Grays Court Wedding Photography York

Kate and Ben’s Grays Court Wedding Photography

It’s the middle of January and we’re right in what should be our ‘Down time’ yet it seems like we’ve managed to find more and more things we want to do. So much so that we’re busier than the height of wedding season at the moment. We’re right in the middle of a big re-brand – the first since we started! – and we’re busy finding ways to push ourselves creatively for 2015 as well as engagement shoots and plenty of album designing. We do have a couple of weddings from 2014 still to blog, the first of which comes in the form of Kate and Ben’s Grays Court wedding photography in York.

It’s not often we shoot a day without finishing with evening dancing, it’s just one of those events that always seems like such a great way to finish off a collection of photos. The truth is though that not everyone wants to spend the night dancing away, in fact I remember from our own wedding the evening was spent talking to family and old friends (Ok – so there was an eating contest but that’s what happens when you invite the Sansom family!). Kate and Ben’s wedding was one of those where things ran a little differently and we absolutely loved it. Theirs was an incredibly uplifting day filled with family and friends (and a fair few tear jerking moments in there too).

Grays Court is a beautifully located venue right behind York cathedral and so tucked away we didn’t even know it existed before we booked this wedding. When we met up with Kate and Ben for cream tea there a couple of weeks before the big day to have a chat, we felt that it was the perfect venue for a winter wedding, especially a family themed one like this. Unlike most wedding receptions Kate and Ben had decided theirs would be a family tea party, finishing in plenty of time to get the kids to bed. On any other day I’m sure 18 month old Fleur would have stolen the show – much as she did at our first meeting where she amazed us with her inquisitive nature and the fact that she very nearly managed to pronounce ‘Verity’. But on the day, as it should be, Kate and Ben were the centre of attention, both looking fantastic in their wedding attire (although Fleur remembering our names without prompting was pretty damn impressive!)

Seeing Kate’s family coming together in the years after Kate’s mother passed away was a powerful thing to watch but seeing everybody together, sharing stories old and new and remembering those that couldn’t be there, there’s no doubt she was there, playing a huge part in the day. After the wedding we headed straight down south for a holiday with my family, it seemed like the perfect way to end a day that made us both appreciate our own family more than ever.

– Chris

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