Craig and Lili | Escrick Park Wedding

Craig & Lili
Escrick Park, York
26th May 2018

Escrick Park Wedding

What can I say about Craig and Lili? Two of the most genuine and laid back people I’ve ever met. From the moment we met I was excited about their wedding; an outdoor ceremony, a teepee, hay bales all in the lovely grounds of Escrick Park, York.

Once the day came I had a few shots (pictures) with the guys in the morning, an usher had flown over from Australia to be there, so there were plenty of laughs while they were catching up. Then, on to Grimston House where Lili was getting ready. Her family had flown over from China a few days previously and were obviously excited to see their daughter get married. Grimston House is a great venue for prep, lots of space, lots of light, a lovely front door and a few elephant statues kicking around for me to balance rings on.

The woodland area of Escrick Park is such a beautiful setting for a blessing, all enclosed in woods, plenty of seating, surrounded by purple flowers (which definitely have a name, but it escapes me at the moment). A blessing by a family friend, which included a toilet paper based metaphor, followed. Two lovely readings, well, I assume they were both lovely as one was delivered in Mandarin – Lili’s parents seemed happy though.

Then followed a relaxing afternoon of basking in the sun, while documenting lovely moments between a very loving couple surrounded by close friends and families. The speeches were definitely the best bit; Firstly, Craig had secretly spent months learning Mandarin so he could deliver a speech in Lili’s native tongue. Well, I think you could tell from her reaction how much this meant to her. Then, he pulled out a twenty year old Goofy (not silly, actually Goofy) hat which was all part of some deal made with his parents and delivered the rest of his speech.

What an amazing day – Congratulations Craig and Lili, and a massive thank you for allowing me to be a part of it.


Left Groom's wedding watch, Right, black and white of Groom preparing with his groomsmenBride having her hair done, usher having his bow tie done upWedding rings on an elephant sculptureClose up of an engagement ring being work as the bride prepares for her weddingWedding invites which say Lili & CraigInvites and wedding ringsBride having her hair done on the morning of her weddingWedding rings surrounded by flowersBridal prep shots taken on the morning of their weddingBride's necklace she received from her groomBride holding her flowers on the morning of her weddingBride pouring champagne on the morning of her weddingFather of the bride laughing with the father of the groomDetails of an Escrick Park Wedding including signs and confettiGuests arriving at a wedding ceremony at Escrick ParkTwo guests arriving at an outdoor wedding ceremony at Escrick ParkGroom laughing nervously before his marriageBride's parents waiting for her to arrive at a wedding ceremonyBride with her bridesmaids standing next to their wedding car before getting marriedBride composing herself before walking down the aisleGroom's reaction to his bride walking down the aisleBride reacting to a funny moment during their wedding ceremonyGroom putting on his bride's wedding ring, bride and groom kissing after being announced man and wifeGroom's sister giving a speech during a wedding ceremonyVicar holding a roll of toilet paper during a wedding ceremonyFamily and close friends of the bride and groom looking on as they get marriedGuests at a wedding smilingBride's sister giving a speech during their weddingBride's family reacting to a speech during a wedding ceremonyBride and Groom kissing after their wedding ceremonyBride, father of the bride and father of the groom at an Escrick Park WeddingBride and groom walking out from their ceremony at Escrick ParkBride holding a bouquet on her wedding dayNaked wedding cake with a pink rose onImages of guests enjoying themselves at a weddingBride and her father formal shot at Escrick ParkGroom and sister, Usher carrying the groom while groomsmen look onBlack and white images, a bridesmaid looking at her bride, reflection of a bridesmaid in glassesThree images of a bride and groom during couple portraits on a wedding day at Escrick ParkTwo origami cranes used as name placesThree images of guests enjoying themselves at a weddingUsher waiting outside ready to announce the bride and groom into the teepeeBride and groom entering their reception roomBride and groom embracing with a sunburst behind themThree shots during a groom speechGroom giving a speech in the bride's mother tongue, her cryingBride reacting to her Groom's speechBlack and white image of a groom reading his speech from an iPadGroom wearing a goofy hat while giving a speechGroom giving a speech at his weddingBride holding her glass up for a toastBest man giving a speech and the bride and groom laughingBest man giving a speech and bride and groom laughingImage of a bet wedding guests had on how long speeches would lastEscrick Park Wedding Photographer two images of a cake cutting

"Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love"
- Mother Teresa


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