A Winter Wedding in Ribchester and Skipton

I had the chance to meet Harriet and Rob in London for a cheeky after-work IPA ahead of their wedding up north. I always love meeting couples in person before the wedding if possible as it helps me to find out what’s important to people and collect a bit of background knowledge. For me, getting to know my couples is vital in being able to make images that they can relate to and that will be important to them in years to come. It also helps to reassure my couples that I’m not a weirdo! So when the wedding comes around, I can start shooting from the off, and people will be comfortable with me being around.

Harriet and Rob were married just after Christmas in Ribchester, near Harriet’s family home. It was a bright and beautiful winter day. In fact, the weather could not have been better for that time of year. Their reception was at the Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey near Skipton in North Yorkshire, which is a top venue for many reasons. I’m due to shoot there again in the near future and really looking forward to it.

We made the most of the light, getting out into the surrounding countryside for a few portraits before settling down to the wedding breakfast and a rendition of ‘the 12 days of Christmas’. Not to mention some cracking speeches, a spectacular first dance, limbo dancing and sparklers!

I would like to say a massive thank you to Harriet and Rob for being so brilliant to photograph. And thanks also to Dan Wimble Photography for second shooting.

documentary wedding photography
bridal preparations at home
putting on veil
father of the bride greeting his daughter before the wedding
bride and bridesmaids
flower girl out side church in ribchester
entrance of the bridesmaids
giving away of the bride
during the church wedding
just married photo down the aisle in the church
confetti throwing
confetti throwing outside the church, documentary wedding photography
bolton abbey
photographs outside bolton abbey near skipton, wedding images
wedding portraits at bolton abbey in north yorkshire
intimate portrait
group photo just after sunset
groom, ushers and best man
wedding guest singing
reactions during the speeches
laughting during best man's speech
sparkler exit photos
first dance in the barn
barn wedding photography
dance floor photos
tithe barn at bolton abbey
creative wedding photography
off camera flash photo
crazy dance floor action
cool dancefloor glasses
limbo dancing
wedding limbo
bride and groom limbo dancing

If you liked this wedding check out Sian and Dave’s wedding at the Ashes Barns.

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