Claire McClean Photography

WEDDING BLOG
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A couple in the City during their wedding in the UK capturing portraits

Are you dreaming of a beautiful and stress-free wedding, without the hassle of planning a destination ceremony? Then a UK wedding may just be the one for you! With unique locations all over, you can have a truly stunning wedding without leaving the country.

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Sick of the same old traditions? Here are some great alternative wedding traditions for your day to add a little spice.

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a couple on their wedding day using sustainable biodegradable wedding confetti

Most traditional options, like rose petals, tend to fall straight to the ground and don’t create the desired effect. That’s why I highly recommend opting for other ideas such as using biodegradable confetti made from colourful tissue paper. Not only is it visually appealing, but it also helps in creating a mess-free environment.

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Alice and Grainne wanted something a little different for the couple shots at their Leeds Civic Hall wedding so we got some colourful images.

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Printed wedding photos in a luxury wedding album

When it comes to preserving and cherishing your memories, nothing beats holding a physical print in your hands. In this digital age, it’s easy to forget the value of printed photographs, but as a documentary-style wedding photographer, I can assure you that investing in physical prints and albums is well worth it.

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Local wedding venue for a sustainable wedding

In this blog post, I will be sharing my top tips to have a more sustainable wedding without compromising on the beauty and joy of your big day. From wedding favours to venue decorations, there are plenty of ways to make your wedding day greener.

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Whilst it’s natural to want to include all of your family and friends in these pictures, it’s important to keep in mind that too many group shots can quickly become overwhelming and time-consuming. And, as a documentary-style wedding photographer, I am all about keeping it relaxed and natural as much as we can throughout your wedding day.

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As a wedding photographer based in Yorkshire, I have had the pleasure of capturing beautiful moments at some of the most charming and unconventional venues in the county.

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the tithe barn in bolton abbey, a wedding venue in yorkshire
lots of confetti being thrown at the newlyweds outside stockport town hall

Sophie and Daniel’s Stockport Town Hall wedding was such a blast. I really didn’t know just quite how stunning the inside of the town hall was until I got there.

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reception setup in the orangery at the woodlands hotel in leeds

When I stepped into The Woodlands Hotel in Leeds to photograph a wedding, little did I know I was about to enter a photographer’s paradise.

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Harriet and Tom tied the knot at the stunning Left Bank in Leeds in a celebrant led ceremony surrounded by handmade origami birds.

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Rachael and Matty’s autumnal 3 Acres Inn Huddersfield wedding with scenic couple shots and a lively dance floor celebration.

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Natasha and Oliver’s heartwarming elopement at York Registry Office was filled with intimate moments, city charm, and well-wishing onlookers.

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Experience the magic of Jenny and Nigel’s Castleton Rotary Centre wedding, where the rain made it an unforgettable celebration.

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As a venue, The Chilli Barn Otley stands out as a hidden gem. Jen and Calum’s wedding at this intimate venue was nothing short of magical.

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I had the pleasure of photographing Max & Niamh’s wedding in the heart of Manchester at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House.

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Anna and Craig’s The Priest’s House wedding was nothing short of an epic day. From bold, colourful florals to a pink and red retro cake.

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a couple cross the road in leeds city centre after getting married at leeds civic hall

Laura and Toby’s wedding in the Banquet Hall at Leeds Civic Hall was so heartwarming. They ended the day at Three’s a Crowd in Leeds.

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wedding at peddler warehouse Sheffield

Peddler Warehouse is such a cool venue, and Rowena and Josh’s wedding in Sheffield was the perfect celebration of their individuality.

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Francesca and Chris’ wedding at The Chimney House in Sheffield was a delightful blend of cool vibes and cozy elegance.

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the mowbray and the chimney house wedding in sheffield

Last year I had the pleasure of documenting the enchanting wedding of Roberta and Ami at The Oak Tree of Peover in Knutsford.

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wedding at castlefield rooms in manchester

Last year I had the honour of capturing the beautiful wedding of Chris and Anneloek at The Castlefield Rooms in Manchester.

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leeds civic hall wedding photography

In the heart of Leeds City Centre, Natty and Tom chose to have a Leeds Civic Hall wedding – with a whole lot of style.

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Nicola and Jordan’s wedding at The Hovels on Harewood Estate in Yorkshire. It was as amazing as it was colourful!

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wyresdale park wedding photographer

Wyresdale Park is absolutely stunning and so different to any other wedding venue I’ve photographed before in Lancashire. It’s basically like a tiny village – it has it’s own cobbled streets, a cafe, a lake, a cottage, a manor house, beautiful grounds and even a kitchen garden.

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Freya and Mark’s wedding at Arley Hall and Gardens was a delightful autumnal affair, full of personal details and unique touches.

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Alex and Amy’s day started with their ceremony at St. Mary Magdalene in East Keswick and ended at The Hovels on Harewood Estate.

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Last summer, I embarked on a super chic London wedding shoot photographing our wonderful models Hannah and Luke.

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An amazing tithe barn wedding overlooking the beautiful Bolton Abbey. One of my favourite venues to shoot in Yorkshire!

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barnsley town hall wedding

Mariann & Jake had a wonderful intimate ceremony at Barnsley Town Hall. They had only 4 guests which meant they could concentrate on getting married and having a wonderful day. You can tell by the looks on their faces that they had been waiting so long for the moment to finally happen, and I did […]

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