•on December 9th, 2011
For Old Deanery Wedding Photography please view a selection of images below…
In 1625 the Old Deanery was built on the site of part of the former monastery of St Wilfred, for use by the Canon-in-Residence.
The principal feature of the house is the fine 17th century oak staircase. Except for the two rooms in the 1799 range, all the ground floor rooms have 17th century moulded plaster cornices as have some of the first floor rooms.
Some ‘ancient groining’ was revealed during the alterations of 1859 which added the bay windows to the front. In digging the foundations for the eastern of these windows three human skeletons were unearthed. This was the time when Lewis Carroll was visiting Ripon.
In later years the army used the building during the Second World War. In 1945 the building was converted to a restaurant. In April 1974, workmen discovered a door which had been invisibly encased in an outer wall of the building for an estimated 150 years. The door was still on its hinges and it was decided to use it as the main entrance to the restaurant, which it remained until 1990.
In more recent years, a full refurbishment of this grade two listed red star building and the interior was embarked upon in 2001 to provide the 10 bedroomed hotel and restaurant as seen today.
The location opposite the Cathedral in Ripon is beautifully positioned, close to Harrogate and the Yorkshire Dales, in the heart of North Yorkshire.
The attractive terraced gardens with a backdrop of weeping willows, together with tables and parasols (weather permitting), are accessed through french doors from the garden room, adding to the charm of this historic but very stylish building, which is a truly unique and attractive venue for a very special occasion.
•on November 23rd, 2011
For Goldsborough Hall Wedding Photography please view the selection of images below.
We’ve been recommended by and have photographed weddings at Goldsborough Hall now for the past few years.
Goldsborough Hall is the perfect venue whether you are looking for a grand occasion or a more intimate affair, it is a wedding venue that is both unique and unforgettable with it’s elegant state rooms, magnificent bedrooms and stunning landscaped grounds.
The Hall is licenced to host both Civil Marriages and Partnerships. The ground floor state rooms consist of an oak-panelled Jacobean library and Robert Adams-designed Drawing and Dining Rooms.
It is a beautiful venue for your wedding ceremony, wedding reception, civil wedding, civil partnership, or if you wish to renew your vows.
Brides magazine has listed Goldsborough Hall in their top 100 venues, and second in the north of England and Scotland. The magazine labelled this Yorkshire wedding venue a “hidden gem” and called the sumptuous six bedroom suites as “stately with a modern twist”.
The photography options are endless and should the weather not be playing ball on the day, the hall has plenty of options inside and more importantly lots of space and gorgeous details to work with.
To view more stunning Goldsborough Hall wedding photography and discuss your photography requirements in further detail please contact us to arrange an appointment.
•on November 9th, 2011
For Ripley Castle Wedding Photography please view the selection of images below.
We’ve been recommended by and have photographed weddings at Ripley Castle now for several years. Come rain, snow or shine it’s always been a favourite of ours to work at and we absolutely love visiting the venue.
Ripley Castle is a beautiful, historic and picture postcard perfect wedding venue.
It is the perfect venue for your wedding ceremony, wedding reception, civil wedding, civil partnership, or if you wish to renew your vows.
The Ripley Castle team are friendly and professional and provide a seamless level of service together with a total commitment to ensure that your wedding day exceeds every expectation.
They have a number of rooms within the Castle’s Main House and East Wing licensed for wedding ceremonies, including the oak panelled 16th century Library and the Amcotts Room, an old coach house, which was beautifully restored a few years ago. The Ripley Castle chefs have an excellent reputation for their superb cuisine.
Whatever the time of year, guests can enjoy champagne on the terrace during your reception and admire the beautiful scenery, or on the circular lawn in front of the East Wing of the Castle.
The photography options are endless, you can stay near to the castle should you not want to stray afar, however if you fancy a stroll through the beautiful grounds then the lake makes a perfect backdrop for your photography (and it’s not too far away).
Should the weather not be playing ball on the day, the hotel has plenty of options inside and more importantly lots of space and gorgeous details to work with.
To view more stunning Ripley Castle wedding photography and discuss your photography requirements in further detail please contact us to arrange an appointment.
•on September 30th, 2011
Time for a massive catch up on blogging, it’s going to get a bit busy on these pages over the next few weeks so keep popping back for the updates!
We photographed Julia & Chris’ wedding at The Sun Pavilion back in June, you may have already spotted their video on our blog but here’s a few more images and a bit more detail about their special day.
Julia and her bridesmaids got ready at The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate and as we arrived we spotted Chris and the guys heading in the direction of a couple of pubs
As you’ll see from all the images here Julia & Chris put a lot of time and effort into their wedding. As The Sun Pavilion is a stunning Art Deco building sitting in Valley Gardens in Harrogate they’d themed their wedding stationery etc in an Art Deco style and all the other bits of detail were simply amazing.
The flowers which were beautiful and in abundance were by the very talented Serendipity Floral Designs the shoes were by Diane Hassall with the great little detail of ‘I Do’ on the soles, the dress was stunning, the sweet bar, everything had been carefully thought through and you could tell, even the bunting was hand made! The week before the wedding whilst going through the final details Julia had us in fits of laughter when she informed us that her pet rabbit had eaten a length of the bunting when she wasn’t looking!
For their evening reception and the first dance they had a superb band called Chequers
What a great day, we really enjoyed working with Julia & Chris and we hope you enjoy looking at their images!
•on August 15th, 2011
Penny & James were married at St Roberts Church in Pannal, Harrogate and had their reception at Newby Hall Near Ripon. We were really pleased to hear that St Roberts had relaxed their restrictions a little on photography during the service as this was the first of two weddings we had at the church in as many weeks. It really makes such a difference when we can photograph special moments during that part of the day and it’s a great pity that a few ‘over eager’ photographers have created a situation in many churches that prevent us from doing that.
We were really looking forward to the wedding as not only did it have a great couple with a stunning venue but also a few of our previous clients were attending which always makes it lots of fun and they had a special guest at the church (see if you can guess from the photos).
The weather was stunning (if not a little too hot) and I made a point or reminding Penny & James to keep topped up with water as well as Champagne as we didn’t want anyone collapsing from dehydration.