Bagden Hall wedding photographer: Helen and David’s wet weather wedding
The one thing about being a Bagden Hall wedding photographer is that there is always somewhere to shoot, even if it rains and today, I was very glad of that fact! The forecast was for rain, very heavy rain, in the afternoon and they got it spot on! Helen and David’s ceremony was to be at Holy Rood Church in Barnsley at 1.30pm and we were due at Bagden Hall for the reception at around 3.00pm, just when the rain was scheduled to arrive.
The day began warm and sunny, so much so, I cut my grass early in the morning before getting ready for the wedding! Fortunately, the rain held off for the arrival of the wedding guests and wedding party at the church and we even managed a few shots outside the church but the sky was getting darker and darker all the while. We decided to head straight to Bagden for the photographs but unfortunately we were heading straight into the rain storm. By the time we got to Bagden Hall it was raining steadily but undeterred, we managed to get the bridal party out straight away and shoot some images under the shelter of a large Corsican pine. We continued under the tree for the shots of the bride and groom before jumping in the car and heading down the driveway to the bridge for a few images. It really is a bonus that my professional kit is weatherproof – the water was dripping off the camera and lenses!
Back in the warmth of the hall, we caught up with the family shots before the wedding breakfast and then afterwards, we did a few shots with friends and, of course, some bridal portraits in my favourite spot at Bagden. The evening party got underway with the first dance by which time, I needed scuba gear to get to my car! From around 4.00pm the rain had become absolutely torrential and I am so glad we managed to get outside briefly for a few shots. Here’s a selection of images from the day.