Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Yorkshire Dales Wedding At The Devonshire Fell, Burnsall | Jenny & Matthew

Ceremony: The Church Of St John The Baptist, Adel, Leeds
Reception: The Devonshire Fell Hotel, Burnsall, North Yorkshire


Would you believe it? This was the 4th sunny weekend in a row and it's still only April. How long will it be before the hose-pipe ban?
Well, it was the day after the Royal Wedding and we were at the church where Kate (sorry, Catherine) Middleton's grandparents were married, the beautiful and very old (11th century, apparently) St John The Baptist's at Adel, Leeds. Once again, we were blessed, not only with the weather, but also with a wonderful vicar, who allowed us free reign with the photography throughout the ceremony (he even said we could use flash if we wanted - unheard of anywhere else!
Jenny looked amazing, although the gusty wind played havoc with her veil. The lads, unusually, had hats and gloves, which you sort-of assme everyone has on their wedding day but in all the weddings I've photographed, this is the first one where the groom & groomsmen have had hats to contend with. In fact, no-one was quite sure what to do with them at all!
From the church, it was quite a drive up to the picture postcard village of Burnsall in the Yorkshire Dales. We met Jenny & Matthew at the famous bridge over the River Wharfe, which featured in the film "Calendar Girls", and, despite the stiff breeze, managed to get some lovely shots of the pair of them before making our way up to the Devonshire Fell Hotel, perched on a hillside overlooking the village, for the reception. 
This is another of my top ten favourite venues - fabulous location, great food and friendly professional staff - highly recommended.
Congratulations and thanks to Jenny & Matthew for an absolutely fantastic day's photography!

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