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A Rainy North Yorkshire Wedding at Bolton Abbey Tithe Barn

Lottie and Matt were married back in September at the Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey wedding venue set in the stunning surroundings of Wharfdale, North Yorkshire. There’s a lot to love about this new Tithe Barn venue run by Cripps and Co. This is the second tithe barn venue I’ve been to run by Cripps, the first being Healey Barn in Northumberland. Both venues are so stunning, well looked after and well managed by the staff. It was a real pleasure to work with the team and shoot Lottie and Matt’s wedding in North Yorkshire.

A Truly Stunning Barn Wedding Venue

It’s called the Tithe Barn, but it’s no barn. Well, if there was such a thing as a luxury barn, this is it. I was truly blown away when I first went to the barn on a reconnaissance mission ahead of the wedding. It’s a huge venue with a spectacular symmetrical timber structure. It was built around 1500 and is located in the grounds of the Duke of Devonshire’s Bolton Abbey Estate, on the banks of the River Wharfe. And as someone who loves the outdoors, I’ve been back a few times since this wedding with the kids to jump in and swim in the river. We love to wander around the area and have even taken a trip on the nearby steam railway.

Bolton Abbey Tithe Barn Wedding Photographer // North Yorkshire

It was one of those rainy summer days. It was warm, but in true Yorkshire style the rain didn’t wan’t to let up. It was that really fine stuff that gets you wet. Rain doesn’t bother me, and it certainly didn’t bother Lottie and Matt who were going to have an amazing day regardless of the weather.  As soon as they were ready, Lottie and her bridesmaids were out on in the garden of the cottage where they got ready. Sporting custom made umbrellas the bridal party looked great set against the dramatic landscape of the rolling hills and imposing rain clouds. As long as they got married and celebrated with their families and friends nothing else mattered. And quite right too. When you put your heart and soul into creating the perfect day, nothing can get in the way, especially not a little bit of water! By the end of the evening Lottie had tied a knot in her wedding dress so that it didn’t trip her up when dancing. A real sign that this was my kind of wedding.

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Steven Rooney is a multi award winning International Wedding Photographer based near Liverpool, England.

Looking for more Tithe Barn Wedding Photography? Check out the wedding of Laura and Christian at Browsholme Hall and the Tithe Barn in Lancashire. Or Clair and Ben’s Humanist wedding at High Barn, Edenhall Estate in Cumbria.

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