Gary and Lynseys Cumberworth Church wedding and Garden Tipi Wedding Reception

Gary and Lynsey had a wonderful August wedding. The sun was shining down on them for their fabulous relaxed day. The tipis had been set up in their back garden and they’d been busy decorating them. I particularly enjoyed the “Love Goes Before Us,” area dedicated to photographs of their friends and families’ wedding days.

Having spent some time with the girls in the morning, I left them with their videographer and headed over to see how Gary was getting on at his parents’ house. He hadn’t arrived but there was still plenty going on, and Gary’s dad insisted on feeding me the most amazing beef sandwich I’ve ever had! THANK YOU! I’m always blown away by how people accept me and look after me as one of their own on their big day; it makes things even more special for me. I love feeling like I’m more than just, “the photographer.”

Soon it was time for the traditional pre-wedding drink at their local so I left them to it and headed back to the girls where they were all getting into their dresses and shoes.

After seeing a lot of her friends already get married, Lynsey decided to go for a non-traditional colour dress. I LOVED IT. She looked incredibly beautiful and may I say more than a bit old school film glamorous! Her bridesmaids looked dressed for a film premier red carpet in their golden sequinned gowns!

The guests were ready at Cumberworth church, and a few locals had come out to see the bride arrive – everyone loves a wedding! Lynsey’s mum walked her down the aisle to a patiently waiting Gary, and a wonderful ceremony interspersed with a fabulous gospel choir.

Before heading back to their house, Lynsey walked through the church grounds to lay a buttonhole with her dad, I was really touched to see a beautiful butterfly sitting and watching her.

The tipis looked amazing, and the sun still shone ready to welcome the newlyweds and their guests back home after a short walk through the village, and Lysney’s friend serenaded us while everyone had refreshments.

A  hearty meal and bellies full, it was soon time to get on the dancefloor, but this was no ordinary DJ. No, they’d only gone and got Black Lace to perform! I kid you not! I do remember wondering whether there was a purposeful connection to Lynsey’s dress and the band name, but I couldn’t wonder for long as everyone shook off their 80’s dancing shoes and got on down to classics like Agadoo and Superman! Everyone was up and dancing, and as I headed for home the sun had sunk in the sky, and the stars were coming out as laughter and music filled the air.

Sarah x