Castle Howard, Yorkshire
“It looks great, simple, sophisticated… It’s brought back so many happy memories.”
James & Damien are such a fantastic couple and with their strong theatrical background they’ve clearly developed something of an eye for the spectacular as was evident in their choice of venues – Yorkshire’s magnificent Castle Howard. The opulent historic house provided the perfect setting for a day boasting plenty of elegance and grandeur, but despite the incredible surroundings it was the two amazing people at the centre of it that truly took centre stage.
With the couple taking the unusual step of choosing to get ready for their big day together in the HUGE cottage they had hired for the week along with their best friends, groomsmaids and of course Fidget – James and Damien’s much beloved dog, it was a morning full of laughter, fun and friendship. James told us that he just couldn’t imagine spending part of the most important day of his life away from Damien and we’re so glad that they chose to share this special time together. It was undoubtedly one of our favourite parts of the day and took nothing away from the sense of excitement and anticipation as they walked down the aisle side by side.
In a day filled with beautiful moments to share of love, smiles and some epic dancing later on it was the couple’s vows that truly captured our imaginations and brought a tear to every eye in the room. When the love between two people is as captivating, real and powerful as between James and Damien as they spoke those most heartfelt of vows, there’s simply no reason for the camera to ever cut away.
Thanks so much to Damien and James for inviting us to be a part of something so special, to the always fantastic Castle Howard team and to Fidget for doing an excellent job of delivering the rings!
Matt and Alex