In autumn, 2018 I joined Athena and Jack along with their family and friends for such a fun wedding! The venue was Bagden Hall in Denby Dale, West Yorkshire.
I was looking forward to this wedding ever since it was booked, having been a guest at a wedding at Bagden Hall a few years prior. The grounds are amazing. The interior is spacious and the bar is well equipped!
Athena and Jack had gone for a rustic theme. There were sunflowers and striking orange ties and bridesmaid dresses, and a few Jack daniels bottles thrown in too. The real warmth though came not from the decor and design but from the family, the friends and the energy around them. From the get go, we were in for a ride and James Anthony (My second photographer on the day) & myself were really into that!
Now, I’m no make up expert, but the way the girls and everyone who came into contact with the bride were ‘Oohing and aaahing’ you just knew Jodie Michele had done the bride and co proud.
Along with amazing decor, was an amazing cake provided by Lindsay Marie Cake Designs. Standing on a wooden crate and adorned with sunflowers and autumn berries the cake was a great centrepiece.
During the reception/wedding breakfast James and I sat to eat our chicken, only to be disturbed (in a good way) by an impromptu break out of song in the hall. The pianist had began to play Wonderwall by Oasis, and there were a good number of fans there. We grabbed out cameras, left the chicken, rushed into the room to see arms in the air, guests huddled together in union and signing out loud. What a moment!
In the evening, the DJ played a great mix of eighties and nineties music, with the best stuff coming in the form Madness classics. While the dancefloor was bouncing, Sarah Potts brought a live energy by playing along to the music on her sax. Another nice touch was the inflatable saxaphones that the kids absolutely loved.
At the end of the day, every battery had run its course, every guest had played their part and the bride and groom were elated. James and I were pooped.
This wedding was epic, and I wish athena and Jack all the best for the future.
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