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The Kings Croft Hotel, Yorkshire Wedding Photographer


Groom and Groom holding hands for a couple photo

As a Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, every love story I have the honour of documenting is unique and holds a special place in my heart. I have been fortunate to witness and capture many beautiful moments but Simon and Tim's wedding was truly one for the books. Their love story unfolded over two magical days, filled with heartfelt emotions, joyous celebrations, and delightful surprises that left everyone in awe.


Day 1: A Small Intimate Affair


The first part of their wedding journey took place on Saturday, 15th July 2023 at the Pontefract Registry Office. It was an intimate gathering of close friends and family, where the couple made their love legally official. The love between Simon and Tim was evident even in the smallest of moments. Their eyes gleamed with happiness as they exchanged vows, and their smiles were contagious as they celebrated this milestone with their loved ones.


Simon and Tim outside Pontefract Registry Office with their Family and Friends
Simon and Tim outside Pontefract Registry Office with their Family and Friends

Day 2: A Day to Remember


The main wedding day, Sunday, 16th July 2023, arrived with an air of excitement as both grooms, Simon and Tim, got ready at the charming Kings Croft Hotel. The atmosphere in their respective suites was filled with nervous laughter, heartfelt emotions, and a sense of joyful anticipation.


In one suite, Tim was getting ready with his groomsman and the room echoed with cheerful banter as they helped each other with their ties and adjusted each other's suits.

Tim getting ready for the Wedding Ceremony
Tim getting ready for the Wedding Ceremony

Across the way, Simon was sharing the morning with his chosen groomsman. Their camaraderie was infectious, and their smiles lit up the room as he assisted Simon with his final touches. There was a sense of shared pride, knowing that he playing an essential role in making Simon's big day even more special.


Simon getting ready for the Wedding Ceremony
Simon getting ready for the Wedding Ceremony

Both grooms were careful to keep their wedding attire a secret until the first look. The anticipation grew as the minutes ticked by, building up to that magical moment when they would see each other in their wedding suits for the first time. As the time approached, a mix of excitement and nerves filled the air. Simon and Tim's faces beamed with joy and a touch of apprehension as they awaited the highly anticipated first look. The hours of preparation had led to this moment, and their emotions were palpable.


Finally, the time came for their first look, and it was an emotional and heartwarming scene. As Simon and Tim laid eyes on each other, their faces lit up with pure happiness. The first look was a beautiful glimpse into the love and connection that Simon and Tim share. The genuine affection and admiration they had for each other were evident in every embrace and stolen glance throughout the day.


Groom and Groom after their first look
Simon and Tim after their 'First Look'

With their loyal companion Scooby by their side, they walked down the aisle together, hand in hand, symbolising their shared journey into marriage. It was a touching moment that showcased the strength of their love and commitment.


Simon and Tim walking down the aisle with Scooby
Simon and Tim walking down the aisle with Scooby

The ceremony was a blend of elegance and sentimentality. The couple incorporated a unity candle ceremony which included both of their Mums and also a hand tying ceremony, symbolising the bounding of their lives and the eternal bond they share. As they exchanged beautiful personal vows and rings, there was not a dry eye in the room. Love filled every corner, and the atmosphere was electric with happiness.


Simon and Tim during the hand tying ceremony
Simon and Tim during the Hand Tying Ceremony

Simon and Tim made sure that their beloved four-legged friend, Scooby, was a part of this special moment too. They incorporated a heartwarming touch by having Scooby witness the occasion. In a heart-melting gesture, Scooby "signed" the marriage certificate with his paw print, symbolising his role as a cherished member of their loving family. It was a touching and memorable detail that added an extra layer of love and meaning to their ceremony, leaving everyone present with smiles and hearts full of joy.


Scooby 'pawing' the Wedding Certificate
Scooby 'pawing' the Wedding Certificate

Following the ceremony, we captured some intimate couple shots that perfectly encapsulated their love and happiness. The love between them was evident in every frame, making my job as a photographer an absolute joy.


