Today I am thrilled to share a beautiful North Yorkshire Wedding at The Gamekeeper’s Inn with pretty rustic & Bronte inspired detail.
Images were captured by Gemma Suckley Photography.
Gemma Suckley is based in Skipton North Yorkshire, but has photographed weddings all over Yorkshire, and has even been lucky enough to travel to stunning locations like Lake Garda and Rome for destination weddings.
Even though she has been lucky to work at amazing wedding venues in beautiful locations, for her it’s all about the people and capturing their story.
She is inspired by the little moments, the in-between moments, the raw emotions and beautiful bonds between people.
She is passionate about telling a story as it unfolds and preserving those memories forever.
She says of the couple and their day…
Beth contacted me after finding me via Google search for a North Yorkshire wedding photographer.
I always suggest to the couple to meet for a chat (and cake) to make sure we are good match even if they wish to book straight away, and due to the Covid restriction, we had to meet via zoom.
They were so laid back despite things been shifted due to the Pandemic.
Like many couples, photography was important to them, but they weren’t keen on having they’re photos taken, which I’m no stranger to as a documentary photographer. .
Their day was such a stress free fun wedding. Nick and Beth was so easy going and the day just flowed so well.
It was a warm but moody day in the rolling hills of North Yorkshire which suited their Bronte theme.
I loved how their kids, nephews and nieces played key parts in the lead up and the day itself.
A highlight for me was taking a little time out with Beth and Nick after the wedding breakfast and speeches to venture for a few evening photos.
It’s always nice to give the couple that time together away from the action. The evening party was a lot of fun with Nick and his Brother providing live music.
I hand over to gorgeous Bride Beth to share the couples story…
How did you meet?
We met on Match.com and had our first date in Leeds at the Alchemist and hit it off straight away and regular dates in York after that.
Tell us about your wedding planning journey…
Originally we planned to get married in York in a large venue – but due to Covid we had to change our plans entirely and go for a smaller venue in Grassington with a different date.
Which ended up as 4/09/2021 – We were uncertain half way through the year if it was even going to happen which made it very difficult to plan.
Any special touches/DIY?
The special touches were hanging flowers made by my sister plus hedgerow gin wedding favours. The table settings were written by my niece.
I wore her grandmothers jewellery as a memorial as she had passed away earlier that year.
Isabel our daughter helped pick additions to the wedding favour bags for the children as we had all the nephews and niece’s as page boys and bridesmaids.
The Groom and his brother were the live entertainment known as “the Robinson brothers” which played lively songs by Mumford and sons and the Lumineers.
What was the theme /colour palette of your Big Day?
We didn’t have a theme to start off with but this developed into a Brontë theme – the tables were named after wuthering heights (Beth’s sister were named after literally characters) Beth is named from little women. We had lots of dried flowers including the bouquets. And the confetti holders were pages from Little Women.
Did Covid have any impact on your Wedding Planning? Covid impacted us in various ways as described above with the venue and numbers of people we could invite but one thing to look back on in the photos is the guests all wearing masks in the church.
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
The advice we would give for people getting married is that, it’s easy to stress about the little details on the day but it doesn’t really matter as people are there to enjoy the day with you.
Venue: St Micheal’s & All Angels Church (Linton) / The Gamekeepers’ Inn (Threshfiels)
Photographer: Gemma Suckley Photography
Wedding Dress: Mimosa – Bridal Rogue Gallery York
Make up / Hair stylist: Julie Mercer / Michelle Bernard
Bridesmaid Gowns: Monsoon
Cake Maker: Ursula’s Kitchen
Florist: Flower Loft – Grassington
Rings: Bradley’s – York
Entertainment: The Robinson Brothers
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