Charlie and Dan went for a Yorkshire Festival Wedding at Minnehaha Events near Scarborough.
Minnehaha Events is a favourite stomping ground of ours but we hadn’t shot there for a while. They’ve only gone and got a marriage license for The Barn so now you can have your entire day at the same location. Stick a few tents up in the field and you’ve even got somewhere to collapse after the party. Mint!
If you fancy a few more creature comforts, there’s always Scalby Lodges just down the road. This is where we joined Charlie and Dan as they prepared for the big day. As is often the case, the groom was rushing around getting everything organised whilst the bride (in a different cottage) was operating at a slightly calmer pace.
We started to suspect this was going to be a cracking day as soon as we got through the doors. We were welcomed with open arms and allowed to just snap away. We always feel like we can do our best work when we’re accepted almost as part of the wedding party. Being a part of the gang lets us capture loads of little moments from the point of view of an actual guest rather than just a voyeur looking in from the outside. It gives us the freedom to be a bit more creative as we can get closer to the action and work some more interesting angles. From the moment we arrived until the final sweaty crush of the dance floor, everyone trusted us to do our thing and it was ace.
After the ceremony, which the registrars noted had the loudest congratulatory cheer they had ever heard, we all headed out for confetti, some photos and to chill out with some lawn games. The flat caps were out in force so there was no mistaking this was a proper Yorkshire festival wedding. We had some top food and then everyone got stuck into the glitter bar and glowsticks as the band set up.
Now we’ve seen some lively dance floors before but these guys raised the bar. For most of the night, we just bounced around in the middle of it all and took pictures wherever the tide would take us. It was beautiful chaos.
Here are a few of our favourite shots from Charlie and Dan’s Yorkshire festival wedding:
Flower hoops and buttonholes: DIY
Wedding cake pinata: DIY
Flower crowns: Frida Flower Crowns
Venue dressing: WOW Weddings and Events
Band: The Long Players
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