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What is a micro wedding and should you have one?

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What is a micro wedding and should you have one?

‘Micro weddings’, the wedding industry buzz word that has been quietly doing the rounds for the past few years. A word that hit us square in the face in 2020 thanks to Covid19 and the countless government restrictions. But what is a micro wedding and should you have one?

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What is a micro wedding?

When discussing pigs, a ‘micro pig’ is a miniature version of a ‘normal’ pig. Switch that concept to weddings and voila, you land yourself with a ‘micro wedding!’

A micro wedding is exactly as the name suggests, a smaller version of your typical wedding day. A micro wedding is celebrated in a more intimate setting with less than 20 guests. They can follow the pattern of your full wedding day or they can be completely unique to the couple marrying.

Micro weddings differ from elopement weddings as elopements are usually done in secret and are attended by just the couple marrying and two witnesses. They also differ from intimate weddings which typically have somewhere between 30-60 guests.

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Why are micro weddings becoming more popular?

Although micro weddings are not a brand new concept, there is no avoiding the fact that Covid-19 hit the wedding world hard and played a large part in boosting the popularity of micro weddings. As the safety restrictions significantly reduced wedding guest-list numbers, couples who still wanted to say ‘I Do’, had to get creative and as a result, the micro wedding was born.

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What are the benefits of a micro wedding?

  • It’s all about the marriage! For many couples, choosing a micro wedding celebration allows them to concentrate more on the true meaning of the day without getting distracted by thoughts on traditions, what’s expected and what’s required.
  • The day will be more relaxing! There is something very relaxed and intimate about small weddings. A smaller wedding guest list enables couples to strip the planning process right back and concentrate on the things and people that are most important to them. 
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  • Tone down the spotlight! Smaller weddings take a little pressure off those who don’t enjoy being in the spotlight. For some, saying their vows in front of a smaller gathering of people is much more preferable.
  • You can let your imagination run wild! Micro weddings have the benefit of not having to follow typical wedding traditions and formalities, which allows couples to get creative and think outside the box. A smaller guest-list gives more freedom with outdoor ceremonies, in cosier rooms or in unique spaces that are inaccessible for larger weddings. It relieves any tight timing schedules, which means for more freedom with planning meals and your speeches. It allows couples to do their first dance under the stars or to scrap the top table formalities and sit with their best friends. The options are endless and with smaller weddings, you really can do your day, your way!
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  • The budget can be a lot less! Or it can be more, that’s up to you! Less mouths to feed reduces the wedding cost dramatically. Leaving you with more pennies to spend on the things that are important to you. Whether that’s an epic honeymoon for yourselves or indulging your guests with top shelf beverages. A smaller wedding can be as extra or as tight-budgeted as you want.
  • A smaller wedding does not need to compromise on style! No attention to detail needs to be lost. If anything, more time can be put towards more detailed and personal wedding favours, place names, ceremony decorations, whatever you fancy. More time can be spent planning your food too! With less people to cater for, kitchens can often be more flexible with menu choices, some ‘foodie’ couples are even opting for fine dining meals for their guests, with numerous courses and scrumptious meals.
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  • The atmosphere will not be compromised. Though the huge packed dance floor may not be making an appearance at smaller weddings, the atmosphere is not lost. A first dance surrounded by a close circle of your favourites is just as romantic as ever. Your speeches will be read to a close-knit and supportive wedding party who will raise the roof, shed the emotional tear and laugh all at the right parts. Your wedding ceremony will be held in front of those who you treasure the most and your entrance as newlyweds will be greeted with cheers from those who will cheer from the bottom of the hearts. You’ll be surprised on just how much noise 20 people can make!
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Top tips for planning a micro wedding

