Wetherby Wedding Photography

Wetherby Wedding Photography

Wetherby is close to Leeds and Harrogate. Despite being a small town, the surrounding countryside has some of Yorkshire’s premier wedding venues.

Wood Hall Wedding Photographer | Yorkshire Wedding Photography

Laura + Matt got married in autumn at Wood Hall in Wetherby. Set at the end of a sprawling drive, in beautiful Yorkshire countryside, the venue offers great grounds and inside space to host your wedding, with hotel accommodation available for your guests too. The weather on the day was bright but breezy however with relaxed celebrations planned, there was little that could dampen the spirits, even a forgotten bridesmaids dress realised around 10 minutes before the ceremony.

The couple both got ready at the hotel and so I was able to flit between the two of them and get a few photo’s of guests as they arrived too. One of the bridesmaids dress’ was forgotten however a solution was found and the event was laughed off and simply became a part of the story of their wedding day. The ceremony room was decorated like a fairy woodland and after a few tears and a few more laughs, the reception spilled out into the venue.

The reception is one of my favourite parts of the day as it gives me lots of opportunity to capture the guests without the inconvenience of lots of formal group shots that can quickly eat away at the time before the meal is served. After the speeches, everyone mingled as the main room was turned around for the evening reception and I used this time to take a few photos with the newly weds around the venue. After the first dance and a few shakes on the dance floor, the the couple came up with the perfect end to such  a relaxed day in the form of an early night with their daughter.

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 Priory Cottages Wedding Photography Leeds

Emmal & Ian had a lovely summer wedding at the very beautiful Priory Cottages in Wetherby, just outside of Leeds. Ive covered another wedding at this venue before so was really looking forward to being the photographer at this special occasion. The venue itself consists of a renovated barn with a large attached marquee and dance floor, and several cottages built around a colourful and elegant courtyard which is all in keeping with the priory from which it derives its name. The whole venue is rented for weddings, meaning that family and guests can stay over and not have to worry about designating a driver or arranging a taxi at the end of the night. It also means that the bride and groom have places to get ready in close proximity while maintaining a converted distance. This allows me to capture the photography from both aspects of the preparations, which is great for the couples that I work with as it is a large part of their day.

The atmosphere on the day was bubbly and vibrant and the weather was hot and humid. A storm brewed all morning but held off until after the ceremony, which was held upstairs in the barn, and as the newly weds descended the staircase, they were showered in confetti by the guests on the mezzanine and had the New York Brass Band serenade them The Beatles ‘All You Need is Love’. We had a few formal shots to complete during the reception and we even made some cool portraits before the heavens opened and had to dash inside. The rest of the day was comfortably spent indoors where the atmosphere was cozy and intimate, and this relaxed and gentle roll into the evening perfectly summed up Emmal & Ian;s wedding; a day filled with tears and laughter and lots of love for each other and their closest friends and family.

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Alex Abbott is a multi award winning Leeds Wedding Photographer, working throughout Yorkshire & The UK. Please click here to get in touch about your wedding photography.