A change of scenery for Tom + Anna’s wedding and a trip to what some describe as God’s own country, otherwise known as Yorkshire to many! The beautiful chocolate box village of Kirkby Malham was my North Yorkshire destination in the Yorkshire Dales National Park for both their ceremony and reception. Everything was nice and close together, with Tom and his groomsmen getting ready and having an ushers lunch in a neighbouring village in The Lister’s arms while Anna and her tribe got ready at Anna’s family home in Kirkby Malham; which was also the venue for the reception too. I started off documenting the bridal prep at Anna’s parent’s farm, complete with soothing cheek patches for all, a few tears from Anna’s soon-to-be mother-in-law and the chaps watching England play Australia at the rugby!
It was a lovely atmosphere with plenty to document before I headed over to meet Tom and the ushers for their Usher’s lunch which is always a lovely idea, I think. Plenty of lively characters amongst Tom’s ushers made it a pleasant place to be and lots of laughter to capture, everyone clearly doing their best to keep Tom’s nerves steady. Back to bridal prep to capture the final pieces before heading out on the short walk across the village to the church for the ceremony at the stunning St Michael and Archangel church for a service to be conducted by one of the loveliest vicars I have met this year. It was such a lovely service, and I felt so lucky to be able to capture so many laughs and smiles between Tom and Anna as they enjoyed the whole ceremony.
After the ceremony, it was hilarious to see some of the shots that plenty of the ushers sent Tom’s way with full-on handfuls of confetti to the face, all taken in good spirit as it should be and so funny to look back through when editing and reviewing their images. After following the local tradition of paying the local farm kids to untie the lychgate they had tied shut, Anna was greeted with a surprise visit from her childhood horse before heading back up to the farm for a few group photos. Driven by one of the ushers, we found a spot local to the farm to get some great couples portraits before heading back to a warm atmosphere and drinks reception at the farm again before heading into the marquee for the wedding breakfast.
Anyway enough from me, have a watch of their photo highlights video below or you can always scroll through the images underneath. Enjoy.