The Hospitium, York; Wedding Photography for Paul & Harriet

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Our family holiday was spent in Yorkshire this August, we took the girls up to a working arable farm called Fourth Farm just outside of Bridlington complete with beautifully converted barns and the friendliest host by the name of Gary, well recommended!

After our great week, we headed inland to one of my favourite places in the UK, the wonderful city of York to prepare for the wedding of Paul & Harriet at The Hospitium.

The day’s incredibly calm & laid back preparations started at the majestic Royal York Hotel and afterwards, I made the short journey on foot over the bridge over the River Ouse to the Hospitium. The Hospitium is a picturesque 14th Century listed building located in the middle of York’s Museum Gardens and is one of York’s oldest half-timbered buildings. Built as a guest house for a nearby Abbey, which is now in ruins, it’s used today for exhibitions, conferences, wedding receptions and seminars.

Paul hired a Ferrari to drive himself to the wedding and – not being a petrol head – I apologise for not knowing which model it was, nevertheless, it was gorgeous & red… a typical Ferrari! The ceremony was then conducted in two parts; a civil ceremony and then a blessing by a vicar who I’d love to work with every week because he was cool, funny and had no rules or restrictions when it came to photographing the event. After the legalities, Paul & Harriet then returned the car to the hotel and walked back through York to the Hospitium receiving smiles & warm wishes from tourists and locals alike.

A lovely day, with a lovely couple, warm & friendly guests and some really emotive moments during both ceremonies, the speeches and the partying afterwards! My faves from the day are below…

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