Middleton Lodge Wedding, Richmond, UK – Chris and Becci
‘Yessss!’ was our reaction when we first met Becci and Chris and they told us that they were to be married at Middleton Lodge Hotel in Richmond, North Yorkshire. We had set our eyes on this brilliant venue at a previous wedding fayre visit, and we were eager to get going and photograph a wedding there. So when the, ‘we would love you to photograph our wedding’ call came, we were over the moon to say the least.
Chris and Becci’s wedding photography journey began with an engagement photoshoot, on a very blustery day in Whitby, North Yorkshire. Both myself and Lee went along to get to know the pair ahead of their wedding day and to put their minds at ease with the idea of being in front of the camera. We needn’t have worried, they were naturals! We bonded over our music tastes, laughing at their love for karaoke and our own terrified opinion of it and listening to their plans for their up and coming American honeymoon. The windy weather somewhat added to photoshoot, enabling us to capture a set of images that were lively, full of laughter, life and love.
Skip forward a few months and we find ourselves driving up the beautiful driveway of Middleton Lodge, on the most glorious summer day, ready to photograph an awesome wedding.
Lee set off to meet Chris and the guys for their preparations whilst I stayed with Becci and the girls. There was a quiet buzz of excitement in the air. The Middleton Lodge staff were busy preparing the decorations ready for the outdoor wedding ceremony, whilst the guests arrived and took their seats. Upstairs, the girls had a minor dress fault with Sarah’s zipper sticking (nothing that three sets of hands and a needle and thread couldn’t sort) but it made for a good photograph and they weren’t about to let anything dampen their excitement.
The ceremony went ahead outdoors and the guests spent the afternoon mingling and enjoying the canapes in the baking summer sun (a rare occurrence with our typical English summers!) The wedding breakfast was served in the venues wedding marquee and the evening celebrations that followed, took place in the circular central room back in the main house of Middleton Lodge.
After a set of hilarious speeches it was time to hit the karaoke band dance floor, and did they! We drove off at the end of the evening with the sound of the bride and groom and their guests, ‘tuneful’ karaoke voices belting out their favourite tracks.
Here are some of our favourites from the wedding of Becci & Chris.
Abbie & Lee x