  • The saying ‘your day your way’ needs to seat itself firmly in your mind. You will have guests that are disappointed to not make the cut, but you are going to have to keep your focus on the fact that this is what you want and not what they want.
    It goes without saying, that in order to choose a 20 person guest-list, you are going to have to be very selective. Put aside any pressures you may feel to invite plus ones and extended family members. Explain the situation clearly to those who do not make the list. Share your photographs on social media afterwards so that they can share the joy of your intimate celebration with you.
    You can always open up the ceremony or the speeches to the wider world via Zoom if you so wish.
  • Choose your wedding venue first. You may have already seen your perfect wedding venue, but how well does that venue work with a smaller wedding party. Do they have smaller spaces for more intimate ceremonies? You don’t want to feel lost in a big open space. You want it to be just right with plenty of space to celebrate but cosy enough to build the intimate atmosphere.
  • Think outside the box. A smaller wedding guest-list can open up the doors of more creative venues: outdoor spaces, cafes, restaurants, VIP rooms, libraries. Many smaller venues offer multi-day hire which means that you can turn your one day celebration into a full weekend with your loved ones. You can entertain ideas such as welcome feasts, communal breakfasts, next day BBQ’s and games on the lawn.
  • Take good care of your guests. Since it’s a small scale event you have the luxury of thinking about each and every guest. Is there something thoughtful you can do to make the day extra special for them too?
  • Make a list of non-negotiables with your partner. This is a list of things that you do not want to compromise on, be that your ideal photographer, an epic wedding band or the dress of your dreams. Just because you’re planning a smaller wedding guest-list does not mean that anything else needs to be any less significant.
  • Be flexible with your planning. A top tip for any couple planning a wedding within this Covid day and age. Detach yourself from traditional wedding traditions, cultural demands and wedding attire expectations. Be in charge of planning your day and consider all the options open to you.
  • Consider marrying with a celebrant before your big day. Then take your micro wedding celebration to the beach front or a back garden? The freedom with planning a micro wedding is endless, enjoy it!
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Micro wedding’s are here to stay!

There is something truly magical about micro weddings, something that is hard to put into words. Perhaps the pandemic has caused so much uncertainty in our lives that seeing two people declare their love for one another has become even more poignant? Perhaps because of the pandemic we need and treasure the happy times more than ever? Or maybe it has nothing to do with the pandemic and instead it’s because we get to celebrate one of our most treasured days with the utmost important people in our lives. Whatever it is, micro weddings are so special that they are here to stay and we, for one, are thrilled!

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We’ve had the privilege of being the micro wedding photographers for a collection of couples over the last year or so and have experienced smaller celebrations in a variety of different venues. If you’re planning your own micro wedding then check out the links below to see some of the wedding venues that we love:

Click here to find out a little more about the micro wedding venues that we have come across so far.

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Wedding Dress Inspiration

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Wedding dress inspiration – our guide to finding THE dress

If you’re opening this blog post thinking, what do a pair of photographers know about wedding dress designers, then you are 100% correct. We know nothing. We married in 2019, so our knowledge of dress designers ends with the name of the designer that I chose to create my own wedding dress. 

We do however know weddings, and with 160+ weddings under our belt, we feel we’re in a good position to give some insight, or at the very least a spot of wedding dress inspiration. So here’s our guide to finding THE dress

To date, about 95% of our weddings have involved at least one wedding dress and in some cases two wedding dresses! So where our wedding dress designer knowledge is a little shoddy, we make up for it with galleries of incredible wedding dresses to feast your eyes on.

Here are our very favourite dresses from the past few years. And we have thrown in our (photographers point of view) top tips to saying ‘yes’ to that dream wedding dress.

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Pinterest

The best starting place for any aspect of your wedding planning. Create a secret board and start pinning all the wedding dresses in sight that you love. It can be intimidating at first as there are so many different styles out there, but this is a great way to source some inspiration and to start spotting the similarities between the dresses you pin.

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Movability

It may not be the first thing that you think of when it comes to choosing your wedding dress, but movability is essential! 

By now, we’re sure that you’re acquainted with all those epic wedding day photographs of couples in far out locations, hiking mountains, getting off the beaten track and strolling barefoot on tropical shores. Even weddings closer to home showcase couples partying the night away at their festival style parties and barn dances. Trust us when we say that these are all only doable when the dress is movable. 

