Yesterday I joined Jackie & Andy for their wedding celebrations at The Pheasant Hotel in Harome, in the North York Moors!
Their big day didn’t follow the traditional wedding structure, as they’d officially got married the day before near Bolton Abbey. This meant the focus of their day wasn’t the big reveal coming down an aisle, or pampery morning preparations and extended portrait shoots. It was more a celebration of their near and dear, over mulled wine, special ales and a delicious meal. They weren’t overly fussed about blessings and walking down an aisle, and instead, the morning was about their close pals all piling in to accomplish Jackie’s big day vision, with the beautiful decor of the Pheasant as a backdrop, and the rest of the day was spent enjoying it!
The more I got to know these guys, the more I liked them. Andy hails from the Scottish ‘Borderlands’ of Northumberland, and always promised himself he’d get married in traditional Scottish tartan – and that’s exactly what he did. Jackie couldn’t decide between two pairs of fun wedding shoes, so bought both and wore one of each (plus a pair of slippers for the dancefloor!) Just two examples of why I like these kind of people! And the fact that it rained pretty much all day long didn’t dampen the spirits one bit…
I personally really enjoyed the challenge of trying to tell a story of kinship and camaraderie, on a day missing a fair share of the usual wedding structure…
Great day hey? It really was lovely to see these guys having such fun, surrounded by such close friends and family.
Here’s hoping they have a fab honeymoon in Dubai!