York Micro Wedding

bride and groom walking through york for their micro wedding

A Small and Intimate Micro Wedding in York

With the country on lockdown, 2020 saw most weddings postponed, but I was lucky enough to be able to photograph this wonderful micro wedding in Caroline & John’s beautiful hometown of York. Their full wedding plans put to one side for the time being, they kept their original wedding date, and invited their very closest family and friends to witness their marriage.

What Next?

If you’re looking for your York micro wedding photographer and want to check my availability for your wedding date, get in touch and tell me all about the two of you!

Small Wedding Party Outside York Minster

I met with Caroline, John, and their wedding party in a doorway at York Minster. They were huddling under a few small umbrellas and doing their best to shelter from the rain. Thankfully, it was only showers, so as soon as we had a window, we made our way through the streets of York to the Registry Office for the official part of this loveliest of micro weddings.

Micro Wedding at York Registry Office

York Registry Office is in a beautiful old building (Bootham Lodge) in the city centre, and even on a chilly wet afternoon in October, the street made a grand setting for their wedding ceremony. After waiting a few minutes outside, and the obligatory “Oh they suit you!” comments whilst John held Caroline’s flowers, it was time to go in. Social distancing measures were in place, so we were spaced around the room, but it was still a lovely ceremony, with plenty of smiles and laughter.

Post Wedding Walk Around Historic York

With the register signed, we were out into the streets of York again to enjoy the sights of this historic city, and to make some wedding day memories of the two of them in the city they call home. Down cobbled streets, and along the river, before walking through the York Museum Gardens and taking in the ruins of St Mary’s Abbey. With John being a professor of archaeology, and me being a HUGE archaeology nerd, it was tough to not spend the entire time picking John’s brains about the history of the place, but I made do with a few little snippets of info about the ruins.

As we neared the end of the walk, the heavens opened again, and it was a last dash to the Minster Inn, where I left the newlyweds and their guests to enjoy a cosy lunch by a log fire, and probably to sink a few pints of ale. Proof that amazing weddings come in all shapes and sizes!

Where Next?

If you’re getting married in York or around Yorkshire, here’s a little more wedding inspiration for you.

skipwith hall wedding photo of a bride and groom walking around the grounds

Skipwith Hall Wedding Photographer

Tori and Neil asked me to photograph their wedding at the beautiful Skipwith Hall and Gardens near Escrick in Yorkshire. A fantastic venue, and has only recently opened up it’s grounds for weddings. They were married at nearby St Helen’s church before driving over to Skipwith for a perfect English garden wedding reception.
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