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Wedding at Tanfield House – Rebecca & Scott

This wedding at Tanfield House was a truly romantic day. Rebecca and Scott are one of those couples that you just know are absolutely made for each other; true soul mates. They were also very good fun and a pleasure to photograph. They choose Tanfield House near Ripon to get married because of it’s romantic countryside location and exclusive use of the grounds, allowing them to have a very personal experience and intimate setting. The venue is situated on the banks of the River Ure with stunning views. We were fortunate to have glorious sunshine all day which allowed the couple to get married in the pavilion at the rivers edge.

This was a day of much joy and laughter and quite a few happy tears. Scott was clearly very moved on seeing Rebecca walk in to the pavilion. She looked absolutely stunning in her Maggie Sottero dress and there were quite a few hugs and tears all around. The ceremony really was lovely with some beautiful readings from Rebecca’s best friend and Scott’s Mum. The couple looked so happy! After some congratulations and a showering of confetti they relaxed with their friends in the gardens with some drinks and canape’s.  The day before Rebecca had given Scott a stunning pocket watch as a wedding gift. From looking at the images with friends and family I think he actually offered the time to every guest at the event, well it was a very nice watch!

The wedding breakfast took place in the marquee next to house. I was very impressed with the couple’s styling, which was based on a writing theme with poems, letters, journals etc. The had a vintage typewriter for guests to each contribute a little bit of text to make a story of the day. I thought this was a brilliant idea and apparently the resulting story was hilarious, although a bit too risqué for publishing unfortunately!  Regarding the letter theme Rebecca said ‘When Scott and I got together I shared some of my writing with him – I’ve always written poetry and stories – and, possibly to both our surprise, we found that Scott could also turn a poetic phrase or two! It was a major sign that we could completely be ourselves with each other. Since then we’ve continued to write pieces for each other and the theme of the wedding was really a nod to that and to the fact that we have written our story together as it unfolded…’

After dinner the light was beautiful so we took a bit of time for some extra couple shots by the river. The couple had a romantic secret dance by the riverside before moving back into the marquee for the official first dance of the night. This wedding day was an absolute pleasure to photograph. What more could you want as a photographer than perfect weather, a stunning english countryside venue and a truly romantic couple. I’d like to wish Rebecca and Scott all the best for their future lives together.

Thank you to Allanah and Neil who own and run Tanfield House and who were so accommodating on the day and to my assistant Megan for doing a great job second shooting.

For other suppliers involved in this event please see the bottom of the post.



bride getting ready at Tanfield House


Tanfield House bridal prep


bride and bridesmaid getting ready


bride at Tanfield House


bride looking at flowers


bride ready to get married at Tanfield House


bride coming down the stairs at Tanfield House


bride at the bottom of the stairs


groom greeting guests


groom waiting for his bride


bride walking in with her dad


groom cries as he sees his bride


groom is very emotional to see his bride


bride and groom in the pavilion at Tanfield House


couple getting married inside the pavilion



marriage ceremony in the pavilion at Tanfield House


readings during the ceremony


bride and groom laughing


bride and groom kissing


end of ceremony


confetti shot

bride and groom under the confetti


Tanfield House guests


guests at the wedding


big group shot


guests cheering


family shot


couple overlooking the river at Tanfield House


couple walking Tanfield House


shot of couple walking


couple under the blossoms


room showing bride his watch


bride and groom


bride and groom together


bride and groom hugging


bride and groom under the blossom trees at Tanfield House


couple looking at the river view


bridal portrait


bride portrait at Tanfield House


bride and groom portrait


bride and groom laughing together


couple on wall by river


table details




groom at wedding breakfast


groom making speech at Tanfield House


bride and groom sharing a moment


bride and groom kissing during the speeches






evening guests arrive


portrait of a baby


couple shot by the river


couple sitting on the wall by the river at Tanfield House


couple having fun



couple sharing a dance by the river




couple by the river


couple by river at Tanfield House





first dance at Tanfield House


groom hugging his bride during the first dance


couple dancing


couple dancing at Tanfield House




Suppliers for this wedding at Tanfield House

Dress:  Maggie Sottero  purchased from the Harrogate Wedding Lounge

Groom’s Suit: Harrogate Suit Hire

Hair & Make Up: Deborah Chalmers of Love Hair & Beauty in Ripon

Flowers and Styling: Sarah Franklin of Styling Farm

Food: Lady G’s Catering and evening pizza from Yorkshire Pizza

Marquee: King Marquees

Band: Frankly Jazz from High Row Music

If you are planning your wedding at Tanfield House or any other venue  I’d love to hear more about your day. I photograph all sorts of weddings from the most lavish events to intimate home weddings and would be very happy to offer you a no obligation chat to talk about your requirements. I also arrange appointments to meet in person at my studio in Pudsey if you would like to look at sample albums. Please visit the contact page if you’d like to be sent our online brochure. 
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