Oakwell Hall Wedding Photography
Siren and Greg booked me after seeing the images I’d delivered of one of their friends weddings back in 2016. I’m so excited to share with you their Oakwell Hall wedding photography images, especially as it’s not my typical sort of wedding!
This gorgeous couple live over in Bejing, China. Greg is originally from Yorkshire, so although they held their ‘official’ wedding over in Bejing they wanted to celebrate with Greg’s friends and family too.
This was my first time shooting an Oakwell Hall wedding and, Siren and Greg, you’ve set the standard high! Surrounded by woodland and set in acres of parkland The Hall is perfect for a quintessential Yorkshire wedding. It’s even been featured in a Bronte novel! Siren and Greg held their wedding blessing in the main house. A member of Siren’s family translated the ceremony into Chinese too which was really interesting to hear. We all then headed over to the rustic barn for a relaxed afternoon tea reception and some hilarious (and pretty emotional) speeches.
A Relaxed Barn Wedding
I probably don’t need to tell you all that the sun shone alllll day, that’s pretty standard this summer! Having said that, guess who didn’t put enough sun cream on, despite plastering it on all day? Ouch!
Oakwell Hall was the perfect venue for a hot summer’s day, everyone hung out in the grounds and spent the afternoon playing giant jenga (always makes for good photos…the tension!) and croquet while I went for a stroll with Siren and Greg to get some relaxed portraits. I’m officially in love with Siren’s bright red traditional Chinese dress that she’d had handmade for the day. It looked amazing against the blue skies and greenery. We also made sure we took some photos in the house, the huge windows and oak panelled walls made for a great backdrop.
After dinner we were all treated to a few songs by Greg’s singing group. Greg then grabbed his guitar and took to the stage to perform on his own as well. I get all the super talented couples! Siren then got changed into a gorgeous green jumpsuit ready to hit the dancefloor.
Greg and Siren, I loved being part of your Oakwell Hall wedding blessing. What a day it was! These are some of my highlights! Thankyou to Anna Wood for second shooting/helping on the day 🙂
Greg says “My wife and I decided to hire Stevie after looking long and hard for photographers in the area. The reason we went with her is that the pictures in her portfolio seemed to be able to capture the atmosphere and mood of a day as well as the standard staged photos.
Communication was great in the run-up to the wedding despite me and my wife being on the other side of the world.
I’m happy to say that Stevie lived up to everything we could have hoped for. Looking over the photographs this morning and seeing the laughter, tears, and pride she captured, I was transported back to the day itself. Your wedding day goes in a flash, but with photos like these, you can go back whenever you like.
To any married-couples-to-be “umm”-ing and “ahh”-ing, looking through reviews before committing – do it! You won’t regret hiring Stevie Jay.”