Wedding photography at Castle Howard – Katy and Adrian
Katy and Adrian’s wedding day at Castle Howard was quite different to what we’re used to, in that the couple asked for their wedding photographs to be taken before the wedding ceremony.
That’s right – the running order on the day was for us to go out and about in the grounds at Castle Howard with Katy and Adrian before the ceremony, then we photographed the ceremony, then we photographed friends and family during the drinks reception afterwards.
This involves a break from tradition, and to be honest, I wish more brides and grooms could be persuaded to do the same.
First of all, we had plenty of time to have a very pleasant and lovely walk around the grounds at the venue, taking photos as we went.
Not only did we manage to stroll to the Temple Of The Four Winds for some photos, but we returned via the famous fountains in front of the main house.
Katy had plenty of time to get ready in advance, and the whole day just seemed more chilled and relaxed than usual.
Katy got ready in The Irish Room at Castle Howard. As you might imagine, the room’s features are very historic, and offer a superb backdrop for some truly atmospheric wedding photographs.
Adrian then met with his bride, and we went out for a walk and photos around the grounds.
Once we returned to the main building, Katy joined her bridesmaids back in The Irish Room, ready for the ceremony itself.
The civil ceremony was held in The Great Hall, with Mad Dog Jones and the Sophisticats playing from the minstrels’ gallery. They then went on to entertain the guests throughout the afternoon and during dinner.
Guests enjoyed drinks on the terrace overlooking the fabulous gardens, before retiring to dinner in The Grecian Hall.
I have added a selection of teaser photos below for wedding guests to view.
1) Katy’s gorgeous wedding bouquet
2) Katy’s stunning Maggie Sottero wedding dress, supplied by Elizabeth of York
3) Katy’s bridal shoes
4) Katy’s bridesmaids help her getting ready
5) Katy’s veil being put on
6) Katy being helped into her wedding dress
7) Katy’s dad sees her for the first time
8) The Temple of the Four Winds
9) Stunning photo of Katy in The Irish room, as her bridesmaids tie the back of her wedding dress
10) Adrian at The Temple of The Four Winds
11) Adrian relaxes before the wedding