Rebecca and John’s natural, fun and family-focused wedding at Appletreewick Craven Arms, with York Place Studios
Time doesn’t stand still at weddings. Wedding blogs and magazines full of photos give the impression that a wedding is a series of amazing moments, stepping from one to another with a ‘click’, ‘click’ of a camera shutter at every step along the way. But the brides and grooms on English Wedding tell me – almost every time – that the day goes by SO FAST – it’s a sprint, a story which keeps on running like a fast-paced movie. There can be moments where ten things happen in the flash of an eye; and moments of stillness too.
Why am I saying all this? Because today’s wedding from York Place Studios really brings it to mind. Rebecca and John’s wedding photos tell more than their story: they tell the story of everyone at their wedding – the joy and tears of the adorable children in their family. The excitement of their dogs as they get to play with so many brilliant people! The preparations in the morning, the ceremony, the reception and the dancing. I don’t doubt it felt as though this fabulous day was over in a second. But I know I could spend hours flicking through the wonderful photos, and seeing more moments to make me smile every time!
There are details, of course – Rebecca’s dress is absolutely gorgeous and her bouquet of white flowers with tons of greenery is perfection. I adore the little wax flowers in her hair! There are fairy lights everywhere, from the church to the tipis in the evening. The venue – Appletreewick Craven Arms – is a charming party space (also – shortlisted in the National Wood Awards for best use of British timber; and can be used for ferret racing!) – But the story is what makes me fall in love with this wedding. And it’s why I love showing you weddings by York Place Studios so bloody much!
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“We used York Place Studios as our wedding photographers in August last year, and we couldn’t be happier! From the get go we knew that getting the right photographer was really important for us, we really wanted something natural, that captured all the tiny moments, and that wasn’t at all forced (neither of us are particularly comfortable with having our photo taken).
We were quite apprehensive about making sure we chose the right photographer for us and Dom & Liam couldn’t have been more accommodating, we arranged to meet up to discuss the day and we instantly felt at ease, all of our questions were answered and we loved the list of questions that Dom & Liam had prepared for us too, as some of them hadn’t even crossed our mind. All of our communication with Dom & Liam during the lead up to the wedding was great, and we always felt really looked after.
On the day Dom & Liam kept us both very calm and made us feel so comfortable! They really did blend into the background, and all of our guests commented on how unobtrusive they were (and how lovely). They arrived first thing in the morning, and stayed right up until the very end! Which was amazing!! Everything we had asked for, they were on it, so we really could just relax and enjoy our day confident that they were capturing it all.
We didn’t have to wait long before we received the slideshow of our day, & it was amazing! We absolutely loved it! Dom & Liam captured the day beautifully, we cry with laughter every time we watch it. They captured all the moments we missed, managed to catch the feeling of the day, and to catch a true sense of all our friends and family. Every time we look at our photos, we notice something different, remember something different, the photos really do tell the story of our day just the way we wanted them to! They are perfect!
Thank you so much Dom & Liam! We really could not be happier with our photos! Thank you for creating the best collection of memories for us!!” ~ Rebecca & John
If you’re getting married anywhere in Yorkshire, or the north of England… or the UK or the world, and you’ve fallen in love with these pictures, do get in touch. York Place Studios are without a doubt the best photographers you could choose for your Appletreewick Craven Arms wedding – but they also love to travel and have captured some amazing destination weddings in fabulous places.