Wedding Photography in Whitby, North Yorkshire by Ceri Oakes
Last month I photographed the wedding of Cassy and Jon in one of my favourite places in Whitby, La Rosa Hotel on the West Cliff. The couple had the most unique ceremony planned and the quirkiness of La Rosa was the perfect setting for it.
They adorned what is usually the dining room at the front of the hotel with colourful rag bunting, which weaved along the curiosities and artefacts that La Rosa is famous for. Chairs were placed around the edge of the room for guests and cushions on the floor for Cassy and Jon.
On a table at the window were large bowls of sand, dyed in vivid colours by the couple, ready to be spooned into a jar in layers by each family member as a symbol of the joining of the two families.
Cassy looked effortlessly beautiful in a pretty lace dress from Free People with some bright red shoes and held a bouquet of meadow-style flowers, her daughter Skye wore some sparkly gold pumps and a sequinned dress.
During the ceremony a ball of wool was thrown from guest to guest as they each read out a message for the couple, which ended up in a large tangled web, again representing the relationships between friends and family being interweaved. This part of the ceremony was great fun and looked incredible.
The whole day was so personal and a true representation of the couple and their values. The wedding really reflected the personalities of Cassy and Jon and had a magical feel to it. They also read out some vows to their daughter Skye which was a touching moment.
They ended the ceremony with a large picnic on the West Cliff eating fish and chips while looking out to sea. I couldn’t think of a more perfect way to finish off such a beautiful, spellbinding day.
Here are a selection of images from the day, look out for the incredible hand made puppet Cassy and Jon received as a gift from one of their wedding guests.
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