Daisy & Lawrence got married over at the Craven Arms and Cruck Barn in Appletreewick. It is nestled up in the Yorkshire Dales overlooking the rolling hills. It’s been a venue I’ve wanted to get back to for a while having been in the running when we got married and were considering a barn wedding in Yorkshire.

Their wedding was always going to have a bit more pressure than normal as Daisy & Lawrence found me via Daisy’s dad Rick. Back when I was at University and shooting loads of film photography and hand printing in the darkroom. It was Rick who’s knowledge I called on to step up my skills. So yeah, no pressure. Having done a pre-wedding shoot with Daisy & Lawrence around Leeds city centre, and chatting about the plans I knew it’d be a good day.

With the couple both staying in different places in Appletreewick it allowed me to capture some nice natural imagery of them both getting ready in the morning. Starting with the ladies in their cottage, then running down the road to Lawrence, his groomsmen and a bottle of Hibiki whiskey. Still with plenty of time to get back up for Daisy’s finishing touches and the dress going on.

What a super lucky bride. Daisy won a competition ran by Love my Dress and Glory Days Vintage to win a wedding dress of her choosing. The options were one of the beautiful dresses from British bridal-wear label Rolling in Roses. Going for the Katie-Lou a bias cut silk dress with sleeves and flower, what a choice.

For the ceremony, we headed over to Bilton House registry office in Harrogate for the formal part of the day. Leaving Appletreewick in the rain, traveling through some pretty dodgy snow-covered roads into Harrogate where it was luckily clear(ish). Making the most of the weather there was time for a fun confetti walk and a few portraits outside before traveling back to the Craven Arms for the fun, food and some much-needed drinks. Plenty of takers for warming mulled wine from the fire.

Following a big feast, and speeches it was time for Tristan Mackay to play his second set. Having originally booked Tristan when they heard him busking in Leeds, he’s now released a great album. Channeling Ray Lamontagne, John Martyn, Damien Rice vibes, his sound fitting perfectly in the Cruck Barn. Before the evening celebrations kicked off there some plenty more drinking and a few moody cigar shots outside. Once the dancefloor started it was pretty full, which always makes for great shots.


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