Middleton Lodge was the setting for Madeline and Jarlath’s wedding in the Richmond, North Yorkshire.

I met Madeline and Jarlath in winter 2009 when I photographed Jarlath’s brother and sister in law’s winter wedding in 2009. It was great to meet James and Elizabeth again and meet the latest member of their family.

The unexpected snow last weekend threatened to cause havoc on the roads so along with my camera’s I also packed walking boots, a shovel and bag of rock salt and was pleased not to need them. I arrived at Middleton Lodge to meet up with Madeline and the girls for her bridal preparations, to find an extremely excited bride. Smiles all round and thumbs up were the order of the day. Once Madeline was in here gorgeous Jenny Packham wedding gown I had time to take a few bridal portraits before heading off to meet Jarlath and their guests at St Joseph of St Francis Xavier Roman Catholic church in Richmond.

Jarlath was with his two best men. I took this opportunity to meet with Father Dan O’Neill. Father Dan’s poicy on photography was “do what you want, where you want, how you want… photographers are all invisible anyways” what a friendly and helpful attitude – Thank you! I was able to capture Madeline and Jarlath’s wedding completely unhindered.

After their wedding service and mass we headed back to Middleton Lodge for the wedding party. Although the weather didn’t cause us any problems on the roads it was still bitter cold so most of my shooting was indoors where it was nice and warm. I did manage to tempt Madz and Jarlath out into the snow for a QUICK session just before their wedding breakfast, it would have been a shame not to get a few snowy shots.

And onto the speeches! Followed by cutting of the cake and first dance. This was a great day spent with lovely people and a real pleasure to photograph.

Here is a larger selection than usual from their snowy Middleton Lodge wedding.

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