Esk Valley Wedding Photography – Sarah + James

Sarah + James had their wedding with the excellent Esk Valley Weddings at Danby Castle.

We joined the couple as they were getting ready in Forest Lodge Cottages in the North Yorkshire Moors. It’s a stunning part of the country but you’ll have to take our word for it. The rain and mist rolled in and rather being disappointed, Sarah proclaimed that it was exactly the sort of weather you’d want on the moors. Game on!

Just down the road stands the ruins of Danby Castle where Esk Valley Weddings have converted the surrounding buildings into a wedding venue that’s choc-full of charm and history. Sarah + James made their way through the winding country roads and picturesque villages in a little sports car and a VW camper respectively.  They gathered with friends and family in the 14th-century court room for the ceremony. Sarah’s brother played the guitar as she walked down the aisle and James’s niece and nephew acted as security for the wedding rings.

After a few heartfelt speeches and some very tasty food, we danced the night away with a rocking band. It wasn’t what we’d call a small wedding but somehow it still felt so intimate. Everyone was there to support the couple and there were so many hugs, grins and happy tears that it was just a delight to be a part of.

Congratulations Sarah + James. Here are a few of our favourite shots of the day…

reflection of groom putting on his shirt. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

groom putting on his waistcoat. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

groom putting on shoes. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

groom with baby. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

groom and friends taking a selfie. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

best man practicing his speech. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

bride having hair done. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

bridesmaid having lipstick applied. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

bride putting on her dress. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

father of bride seeing her in the dress for the first time. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

smiling bride. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

bride and father under umbrella. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

groom wipes tears whilst waiting for bride. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

groom with tears in eyes. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

groom sees bride walk down aisle. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

father watching daughter get married. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

first kiss. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

newlyweds walk through confetti. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

dog tries to drink champagne. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

guests enjoying canapes. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

bride and groom portrait. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

black and white portrait. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

bride and groom in castle ruins. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

bride laughing. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

flower girl playing the drums. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

first dance. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

dancefloor hugs. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

guest with fan. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

bride on dance floor. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

guests dancing. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

family hugs. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

wedding portrait in misty darkness. esk valley wedding photography by emma and rich.

Shout Outs:

Dress – Olvi’s Lace

Suits – Dandy Threads

Makeup – The Shepherds Purse

Band – The Mixtapes

Multi international award winning wedding photographers and husband and wife team, Emma + Rich take photographs and make films with our own creative, fun and unique way of telling your story. Based in Scarborough near York and Hull, we travel across the UK with our own style of fun wedding photography.

To view our portfolio visit www.emmaandrich.co.uk and contact us here to check our availability.

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