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The Yorkshire Wedding Barn at Richmond – real wedding in October photos

In October (2019), Nicola and David had a wonderful wedding weekend with all their nearest and dearest at the Yorkshire Wedding Barn near Richmond. With their dog as a bridesmaid, and a fantastic gospel choir, they managed to personalise the day wonderfully.
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The Yorkshire Wedding Barn at Gilling near Richmond

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The Yorkshire Wedding Barn in Richmond is a stunning complex including newly renovated wedding barn, restaurant, and on site accommodation. There is capacity for 140 guests, and accommodation for up to 77 – so it’s one of the most perfect wedding venues for a destination wedding in Yorkshire! Get married in the secluded Yorkshire countryside with stunning views all around, it’s a perfectly purpose-built wedding venue to satisfy all your needs!

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In October, Nicola and David had a beautiful wedding weekend with all their nearest and dearest. With their dog as a bridesmaid and a fantastic gospel choir, they managed to personalise the day wonderfully. I joined them on their wedding day for my first visit to the Yorkshire wedding Barn as a wedding photographer.

Groom preparations

The groom and his groomsmen were on the other side of the complex in a lovely cottage called the Haybarn for their preparations. The cottage sleeps up to 12 people and comes with a hot tub!

As a wedding photographer, I’m always happy to hear both sets of preparations are happening on one site – it makes it much easier for me to pop between and capture natural shots of everyone as the excitement of the day builds.

Bridal preparations

bridal preparations st the yorkshire wedding barn

One of my favourite things about this wedding venue is that the bridal preparation area is so well connected to the ceremony room.

The large barn is split into two halves – one is a full height open ceremony space, and the other is a bar area with a massive bedroom above it.

Nicola, the bridesmaids and both mothers sipped drinks and donned their gowns in this amazing space (complete with a freestanding bath!) before a surporse visit from the groomsmen. David had sent his best man with a romantic wedding gift for the bride to open before they said “I do”.

The bedroom has an entrance at either end – so you can conveniently gain access from the outside, but when the moment comes, the bride can step straight out to a balcony overlooking the ceremony.

Obviously this is the moment all the guests turn round and gasp as they see the bride in her wedding dress for the first time! Nicola looked stunning in her wedding gown and floor-length veil. Then the bride (or groom) makes their elegant entrance to the ceremony by walking down the stairs ready to walk down the aisle. Amazingly thought out by the designers when planning this venue specifically for weddings, it makes for some amazing wedding photos.

Arrival of the guests and the ceremony

With a full glass wall as the backdrop for the wedding vows, the bride and groom had already planned a dream wedding – having a gospel choir singing during the wedding ceremony was a magical touch… and there were plenty of tears from the wedding party during the ceremony!

Drinks and photos after the wedding ceremony

The wedding guests followed the newlyweds into the bar area for congratulations and champagne. Confetti and wedding photos with the breathtaking views of the Yorkshire countryside.
Nicola’s bouquet was subtle and classy, and complemented the bridesmaids’ dresses which oozed elegance – perfect wedding inspiration if you’re thinking about your wedding flowers at the moment!

Of course, Bella, Nicola and David’s dog, played her part as the maid of honour wonderfully!

The wedding reception at The Yorkshire wedding barn

Family and friends were then called over to the restaurant building by the coordinator where they found their seats in the beamed reception room. Fairylights and bunting, and large windows with views of the Yorkshire countryside added to the rustic countryside charm of the venue.

The wedding cake was simple and sophisticated, and there were mini caterpillar cakes on a separate table too!

It was a wonderful wedding celebration, and I wish the married couple all the best for the future.

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