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At The Mill Wedding Photographer | Charlotte & George

At The Mill Wedding Photographer - super pretty night time shot with these twinkly lights over a stunning lake

Charlotte and George’s magical wedding in Charlotte’s home village of Stillington, near York, was quite simply breathtaking.

Charlotte’s family welcomed me into their home early on in the day as the girls got ready and had their hair done. There was excitement in the air along with the smell of homecooked treats from the kitchen. When Charlotte’s Dad first saw his daughter in her dress, the impact of what today meant to both of them came to the fore and there were many happy tears.

There was a laughter and excitement in the local church of St Nicholas too as George and the guests waited in anticipation for Charlotte to arrive. Her entrance took everyone’s breath away. The ceremony was lovely and was followed by a short blessing at a different church a couple of miles down the road, St Mary in Marton in the Forrest, where we were treated to a local group playing string and woodwind instruments. The weather took a little turn for the worst as we took some family group photos, but it was no bother and wasn’t long until the sun came out again by the time we were at our next destination – At The Mill.

At The Mill is a brand new wedding venue near York. This was their first ever wedding and boy did they do it well! In a dream collaboration with Will’s Marquees, Abbi Ollive’s dedicated team created a stunning wedding wonderland complete with a little island in a pond tickled by weeping willows, a gorgeous gypsy caravan, a shiny red VW camper, an inviting fire pit and numerous other cosy corners. It was beautiful and the guests loved it. A jubilant confetti tunnel welcomed the happy couple followed swiftly by champagne and canapés. The sun made a welcome return and the guests got to enjoy the lovely grounds before we headed into the marquee for the wedding breakfast.

Unlike any other wedding I’ve been to, one surprised guest at each table was nominated to don a chefs hat and apron, and cut and serve the meat for their table. This brought much laughter to each group! The food, courtesy of the amazing Friends for Dinner, was incredible. Following desert I was informed that a certain multi-award winning celebrity was also dinning with us. I didn’t believe it at first but it turned out to be true Ed Sheeran was one of the evening guests! As you can imagine this brought another level of excitement to the evening but without overshadowing the stars of today – Charlotte & George.

The speeches were great with quite a few references to George becoming Yorkshire which were particularly hilarious. Before the ceilidh began, George, Charlotte and I caught some lovely evening light to get a few shots of them alone together enjoying each other’s company. We were happily spoilt for locations to choose from. Before we knew it we were back in the marquee and the dancefloor was a happy riot of smiley dancing people! An excellent ceilidh which saw young and old dancing together and having a fantastic time. As the light went outside, The Mill became even more magical as a fire and numerous little lanterns were lit. It was so pretty!

The ceilidh later became a disco and the disco became the end of an amazing, unforgettable Yorkshire wedding. Thank you so much Charlotte and George for asking me to be your Yorkshire Wedding Photographer! Like George, I’m technically not very Yorkshire at all, but I like the idea a lot.

