A Tithe Barn wedding in York

It's quite normal as a photographer to NOT get any sleep the night before a wedding. On this occasion, however, I found that the pressure was off as I was playing the role of 'second shooter' to my friend and co-photographer genius Caroline Johnston

The flowers were a delightful palette of pastel blues and pinks, and really very pretty and delicate indeed.

Spending the day in a semi-relaxed state was a real treat. It meant that I could actually enjoy the wedding, look for the details, and try out angles that a lone photographer would not have the luxury of time to play with. This was a church wedding, followed by a wedding breakfast of roasted hog (yum) at a venue to die for.

A confetti storm was about to erupt, but there was very little that would have dampened the spirits of this bride and groom

It was a very relaxed day, reflected by the choice of Reception venue which was the Tithe Barn at Nether Poppleton in York. A truly beautiful venue, nestling beside a duck pond and open fields, the interior was almost magical. Open beams and twinkly lights were complemented by beautiful table settings and low hanging bunting. Breathtaking.

The Tithe Barn at Poppleton in York is a magical setting for a wedding breakfast.

The bride wore a romantic gown with loads of tulle around the skirt and shoulders (you can never have too much tulle!) It mingled and frothed as it combined with the fallen confetti petals, making for an irresistible moment.

Yards of tulle and romantic confetti combined for this shot

The church balcony provided an opportunity to get above the action for a change. What a view, and what a ceiling!

Ian and Charlotte look so blissfully happy during the ceremony - even the priest commented on the permanent grin that was fixed to the bride's face!

The organist was a bit surprised to see me appear at the top of the stairs as I joined him up 'in the gods' on the balcony, but he didn't miss a note!

The surprised organist didn't miss a beat when I joined him on the balcony during the ceremony!