A Bolton Castle wedding video
Hannah & Richard had a lovely Bolton Castle wedding in Yorkshire in late August
This is probably going to be a difficult one for me to keep brief as I’ve known these two for quite some time now. In fact, I’ve known Hannah and Richard (or Jeff and Dickie as I call them) before I even had the notion of picking up a camera and following people around on their wedding day. So it was an absolute pleasure to be asked to capture their big day for them.
They got married in a castle. An actual castle. A bona fide castle with portcullis and battlements and dungeons and everything. It was so much fun running around finding cool places to shoot and cool angles to shoot them from. But the one thing they don’t mention in these brochures is the stairs… so much running up and down stairs. I think I may have burned double the calories of a usual wedding by charging full pelt up and down the spiral staircases making sure I didn’t miss anything. Bolton castle was truly epic though, set in the Yorkshire countryside with some absolutely stunning views and some really lovely grounds.
But it’s not just a castle that makes the day special. It’s the people and what they do in the castle that makes the day truly special. Hannah and Richard are not your conventional couple. They’re quirky and totally own it without being the awkward annoying sort of quirky that you see in indie rom-com films. For example, Hannah made all of the bouquets by hand out of various materials… and toy swords. I think you’ll agree, they look stunningly professional. Richard on the other hand showed his creativity in a rather different manner by delivering one of the most hilariously honest grooms speeches I’ve ever heard. It takes a great deal of guts and intelligence to be able to deliver a speech that includes calling the bride an idiot and threatening to chop her head off, without losing the audience… or your bride. Some of his best lines made it into the film, so you’ll have to watch it and see for yourself.
Again it was a pleasure to work with Sarah Golding as she undertook photography duties.