Tim and Simon during their Couple Photos
Tim and Simon during their Couple Photos

The wedding breakfast was a delightful affair filled with laughter and heartfelt speeches. Friends and family raised heartfelt toasts to the couple, sharing stories that highlighted the beauty of their relationship.


Simon giving his Wedding Speech
Simon giving his Wedding Speech

As if the day couldn't get any better, Simon and Tim had a surprise in store for their guests - fabulous singing waiters! The room was filled with awe and applause as the waiters revealed their true talent, turning the meal into an unforgettable musical experience.


Simon and Tim during the Singing Waiters
Simon and Tim during the Singing Waiters

The surprises did not end there! The evening reception was a true extravaganza, featuring entertainment that left everyone enthralled. The couple enlisted Butlers in the Buff to add a touch of cheeky fun to the proceedings, and a Drag Cabaret Act took the stage, captivating the audience with glitz, glamour, and humour.


Simon and Tim posing with the Evening Entertainment
Simon and Tim posing with the Evening Entertainment

Throughout the evening, the dance floor was alive with energy as guests celebrated the couple's love with infectious enthusiasm. Laughter echoed through the venue, and the dance moves were nothing short of epic.


As the night drew to a close, the couple held a spectacular sparkler exit. The shimmering sparklers illuminated their path as they embarked on their journey into married life, hand in hand and hearts full of love.


Simon and Tim during their 'Sparkler Exit'
Simon and Tim during their 'Sparkler Exit'

Simon and Tim's wedding was a true celebration of love and life, filled with unforgettable moments that will be cherished forever. As their wedding photographer, I am grateful to have been a part of this extraordinary celebration and to have captured the essence of their love through the lens of my camera.


Wishing Tim and Simon a lifetime of happiness, love, and more magical moments together! May their journey as a married couple be as extraordinary as their wedding day.


With over 700 photos captured from the day, it's impossible to showcase all of them but below are some of our favourites.


JLH Photography, Yorkshire Wedding Photographer


Groom waiting to go into the ceremony

Groom getting emotional at the altar.

Best man passing the Grooms their rings

Grooms standing at the altar holding hands

Grooms getting ready to share their first kiss

The wedding date engraved in the back of  the suit jacket

Groom fastening his tie

Groom getting ready for the ceremony

Groom helping the best man with his tie

Best man helping the groom get ready

Groom striking a funny pose

Groom waiting with his dog for the first look

Grooms getting ready for their first look

Black and white photo of grooms getting ready for their first look

Grooms holding hands walking down the aisle

Grooms stood at the altar

The wedding ceremony in full swing

Groom and Groom with their dog at the ceremony

Grooms lighting a candle

Grooms exchanging their rings

Dog witnessing the ceremony with his paw print

Grooms posing with their dog and the wedding certificate

Grooms being showered with confetti

Grooms sharing a kiss after walking back down the aisle as Husband and Husband

Grooms and their friends and family

Grooms and their friends and family doing a funny pose

Groom and Groom couple shot

Groom and Groom couple shot

Groom and Groom couple shot

Groom and Groom couple shot

Groom and Groom couple shot

Groom and Groom couple shot posing with a polaroid photo

Groom and Groom couple shot

Singing waiters at the wedding breakfast

black and white photo of the wedding breakfast

Groom and Groom dancing during the Wedding Breakfast

Groom raising a toast during the speeches

Creative shot of the Groom and Groom

Groom and Groom posing in the rain under an umbrella

Groom and Groom posting with their Wedding cake shaped like a Caravan

Groom and Groom posing with their Wedding cake shaped like a caravan

Groom and Groom posing with their guests

Black and white photo of the groom dancing

Black and white photo of the drag cabaret act

Groom and Groom laughing at the drag cabaret act

Drag cabaret act entertaining the guests

Drag cabaret act entertaining the guests

Groom and Groom laughing at the drag cabaret act

Groom and Groom posing with Butlers in the Buff and the Drag Cabaret act

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