BEAMING! That pretty much sums up Hayley and Andy on their wedding day. They had a beautiful, relaxed wedding in York centre surrounded by friends and family. Hayley and I have been friends since we were 11 (eeek that makes me feel old) so it was a double pleasure to be a part of their day. I travelled to the beautiful city of York where the couple have made their home. Friday night was spent eating a yummy Italian meal with the brides family (perks of 20 years of friendship) before we were up bright and early for a beautiful city centre summer wedding.
Hayley and Andy's approach to wedding planning is one to be applauded. Minimum stress was absolutely key. Doing things their own way was equally important. They chose the gorgeous Churchill Hotel in the centre of the city in order to make things easier for family travelling from across the country to be there on the day. This hotel is totally beautiful, individually styled and very boutique. Hayley, her bridesmaid and her mum were getting ready in the stunning bridal suite where I joined them for prep.
The couple brought their own personalities into this wedding in so many little touches. Being big foodies, the meal was super important - and delicious, there was a glorious cake of cheese and friends of the couple had provided their own specially brewed ale for the day. Hayley's bouquet included a variety of herbs and Andy's buttonhole was made from chilli peppers!
After sneaking the couple away for some slightly tipsy, but nevertheless, beautiful and relaxed portraits, we rejoined the party to the amazing music of the New York Brass Band - you need to check these guys out. Never have I seen so many people up dancing at a wedding!
Massive thanks to Hayley and Andy for asking me to be their photographer but more importantly for being my friends. Love you!