Start thinking of a dress that showcases your style, makes you feel beautiful but also allows you to live your dream wedding to it’s very fullest. Restrictive dresses are a thing of the past, you need to feel a million dollars in your dress and be able to move in it.

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Comfort

Very similar to movability and almost equally as important, is comfort. Though you don’t want the first words that come out of your mouth when you try on a wedding dress to be ‘this is practical’, you do want the thought of comfort to cross your mind at some point.

Nowadays, most of us are not used to wearing what are essentially ball gowns in our everyday lives. So when you try on your dress walk in it, sit in it, twist and maybe even attempt to twerk in it.

Carefully consider the tightness of a strapless top (you don’t want to be pulling it up all day), consider how comfortable you feel in the length, consider the potential weather on your wedding day in line with the thickness, layers and sleeves and consider the waist tightness too. Forget any size that is going to restrict how much wedding buffet you can eat!

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Context

It’s important to consider your wedding day before you start dress shopping. The venue, the time of year you plan to marry and whether you dream of a daytime or evening wedding. Do you see yourself partying the night away, in a statement beaded Hollywood glam wedding dress or rocking a bohemian beach goddess dress? 

Having a good idea of your wedding day vibe will help you choose a dress that works with your backdrop.

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Accessories

Think roughly about your accessories too. You may already know that you 100% want to wear a flower crown, so you will need a dress that accompanies that. Same goes for a veil and your shoes. Do you dream of getting married in your cowboy boots, converse or Jimmy’s? Is there a chance that you will wear your heels through the day and then change to sandals in the evening when the party kicks in? If so then a shorter length dress could be your answer. 

And don’t forget to consider colour and patterns too, think outside the box and push for a dress that showcases your personality.

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You do you

You need to choose a wedding dress that suits you. Though it sounds like an obvious statement, it is so easy to get sucked into thinking that you must have that lace wedding dress that you have been dreaming of for years. But when you try on that dress, the lace swamps you or doesn’t flatter your figure. Be honest to yourself and be flexible.

Think outside the box and let the stylist suggest some dresses to you, remember they have done this alot and they know what they’re talking about!

Keep looking and don’t panic. Start your search early and enjoy visiting the different shops. There are so many dress suppliers and designers out there, that you will find that perfect dress. Consider custom made dresses too, they may not be as expensive as you initially think.

And above all, enjoy yourself. Find a dress that flatters you, showcases your personality and allows you to be comfortable, relaxed and YOU on your wedding day.

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Where to start?

We hope that our guide to finding THE dress has given you a little insight into choosing your dream dress and, if nothing else, that the images have given you a bit of wedding dress inspiration.

All the wedding dresses and designers featured on this page can be found below.

Rue De Seine

Justin Alexander Signature

Hayley Paige

Emma Beaumont

Jean Jackson Couture

Watters Bridal

Swarbricks Bridalwear 

Stela York

Crystal Design Couture

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Have you considered an outdoor celebration for your wedding? Take a look at our blog showcasing some idyllic outdoor wedding ceremonies that we have had the pleasure of photographing. 

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Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies

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Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies

There is something so effortlessly romantic about Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies.

An outdoor wedding is so much more than just marrying outdoors. It’s versatile, adventurous and it pushes the boundaries of wedding traditions. The delicate backdrop of birds happily tweeting, the gentle warm breeze, the blank canvas with free range to be as creative as you wish, the wildflower and freshly cut grass scent, the excited buzz from wedding guests at the BBQ food, summer cocktails and the promise of an incredible party.

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Say ‘I do’ in the open air

If you hadn’t guessed already, we are huge fans of outdoor wedding ceremonies and outdoor wedding parties. They get our creative juices flowing like no other.

We have had the privilege of photographing some amazing outdoor weddings over the years. We’ve enjoyed Scottish elopements in the mountains and on the Scottish shores. We have attended a collection of creative farm weddings with homemade bunting, homemade food, tractors and wellies. There have been incredible back garden marquees with handcrafted wedding favours and insane views. At times, we have rolled up our trousers and felt the sand beneath our feet at bohemian outdoor beach weddings. We’ve partied into the early hours at festival weddings and we have become truly immersed in nature with a collection of forest and woodland weddings.

