Malton Wedding | Natalie & Zach at the Talbot Hotel

Bride and groom getting caught in the wind

Back in November last year, I met up with Natalie & Zach at Castle Howard for their Pre-Wedding shoot.  We’d spoken a fair bit over email and I’d had quite a few conversations with Natalie’s mother, Gail, so it was nice to finally get to meet them both.  The reason for not meeting them beforehand, and all of the conversations that I had with Natalie’s mother, is that Natalie & Zach live in Australia.  They’re both from this neck of the woods originally, but decided a few years ago, to head off to the other side of the world together. For their wedding though, they chose to return to Yorkshire,  Malton, near York to be precise.  Firstly at St Leonards Church and then the fabulous Talbot Hotel.

Natalie & her bridesmaids all got ready at the Talbot in the morning.  The atmosphere was absolutely perfect as she was surrounded by family and friends at the hotel, everyone making the most of the all too short that they’d be together before Natalie & Zach returned home.  There’s a saying that it doesn’t matter how long apart really good friends are, when they get back together, it’s like they were never apart.  Seeing Natalie & Zach with their friends during the day certainly proved that & I hope that I managed to catch a little bit of that in the photographs.

The service and in particular, the speeches all gave a real insight into how happy everyone was for Natalie & Zach, and I always feel really privileged to be allowed in to witness what is a very personal and emotional day for everyone involved.  It was a real pleasure to be part of this day and to try to capture the fun, the excitement & the emotion in photographs for them.

The Talbot Hotel in Malton from OutsideThe talbot hotel staircaseWatching bridesmaid get her hair doneThe Brides Mother getting her makeup onMothers Dress hanging on a doorBridesmaids ShoesThe bride sitting in a windowFull length Brides DressThe Brides Dress upper and lower detailsBridesmaid sitting on the bedThe bride crying at a textBridesmaids dresses hanging on a wardrobeThe bride in the mirrorBridesmaid having her makeup doneThe brides dressThe flowers arriveThe wedding ringsBridal BouquetThe bride having makeup appliedThe Brides Father watching everythingThe grooms drink and watchThe groom in the mirrorGroom fastening his tieThe groom and best manThe bride with bridesmaids in the backroundBridesmaid selfieBride having eye makeupview of the church out of the windowThe brides motherPutting the veil onBrides father adjusting his jacketBrides mother and fatherThe churchBridesmaids in the churchThe groom waiting nervouslylooking for the bride out of the doorThe bride arriving with her fatherWalking down the aisleThe groom seeing the bride in her dressCrying bridesmaidsThe vicar readingCrying BridePutting the ring on the wrong fingerSmiling BrideSinging hymnsLeaving the churchBride and groom having a private momentThrowing confetti outside the churchThe bridesmaids leave in a carTalbot Hotel with The wedding car outsideThe wedding cakeBlowing bubblesBride blowing bubblesFather of the bride making a speechThe Fathers speechThe groom's speechBest Man's SpeechBest man's jokeThe groom and his father in lawBride and groom going for a walkThe bride and groom kissingBridal portraitThe brideBride and groom getting caught in the windInside the talbot hotelThe first dance from an angleBride and groom and the first danceBridesmaids dancingThe guests enjoying themselvesKiss on the cheekMore bridesmaids dancingThe best man dancingThe bride enjoying herselfThe end of the evening


Natalie had her Makeup done by Helen Archer, who did an amazing job on the ladies.

The beautiful bouquets were created by The Topiary Tree.


By Mark J Hillyer – Wedding Photographer, York.