a bride and groom snuggling during a wedding portrait in yorkshire

Well flippin’ heck… what a view this wedding had! When Holly first enquired and said that the wedding was going to be at The Saddle Room/The Forbidden Corner, I enthusiastically and quickly Googled having never heard of either! And yet there they were, right on my doorstep, nestled deep in the Yorkshire Dales. You might have already seen Holly, Steven & Ivy’s pre-wedding shoot at The Forbidden Corner… what a cool venue! If you’re ever stuck for a day out, look no further! So much fun. The only complaint I have is that they don’t allow dogs in. Boooo! But aside from that, it’s well worth a visit. The wedding was actually held at The Forbidden Corner’s sister venue, The Saddle Room/Tupgill Park Estate. Everyone was seriously lucky with the weather at most of my weddings this year and luckily this was one of them!

mother and father of the bride smiling on the wedding morning
guests waiting for the wedding ceremony
a bride having her makeup done on the morning of her wedding
mother of the bride smiling as she looks at her daughter in her wedding dress

Holly had a whopping 10 bridesmaids! We couldn’t keep track of them all! Luckily, the venue has gorgeous little cottages for guest accommodation on site, so we could flit back and forth between the bride’s room and the cottages throughout the morning. I had my awesome rock star second shooter Wing Kay Chan with me, so we double teamed it!

a bridesmaid holding a lacey thong
view of the yorkshire dales from the saddle rooms in leyburn

It’s not hard to see why I love being a Yorkshire wedding photographer so much, is it?! The estate had some cool, quirky statues which follow in the style of The Forbidden Corner perfectly. Holly & Steven had the lyrics to Baz Luhrman’s ‘Sunscreen’ printed out and laid down the centre of the aisle.

a bride walking out the door
bridal party watching a bride as she walks down the stairs
bridesmaids taking a selfie before a wedding ceremony
a bride and groom saying their vows outdoors in yorkshire
an outdoor wedding ceremony in north yorkshire
a wedding guest hugging the bride
The groom hugging his grandma at a wedding
a wedding guest putting lipstick on
an embroidered veil on grass
a bride running with her step daughter at a wedding in yorkshire
a young boy lying on the floor at a wedding
a bride and her sister taking a selfie

The wedding had cool, rustic vibes and the reception room which is a fairly new addition to the venue was gorgeous. An awesome blank canvas to make your own, it transformed easily from a sit down meal to a dance floor with plenty of room to spare. Light, bright and airy with high ceilings and characterful stone walls.

wedding cakes
a bride being silly about to throw her bouquet
a bride crying as she listens to the wedding speeches
a wedding guest crying as she listens to speeches

The whole wedding just had a super chilled atmosphere, the speeches were totes emosh, the first dance was super cute and I couldn’t even handle Holly’s dance with her dad! Waaaaa! That part always chokes me up. It was beyond a pleasure to shoot this wedding and get to know Holly, her mum Deborah (hi, Debs!) and the rest of their families, all of whom made me feel like one of their own! And we weren’t allowed to leave without having a turn in the photo booth! Wishing these two a lifetime of love & happiness!

a groom's hands around a bride as they dance at their wedding
A bride and groom doing their first dance at a yorkshire wedding
father of the bride kissing his daughter as they dance at a wedding
a bride crying as she dances with her father at her wedding
a bridesmaid at a wedding singing with her eyes closed
A girl in a red dress on a wedding dance floor

Looking for a photographer to shoot your Yorkshire wedding? Here I am! Let’s do it!


Venue: Tupgill Park Estate/The Saddle Room

Band: The Distance

Photobooth: Boothomatic UK