Kristina & Ashley said their vows at St Matthews Church, Lightcliffe & partied hard at Crow Nest Park, Halifax. Unfortunately, as mentioned in their couples portrait session this amazing couple were let down by the original wedding photographer and so I stepped up and in to fill the void helping in anyway I could. With only 3 weeks of knowing these guys, I think we smashed it! Enough about that lets talk about this epic duo.
Kristina & Ashley met through the same group of friends. However, unlike fairytales it was NOT love at first sight. Sorry to kill the romance on the first sentence… but thankfully it soon become the Ash & Kristina show!
They’re first real date, away from the security of friends, was in December 2012. They went to the German Christmas market in Leeds, where it became apparent that we are both MASSIVE foodies. As time went on Ash bought his humble bachelor pad in 2013, but Kristina soon “wormed her way in” 🙂
Both lovers animals and Kristina’s constant nagging they decided to take their first joint responsibility in December 2015… a rescue dog! They went through the rigorous application process to “foster” a rescue dog and came home with Peggy. However, within 2 weeks, Ash had signed the adoption papers as a Christmas pressie.
Ash arranged a weekend away in February 2016 for Kristina’s late Birthday pressie and proposed in Bowness on Windemere. Kristina is sure he wanted to plan something lavish and luxury but all that changed when Peggy had to have an operation a few days before. If they’re honest, they both LOVE the outdoors, so the long walks and evenings in doggy friendly pubs were great… After all I had a shiny new ring to show off and Peggy and a huge big pink bandage to show off too.
“We booked our wedding in May 2016 at Crow Nest Golf Club, after months of searching for something “different”! We chose the venue firstly because it was big enough to cater for our huge amount of family and friends and secondly because the wedding planner, Gemma is great and she took alot of pressure off me. Ok, so a Golf Club isn’t very “different”… but it will be when our guests arrive!”
As always, have a look at the below Slideshow and images from this epic day. If you would like me to photograph your big day, please feel free to contact me!
Hair – Sarah Faye Hair Artist
Make Up & A little bit of hair – Hair By Emma
Florists – Beautifully Yours
Cake – Jo Mitchell
Venue – Crow Nest Golf Club