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This has been an incredible year for both of us and despite managing to get on ITVs Ninja Warrior earlier in the year I’ve come to realise that my fitness has been somewhat lacking recently. Halfway up the hill that overlooks the holiday home Emma’s family has owned since before she was born, out of breath and doing my best not to act too puffed out I resolved to get in shape for next year’s wedding season. That was back in February for one of our favourite engagement shoots of the year and since then we’ve been eagerly awaiting our return to the picturesque village in the Yorkshire Dales for Emma and Dave’s wedding back in August. Somewhere on our way up that snowy hill in February we realised that Emma and Dave are the kind of couple who really seem to not only understand our love for photography, but wholeheartedly embrace it. And so, a few hours after their intimate and completely unique ceremony, taking the slightly easier route of 4×4’s, we headed back up the hill for the breath-taking scenery that only Yorkshire can offer.

One of the things that struck me most about Emma and Dave’s day was the sheer number of close friends they both have. As Emma, her sister and her Mum prepared for the wedding just down the road in the nearby village an army of friends and family put the finishing touches to what was an incredibly well planned day. The grass had been cut, the glamping tents erected and the tables decorated. There was even someone in charge of hoovering up the excess straw from the ceremony room. I think one of the reasons there were just so many people eager to lend a hand is the obvious connection between Emma and Dave. It didn’t seem to matter who I spoke to on the day, they all said the same thing. That throughout their time together, from the early days back in school, through university and onto their lives now, Emma and Dave are the kind of couple who you just know, with absolute certainty, will stand the test of time. Their day wasn’t just a celebration of their marriage vows, but of the time they have already shared together. With a day that was entirely unique to them they really couldn’t have chosen a better location than the family holiday home.

All day we heard stories from friends and family of past holidays in the remote farm house. We heard just how much their lives have changed, moving south to pursue their careers, Emma’s in broadcast journalism and Dave’s in charity work. The farm house is the kind of place that will always be a constant for them. A special place they can always head back to and get away from the hustle and bustle of life. I really can’t think of anything better than making an already special place even more memorable and I think it’s safe to say that Emma and Dave have plenty of good times ahead in this beautiful part of the world.

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