Real Life Easter Wedding * Hannah and Stephen, Halifax

Collage of Wedding PhotosI can’t remember how, but I came across wedding photographer Sam Clayton a while ago and loved her work so asked if I could feature her on LMW. This is the first of two beautiful weddings that she sent me – Hannah & Stephen’s wedding on Easter Saturday, 3rd April 2010.

Although both living in the East Midlands, Hannah & Stephen held their wedding near Halifax. They had their ceremony at St Matthew’s church in Lightcliffe just up the road from Stephen’s parents house after which they headed over to Stephen’s sister’s house where the reception was held in a marquee in the fabulous garden.bride and bridesmaidbride and flowergirlsHannah got ready with her 2 bridesmaids in a little cottage in the garden, renovated specifcially for the wedding. Her Ian Stewart dress was stunning & the bridesmaids dresses had a grecian feel to them which were worn with flat gladiator style sandals. Don’t those flowergirls look so cute in their little dresses (I think that they might be from Monsoon as I saw something very similar last time I was in there)
Because it was Easter Saturday, Hannah had lots of ‘easter’ touches in the table decorations – Little bird eggs nesting at the bottom of floral displays & chocolate egg favours.
easter egg favoursfloral table decorationsflowers in hanging vasesThe top table had completely different decorations than all the other tables, pretty floral displays of roses and tea lights in silver sparkly pots. And don’t you just love the chocolate cupcakes in butterfly cases??chocolate cupcakes in butterfly casesThe views from the road outside the venue were amazing and Sam managed to get some lovely photos there, as well as using different parts of the large garden. Friends & family had spent many weekends leading up to the wedding helping to get the garden in order.bride and groom kissingbride and groom landscape shot
I asked Sam what she particularly enjoyed about shooting Hannah and Stephen’s wedding…
“I remember that the weather forecast for the day was not good, yet we ended up with a lovely day, perfect for dramatic photos across the valley. I absolutely loved Hannah’s huge bow on the back of her dress. A great detail to photograph, providing interest on the back of her dress and I just love bows!”

If like me you have fallen in love with some of these photos then make sure that you check out her site Sam Clayton Photography and her blog where you can see more piccies and find out more info about hiring her for your wedding.

Don’t you just love the dresses, the big bow on Hannah’s dress, the bridesmaids and the flowergirls all look gorgeous don’t they?


What a beautiful wedding! My matron-of-honour bought that very dress for her 20-month-old for our wedding in August – I swear, Monsoon sales have saved me from bankruptcy!

Gorgeous wedding, best day to get married too!

We also had easter eggs for favours!

The bridesmaids dresses are lovely – where are they from?

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