We have also been lucky enough to experience the new wave of wedding venues venturing into the great outdoors and offering the option of an indoor and/or outdoor wedding ceremony. With Crayke Manor, Camp Katur, The Yorkshire Wedding Barn and Fforest Weddings stealing our UK top spots at the moment.

Regardless of the weather

Ok, so the UK weather doesn’t always lend itself to outdoor weddings, but that’s the beauty of it! To date, one of our most memorable weddings, was a wedding which took place in the pouring rain. The outdoor ceremony unfortunately had to be brought under the shelter of the barn, but the rest of the day continued as planned. With canapés under umbrellas, outdoor wedding speeches and early evening dancing in the rain. The Bride, Groom and guests at the wedding embraced the weather, went with it and it was incredible! If you’re nervous about the weather, our top tip would be to make sure that you have a plan B. Find yourself a little somewhere that you can shelter if worst should come to worst. It doesn’t need to be grand, just spacious enough to seat your guests. A marquee, a tipi or a nearby barn structure are all perfect plan B’s.

Another beautiful selling point of an outdoor wedding, is that you could choose to marry somewhere with sentimental value. It could be the place you met or the place you enjoyed your first date. You could even search for some sunnier weather where you first holidayed together,  and host an outdoor destination wedding.

Get adventurous

If you love nature and being outdoors like we do, then why not give an outdoor wedding a thought. Get adventurous and push the wedding boundaries, research camping weddings, garden weddings and tipi weddings. Consider elopements, festival weddings and open air barn weddings. Start by asking yourself, what do you love to do in the great outdoors and get creative from there. With outdoor weddings, the world really is your oyster.

Here is a collection of photographs from some of our favourite outdoor weddings from the past few years.

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Peter and Fiona celebrated their wedding ceremony in the great outdoors and partied the night away under the stars. Take a look at their full wedding story for a great bit of outdoor wedding inspiration. Peter & Fiona’s Crayke Manor Wedding.

2019 Wedding Photography Highlights

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2019 Wedding photography highlights

Blimey! How is it the 23rd December already? It seems like just yesterday that we were rounding up 2018, yet here we are again, creating our 2019 wedding photography highlights blog and looking back on this roadrunner of a year, thinking ‘wow, what a year that was!’.

We too became newlyweds!

2019 brought us new lenses, new adventures, new USB and prints products, new friends, new venues and the new title of ‘newlyweds!’. Yayyy, this year we too got married. It’s been a bonkers year, from celebrating our own wedding, to helicopter rides, photoshoots with cows, brass band conga lines to Russian Rakia drinking games. We have seen the wedding dance floor roof lifted to new heights and have had the pleasure of exploring more new wedding venues this year than ever before.

Thank you so much

A huge thank you goes out to the 30 couples that chose us as their wedding photographers. You know who you are! We never underestimate how much of a difficult choice it is choosing your wedding photographers (there’s a heck of a lot of us out there!) and to trust us with capturing the memories of one of the most important days of your lives. We feel humbled and appreciative that you put your faith in us and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for trusting in us. It is thanks to you guys that we have had such an incredible year. To us, you are wedding rockstars!

Time for a spot of hibernation

So as our cameras bunk down for a short hibernation, the last few galleries hop on their sleighs and head out to our newest newlyweds and we don our most festive outfits for the party season, we will take a little wander down the wedding photography highlights 2019 lane.

And to kick start this wander, if you are not partying like the guy below, over the next couple of weeks, then you are doing it wrong!

Merry Christmas everyone and a very happy New Year.
2020 couples, your big day will be here in no time!!

Love, Abbie & Lee xx

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Wedding Photography at the Yorkshire Wedding Barn – Richmond

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Lizzie & Matthew’s Autumnal Wedding at The Yorkshire Wedding Barn

“Amazing people and photos! From first meeting Abbie and Lee, we knew they were who we wanted to photograph our wedding – we emailed them about an hour after meeting to book them. Their blend into the background approach and kind personalities were a hit on our big day with both ourselves and our guests. Our wedding photographs are amazing and we couldn’t have wished for better. One of our guests even said they were the best wedding photos they’d ever seen. I’d recommend them to anyone!”

