Markington Hall wedding photography

What a beautiful wedding venue Markington Hall is, an absolutely perfect place to get married. Erin and her bridesmaids spent most of the morning getting ready in Harrogate, meeting up with friends and family and as I do with every wedding I photograph I arrived really early to capture what was going on. The wedding ceremony was held at Markington Hall and was performed by my good friend Jan Shilito. The wedding party drank champagne and ate canapes on the lawn and later on in the day everybody walked across the bridge to Copper Beech Glade  (part of the estate at Markington Hall) for a dance off and a bake off ! Can I just say I had a slice of every single cake in the competition and I could not make a decision at all, every single cake was as good as the other one. Later on in the evening we created a DIY photobooth which was a real hit with all the guests. Erin and Ben had the most amazing wedding day and so did their friends and family.

Here are some of my favourite photographs from the day….

The hairdresser combs the back of the brides hairThe brides dressThe hairdresser curls the brides hairA bridesmaid places a piece of banana on the top pf a cheesecakeThe bride plays with a flowergirlThe bridesmaids get ready in the kitchenThe bride embraces a friendA hairdresser places flowers onto the back of a bridesmaids headThe bridesmaids dresses hang in the cupboardA bridesmaid picks up her dressThe bride looks at a necklaceWedding gifts for the bridesmaidsOne of the bridesmaids holds a box with two earrings insideA flowergirl reads her book on the sofaA bridesmaid tightens the bows on the back of the brides dressThe brides father embraces his daughter and smilesA bridesmaid places a piece of jewellery onto the wrist of the brideA vintage coach arrives at the brides houseThe wedding party step into the vintage bus outside the houseThe bride and her father walk off the bus hand in handThe bride and her father walk across the grounds of Markington HallThe groom and the celebrant wait for the wedding party to arriveThe wedding party walk across the lawn at Markington HallWedding guests stand and watch the bridal party walk towards themA wedding guest takes a photograph of the wedding ceremony on his mobile phoneThe bride and her father arrive at the outdoor wedding ceremony at copper beech gladeA member of the wedding party reads a speech in front of the bride and groomThe bride looks away and smiles at a wedding guestA box is passed around the wedding guestsThe groom smiles at the bride during the outdoor wedding ceremonyThe brides father holds the hand of his wife during the wedding ceremonyThe wedding celebrant looks at the bride and groomA flower attached to the waistcoat of a wedding guestA wedding guest places a ring into the hand of the brideThe groom places a ring on the finger of the bride during the outdoor wedding ceremony at copper beech gladeThe bride and groom show their rings to each other during the wedding ceremonyA wedding guest stands in front of the bride and groom and whistlesBubbles float across the air during the wedding ceremonyThe bride and groom walk down the aisle together at copper beech gladeWedding guests walk across the wooden bridge at Markington HallWedding guests drink champagne on the front lawn at Markington HallA wedding guests tiePegs and cardboardWedding guests embrace each otherA lady points to a time on the order of the dayA little boy lies on his back on the grass and plays with his fatherThe wedding marquee at Copper Beech GladeThe brides father puts his arm around a bridesmaid on the front lawn at Markington HallThe wedding cake and marqueeWedding guests walk towards the wedding marqueeThe brides father stands in front of the wedding party in the marqueeThe brides father delivers his speech to the wedding party in the marqueeA ski board lies on the floor of the marqueeWedding guests stand up and watch friends and family dancingAn usher dancing on the dancefloor in the marqueeThe brides mother claps her hands in the marqueeWedding guests in the grounds at Markington HallTwo wedding guests dance with each other on the dancefloor in the marqueeThe wedding party stand outside the marqueeThe groom talks to a little girl on the lawnThe bride stands in front of a wooden door and looks down at her bouquetThe groom stands next to a wodden barn at Markington HallThe brides mother and father dance on the dancefloor in the marqueeThe bride and groom embrace a bridesmaid on the dancefloorThe bride and her father dance together on the dancefloor in the marquee at Markington HallA bridesmaid dancing with friendsThe brides mother embraces her husband on the dancefloor of the marqueeThe groom celebrates with a friend in the marqueeA man makes pizzaWedding guests paint their faces in the marquee at Markington HallThe bride and groom stand together in the marquee and talk to the wedding guestsWedding guests walking around the marquee at Markington HallThe fluorescent lights on the trees at copper beech gladeWedding guests wearing fluorescent beads in the marquee at Markington HallThe wedding marqueeWedding guests on the dancefloor of the marqueeWedding guests sit around the open campfire at Copper Beech GladeThe groom spins a fire stick above his head at copper beech gladeThe wedding party congregate around the open fire

Vintage transport  – Yester year cars

Shoes  – Aldo

Celebrant  – Memory box

Wedding co ordination  – Lucy Wright events

Sperry tent  – Papakata

Afternoon food  – The Moocher

Coffee  – Bob the coffee man

Bell tents  – Glampit

Deckchairs  – Sophie likes

Music  – Disco wed

Markington Hall wedding venue

Markington Hall is situated in the small village of Markington in the beautiful countryside of North Yorkshire. Markington Hall and the site it stands on has a long and interesting history. Markington or Merchinton (as it was referred to in the Domesday Book) dates back to the Bronze Age and today there are still signs of the Barrows constructed during this time. In 1069 there was no Markington Hall but a fortified hunting lodge which was situated in the Forest of Knaresborough. This was later ransacked and burnt to the ground. The first hall was built around 1285-1309. In 1309 Henry de Markington was listed as being Lord of Markington Manor.In 1731 the estate was taken over by the Wilberforce family who still own it today. The head of the house is the great, great, great, great grandson of William Wilberforce (1759-1833) who owned the house but never actually lived in it because of his tireless and selfless campaign for a law to be passed in parliament banning the slave trade.

Markington Hall wedding photographer

I am guessing you have landed on this page because you are getting married in North Yorkshire and you are looking for a Markington Hall wedding photographer. I am a well established Wedding photographer and I have been photographing weddings throughout the United Kingdom for over the last ten years. You will put so much time into organising your wedding, you need a photographer that will work just as hard to capture all the moments that matter. As you can see from my portfolio I observe what is happening and document it using natural light where possible to create beautiful, emotive photographs. We can arrange a time for portraits in the evening but apart from that I just capture the wedding exactly how it happens. It does not matter how big or small your wedding will be or where it is,  I would love to be there. If you like my style, and you feel a connection with my work then please get in contact using the details below.

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