Last Friday I joined Maria + Gary for their wedding at one of York’s best kept secrets, Howsham Hall – an exclusive, Downton Abbey style wedding venue, just 14 miles north east of York, in North Yorkshire!
Built in 1610, this grade I listed Jacobean stately home has a wonderful heritage feel with its stunning limestone frontage, but has been brought up to date by the swanky wedding catering and venue management company Dine. Somehow I’d never heard of this place in spite of shooting around Yorkshire for nearly 15 years, but I absolutely loved shooting here! The grand wedding suite for bridal preparations is one of the largest in Europe and firmly makes this a new fave of mine! Plus now I think every venue should have a full size stuffed mountain lion called Charlie!
Maria & Gary are a lovely couple, who like many in recent years have had to postpone their wedding due to the pandemic. Very recently they’ve also had baby Oliver, who became the star of the show happily being passed around the guests for a cuddle! It was also fab to reunite with a former couple of mine, Kelly (Maria’s sister) & Mark, who’ve had 2 kids too! Always fab to catch up with couples down the line!
In spite of the opulent surroundings, the day ended up with a lovely chilled out vibe, and a wonderful day was had by all (and a good boogie to the brilliant Avenue 22 band!)
And the photos tell a fun story too! So, grab y’sen a nice warming mug o’Yorkshire tea (or something stronger!) 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 notified at: https://barnabyaldrick.pic-time.com/-mariagary/register
(NB: I’ll only use your email address to notify you about their gallery)
In the meantime, feel free to share this loveliness to Facebook using the buttons at the bottom (or copy and paste the web address into a status), via my Facebook page here or hover to pin to Pinterest!
What a killer venue and lovely day hey?! Amazing.
Here’s wishing Maria, Gary, Oliver and their crazy pooch Robin a wonderful life together and huge congratulations!