St. Josephs’ Church Harrogate & Rudding Park Hotel Wedding Photography, with an after party Kalabari.

In the second part of our international wedding weekend, we were off to Yorkshire (that’s International for Pixies!) to document Victoria and Sotonte’s wedding, with an added late night Nigerian ceremony.

Rudding Park Hotel Wedding Photography

Ever since we’d been to look around at Rudding Park, Harrogate we were looking forward to this wedding, as come rain or shine this venue has plenty of photo opportunities and lots of space for guests to mingle whilst enjoying their drinks and canapés :) Both Sotonte and Victoria were getting ready at the hotel, which enabled us to snap away at both bride and groom preparing for their big day.

St Josephs’ Church wedding ceremony

At the church, Sotonte’s relatives arrived in traditional Nigerian outfits, amazing colours and textures everywhere! Victoria arrived at the church by horse and carriage, a surprise journey for her dad who was expecting a more modern version of four wheels. The ceremony was conducted by a priest who Victoria had known from her school days, which added extra significance and a friendly feel to the service.

Lots of Yorkshire sunshine for a smile filled wedding reception

Back at Rudding Park, the sun kept on shining, with everyone enjoying their reception drinks in front of the imposing frontage of the hotel. A short wander around just a small portion of the grounds, gave us plenty of amazing spots for great iconic wedding imagery and fun pics too! Whilst the guests enjoyed music from the quartet, great charicatures and fantastic Yorkshire sunshine.

Athletics & Nigerian wedding Kalabari, eventually!!!

Sotonte’s famed sporting prowess was challenged after the wedding breakfast, with a mass 100m dash….much to his dismay he was beaten, but only just, by one of his much younger relatives! Into the evening… Nigerian timing seemed to take over, after their first dance Sotonte and Victoria were whisked off to change in to Nigerian outfits, for a short traditional ceremony and dance (Kalabari). Great rhythms, colours, chanting and throwing of money ensued in a great finale to this fabulous Rudding Park Hotel wedding photography extravaganza – very tired Pixies!

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Rudding Park Hotel Wedding Photography by Pixies in the Cellar

Venue: Rudding Park Hotel

Characateurist: Paul Flatley

String Quartet: Events Music Company

DJ: Charlie C from The Hi-Life

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