Rachel and Rich celebrate crisp winter wedding under bright blue skies

Wedding: 20/01/2018

Posted by lucy | 29 May, 2019

Because summer in the UK is unpredictable anyway, Rachel and Richard decided to celebrate a winter wedding which helped reduce costs.

But the couple, aged 32 and 31 respectively, were blessed with bright blue skies anyway. They married at The Yorkshire Wedding Barn with 110 guests on January 20, 2018. “We wanted our wedding to be something that reflected us, relaxed, fun and full of laughter,” explains the bride. “So instead of doing just one day, we decided to book our venue for three days.”

Rachel and Richard fell in love with the barn because they could do what they pleased with the space. “The beauty about our venue was that we were able to make the place our own; the venue allowed us to do what we liked so that the wedding was as personable as it could be,” Rachel smiles. “The day itself was absolutely perfect – we were so luckily that it had snowed the day before the wedding, so it was all nice and crispy white.”

Their photographer Joe Dodsworth captured the day in a documentary style, which received high praise from the bride. “The way Joe worked was to blend in throughout the day where he wouldn’t be noticed,” she says. “We liked that for our ‘formal’ shots we wouldn’t be spending a lot of the day taking posed photos.”

Photos courtesy of Joe Dodsworth Photography.

“I had tried on what felt like a 100 dresses,” Rachel recalls, before finding ‘the one’ at Kathryn Trueman.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better ring,” Rachel said of her husband’s engagement choice.

“The only reminder I could give anyone is remember the day is about celebrating your relationship and entering into a wonderful marriage,” Rachel says for other brides.

“The weekend was perfect, relaxed, fun and memorable,” smiles the bride.

Video by SP Wedding Films.

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Brides Accessories: Kathryn Trueman / Brides Gown: Kathryn Trueman, Nicole Milano / Brides Shoes: Jenny Packham / Bridesmaid Shoes: Own shoes / Bridesmaids Accessories: Own choice / Bridesmaids Dresses: Two Bird Style Dress / Cake: Marks and Spencer / Caterer: Ray Wade Catering / Ceremony Music: Hattie Acoustic / Entertainment: Chequered Band / Flowers: Claire Slater Flowers / Grooms Attire: Slaters / Grooms Shoes: Slaters / Groomsmen Attire: Harry Brown / Hair: Kara Scott Hair / Honeymoon: South Africa / Invitations: Zazzle / Makeup: Lisa Elgey, The Costa Chic / Photographer: Joe Dodsworth Photography / Rings: Huge Rice Harrogate / Venue: The Yorkshire Wedding Barn / Videographer: SP Wedding Films / Wedding Night Venue: The Yorkshire Wedding Barn

Photos courtesy of Joe Dodsworth Photography.