On Saturday I joined Charlotte + Rich for their wedding photography at Denton Hall, near Ilkley in beautiful Wharfdale.
Ever since meeting them (and their black Lab Trafford) for their pre-wedding practice shoot up at the Cow & Calf pub on Ikley Moor, I always knew this wedding was gonna be a stunner. Charlotte & Rich are a beautiful and tender pair, who just come across magnificently on camera! They’re so lovely together, and while it sounds proper cheesy, but their love & beauty just shines!
On this occasion, my wingman was my good buddy Paul Stott of Stott & Atkinson Photography (who took the cracking shot above!). Together we joined Charlotte & Rich for their morning preparations around Denton Hall. I’ve shot there 3 times this year now, and just love the place. It’s enormous, with wild deer stalking round the grounds, and you get such commanding views across the lake and down Wharfedale – with the Cow & Calf in the background. It’s funny that these two went on an early date to the Cow & Calf pub, and in the background they were completely unaware that they could see the venue they’d eventually marry at! So like me – a massive fan of Yorkshire’s Gastropubs – they named their tables after their fave eateries, with the Cow & Calf as their top table!
Another twist on past weddings I’d shot at Denton was that these two had their ceremony at St Helens Chapel, a short walk into Denton. While it was a bit blowy, the weather was warm enough for guests and the wedding party to stroll up from the hall & back for a really beautiful ceremony. A quick confetti bomb later and everyone was back at the hall enjoying the champagne reception, while we whistled through portraits and family groups. Speeches were that perfect blend of hilarious and emotional, as a special family member had sadly recently passed away. Then a delicious meal was provided by the Michelin Starred Box Tree caterers, before guests got down to party business on the dancefloor!
All in all a perfect day! And so great to feel so appreciated and involved throughout!
[Note: usually I have video slideshows here in the blog set to music, but the site I host them on are having issues, so it’s just images this time I’m afraid!]
So here’s the very special story of Charlotte & Rich’s big day at Denton Hall… Enjoy!
So here’s wishing Charlotte + Rich massive congratulations and a fantastic married life together!
Here’s hoping they have a fantastic minimoon in Giggleswick, then a fab time in Montego Bay, Jamaica in the New Year!
Massive love to you guys! You rock
Barnaby + Paul (AKA: ‘Peanut’!)
And because they just looked so brilliantly country at their pre-wed, and cause it’d be wrong not to feature their boy Trafford in here…
The suppliers involved in Charlotte + Rich’s Wedding at Denton Hall in Wharfedale were as follows: Hair & Makeup: Louise at Yorkshire Bridal Hair | Florist: Ann- Marie Wilkinson | Dress designer: Benjamin Roberts | Car Hire: N/A | Cake maker: Helen at White Cherry Bakery | Music/Entertainment: Event Music Company and ED Marshall DJ