Here are a few of my favourite images from the day…

Relaxed York Wedding Photography - Bride getting readyBride and her bridesmaids getting readyGetting ready and a little lady who loves the camera!Mirrors!Laughter as they get ready in her family homeThe paige boys outfitSnap!Stillington Wedding inviteNo peeking!Laughter as the dress is put onThe garter, for his (and your) eyes onlyBridesmaid checks her dress (!)Feeling the veil for the first timeBride looking into the mirror after putting dress onFirst look of father and daughter at Stillington WeddingFather and daughter in emotion first look momentThe guests waiting in the churchThe groom and his best man wait for the brideA laughing bridesmaidA little bridesmaid waiting to go inside the churchFlowers outside St Nicholas churchA happy bride about to walk down the aisleThe groom sees his bride to be for the first time.Placing the rings on fingersThe first kiss in St Nicholas Church StillingtonA teary father of the bride in St Nicholas church, StillingtonSt Nicholas Church Stillington Wedding PhotographyMarston in the Forrest Wedding guestMarston in the Forrest WeddingBig skies in North YorkshireLittle girl with confettiA dog guestWedding Day signPassing around the confettithe guests waiting for the confetti madness!Confetti!!Confetti fun at the MillRun for the bride!A flower girlPhoto of all the guests at The Mill, Stillington York Wedding PhotographyGroomsmen shotGypsy caravan groomsmen madnessCome this way my dearHugs!Bridesmaids on the Mill wedding venue York bridgeBridesmaids on the Mill BridgeYeah! Food!VW campervan and a cheeky chappy!About to throw the bouquet! The anticipation!Tossing the bouquet - York Wedding PhotographerItThe bride in fits of laughter!Informal and relaxed wedding photographyA look over your MumGuests laughingGuests enjoying themselvesItThe wedding cake topper and a cute boy!Black and white kisses and hugsLovely smily girlSmiling guests!The guests don chef hats and cut up the roastCute baby sleeps on his DadFun wedding photography at The MillFriends for dinner wedding breakfast.Kids playing in the grounds. Photojournalistic wedding photography.Gypsy caravan at The Mill, York: a stunning new wedding venueYork country wedding informal portraitsWedding by the River FossRelaxed York wedding photography by the River FossGuests enjoying spying on the couple whilst they have their photos takenLooking out of the gypsy caravan at a Mill, York Wedding PhotographerFriends for Dinner waitress serving desertFather of the bride speechSomeone isnBride in a celebratory mood!Guests laughing at the speechesBride and father laughing during the speechesThe groom giving his speech in Yorkshire flat capEd Sheeran enjoying the speeches at a York WeddingThe Best Man delivering an amazing speechEd Sheeran with his girlfriend and her relatives enjoying an amazing York weddingThe Mill, Stillington looking stunning - York Wedding PhotographyThe Mill, York Wedding Venue, a photographerSpin your partner!Bride and groom at their ceilidhGirls ceilidh dancing like prosEd Sheeran and his girlfriend dancing the night away at a York Wedding PhotographerThe oldies teaching the youngsters how to doce doeDancefloor fun at this York weddingEd Sheeran meets the youngest bridesmaidGranddad hugs his grandsonA reluctant dancerWillPretty lantern at The MillEd Sheeran posing with his lovely girlfriend and relativesHanging outside the gypsy caravanPretty lanterns at this gorgeous York weddingA cheeky smokeCigars around the campfire in StillingtonDrinks around the campfire at the Mill WeddingSlow dancingSleepy guestsShock on the dancefloor!Ed Sheeran spinning his partner at York weddingWait for me!!!Hold on there buddy, itPosing for the camera whilst your friend laughs at youYork wedding photography of dancing girls at Mill WeddingWorking it on the dancefloor!Friends dancingLate night drunken fun pics!Ceilidh kilt wearingThe elders laughing and the youngstersBlinded by the lights York wedding photography funLovely girl in wheelchair dancing the night awayBride and groom kiss on the dancefloorFather and daughter fun on the dancefloorDisco lights - long shutter with flashGirls showing the boys some killer movesDisco diva throwing some shapesMum and son on the dancefloorKid in the lightsOh yeah baby!Dancing king!Informal friends black and white shotThe Mill, Stillington York wedding venue in the evening.Gypsy caravan.

Other people who brought the awesome:

Paula Smith from Reflections Hair Design
Ceilidh by The Great Northern Ceilidh Band

If you’re a friend or family member, check out the whole gallery. You’ll need the password from the couple.

This wedding has been featured in Yorkshire Living Brides Magazine. Follow the link to view 🙂

If you’re in need of a travelling Norfolk Wedding Photographer who will blend in with your guests and capture the awesomeness of your day, please get in touch. I’m currently based in Norwich but I shoot everywhere! UK, Europe and beyond. Please check out some of my favourite images on my portfolio page if you’d like to see more.

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