Suzy and Alex’s wedding was held in York at the Merchant Taylors and Merchant Adventurers’ Hall back in June and was a highlight of this year’s wedding season. This was my first visit to the Merchant Adventurers, one of the oldest and finest Medieval Guild Halls in the country.

Suzy and Alex were a dream to photograph and their ability to show emotion, and not be afraid of it, leant itself beautifully to my style of documentary wedding photography. My aim is always to tell the story of a couple’s day but in a natural way, with a minimal amount of posing and direction. In essence I see myself as an observer, in the background, always anticipating what will happen next. Suzy and Alex’s promenade down the Shambles from The Merchant Taylors to The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, accompanied by their guests, was a wonderful opportunity for us to capture really authentic but entirely unrehearsed moments.

There was so much love for these guys and it showed; the intermittent rain didn’t dampen spirits and as we left, the dancing had begun in earnest; There was something quite cool about this ancient building reverberating to the music of the noughties.

Gown – Justin Alexander
Caterer: Poppy Caterers & Marquees York
Band: Beat Collective York based
Videographer :Shortman Productions
Makeup Artist : Gina Young
Florist: Jayne Kearl