Lizzie and Matthew invited us to do their wedding photography at Yorkshire Wedding Barn in Richmond. It was not our first time at the venue, but as it is one of our all time favourites we were eager to get back there. 

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Channeling her inner wizard

As she stretched her sparkler high into the sky and shouted ‘Wingardium Leviosa’ we knew that Lizzie was having the time of her life surrounded by her nearest and dearest. We also knew that we should have discussed our joint love for Harry Potter far earlier in the day!!

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Lizzie & Matthew chose to have an Autumn themed Wedding at The Yorkshire Wedding barn in Richmond in early November. Their colour palette was rich with burnt oranges, deep greens and berry tones. They scattered autumnal leaves between lanterns on either side of the wedding aisle and they decorated their table names with a customised autumnal themed emblem. For a pair of photographers who adore autumn, this wedding decor was right up our street. What more, Lizzie chose to step outside the box with her wedding dress and wore a one of a kind, floral, Savin London dress. Nothing like we have ever seen before and absolutely out of this world amazing. (It’s safe to say, we photographed the hell out of it!) 

The pair said their vows in front of their exceptional, (insta worthy) homemade floral round wedding arch and were welcomed back down the aisle as newlyweds to a room full of cheers and applause. The wedding party braved the November chill and created a confetti walkway for the pair and were rewarded with delicious mini burger canapés from the Smokin’ Blues event caterers.

All guests at the Yorkshire Wedding Barn are treated to the full run of the place on wedding days, so as we were ushered into the second Haybarn for a set of emotional and heartfelt speeches, the staff got to work readying the larger Lake Barn for the evening celebrations. 

As evening drew in, we managed to catch the very end of those golden hour rays with a sneaky little couples shoot under the hanging festoon lights. And as the band struck up, the dance floor (featuring a pineapple – don’t ask why!) filled to the brim and remained full with crazy dance moves into the night. 

Thank you for having us

Matthew and Lizzie, thank you for inviting us to be a part of your special day. We had such a brilliant time and will be recreating some of those incredible dance moves at the earliest opportunity. 

Wedding photography at Yorkshire Wedding Barn in Richmond – here is a collection of our favourite photographs from the wedding of Matthew and Lizzie.

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If you’re feeling the autumnal wedding colour palette, then you might also like Sian and Toms autumnal brick barn wedding at Delbury Hall in Shropshire.

Wedding Photography at Delbury Hall – Shropshire

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Sian and Tom’s Autumnal, Brick Barn Wedding, Delbury Hall

We absolutely love love love the pictures, thank you!”

Our first meeting with Sian and Tom was by a pool, in the summer sun, drinking cocktails. Unfortunately for us, we were just dialling in to video call them and were not enjoying the same summer sun, nor cocktails. Fast forward a handful of months and we are readying ourselves to do their wedding photography at Delbury Hall in Shropshire, eagerly awaiting the opportunity to work with the duo and catch up on those cocktails that we missed out on some months before. 

The good vibes

There’s something about wedding party dance floors that drag those eccentric dance moves out of the closet like no other occasion can. Be it the all day party vibes, the socialising, the good food, the rooms full of love and laughter or the alcohol (there’s a very good chance that it is the alcohol!) Everything seems to build up into one big crazy crescendo.

In the case of Sian and Tom, I have a sneaky suspicion that it had something to do with the Russian Rakia shots that they gave each and every guest during the mid afternoon speeches. 

But who knows, I suppose it could have just been the good vibes? 

Exploring the grounds of Delbury Hall

Sian and Tom chose to marry in the Holy Trinity Church in the pretty little village of Much Wenlock in Shropshire. A quaint little village full of cobbled streets, trinket shops and characterful pubs. If you haven’t been there before, stick it on your bucket list and go there!

