Today we’re sharing with you a beautiful Yorkshire wedding, captured by RGMphoto. Hosted at the stunning Yorkshire Wedding Barn, Helen and James gathered their friends and family for a day filled with laughter, food, tipples and live entertainment that would have them all dancing the night away.
“Was perfect. We were in New York after flying out with my sister’s boyfriend to meet my sister whilst she was doing an internship there. New York is my favourite place in the world, so James knew it was the perfect place to propose. We had been talking about getting engaged as we had been together nine years and I had a feeling he might pop the question while in New York. However when we got there I couldn’t understand where he could hide the ring as we shared our luggage and the apartment safe so gave up on the idea that he would do it on that trip on the first day. My sister and I were very disappointed! Until the third day when we took a walk in Central Park and he pulled the ring out and asked me to marry him. It was the perfect day and finished off by celebrating with my sister and her boyfriend on the evening.”
When it came to planning the wedding, Helen and James took a more laid-back approach. “There wasn’t really a ‘plan’, as we were both quite laid-back about how we wanted the overall day to go really. The most important part was that it was just one big happy celebration where our guests would have fun, but also be able to relax. We didn’t want anything to be very formal. I wanted the ceremony to be romantic and personal, but after that we just wanted everyone to eat, drink, laugh and dance with us.”
“We found the Yorkshire Wedding Barn when a friend on Facebook had checked in there a year or so before we got engaged and I had kept it in the back of my mind for when we finally got engaged. After visiting the barn for the first time we fell in love instantly. It was ideal for the fun, relaxed wedding we wanted as we had the whole place to ourselves for the full weekend. We were so lucky that the weather was warm and sunny for the full weekend, which was the cherry on top for the setting.
“If you want a very individual experience this place is absolutely perfect. Nev and Amanda are lovely and really helped us through the planning process and were still there at the very end of the night for a chat. The barns and cottages at the venue are beautiful and the setting is incredible.”
How did you choose your photographer?
“Ross from RGMphoto was the first photographer I met with my sister at a wedding fair. James doesn’t really like having his photograph taken so we wanted someone who was going to be easy going and friendly. Ross came to meet us at home and showed us lots of previous weddings he had photographed and we really loved the photos and Ross, which was really important so that we felt at ease having photos taken on the day. We didn’t want many posed photographs just a lot of natural images that captured the atmosphere of the day and that is just what Ross did. We have had so many lovely comments about the photos we are so happy with the end result.”
Advice for other brides and grooms?
“It is the same old advice you always hear but is so true! Take it all in as much as you can because it goes so quickly and becomes a blur, and really try to relax and enjoy it. We had so many ideas and plans for the day which during the planning seemed so important and quite a few of them didn’t end up happening when it came to the day but they were actually such small details nobody else noticed and we didn’t care. Try not to worry about the small details so much; on the day you won’t care either because you are too busy having the best day of your life!”