North Yorkshire Dales Wedding Photography | Whitby Wedding Photographer

Ali & Matt’s marriage was all about the celebration of two families becoming one. They chose Danby Castle in the Esk Valley of the Yorkshire Dales to hold their wedding. A beautiful barn set in the grounds of the ruins of a historic castle within close distance of Whitby. The venue is owned and run by a small family whose attention to detail is second to none: it is the perfect place to host intimate celebrations, with a team of fantastic staff on hand to ensure that you want for nothing on the day.

I met with Ali in the morning at one of two adjoining cottages in Whitby, with Matt getting ready next door with Ali’s son and his two boys. Ali got ready with her bridesmaid, while both of the couple’s parents  helped with the preparations and helped to maintain some momentum with the teenagers. Once Ali was ready I met up with Matt and the arriving guests at Danby Castle, which was a short drive away from Whitby through the dales.

The wedding was small in size, which helped to empathise the meaning of individual attendance; everyone that was invited has a special place in the couple’s lives which helped in making sure that I didn’t take loads of photo’s of plus one’s, which some times happens and contributes to my decision making when I put together the final set of images.

The ceremony was held in an outside barn, which is a new alternative to the ceremony room that they have licensed for weddings also. The reception was then held in the newly built barn which has replaced the marquee that once hosted the post wedding party. Ali & Matt decided to ditch tradition after the meal, and went to go to a pub in Whitby instead of having an evening do, where they were joined by a few friends.

“I don’t know what to say. The photos just sum up the whole day beautifully. We had tears in our eyes as we went through them and it all came back. The way they were delivered and presented was amazing too …..” – Ali & Matt Jacques

Alex Abbott is a Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, please click here to get in touch about your wedding.