North Yorkshire wedding | Anneka & Arthur

North Yorkshire wedding

North Yorkshire wedding photography

Last Saturday saw a North Yorkshire wedding for Anneka and Arthur. North Yorkshire is easily one of the most stunning landscapes in England, it was just a shame that the weather seemed to forget that it was June. Where there should have been blue skies and sunshine over that lush countryside, there was cloud cover and drizzle. With the subdued light outside and the lamps inside, the ceremony almost looked like a winter’s wedding. But, being England, everyone shrugged off the weather and enjoyed the day.

Anneka got ready with family and friends in a small village a few country lane miles away from the church – St Oswald’s. A small church begun in the eleventh century and named after the seventh century King of Northumbria and quite remotely located, away from the nearby village. No-one seemed entirely sure, not even the vicar, but this wedding was probably the first there for quite some time.

The reception was centred around a magnificent “Indian” or “Native American” (?) style tent, with one side left open for views across to the North Yorkshire Moors on the horizon. The sun did appear – for all of five minutes or so – but an open log fire inside the tent and a few furs kept any slight chill at bay. Laughing does that too. So the best man’s speech certainly kept people warm as he related Arthur’s chat-up line at medical school. (See if you can spot the moment, but reassemble these words…Arthur…as in…King Arthur!  ) 😉

Rather than a formal first dance, Anneka and Arthur led off the cèilidh on the cosy dancefloor. After cutting the cake but before the cover band, Anneka then had a surprise for the groom. She had a song to sing for him, accompanied by some friends. A romantic moment. So, some frantic dancing for a bit and a piper then led the guests out onto the terrace for the fireworks. ( Still pretty light just before 11 pm. As I headed back to my overnight stay there was light still on the horizon and a bright star above. Actually, not a star but a British Army flare, as they must have been on night manoeuvres nearby. Another element of that landscape. )

Here are a few images from this North Yorkshire wedding…

North Yorkshire wedding bride getting ready
Bride's friend
North Yorkshire wedding bride
Bride getting into her wedding dress
North Yorkshire wedding bridemaids walk to the church
father of the groom
Bride arrives at St Oswald's church
summer rain for bride's arrival
North Yorkshire wedding
young wedding guest
North Yorkshire wedding
North Yorkshire wedding
Reportage wedding photography
Yorkshire wedding
North Yorkshire wedding ceremony
North Yorkshire wedding photography
Bride and groom kiss outside the church
North Yorkshire wedding confetti
Bride and groom leave the church
Bride in the wedding car
Wedding guests walk to the reception
wedding guests
North Yorkshire wedding reception
North Yorkshire wedding reception
North Yorkshire wedding couple portrait
North Yorkshire wedding bride and groom
North Yorkshire wedding reception
couple selfie before the wedding meal
Mobbing the groom
wedding speeches
wedding speech
Kids playing during the wedding speeches
groom's speech
reaction to best man speech
Bride's speech
Bride and groom dance in the wedding tipi
North Yorkshire wedding photography
Cutting the wedding cake
Bride singing
wedding guests
Summer evening wedding reception

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