York Wedding | Amy & Greg at the Parsonage

Layers of the bridal dress

The Parsonage Hotel is just outside York and as it turns out is about a 20 minute drive from my house, so I think this wedding definitely qualifies as my nearest to home this year! I’ve been all over in 2014 and it made a nice change to be on familiar turf. It’s a gorgeous hotel, with beautiful grounds and a massive conservatory, which unfortunately due to the weather, had to play it’s part today.  Throughout the morning, the weather was playing along, just holding out.  As Amy got ready I kept looking out of the window, hopeful that we’d get outside and be able to explore the grounds later in the day for some photographs.  Unfortunately, that was not to be.  Shortly after we got into York for the service, the heavens opened, and remained open for business for the rest of the day.

I met up with Amy and Charlotte at the hotel, first thing in the morning, bright and early.  At least I thought it was bright and early, as it turns out they’d both been up since 5am sorting the room out. A few cups of coffee were needed before the serious stuff started.  The Bridal suite at the Parsonage is lovely.  Just the right amount of light coming in through the right windows at the right time of day. That’s sort of why there is so many photo’s of them getting ready in this post – I couldn’t decide on favourites. Sorry if the post took ages to open, it’s because of the great light.

Once the ladies were ready, we headed off into York, umbrellas at hand, for the service. I love intimate family services, and this was certainly one. Amy and Greg really wanted the service to be for the most important people in their lives and the readings really reflected that.  That brings us back to The Parsonage for a very relaxing afternoon, and a not nearly as relaxing evening!

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The wedding dressPowdering the bridewedding makeupWedding dress detailseye makeupunruly hairLayers of the bridal dressBridal makeupapplying lipstickshoes on a chairfixing the makeupBridesmaidBrides shoesBridesmaids hairputting on makeupwedding flowersfastening mums dresslast minute detailsfastening dads tieFlowers and gardenMother of the BrideBride's parentsBride sorting her dress outhanging the dressadmiring the workWedding dressMany handsFastening the wedding dressPutting on the wedding dressPutting on GarterDad and BrideThe ring bearerCrying at the serviceRegistry OfficeSigning the RegisterGetting in the Carpreparing the speechWiping ChocolateSweet TableLoving the sweet tableBride and Groom PortraitsPressing the windowWedding Cakepreparing the sweet tableWedding Selfiegreeting guestsBride showing ringthe groom talkingchildren at a weddingthe grooms speechbest mans speechlaughing at the speechesSon making a speechThe first dancesharing the dancefamily huga family dancewedding dancersenjoying the receptionPartying at the parsonageair guitarfather and son at weddingwedding festivitiesDancingKareokeThe end of the evening


Amy’s Make-up was done by: Nia Bleakley

Venue Website: The Parsonage

Photography by Mark J Hillyer, Yorkshire Wedding Photographer.