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



Thank you Martin for these wonderful photos – you captured the happiness of our day so perfectly. Everyone we show them to has been blown away by how fantastic they are!

Beautiful photos of a lovely wedding. I hope everything went well according to plan.

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