Raven Hall Hotel – The wedding of Laura and Ash.
It was such a privilege to be asked to be part of one of my oldest school friends wedding last month. And what a wedding!! Laura and Ash were married at the beautiful, picturesque Raven Hall Hotel, in Ravenscar near Whitby. The hotel is situated on the cliff edge with the most spectacular gardens and views of the beach below, which we made plenty of use of with the bridal portraits (see below).
Laura looked absolutely stunning in a dusky pink lace fishtail gown that was backless. She wore a pearl and diamanté belt, which added a bit of sparkle that complimented her diamond earrings, which were a gift from her Grandmother. This wedding was full of emotions from start to finish. The venue had a deep and personal meaning to the bride and her family; having grown up with a love of the outdoors and horse riding, Laura and her sister would visit Raven Hall many Summers to ride the horses on the beach front. It was also a day to celebrate two families coming together in the most special way, with Laura’s son Tommy being an absolute superstar presenting the rings to the bride and groom, and Ash’s beautiful girls being present as flower girls.
After the ceremony, we walked with the whole wedding party down to the gardens for group shots and drinks. Laura and Ash were then given some time alone to reflect on their day whilst posing for bridal portraits – as you can see these guys are so natural at this, and it was extremely difficult to narrow these down! Every picture, they are both so blissfully happy – which makes our job even better. Then we moved on to speeches, which were hilarious – especially the best man telling tales on Ash’s Mum..
This wedding was just beautiful, from start to finish. And we managed to capture some incredible sunset portraits at the last minute with the newly-weds. Check out the views of the vast ocean and red sky behind them, it’s more than a little bit special. We wish you all the love and happiness for the future Laura and Ash, and thank you for having us!
Mrs R xxx