Fountains abbey wedding photography

Fountains Abbey Wedding – Chrissy and Steve

Thank you again for capturing it so perfectly, we couldn’t have asked for more.

Chrissy + Steve

When Chrissy, an ex work colleague from my days as a forensic scientist got in touch about documenting her Fountains Abbey Wedding with Steve, I was thrilled. A lovely couple and a spectacular setting, I knew it was to be an amazing day!

Set in North Yorkshire, Fountains Abbey is a National trust property near Ripon, North Yorkshire. A grade 1 listed building, the ruins are one of the biggest and best preserved monasteries in England. Founded in 1132, the Monastery fell into disrepair after dissolution by Henry VIII, in 1539, but the ruins are now a stunning sight to behold and the perfect backdrop for any wedding.

An Intimate and relaxed wedding, with 14 guests. Chrissy got ready at the nearby hotel, The Old Deanery Hotel as did Steve. Although Steves bestman forgot his shirt and a trip to ripon and a nearby supermarket saved the day! Once ready Chrissy and Steve headed to the Abbey for a beautiful outdoor ceremony and drinks reception in front of Fountains Hall, itself a spectacular building, dating from 1598 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth often stayed as guests!

The weather was on our side, and after drinks and canapés outside Chrissy, Steve and their guests explored the Abbey ruins. I also grabbed a few relaxed couple portraits. Later in the afternoon, everyone headed back to the Old Deanery Hotel for the wedding breakfast and speeches.

Some of my favourite documentary wedding photography from the day below….

Fountains Abbey Wedding Suppliers from the day below. If you are planning a wedding in North Yorkshire, or at Fountains Abbey, please get in touch to discuss my documentary wedding photography and discover how I can tell the story of your day.

Makeup: Emily Hawkes for Louise Lunn makeup

Florist: Essentially hops

Dress: Watters from Bridal Emporium Leeds