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Nicole and Mark's Christmas fireworks wedding at Ringwood Hall Hotel

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I love Christmas weddings, and Ringwood Hall becomes a magical winter wonderland at this time of year - even without any snow!

Nicole and her bridesmaids got ready at home in Wakefield with Nicole's two cats looking on. The bridesmaids wore beautiful earthy dresses and matching gold trainers. Nicole made the unique pinecone bouquets herself on the morning of the wedding, which were the perfect complement to her stunning bouquet complete with a claret protea from her native South Africa (made by The Little Flower Shop). Mark was waiting slightly longer than expected for his fashionably late bride at St Helen's Church in Wakefield, which was a beautiful candlelit and romantic setting for a Christmas wedding. Vows done it was time to head into the gale force wind for a crazy confetti shot before the now Mr and Mrs headed down the motorway to Derbyshire for their reception.

Wind and rain would keep most brides inside, but Nicole was more than keen to get out for a few high speed portraits which only added to the fun of the day. Check out the veil shots in the gallery below for an idea of just how string the wind was. The wedding breakfast was followed by speeches that were almost as exciting as the weather, filled with South African banter and more than a touch of emotion. The wind dropped just in time for a spectacular surprise firework display on the hotel back lawn before everyone headed back inside to dance the night away.

Congratulations Nicole and Mark, and thank you so much for inviting me to tell the story of your day.

Venue: Ringwood Hall Hotel
Suits: Carl Stuart Bespoke Tailors
Flowers: The Little Flower Shop

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Sharley and Dan's wedding at Ye Olde Bell

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There is always something special about Christmas weddings, and Ye Olde Bell in Retford is a magical setting for one. The day started with Sharley and the girls getting ready in a magnificent suite overlooking the hotel gardens - plenty of opportunity here for some arty shots of the bride. The ceremony was held in a wonderful room dating from the 17th century with a magnificent Christmas tree and roaring open fires keeping the guests warm. Afternoon light at this time of year is special even on overcast days, so we took the opportunity to make the most of the hotel gardens for some bridal and bride and groom portraits. The wedding breakfast and speeches went down well, then Sharley said she was up for some night time wedding photography outside in the rain (see the image above!) and I don't mind getting a bit wet, so out we went. The evening and first dance was played out by The Hypertones, a pretty cool Nottingham band who know how to fill a dance floor.

I hope you enjoy the gallery.

Photography: Chris Loneragan LSWPP
Dress: Ronald Joyce
Hair and makeup: Sarah Louise
Band: The Hypertones
Venue: Ye Olde Bell

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My favourites from 2016


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2016 was a fantastic year for me. I have been privileged to photograph some amazing weddings, and have met and made friends with many lovely couples. I am now a recommended supplier for Kenwood Hall which is one of the top wedding venues in Sheffield, and another venue is in the pipeline! My photographic style and skills are always developing and improving, and I love the creative side of my work - I really am very lucky to be able to earn a living doing something I truly love. 2017 looks to be even more fantastic as not only will I be capturing many more weddings, but I will also experience life on the other side of the lens when I get married to my wonderful fiancee.

I hope you enjoy this short review of some of my 2016 weddings. If you are getting married and like what you see then please get in touch for a chat and a coffee.

Happy New Year!

(click the picture above to see the full gallery and watch the slideshow)

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Lisa and James' magical autumn wedding at Wentworth Church and Rotherham Golf Club

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Late November sunshine! Who could want more for their wedding? Lisa and James had the most beautiful of wedding days at three spectacular venues. The Rockingham Arms Hotel in Wentworth was the scene of an early start for the bride and bridesmaids with their fabulous hair and makeup artists - the low sunshine coming through the trees set up some lovely bridesmaid portraits. Off then to one of England's finest churches at Holy Trinity in Wentworth for a ceremony with a wonderful choral rendition of Ave Maria and some fun photos outside - check out the wild confetti shots in this blog - even the normal reserved James was smiling! The whole party was then moved to Rotherham Golf Club for a splendid meal and evening party. The grounds at Rotherham Gold Club were perfect for lots of evening light portraits. Thank you for inviting me to photograph you wedding, and I hope you enjoy the photographs as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Photography: Chris Loneragan Photography (me!)
The dress: Blessed Bridal
Flowers: Millies Floral Boutique
Makeup: Niomie Maiden
Hair: Natalie Gill
Suits: Bliss Bridal
Wedding car: Fairytale Wedding Cars
Videography: One Digital Image
Preparation location: The Rockingham Arms Hotel, Wentworth
Reception venue: Rotherham Golf Club

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Laura and Jason's inner city wedding

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Remember remember the 5th of November! Laura and Jason will never forget their wonderful wedding day on bonfire night in Sheffield City Centre. The day was blessed with amazing weather and gorgeous autumn light from getting ready at St Paul's Mercure Hotel, through the beautiful ceremony at St Marie's Catholic Cathedral, until our little walk around the city centre capturing some beautiful bridal portraits in the city lights.

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Amy and Scott's gorgeous autumn wedding at Ringwood Hall Hotel

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Amy and Scott are one of those perfect couples that are meant to be together, something that was obvious when I first met them for a pre-wedding shoot at Surprise View in the Peak District. Their wedding can be summed up in three words - fun, romantic, and family. Fun was injected in barrel loads by the groomsmen, the romance was made by Scott and Amy and accentuated by Amy's stunning Essense of Australia dress, and they were surrounded by family from as far away as Australia. Ringwood Hall is always a wonderful place to shoot weddings at, and this one was no exception despite the added challenge of night falling a bit too early - but challenges are opportunities and I think the night time portraits of Scott and Amy have a beautiful painterly look about them. A perfect day was finished beautifully with a sparkler serenade under the big old oak tree. Thank you Amy and Scott for inviting me to share your special day with you, and I hope you enjoy the memories in these images.

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