-lucky!
After the meal we had the pleasure of the speeches, Louise’s dad’s speech kicked everything off splendidly…I’ve never seen anyone do this before, but he moved around the room as he did his speech and goodness did he have some stories to tell! What a grand job you did Mike. (Yes, Louise’s dad is also called Mike.) Mike -the groom Mike- just to keep us on track had chosen to have not 1, but 3 Bestmen! Meaning, his pain of ‘The Bestman’s Speech” had to be endured 3 times, this certainly kept everyone entertained nicely with footballing stories past and tales from the stag do too. 😂😰🤗
Finally they did the last of the formalities, cutting their cake and enjoying their first dance.
WORDS OF ADVICE FROM THE COUPLE
Be organised: There are great tools out there for you to use, they will make planning your day as stress free as possible. Louise used an app called, Bridebook, which she vouches for. She also said, “Keep sticky notes of what needs doing.” This helps to remind you of the things that have to be done and is a great tip if you benefit from seeing things in front of you. Credits to suppliers: Photography: Anoif Photography | Church: Holy Trinity Church, York | Venue: The Marriott, York | Car: Dovecote Wedding Cars | Dress: Once up on a dress | MUA: Alison Martin | Hair: Alison again | Flowers: Belle Booms Florist | Cake: Cake Box