Sometimes I have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming. Being asked to be an Allerton Castle Wedding Photographer for the day is one of those moments! What a truly incredible place to get married. It really didn’t matter what the weather threw at us, this was going to be a spectacular wedding regardless. The weather was actually quite kind on this March Saturday. It wasn’t especially warm but then it wasn’t especially cold either.
What made this wedding particularly special for me was the bride and groom coming from different countries. John is Scottish and met Leyla in Azerbaijan whilst working out there. Leyla, her daughter and John’s daughter looked absolutely stunning. The room in which they got ready was so grand and had some lovely light from the huge windows which helped me to create some images I was particularly happy with. The cute girl you’ll see in the pictures is John’s granddaughter. She did a great job of walking Leyla down the aisle and providing a multitude of funny expressions for me to photograph throughout the day!
It felt a bit like I was up in Scotland with all the kilts and a grand castle for a backdrop (which was nice). The bagpipes also helped create a Scottish vibe! Something else that stood out for me at this wedding which I particularly liked was one of John’s guests giving an impromptu speech after the best man’s speech. I think he may have been a Dutch friend. I’ve head that in some countries it’s traditional for anyone who wants to speak at a wedding to be free to do so. I’d never seen it myself before and really liked it. I wonder if it’ll catch on over here?
I should also mention one more striking thing about this North Yorkshire Wedding: Fireworks! And plenty of them! Watching them just before the first dance was certainly a spectacle and one of the many highlights of the day.
Thanks so much Leyla & John for asking me to be your Allerton Castle Wedding Photographer! It was a blast!
Other brilliant suppliers included:
Venue: Allerton Castle
Catering: Taste Cuisine
Videography: Mulhern Media
Hair and makeup: Vision Hair & Beauty
Florist: Twisted Willow Floristry
DJ: Exclusive Entertainments
Fireworks: Ferrensby Fireworks
Special thanks to Chip Skingley for being my able assistant for this wedding. He also took some fab shots. Thank you Chip!
I’m a Norfolk Wedding Photographer who travels all over the country photographing awesome weddings. It was a lot of fun being a North Yorkshire Wedding Photographer for John & Leyla. I often travel back to God’s country for weddings and visiting friends as I used to love in York for 12 years. I love the place! If you have a wedding up North, down South or anywhere inbetween or beyond, do get in touch!
If you’re a friend or family member and have the password from John or Leyla, you’re welcome to view all of the photos in the Complete Gallery.
Finally just for fun, here is another fireworks shot 🙂