During one of the hottest days during our British summer solstice what a day we had a day from start to finish photographing Jo & Nick's wedding at Wyresdale Park, Scorton.
With a wedding to plan from the far seas of Dubai and in between this.. the irresistible smiling baby Arthur appeared! Jo and Nick seemed to have a huge amount on their plates! ..yet, this cool and collected couple took it all in their stride.
Jo & Nicks pre-wedding shoot we decided to bring their Dubai beach vibe to England! We head to Fleetwood beach local to their family.
Some really cute beach huts made for an amazing location for their shoot and it gave us chance to have a chat about the wedding too. The weather was glorious so we made the most of the soft light and pastel colours, these two were perfect for each other!
Keeping with the beach theme,
Jo and Nick were engaged on an isolated beach in Kerrela, India. "Nick apparently had the ring out ready to pop the question on several occasions throughout the day where we had gone on a walk along the coast. We were disturbed however by local Indian men who we then spent several hours with eating local Indian food and watched them climb up trees to fetch us coconuts.
At one point Nick also had the ring out ready, and like he mentioned in his speech, I ruined the moment by coming out of the bushes saying how I’d just peed on myself to which Nick put the ring back in his rucksack!"
"Finally! Nick had the chance once we returned to the beach where he actually said, ‘Will you come along for the ride’ displaying the ring in his hand. This was on the 12th February 2016. I’ve never actually heard the words ‘will you marry me!’"
Jo & Nick Married at St. Peters Church, Scorton, Lancashire and their Reception was at Wyresdale Park, Scorton. "We chose this venue a year ago when there were, at the time, sheep were still in the current bar area! We bought into their vision.. and were very lucky and happy with the outcome! We chose it as it was an empty canvas in which we could make the day our own."
"We also loved the glamping idea, it was perfect, many of our friends stayed in the tents and had a blast." Jo
Jo got ready at the North Wing at Wyresdale park which was brilliant for all the girls getting ready! The dress was from blush brides in Poulton. "I went into 1 shop and bought the 2nd dress I tried on. Mainly lace and ivory, I always new I wanted some lace on my dress and felt amazing on the day. I was lucky enough to have my Nana to buy my dress for me."
The boys were larking about and were controlling the nerves well as they made their way to the Church. The Church was filled with incense and it added to the emotional Atmosphere.! It was stunning inside!
The sun carried on shining as we made our way to Wyresdale Park, what a venue! The barn had been transformed! "Gemma at Bluebells and Daisies was amazing, helped design the whole barn and provide all flowers. " Jo
The colour scheme was light and airy. Creams and elements of blush were placed together so elegantly!
Jo & Nick wanted "Just a laidback rural rustic atmosphere, we love the outdoors and wanted relaxed vibes. Most of the wedding was outdoors, the weather allowed us to have the perfect day. The lawn allowed for everyone to enjoy the sun, relax on hay barrels and play games which is what we wanted.
Then out of nowhere the chickens decided to gatecrash the speeches! They wanted to try and steal the show! This is where this venue is so amazing, a relaxed barn with a homely feel.
After the speeches we whisked Jo and Nick away for some photographs, we don't take too much time as we like you to spend the majority of your day enjoying every second with your guests, plus there are two of us so you are getting a wonderful variety. The grounds had so much to offer and in the soft light as the sun went down we utilised as much natural light as we could.
It was time to PARTYYYYYY! The sun was setting, they hired the Deadbeats "They were amazing for the whole day, mixture of live sets, DJ’ing and busking style music on the lawn." They also were joined by Lytham Fizz. "They also did amazing and loved the way they presented their drinks on the lawn in a rustic style bike." Jordy's pizza brought their wood fired pizza so the whole place smelt amazing!
An amazing day from start to finish, we left them partying well into the night!
With huge thanks to Jo & Nick for letting us share you day and a big thanks to the amazing suppliers.
Wyresdale Park Wedding Venue
The Bridal Lounge Poulton
Hair & Makeup Amy Carter
Gemma from Bluebells and Daisies Flowers
Matt Grainger Videography
The Deadbeats Band.
Love Rustic Lovebirds Photography.