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Kenwood Hall Hotel and Spa, Yorkshire Wedding Photographer


Bride and Groom onboard a vintage red London Bus ready to embark on the journey as Husband and Wife. Photo taken by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire

As a Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, every love story I have the honour of documenting is unique and holds a special place in my heart. In August 2023, Ettore and Elena embarked on a journey filled with love, laughter, and a touch of unpredictable British weather. Their wedding day was a blend of unexpected showers, picturesque moments, and a heartwarming celebration that united guests from around the globe. The day started dull and grey, with pouring rain but for Ettore and Elena, it was all part of the adventure.


As the morning sun peeked through the clouds, Elena had her bridal party by her side in a cozy suite at Kenwood Hall Hotel. Laughter and tears filled the room as they helped her get dressed and ready. With each moment, the excitement grew as Elena put on her timeless wedding gown.


Bride with her hair and make up done in a white robe. Photo taken by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire
Elena getting ready at Kenwood Hall Hotel

In a nearby room, Ettore and his best man were getting ready. They shared stories, raised toasts, and made sure their ties were just right. Ettore's best man was there to offer support and a good dose of humor. Ettore looked sharp in his suit, ready for the adventure of a lifetime with Elena by his side.


Groom adjusting his tie before his Wedding. Photo taken by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire
Ettore adjusting his tie before the Ceremony

To add a touch of vintage charm to their wedding, the couple arranged for a classic red London bus to transport their guests from Kenwood Hall Hotel to the St Michaels and All Angel's Church in Hathersage, a beautiful village where they would exchange their vows. The bus couldn't access the church atop the hill, which resulted in a picturesque sunny walk for the guests from the village of Hathersage to the church.


Bride and Groom kissing in front of the vintage red London Bus. Photo taken by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire
Ettore and Elena with the Vintage London Bus

An interesting tale about this venue is that the famous Little John - companion of Robin Hood and second-in-command of the Merry Men - was laid to rest in the graveyard of this Church.


St Michaels and All Angel's Church in Hathersage. Photo taken by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire
St Michaels and All Angel's Church in Hathersage

Elena, radiant in her wedding gown, arrived at the church with her close friends, who would walk her down the aisle. Her bridesmaids donned jewel coloured dresses in varying shades, perfectly complementing the vibrant ambiance of the day. The hour-long ceremony was filled with heartfelt vows, and a guest serenaded the guests with enchanting opera songs, leaving everyone in awe.


Bride and Groom listening to a young girl singing opera during their wedding ceremony. Photo taken by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire
Ettore and Elena listening to the Opera Singer

After the ceremony, Ettore and Elena posed for photographs, capturing the essence of their love amid the picturesque backdrop. The guests enjoyed a delightful drinks reception with nibbles arranged by the church before boarding the London bus for their journey back to Kenwood Hall.


Bride and Groom posing outside of the Church. Photo taken by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire
Ettore and Elena outside the Church

Ettore and Elena chose Kenwood Hall Hotel as the backdrop for their special day. This stunning venue provided an elegant and timeless atmosphere that perfectly matched the charm of their love story. The lush greenery and classic architecture set the stage for a day full of unforgettable moments.


Bride and Groom in the grounds of Kenwood Hall Hotel. Photo taken by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire
Ettore and Elena in the grounds of Kenwood Hall Hotel

After some group photos, it was time for one of the most heartfelt and emotional moments of the day – the speeches. Family and friends stepped up to the microphone, sharing stories, laughter, and tears. Ettore's best man kicked things off with witty anecdotes from their shared adventures, and his words were met with uproarious laughter.


Bride and Groom listening to the Best Mans speech. Photo taken by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire
Ettore and Elena listening to the Best Man's speech

After the wedding breakfast was eaten, two talented guests armed with their guitars, played a beautiful set of music that resonated with everyone in attendance. Their impromptu performance turned the evening into an intimate and unforgettable musical celebration, a lovely surprise for the Bride and Groom.


Bride and Groom cuddling whilst watching the two guitarists perform. Photo taken by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire
Ettore and Elena watching the Guitarists perform

Ettore and Elena stood hand in hand, ready to cut their elegant wedding cake. As they delicately sliced through the tiers of sweetness, their smiles radiated joy.


Bride and Groom cutting into their Wedding Cake, Photo taken by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire
Ettore and Elena cutting into their amazing Wedding Cake!

The couple glided onto the dance floor, surrounded by their friends and family, as the notes of their chosen song filled the air. The atmosphere was charged with emotion as they swayed together.


Bride and Groom during their First Dance, Photo taken by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire
Ettore and Elena during their First Dance

Elena decided to add a dash of fun to the bouquet toss tradition. She launched her bouquet with excitement, but her enthusiasm sent it soaring high, and it hit the ceiling on its first attempt! Laughter echoed through the room as the bouquet descended, leading to a second toss that found its eager recipient, creating yet another memorable moment.


Bride preparing to toss her Bouquet. Photo taken by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire
Elena preparing to toss her Bouquet

As the evening set in, a four-piece jazz band kicked off the festivities, and the party continued well into the night. Laughter, dancing, and love filled the air, creating a joyful celebration that perfectly encapsulated the spirit of Ettore and Elena's union.


The four piece jazz band performing to the Wedding Guests. Photo taken by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire
Chris Gaskell Musician performing for the Guests

Ettore and Elena's wedding day was a beautiful testament their love. Their journey from a rainy morning to a sunny ceremony mirrored their resilience and unwavering commitment to each other. Their wedding was not just a celebration of their love but a reminder that true love always shines through, no matter the circumstances.


With over 500 photos captured from the day, it's impossible to showcase all of them but below are some of our favourites.


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