Thorner Wedding Photography | Rachel & Alex’s Countryside Wedding

Picture the most perfect summer’s day  . . . And the prettiest setting that our British countryside has to offer. Welcome to Rachel & Alex’s Thorner wedding photography. This couple’s preferred style was documentary wedding photography. To most of us this means natural wedding photography with barely any posing, a little direction and very few formal group photographs.

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The weather, the light, the countryside atmosphere. At the ford in Thorner for a few wedding photographs of just the two of them. Who would have thought that teasing each other at their school in Harrogate would lead to this.  I was delighted to be chosen as their Thorner wedding photographer.

This sunny summer’s day began with my arrival in Thorner village just as the annual summer gala was about to begin with a procession of school children, majorettes and donkeys! Here’s how Rachel’s day began.

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I arrived at Rachel’s childhood bedroom where the sun was streaming through the window. There was some serious wedding hair styling going on and of course, there was The Dress!

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A princess style, lace wedding dress by Justin Alexander bought from Brides of Harrogate on Cheltenham Parade in Harrogate, North Yorkshire

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Really, is there a happier picture than one with a smiling bride? Rachel’s sister did her wedding day make-up. All went to plan, and here’s another image with a beautiful smile.

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 Whilst all these preparations of bridal loveliness continued, off I headed to the wedding marquee in the garden created by Rachel parents.

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These gorgeous wedding florals were loving prepared by Rachel’s mum, Ada. She’d started decorating the marquee very early that morning.

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Off down the road to St Peter’s Church to catch some of the guest arrivals. The lady in the stunning pink outfit is the groom’s mum.

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Our groom Alex with his best man and guests

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These split second captures at St Peter’s church are all examples of documentary wedding photography.

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The bride’s mother has arrived (the lady in the soft lilac above) and here’s Rachel’s sister and bridesmaids

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Look here to see stories from more weddings in Thorner including the Victory Hall.

If you’re looking for documentary wedding photographers Leeds, have a look at our other Documentary Wedding Photography posts.