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Wedding at Bowcliffe Hall | Laura and Chris

I recently photographed this fabulous wedding at Bowcliffe Hall, a stunning  grade II listed Georgian house located between Leeds and York. Laura and Chris got hitched at this amazing venue because they fell in love with the beautiful building and unusual grounds. The main house was built in the early 19th century and has the charm and atmosphere of a stately country house with opulent chandeliers, period windows and high ceilings. The grounds also include a very unusual building called the Blackburn Wing which is a modern day copper and glass tree house, shaped like an aeroplane wing and is a tribute to a Yorkshire aviation hero! This made a fabulous location for the evening celebrations. The couple had the venue to themselves for the day which provided an intimate and bespoke experience and the addition of a bouncy castle and numerous other lawn games provided for the many children that were attending the wedding. Mind you the adults certainly did also enjoy that bouncy castle!

Admittedly we didn’t have the best of weather but it was better than predicted and we managed to avoid the rain for most of the day. Laura and Chris live only ten minutes away from Bowcliffe in the lovely sleepy village of Clifford which is where I met Laura in the morning for the bridal preparations. I arrived to a house bustling with family and friends all getting ready for the big day. Everyone was in great spirits and Laura was particularly excited about the arrival of the silver Aston Martin which was also a surprise for her Dad, this being his dream car! Once the girls were ready they head off to the venue in the wedding car, the bridesmaids first and then Laura and her Dad.

The ceremony took place in the Bowcliffe room in the main house and Laura looked absolutely stunning walking down the aisle with her Dad in her Pronovias wedding gown. Chris looked very happy to see his bride to be. The ceremony went without a hitch with some lovely readings and the couple walked out to much applause followed by a shower of confetti. Fortunately the  weather held for some group shots outside and lots of fun on the bouncy castle. We then made use of the lovely formal gardens to take some couple shots around the venue before moving back in to the house to the ball room for the wedding breakfast and speeches. Finally, after dinner, everyone made their way down to the Blackburn Wing for the evening celebrations. After the first dance everyone piled onto the dance floor for some serious dance moves underneath the funky striped coloured lighting of the aeroplane interior!

Laura and Chris told me afterwards that they were absolutely thrilled with their day and were amazed how everything went so totally smoothly. I thoroughly enjoyed photographing this fabulous wedding at such a lovely venue. A huge congratulations to Laura and Chris and all the best for your future lives together.

Thank you so much to the staff at Bowcliffe Hall for being so friendly and accommodating and in particular to the wedding director Michael Gledhill for looking after us on the day and providing us with a lovely meal. For other suppliers involved in this wedding please see the bottom of the post.

 

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Groomsmen outside venue

 

 

bride arriving at Bowcliffe Hall

 

 

ceremony at Bowcliffe Hall

 

 

Bowcliffe Hall ceremony

 

 

Bride & groom walking out of ceremony

 

 

confetti shot at Bowcliffe Hall

 

 

group photos in front of the venue

 

 

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couple shots outside Bowcliffe Hall

 

 

couple in the grounds of Bowcliffe Hall

 

 

Bowcliffe Hall bride portraits

 

 

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yorkshire wedding photographer - couple in the grounds of Bowvliffe Hall

 

 

yorkshire wedding photographer - couple portraits outside Bowcliffe Hall

 

 

Bowcliffe Hall bride and groom

 

 

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Bowcliffe Hall room details

 

 

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bride at the wedding breakfast

 

 

yorkshire wedding photographer - speeches at bowcliffe hall

 

 

yorkshire wedding photographer - groom at the top table

 

 

congratulations to the bride and groom

 

 

bouncy castle photos

 

 

wedding photography at Bowcliffe Hall

 

 

Bridal portraits at Bowcliffe Hall

 

 

Couple portraits at Bowcliffe Hall

 

 

Bowcliffe Hall evening reception room

 

 

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Suppliers for this wedding at Bowcliffe Hall:

Dress – Pronovias from Bridal Rogue Gallery

Shoes – Nine West from Kurt Geiger

Bridesmaid Dresses – Sorella Vita from Joy’s Bella Bridesmaids

Groom’s suit – Moss Bros

Hair – Gemma Senior

Make up – Rishu Puri

Flowers – Kate Mell

Car – Cupid Carriages

Cake – Gail Hobson

DJ – Club Class Entertainment

Stationery – Noble Fine Art

If you are planning your wedding at Bowcliffe Hall 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. 
You can also email kirstyds@gmail.com or call 07564 953262.

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