A wedding photo at Fountains Abbey of a confetti throw

I recently joined Holly & Russ for their wedding photos at Fountains Abbey, with a stunning wedding ceremony The National Trust’s listed Fountains Hall and a wedding reception meal at The Crown in Roecliffe, a gastro pub in North Yorkshire.

It was such a fabulously fun day – and one of the more eccentric weddings I’ve shot this year!

For starters, Holly kicked off the fun ideas by bringing an inflatable dinosaur costume to surprise Russ at their pre-wedding practice shoot! Then the main event had Holly go alternative, in a black wedding gown & veil, with a Spongebob Squarepants keyring in her bouquet in honour of her sadly departed dad’s favourite TV show – then best of all, a very talented friend made them a surprise Cat Litter Wedding Cake(with edible cat poo!) in honour of their beloved squashy face instagram cat star ‘Little P’! This doesn’t even mention her funky shoes or 1948 Bristol vintage bus – or the fact that she grabbed my camera at the bridal preps to shoot me pretending to be James Bond surrounded by adoring bridesmaids. Not pics I get at every wedding…

These guys make for a lovely pair, with Russell’s wry amusement at Holly’s antics and ideas! They complement each other perfectly and apart from a few random summer storms, the day was just perfect!

So, grab y’sen a mug of Yorkshire tea (or a flute of fizz!) and hit play on the slideshow below to check out their wedding highlights slideshow…


I’ll be uploading their full set of images to a password protected client area in just a few weeks, so if you’d like to be notified when all their images go live, register to be alerted at: clients.barnabyaldrick.com/HollyAndRussell (NB: I’ll only use your email address to notify you about their gallery)

And as the slideshow can rattle past favourite pics, here are my fave photos from their special wedding at Fountains Hall in The National Trust’s Fountains Abbey and The Crown gastro-pub at Roecliffe…

Wedding photos at Fountains Abbey showing the view from Studley Royal and the cellariumA wedding ceremony photograph at Fountains Abbey of the bride walking down the ailseAfternoon wedding receptions photo at Fountains Abbey herb garden and orchardA wedding party group photo at Fountains Abbey Herb GardenWedding portrait photo outside Fountain Hall at The National Trust's Fountains AbbeyA wedding portrait photograph in the ruins of The National Trust's Fountains AbbeyA wedding portrait photo in the cellarium of The National Trust's Fountains AbbeyFountains Abbey runis portraits from a summer weddingWedding Photos at The Crown in RoecliffeWedding Reception at The Crown in Roecliffe in YorkshireAmazing Cat Litter Wedding Cake

What a lovely fun wedding hey?!

And as though the wedding wasn’t unique enough, Holly slipped off during their pre-wedding practice shoot and returned in an inflatable dinosaur costume, to ‘make it less awkward’! 😀

Here’s wishing this wonderfully silly pair huge congratulations, a wonderful life together as husband and wife and a fab honeymoon exploring a whole load of michelin starred gastro spots around the UK on their honeymoon!


Barnaby + Annette

The Suppliers involved in Holly & Russell’s wedding at Fountains Hall in the National Trust’s Fountain’s Abbey and at The Crown at Roecliffe were as follows:

Hair & Makeup: Makeup: Anna Stephenson (www.annastephenson.co.uk) Hair: Belle Hair, Reading (I have weird hair so asked my usual salon if they’d mind travelling to Yorkshire! ) | Florist: Twisted Willow | Dress designer: Mori Lee from the Cotswold Frock Shop | Car Hire: Yesteryear Vintage vehicle hire (http://www.yesteryearcars.co.uk/) 1948 Bristol coach | Cake maker: Holly’s friend, Priscilla Peck | Music/Entertainment: Audio Events Ltd DJ

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