North Yorkshire | Crathorne Hall | 27th December 2021

Rob & Emma


How We Met

I was asked to photograph a birthday party at Crathorne Hall for a wedding supplier First Class Weddings Co. back in 2019 (who can I add is amazing!)

This is where I first met Rob & Emma.  It was shortly after that party that they got in touch to ask about their wedding date which was great to be able to say yes to, and the fact it was at Crathorne Hall again was a little bonus as I love coming back here!

A lot had happened from the day we first met.  They had a beautiful boy "Alf" who I met when I did his newborn photos, then a year later I photographed his christening and to round it up I was able to photograph their beautiful wedding too.

The Wedding

The day started and finished at Crathorne Hall.  From the bridal preparations to the ceremony and the reception, all at the stunning wedding venue of....did I mention it? Crathorne!

It was a very relaxed bridal preparation for Emma, just close family and Alf was with her too.  He made a very handsome pageboy! 

It was lovely and very relaxing throughout, even with the champagne erupting like a volcano after just unwinding the wire clasp, which caught everyone by surprise!

Rob was getting ready at home and I met him and the boys later on, and surprise... I found them at the bar!  They were having a great time and hoping to settle the nerves a bit.

The Ceremony 

Alf decided he didn't want to walk down the aisle so Rob went to join him and lifted him up, they came down together which is one of my many stand out pictures from the day, real moments that they will remember. Following them down the aisle was their little flower girl that decided to stop at her mum's side and stay, before Rachel the next bridesmaid, came and took her by the hand to go the rest of the way. The ceremony was just perfect. Alf had another part to play and that was helping with the rings, another "aww" moment.

The Reception

We had a short time for the photos because it was all about celebrating their wedding with their friends and family which I absolutely understand, and they still have beautiful portrait images in the 20 minutes that we did manage to do.

Speeches came next which were hilarious! Then onto the evening reception.  The dance floor was so much fun and very lively, the dance floor was where it was happening and we even had props like cowboy hats, blow up unicorns...

A little bit more about the Newly Weds Mr & Mrs Illingworth

How did you meet? 

Rob went to college with my sister and ended up good friends with her. We met a few years later through her.

What's Your Occupation?

Rob is Project Manager & Emma is English Teacher 

Where are you originally from?

Rob is from Stockton and Emma is from Middlesbrough. 

When, how, who and where did the question get popped?

Our friends convinced us on a trip away that we should get married and we just decided to get engaged! 

Why did you choose the Venue over all overs?

We know the venue really well as there have been a few family weddings there.

Why did you choose me as your photographer?

Rachel recommended you (Rob Sister) and we loved the engagement shoot you did for her. 

You're wedding theme if you have one? 

We are pretty much leaving this to Rachel and Angela as the experts at First Class Weddings but it will be wintery due to the time of year with touches of silver and burgundy, with the groomsmen in tuxedos. 

Could you give 1 or more advice/tips for other brides and grooms on the planning?

Try to remember it is supposed to be a fun experience and the most important thing is who is there with you!

Thinking about getting married at the Crathoorne Hall? I will be there a few more times this year and would like it to be more as I love it thier so please contact me to tell me all about your plans, I would love to capture your wedding day memories.

Q-So what is my style?

A- I would describe my style as relaxed, natural but beautiful and documentary-styled.  I want my photos to take you back to that moment and that time and remind you how your beautiful day unfolded (as if you would forget). 

I always have an amazing time documenting Weddings at Crathorne Hall. It is the perfect venue for the whole wedding day or just the ceremony. If you’re planning on having a wedding here (or anywhere else in the world for that matter!) then please get in touch. 

I am a UK travel & destination photographer 

Nick Georgiou Photography is a wedding photographer based in North Yorkshire but I love to travel worldwide. Behind the camera, you’ll find me "Nick" a family man who loves animals, and the great outdoors. I love the mountains, the woods, the ocean, anywhere outdoors. My passion is documenting lifestyle moments, emotions and connections between you all. I love to travel to Northumberland, The Lake District, Scotland, Peak District and beyond to photograph wild elopements and destination weddings. If you would like to know more about me as a photographer then please contact me and I would love to also hear from you and your wedding plans to see if I can help capture your special memories.

If you would like to know what others have to say about me, well I get lovely reviews on Facebook and Google, why not see what they have to say, here's a few I've transferred to my website too. 

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