The ceremony got off to a great start with Sian’s father attempting to calm Sian’s nerves with a packet of love heart sweets. The first sweet he pulled out and gave to his daughter read ‘I’m sorry’, and that was it. The fits of giggles followed us all day and rippled throughout the full wedding party. 

Confetti was thrown outside the church and the bus journey to the reception venue was accompanied with cans of Gin and Tonic and cupcakes. 

The red brick barn and cobbled courtyard of the stunning Delbury Hall in Shropshire made for the perfect early November wedding setting, and as we took Sian & Tom for a short stroll around the grounds we were blessed with all the autumnal colours and that elusive low November sun. 

As the sun set over Delbury Hall, the group enjoyed a hilarious and heartfelt set of speeches and as the band struck up, the dance floor kicked into gear and was fit to bursting from the very get go. Crazy dance moves, drinking games and so much hugging surrounded Sian and Tom as they partied the night away as newlyweds. 

Thank you for having us

As the end of the night drew in we found it difficult to leave. A combination of getting hilarious dance-floor photographs and pure fomo of what might happen inside that brick wedding barn once the cameras left. One thing’s for sure, Sian and Tom are absolute wedding rockstars and know how to throw one hell of a party! 

Sian and Tom, we have never laughed so hard at any wedding ever! You had us grinning from ear to ear from the get go and we feel very privileged to have been part of your special day, thank you.

Wedding photography at Delbury Hall in Shropshire – here is a collection of our favourite photographs from the wedding of Sian and Tom.

If you love the idea of throwing an epic party in a wedding barn setting, then you might also like Peter and Fiona’s outdoor wedding ceremony at Crayke Manor in Yorkshire.

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Wedding Photography at Wharfedale Grange – Yorkshire

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Craig & Debs delicately decorated, wooden barn wedding at Wharfedale Grange

“What a fantastic and creative pair! ‘Abbie Sizer Photography’ were the best fit for our wedding photography. They listened to exactly what we wanted and delivered. We felt, comfortable and completely relaxed on the day and the photos really showed this. We were thrilled! Thanks so much guys.”

Craig & Debs invited us to do their wedding photography at Wharfedale Grange in Yorkshire. This was our first time photographing at Wharfedale Grange, but not the first time we had heard of the venue and to say we were eager to get there and explore would be an understatement. 

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We have an Interior designer in the house

Everyone, we have an Interior designer in the house. Put down whatever you are doing, pick up your wedding planning gear and delve into the creative brilliance of Craig & Debs.

As we drove up the private driveway, rich in autumnal colours, we were greeted by the double height, glass doorway of the wooden wedding barn. Inside, Craig & Debs had lovingly illuminated the barn with oodles of foliage, wall climbing greenery and soft pink wildflowers. The banqueting tables showcased dusky pink crystal glasses with copper cutlery and the marble effect cake charmed away in the corner. The elegant signage welcomed people into the barn and a scattering of festoon lights hung throughout the venue and took pride of place at the front of the ceremony room. 

You need good music for a good party!

Craig rocked a Marc Darcy suit for the big day whilst Debs wowed in a Madison James wedding dress. Both outfits perfect for an ethereal day celebration and for owning the dance-floor with epic moves in the evening. Whilst on the subject of the dance-floor, we would like to give a huge shout out to Royal Beats from Eight Ray Music, Craig & Debs wedding band. Potentially one of the very best wedding bands we have ever come across. Check them out!

Wharfedale Grange took wedding day hosting to another level with their gin bar, huge indoor confetti cannons and a top secret prosecco tap. As the band dropped an out-of-this-world cover of ‘So Solid Crew’s’ 21 Seconds, we found ourselves racing to the centre of the dance-floor, cameras in hand doing our very best wedding photographer AND wedding guest impression. 

Thank you for having us

Craig & Debs, your wedding day was the best combination of beauty, elegance and liveliness and we were made to feel more like guests than photographers. Thank you for inviting us to be a part of it, we thoroughly enjoyed every second. 

