The Bridge Wetherby
The Bridge Wetherby is one of our absolute favourites, and there are plenty to choose from, so thank you Danielle & Joe for choosing it!
The Bridge Wetherby is built around a 17th century coaching in, and Byron was also married there. They also have a brilliant spa and an awesome restaurant, but it’s the fact that the venue has a bit of everything to offer if the weather gets gnarly that we love the most!
There are courtyards, a small fountain, well kept gardens and a pagoda, and plenty covered spaces that, if you know what you’re doing with them, can goose you some being pictures!
So this leads us on to Danielle and Joe’s wedding. As always, we got to the venue nice and early (you can never trust the A1 on a weekday morning!), and we were greeted by a very very quiet group of bridesmaids being “worked on”! Makeup lamps, hairdryers, and flowers – tick! Danielle, the bride, was as relaxed and bubbly as ever … which is always a good sign eh!
Venue shots, shoes and details – tick. Joe, the groom arrived in plenty of time too, which was great, as it gave us 10 minutes to get some nice groomsmen shots sorted. With 3 best men and a top father of the bride, I knew that the day was going to be a good one … and its great when you’re right!
Where the next 90 minutes went, none of us were quite sure, but here we were, stood waiting patiently for Danielle …. who was just the other side of the door having her shoes fastened by her dad!
The Bridge Wetherby ceremony room is called the Byron Room, and it’s lovely, and there’s plenty of natural light, until everyone stands up, then it goes, but hey, we know this so we’re prepared!
He did, She did, they did. A kiss, some claps and cheers!
Outside into the beaming sunlight, grab some bubble son the way, and let’s nail the formals! Thankfully they’d done the list we always recommend. If you think about the formals you want on the day, you don’t miss anyone important out, and that’s always a relief!
30 minutes later, everyone could relax, so Clare went to capture the wedding breakfast details, and I dropped into candid mode. All the wedding related rooms at The Bridge Wetherby have a much natural light as you could need, and it makes such a difference.
Food and speeches done, we sneaked off to the courtyard to get a few special shots just for the 2 of them.
I know we’re only at the start of the wedding season really, but I honestly think we might be hard pushed to have a better wedding all year…. so that puts extra pressure on the rest of our 2018 brides and grooms, but I’m sure they’ll give Danielle and Joe a run for their money.
It was a very long and warm day, but Clare and I couldn’t be happier with the results…. so I’m going to shut up and let you have a look now! Enjoy!