Why We Love Woodlands Hotel
It’s fair to say, we’re lucky in what we do. In fact it’s an honour and a privilege. Being chosen to photograph a wedding for any couple is humbling. To us at least, that’s 100% true. Trusting us in capturing your day and everything that goes with it is a massive thing for us. If we are indeed the right choice for you, the weddings themselves can take us far and wide, from Scotland to Birmingham, or up to the Lakes and overseas to beautiful islands like Cyprus. But there’s no place like home. And for us, right on our very doorstep in Leeds is this beautiful venue, Woodlands Hotel. We told you we were lucky.
Not only that, but we’re recommended by this hotel and have been for the last 5 years. It’s one of the biggest reasons we’re as busy as we are. We never get bored of the place and we’ve made some good friends amongst the staff. We will never stop saying it and the opening line of this blog is bang on the money. We’re lucky. But there’s a saying that we make our own luck in life and that’s also true as well.
Our relationship with Woodlands started after we exhibited at a terrible wedding fayre in Leeds City Centre. One where only four couples turned up in nearly three hours of exhibiting. So we packed up and came home. Deflated. Gutted. The day wasn’t a successful one to begin with. But we’d heard that Woodlands were also running one of their twice yearly wedding fayres. So, taking a little bit of initiative, one of us decided to go to Woodlands to see how the fayre looked and how busy it was.
Incredible was one way of describing it. The hotel was buzzing. It was packed and people were coming out full of wedding related ideas and talking about how amazing the hotel looked. After a chat with one of their dedicated wedding planners we left some details and hoped we would get the opportunity to exhibit sometime in the future. And the rest is history. From that point onwards we’ve had a relationship which has gone from strength to strength. Hopefully it will continue long into the future.
We attend the wedding fayres, cover weddings there on a regular basis, offer images for their website and we’re in Woodlands wedding brochure. We know the venue and grounds inside out and occasionally use it for pre-wedding shoots. It’s safe to say we feel happy and comfortable at Woodlands Hotel and it’s surroundings.
But the biggest plus out of everything…. The weddings themselves. None are ever the same. All are superbly ran, just like clockwork. The staff bend over backwards to make sure the day is perfect for brides and grooms so they never have to worry about a thing. The marquee is beautiful, the grounds are stunning and well kept. The hotel itself is tastefully decorated. On a wedding day our own crazy crowd and people skills injecting some noise and light hearted banter. But for us it’s always been about the staff. The small things they do which go unnoticed to keep the day running smoothly. Working tirelessly to keep everyone happy. Trust us, we’ve seen some beautiful venues let down because they’re poorly ran. This isn’t one of them.
In all the weddings we’ve covered at Woodlands Hotel, the lasting impression at every single one is that our couples have had an amazing day. They’re happy. They’ve had the best day of their lives. And isn’t that exactly what you want on your wedding day? Check it out….
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