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.