Together with Cara & Matt we brought home some of my favourite portraits I have ever taken amidst the ruins of this ageing beauty. Culminating in photographing these two love struck humans in apparently what used to be the Abbey's grain store.
I know right! That crazily cool infinitely atmospheric arched room was little more to these God loving olden folk than a place to store their rice frickin crispies. It's a far cry from my miserable cereal cupboard at home. Where my breakfast snacks of choice are stored in a majestic 70's creaky cupboard right next to the 15 year old Fray Bentos Pie & sense of foreboding misery.
Everyone boarded a vintage bus back to Ripley Town Hall. Seeing the guests levitate from their seats by a good few inches when we hit speed bumps was a personal highlight. But entering the hall was something else. Cara & Matt's family & friends had transformed the epicentre of this little Yorkshire village into pure golden pineapple infused magic.
The absolute pinnacle of their efforts was without a doubt the beautiful Moon Booth hand made by Cara's dad. If you've never heard of a moon booth before they were popular in Victorian times for those magical & somewhat creepy staged portraits. But right there in Ripley this incredible creation was brought forward in time to shine over one of the most incredible days I have ever been a part of.
Also do you guys remember the spot colour fad of old which is ridiculed by photographers now? Well check out the image below haha. I'm bringing it back like the Cassette tape. Well not really but Hell I bloody love it.
Here's to Cara & Matt. & a love that can never be eclipsed.