The Priests House wedding venue is situated in the Yorkshire Dales, just below the very impressive Barden Tower. Barden Tower its self is a grade 1 listed building and makes for an impressive backdrop for your wedding day pictures. The priests house itself has recently been refurbished and make for the perfect reception and ceremony location. Both the Priests House and Barden Tower are full of history and charm that simply can not be replicated. Priests House although recently refurbished still retains a number of its original features including the Oak beamed ceiling and the stain glass windows.
I saw the venue online when looking for a smaller venue and loved the inside of the chapel, I then researched where is was and found it was close to Where i used to go as a child with family. We fell in love with the venue as soon as we saw it, and the backdrop is stunning. We met online 3 years ago, when you know you know and Dan packed in his job and moved from chesterfield to Wakefield after about 3 months. Got engaged xmas 2019, Dan got down on one knee and proposed at a family function and it was a complete surprise. Had baby Leo in October 2020, and just completely in love together and as a family.
On the day of the wedding, I bet Vikki and her two bridesmaids at The coach House in Skipton. The wedding party had stayed here the night before in preparation for the big day. When I arrived everyone was in good spirits and preparations were well underway for the wedding day ahead. I normally start bridal preparations by photographing the details. I was able to photography Vikki’s shoes perfume and any wedding accessories, along with her stunning wedding dress. Before long it was time for Vikki to get into her wedding dress. Vikki had allowed plenty of time before needing to leave for The Priest House, meaning we had plenty of time for some pictures once the bride-to-be was in her wedding dress. Before long it was time for me to leave and head to Priest House for the wedding ceremony
The Priests House Barden Tower holds wedding ceremonies in the recently restored Priests House, what a stunning setting for your big day. Having been recently refurbished the wedding venue offers both historic charms with modern amenities giving you the best of both worlds.
The guest and Daniel were eagerly awaiting the arrival of the bride. Before long they were not disappointed as Vikki made her entrance accompanied by her two bridesmaids. It was a beautiful ceremony, it is always a pleasure to be a part of a bride and groom’s special day and during the ceremony, I literally get the best seat in the house as I capture all the emotion from this very important part of a couples life. After the legal part of the ceremony was complete the now officially married couple headed back down the aisle and out to the grounds of the wedding venue.
As Vikki and Daniel led the rest of the wedding guests out to the stunning grounds of Priests House, they were able to take a moment and greet all of their wedding guests. I think this can be a really important part of the day, as a bride, you don’t have a chance to see the wedding guest before the ceremony, as a groom you might be a little nervous to go around chatting to all your wedding guests. Vikki and Daniel had arranged to go for a short drive in the wedding car, before they set off on their drive we did a group image of everyone at the wedding followed by confetti. I love a confetti wedding pictures its always a lot of fun.
As the newly married couple returned from their short drive, I took the opportunity to capture some couple images between them both. I like to keep things relaxed which helps capture some natural smiles. We went for a short walk around the wedding venue and were able to capture some amazing wedding day images using the Priests House, Barden Tower and the North Yorkshire countryside as backdrops.
As we finished the couple wedding photography part of the day we made our way inside The Priest House, Vikki and Daniel had chosen to get married at the start of December which meant it was a little chilly outside. For this reason, we decided to take the group formal pictures inside the wedding venue.
The wedding day continued with the wedding breakfast followed by speeches. As the evening guest started to arrive there was a real party atmosphere, Vikki and Daniel cut the wedding cake before taking to the dance floor for the first time as a married couple. Then it was time for all the wedding guests to join them on the dance floor and enjoy the rest of the evening.
Before I finished for the day a borrowed Vikki and Daniel from the main party to take some twilight pictures of them both in front of Barden Tower. These images look amazing and are the perfect way to finish any wedding day.