Wood Hall Wedding Photography

Wood Hall Wedding Photography

Wood Hall in Wetherby is a beautiful hotel situated down a long sweeping drive that provide some of the best views of the local Yorkshire Dales. Within close distance of Leeds, this wedding venue also has a Spa so that you can make the most of the entire weekend and the facilities available.

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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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Grace & Dave got married on an extremely sunny autumnal Saturday, holding their wedding ceremony at a church in Leeds, and then hosting their reception at Wood Hall in Wetherby. The couple chose six hours of coverage which meant that I started the day at the church in time to capture the groom and his groomsmen arriving, shortly followed by Grace, who made a grand entrance beautifully backlit by the strong sunshine. Church ceremonies are always longer than a civil ceremony, which is great for the photographer as it allows them more time to capture a variety of images. I generally find that vicars are old hands at dealing with wedding photographers and have already seen every type of mis-behaviour, so as long as i can re-iterate that list and assure them that I won’t do any of the above, they are normally very understanding about me taking photographs discreetly, with respect for the ceremony that is taking place.

Wood Hall is a lovely hotel set in the rural back lanes of Wetherby. The venue is approached by a long drive way with magnificent views of the sprawling Yorkshire countryside, and the grand entrance of the Hall. The reception took place on the front courtyard, and as the weather cooled, everyone progressed inside and were then seated for the meal. The speeches revealed some interesting revelations, particularly from  the best men, however I like to keep my site family friendly so won’t repeat what was said!

In the evening time was spent leisurely, relaxing around the hotel. These unstructured periods are some of my favourites during the day as they give me the challenge of producing clean photographs from often crowded and tight spaces. The first dance was followed with a dance off between friends which set the pace for the rest of the evening, and also some great photo opportunities.

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