Wedding photography at Wharfedale Grange in Yorkshire – here is a collection of our favourite photographs from the wedding of Craig & Debs.

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If Craig & Deb’s delicately styled barn wedding caught your interest, then you may also like Jill and Tim’s Fig House wedding at Middleton Lodge in Yorkshire.

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Farm Wedding Photography – Yorkshire Moors

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Chris & Beth’s North Yorkshire Moors, home farm wedding

“I don’t even know where to begin! You have made us laugh, cry and relive our whole wedding day tonight. We can’t thank you enough for how perfect they are!”

Just imagine having your own family farm, with a barn perfect for hosting a wedding in, which is nestled in-amongst the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Now imagine choosing to hold your wedding in August when the purple moorland Heather is in full bloom. When Chris and Beth invited us to do their Farm Wedding Photography on the Yorkshire Moors, we couldn’t have been more excited.

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A home farm wedding

Chris and Beth are the two lucky buggers with this family farm, with enough space to host their own wedding, which happens to be situated within one of the most picturesque national parks of the UK, And to top it off, the lucky pair persuaded the sun to come out.

In traditional format, Lee set off to meet Chris in the morning to photography the guys preparations on the family farm, whilst I set off to meet Beth and her Bridesmaids in the nearing town of High Hawsker, Whitby. The church in which the pair chose to marry was one of those cute little Yorkshire churches that you enter through a lychgate and which has all the guests cosied into whatever available space they can find and overspilling out into the churchyard. A heartfelt, emotional ceremony was held followed by the signing of the register in potentially the tiniest little room we have ever set foot in.

As the newlyweds left the church they were showered with confetti from their guests and cheers from the rest of the village who had come out to join in the fun from beyond their garden walls. When the time came for the convoy of wedding guests to set off towards the farm, Beth, Chris, Lee and I took a little detour off the beaten track.

Exploring the North Yorkshire Moors

We spent a short 20 minutes exploring the North Yorkshire Moors with Beth and Chris, rolling up our trousers, donning wellies, trekking through the lush purple heather and hopping over the stepping stones before catching up with the rest of their guests to party on the farm.

Flower filled milk churns, hessian table runners, handcrafted wooden favours and sunflowers welcomed the guests into the wedding barn where they were treated to a trio of hilarious and emotional wedding speeches followed by delicious, pie and mash dinners from the local Board Inn pub

As the night drew in and the band struck up, we stole another 20 minutes with the newlyweds. This time we headed high up onto the top of the nearby North Yorkshire moorland to photograph the last of those summertime rays and to soak in the epic surroundings of the couples home land. 

Thank you for having us

Chris & Beth, your wedding day has secured a firm place on our all time favourites list. We had an incredible day, thank you so much for inviting us to be a part of it.

Farm Wedding Photography on the Yorkshire Moors – Here is a collection of our favourite photographs from the wedding of Chris and Beth.

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If you love the idea of hosting a rustic wedding in the great outdoors, then you might also like Chris & Jenny’s festival style back garden wedding in Yorkshire.

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Wedding Photography at Middleton Lodge – Yorkshire

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Jill and Tim’s summer wedding at the Fig House, Middleton Lodge

“We absolutely love love love the photos. They are fantastic! Thank you so so much.”

Last July, Jill and Tim invited us to do their wedding photography at Middleton Lodge in Yorkshire. Middleton Lodge has long been one of our very favourite wedding venues. If you are planning your wedding and are yet to choose a venue, then make sure you head there and check it out. The walled garden and the Fig House are beautiful settings for any Spring, Summer or Autumn wedding. We are yet to photograph there in the Winter months but, if the rest of the year is anything to go by then we can imagine that the grounds do not disappoint.

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Confetti by the lichgate

Jill and Tim’s day started separately, with Tim choosing to get ready in one of the homely cottages on the Middleton Lodge estate, whilst Jill and her bridesmaids enjoyed their bridal preparations at her family home in a nearby village. When the time came, both parties hopped into their wedding cars and headed to a nearby church for their wedding ceremony. Confetti was thrown in the church grounds by the lichgate and the whole party made their way to Middleton Lodge to be welcomed with drinks and canapés. 

