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Beckie and Robbie’s Wedding at the Crab Manor Hotel at Asenby near Thirsk

Posted on April 7, 2012 by Admin under Crab and Lobster, Crab Manor Hotel, Magic Moments photo and video, North Yorkshire, Thirsk, Wedding Photography Wakefield
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Wedding Photography Crab Manor Hotel, North Yorkshire

The second wedding of the week-end started in Gildersome for the bridal preps.  This was going to be a special wedding!  Beckie is a florist and so was making her own flowers, her mum is a dressmaker who made the wedding dress and the bridesmaids dresses, and the reception was at the Crab and Lobster, aka the Crab Manor Hotel, which is my favourite restaurant in the whole of Yorkshire which just happens to have fantastic grounds for photos, in addition to fantastic food! If you like seafood then you just have to go there, but book first.  The place is really popular!  So I was looking forward to great flowers, beautiful dresses and superb photos!  The ceremony was held at Beckie’s local church, Gildersome Baptist Church.  We had already met the minister, David, at the rehearsal a couple of nights before.  I have to say that in all my 19 years in the wedding business I have never met an officiant who was so welcoming.  He even offered me a choice of chairs for the signing photo to raise Beckie to the best height at the table for the photograph!  After the ceremony specially made buns were served to all the guests who were not travelling to the reception.  The church had actually been completely full with standing room only at the back.  David’s services must be legendary!  The church also possesses the most wonderful deep red wall which provided a fantastic backdrop for some bridal portraits.  Beckie and Robbie travelled up to Asenby in a beautiful 1965 VW camper van.  I have seen a few of these at weddings but this was definitely the best example that I had ever seen, provided by All Cool Camper Hire  Beckie had only asked for a small number of group photos which gave us plenty of time to use the extensive grounds at Crab Manor with the couple.  There was hardly a cloud in the sky and glorious sunshine, which we used to great effect to provide a beautiful rimlight on Beckie’s hair.  After the meal and speeches (which were held outside as the weather was so nice – was this really the first day of April?) we took the opportunity to get some shots of the couple using a video light as the main light source in some of the wonderful rooms of Crab Manor.  I was sorry to leave after the first dance, but at least I shall be back there in less than a week’s time for a family birthday meal.  Did I mention that the food is to die for?

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