Grays Court wedding photographer
Grays Court wedding, York
Kathy & Manoj
What great fun it was to be a Grays Court wedding photographer for Kathy and Manoj.
It really was a day full of smiles, love and laughter at a beautifully intimate and historic venue in the centre of York. What a combination.
The weather gods coukdnt have been kinder – it was swelteringly hot all day – and Kathy, Manoj and their guests certainly made the most of the beautiful garden at Grays Court.
The famous city walls in York overlook Grays Court, meaning Kathy and Manoj’s outdoor ceremony drew a crowd as members of the public – and a few surprise guests – stopped to watch. Everyone loves a good old wedding, don’t they?
Located right next to York Minster, Grays Court also offers the chance for some amazing portraits. It’s a popular tourist spot, so Kathy and Manoj rarely got the cobbled streets to themselves, but luckily I love incorporating real life into all my shots in my documentary wedding photography style. See if you can spot the photobombers in one of the portrait photos below…
Thanks a lot to Andy Wade Photography for having me along for the ride. It was a blast.
Build-up to a Grays Court wedding
After a chilled-out evening with their guests the previous day, Kathy and Manoj got down to the serious business of getting married. Kathy and her nearest and dearest enjoyed the best view in the house – overlooking the garden – during bridal prep, while Manoj and the lads were getting ready just down the corridor.
Grays Court wedding ceremony
Kathy and Manoj couldn’t have picked a better day in terms of the weather – how many people in the UK have the privilege of tying the knot in glorious sunshine under clear blue skies? The outdoor ceremony was a wonderful occasion, made all the better by Kathy’s workmates unfurling a banner from the city walls.
Bring on the band!
The brilliant New York Brass Band surprised the guests – it was top secret – by making a grand entrance to mark the end of the ceremony. Kathy and Manoj led the way on the (grass) dance floor as everyone soaked up the sun’s rays. I was even lucky enough to get a lesson in how to solve a Rubik’s cube.
Grays Court documentary wedding portraits
I love to include elements of a wedding venue and the natural surroundings into my photography – check out my portfolio to find out more. Portraits don’t have to be posed. And if tourists happen to wander down the street at the same time, all the better…