The first of a number of Yorkshire weddings for me. Jo and Andrew live on their farm on the edge of the Studley Royal estate that houses Fountains Abbey and Hall, so it was a natural choice for their venue. They had their ceremony at St Mary’s church on the estate, and the weather held off just long enough for a meet and greet, before everyone headed down to the hall for drinks. At which point the heavens opened!

Following a short walk (with umbrellas) past the abbey itself, the guests found themselves in the marquee for food, speeches and dancing. There was much rejoicing.

A couples first dance

A Yorkshire bride receives her flowers

A yellow wedding bouquet

Wedding guests embrace

Bridal make-up in Yorkshire

A bride checks her make-up

Bride descends staircase

Yellow bridesmaids dresses

Bridesmaids with a wedding dress

A bride is fastened into her dress

St Marys Church Fountains Abbey

The groom awaits his bride

The vicar outside St Marys Church Studley Royal

A bride arrives at her Yorkshire wedding

A bride enters St Marys Church Fountains Abbey

The interior of St Marys Church Fountains Abbey

Guests at a Yorkshire wedding

The bride and groom exchange vows

The bride signs the register

Musicians play at a Yorkshire wedding

A bride and groom leave church at Fountains Abbey

A laughing wedding guest

A wedding guest removes his top hat

A bride hugs a wedding guest

Champagne at a Fountains Abbey wedding

The bride and groom depart in the wedding car

Fountains Hall at Studley Royal

Wedding guests shelter from the rain in Yorkshire

A bride and groom arrive at Fountains Hall

A smiling wedding guest

A wedding reception at Fountains Abbey

Champagne is drunk by a Yorkshire wedding guest

A Yorkshire bride and groom

A wedding guest inspects the brides dress

A crying babay at a Yorkshire wedding

A wedding guest laughs at Fountains Hall

Wedding guests with umbrellas

Wedding guests pass Fountains Abbey

Table settings at Fountains Abbey

Floral decorations at a Yorkshire wedding

Yellow roses on a wedding cake

A table plan attached to a plant

Wedding guests find their seats at a Fountains Abbey wedding

The bride and groom walk hand in hand

The grand entrance at a Yorkshire wedding

The father of the bride gives a speech

Wedding guests are entertained by speeches

The bride beams at her father during speeches

A piano player entertains at a Yorkshire wedding

The marquee at Fountains Abbey

Food is served at a wedding in Yorkshire

Wedding guests enjoying themselves

The groom entertains his wife with his speech

Father of the groom laughs at the speeches

A groom laughs at his best mans speech

The best man at a Yorkshire wedding reception

Guests chink their glasses following a wedding toast

First dance for a Yorkshire wedding couple

Dancing guests at Fountains Abbey

A full dancefloor in the marquee