The weather Gods were playing ball that day in July and as the sun beamed down, the guests were able to enjoy the full afternoon and some of the evening in the superb walled gardens filled to the brim with plants and flowers. To this day, we have never seen as many butterflies and bees working away pollinating those gardens as we did then. It was truly, a sight to behold. 

Golden hour goodness

As always, Middleton Lodge pulled out all the stops and as the setting sun slipped into golden hour, we strolled through the grounds with Jill & Tim soaking in the last rays and exploring a handful of creative sun kissed photo-shoot locations. 

As evening set in, the band struck up, the tunes started flowing and it wasn’t long before Grandma was leading the conga line in her wheelchair. 

Jill & Tim threw a wedding celebration to challenge all other wedding celebrations. They injected their vision and made the Fig House at Middleton Lodge their own. They even had a toasted marshmallow station! (wedding genius)

Thank you for having us

Jill and Tim, thank you for inviting us to be your wedding photographers, we loved every second of your wedding day. Should you ever want to repeat the occasion exactly as it was (minus the bee sting hey Jill!) then we will be there in a heartbeat.

Wedding Photography at Middleton Lodge in Yorkshire – here is a collection of our favourite photographs from the wedding of Jill and Tim.

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If you like the look of the Fig House at Middleton Lodge as a wedding venue, then you may also like to see Dougie & Jordan’s Fig House Wedding at Middleton Lodge in Yorkshire.

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Peter & Fiona’s Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Crayke Manor

“The photos are excellent! We went through them together last night. You guys do excellent work, we are really happy with them. The pictures look beautiful in the album. Thank for being so attentive throughout the whole process.”

Wedding venue dreaming

Peter and Fiona invited us to do their wedding photography at Crayke Manor in Yorkshire. They chose an outdoor wedding ceremony followed by a party in the red brick, converted stable, wedding barns and wow, they didn’t half choose well! Please can we just take a minute to fan-girl about this venue.

Crayke Manor is a venue that is relatively new to hosting weddings and we can’t help but wonder why they have been hiding this beauty from us? Red brick barn arches, stable doors, festoon lights, hanging ivy, full greenery walls, a manor house, surrounding Yorkshire countryside and the ability to host outdoor ceremonies, what is not to love!?! 

Who doesn’t love an outdoor wedding

We have nothing against rainy weddings, in-fact we have been part of many weddings that were made even more awesome because of the rain. This day however, at this venue, with this setup, was made for the sun and on that day in July, Peter and Fiona did a deal with the weather Gods and the sun brought it!

The wedding party enjoyed an outdoor wedding ceremony, an outdoor confetti walkway, outdoor canapés and drinks, outdoor partying in the evening and an impromptu outdoor midnight field rave with the New York Brass Band. (One of our very favourite moments from any wedding ever!) In fact the only part of the day that was spent inside was the wedding meal and the speeches. 

The inside of the beautiful red brick barn stables were decorated with festoon lights, long wooden banqueting tables, candles and personalised Polaroid photographs for each of the guests. A pop up bar was situated in the corner and a speeches sweepstake was passed around the tables. (Top tip – everyone loves a sweepstake! Whether it be the length of the speeches, how many times the groom says ‘thank you’ or what the first dance song will be, guests just love it!)

The guests were treated to a hilarious set of speeches whilst the Harrogate Food and drink Company dished up a delicious wedding breakfast and the sweepstake champion collected their winnings. The Groomsmen then set to work removing the chairs and tables and readying the barn for the evening celebrations. 

Thank you for having us

Peter and Fiona a big heartfelt thank you for inviting us to be your wedding photographers, we had an absolute blast and still find ourselves reminiscing about your wedding over half a year on.  

Wedding photography at Crayke Manor in Yorkshire – here is a collection of our favourite photographs from the wedding of Peter and Fiona.

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If you love the idea of hosting your wedding ceremony outdoors, then you might also like Holy and Kieran’s summer scorcher back garden wedding in Yorkshire.