I had the very great pleasure in photographing the wedding of Ulyana and Daniel at the absolutely amazing venue of Allerton Castle.  One of my favourite locations for a wedding and one of the first venues I ever photographed a wedding at.  Allerton Castle has been lovingly restored over the past few years by Dr Rolph and his team and it is to the highest of standards.  It is therefore no wonder that this venue attracts some of the loveliest weddings, and Ulyana and Daniel’s was no exception.

Ulyana and Daniel are a lovely couple whom I had the pleasure of photographing for their pre-wedding photoshoot at Bolton Abbey.  On that day it was overcast and damp, but even on the dullest of days, Bolton Abbey is a beautiful location for a photoshoot.  We took a stroll from the Devonshire Arms along the river to Bolton Abbey.  The results of the dull day meant some quite moody and dramatic photographs and even though it was drizzling for the most part, it never really got to a point where we got wet through.  Even with a similar forecast on their wedding day, amazingly, the weather could not have been better when we needed it to be, only turning wet in the evening.

With Ulyana’s family being from Russia, there was a Russian element to the wedding with quite a number of speeches by friends and family.  It was really lovely to experience some of the Russian traditions and one of the best speeches was given by Ulyana’s younger brother who gave a very moving and heartfelt speech.  Vodka also featured as part of the wedding day, though all in good taste.

Many thanks to Damien of DJB Photography for this article

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