Oulton Hall Wedding Photographer | Melissa & Alex

oulton hall wedding photographer

Oulton Hall Wedding Photographer | Melissa & Alex

Oulton Hall Wedding Photographer. Another beautiful spring day for Melissa & Alex! I was extra happy about this because these guys had postponed their wedding by nearly a year thanks to covid so it was incredible to see them say I do on such a beautiful day.

I joined Melissa and her mum and bridesmaids in one of the gorgeous suites at Oulton Hall where they were getting ready with the expert help of Natalie Willingham. Once Melissa’s make up was finished I nipped down to catch Alex and the guys sorting pocket squares and buttonholes, and looking pretty confused about both! I also managed to grab some shots of the Oulton Suite set up for the ceremony and it looked amazing thanks to Emma from The Petal Studio.

Then it was back up to see Melissa’s hair being finished off, and then to see her get into her gorgeous Allison Webb gown. The girls were all ready nice and early so we had time for some photos everyone before I made my way down to the ceremony.

It was such a sweet ceremony with some lovely readings, and soon it was time for Melissa & Alex to head back up the aisle and outside. We herded everyone to the front of the building for confetti and the family photos, and then let people head back in for canapés and drinks. I let Melissa & Alex have a bit of a breather and chat to some of their friends and family before we made our way outside to the gardens to finish off the group photos.

We had time then for some relaxed portraits of Melissa & Alex together before it was time for the wedding breakfast. I managed to sneak in and get some shots of the Oulton Suite now that it was all changed and ready for the meal before people took their seats. Melissa & Alex were announced to great applause and the food was served.

After the main course it was speech time, which I love – I always enjoy watching people’s reactions plus I get let in on family secrets 😀

Dessert was served but we were losing the light so I grabbed Melissa & Alex for a few more photos in the grounds and the hotel, and then let them return to their crème brûlée whilst I waited for the party to start. Melissa & Alex had booked Chris Hilton’s Little Big Band as the evening entertainment which is ALWAYS a good idea! They’re fantastic performers and also really get the party going. After the cake was cut and the first dance was over the dance floor was flooded with people and I got loads of great partying shots before leaving everyone to dance the rest of the night away.

Thank you so much to Melissa & Alex for choosing me as their photographer for their Oulton Hall wedding – I was so happy to see you tie the knot at last! Please do get in touch if you’re looking for a photographer for your wedding at Oulton Hall!

Venue: @oulton.hall
Florist: @the_petal_studio​​​​​​​​
Make up & hair: @nataliewmakeup​​​​​​​​
Cake: @cakesandcarousels​​​​​​​​
Dress: @allisonwebbnyc from @chloejanebridalwear​​​​​​​​
Music: @eventmusicco

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    Oh, hey!I'm Laura.






    I live near Ilkley with my slightly* nutty 9 year old Rose, and I have had the honour of photographing weddings and families for 11 years now. I genuinely cannot believe how lucky I am that I get to call this my job.

    *she once told me that traffic lights are the bane of her life, and she went through a phase of naming everything "Cantameen". Send help!

    I love photographing people. Whether it's your wedding day, you're expecting or have just had a baby, or you simply want to capture your loved ones the way they are right now, my aim is to document unique moments in time to create a beautiful set of images that you will treasure for many years to come. My style combines photojournalism with beautiful portraits, and my fun and relaxed approach makes you feel comfortable and at ease in front of the camera – I want you to actually enjoy having your photograph taken!

    Although I’m based near Ilkley I cover all of Yorkshire and I’m actually happy to travel anywhere for weddings and portrait shoots. So if you have any questions then please get in touch using one of my contact forms. In the meantime, grab a cuppa and browse through my wedding or portrait galleries, or take a look at my most recent work on the blog.

    I can't wait to hear from you x