Chloe and Jason’s Wetherby wedding took place in September 2017 at the super cool & alternative wedding venue, The Engine Shed. Before the big day they told me they were most looking forward to “spending it with the people they loved most… as well as the actual getting married bit!”
The day began at the Mercure Wetherby hotel where I joined Chloe and her bridesmaids while they were getting ready. She wore a beautiful, long, white dress from the Harrogate Wedding Lounge that suited her perfectly. It had a lacy top and buttons running down the back. I just loved the raspberry colour of her bridesmaids’ dresses, set off perfectly with gorgeous bouquets of red, orange and pink flowers.
Meanwhile Jason greeted guests at the Engine Shed, looking handsome in his dark blue suit, red tie and flower button hole. The venue itself is actually a really unusual place to get married, which they chose for its quirky, barn-like feel. Set in the heart of Wetherby, it’s a converted Grade II building that’s been recently renovated. There’s capacity for over 450, so it was the perfect choice for a large wedding.
The room that Chloe and Jason got married in was huge – all oak beams and dramatic lighting. After the ceremony, the newly weds walked together as their guests threw confetti. We took a handful of group photos, followed by a mini bride and groom shoot in the grounds. The guests then enjoyed some drinks at the bar and canapes (including mini Yorkshire puds!) before the wedding breakfast.
The room in which they ate was where the couple got married in hours earlier, and it had been beautifully transformed. One of the funniest moments was when everyone was told to look at their name cards as they were sitting down. Those with a star had a very special task – they were given an apron and chef’s hat and had to carve up meat for the rest of the table!
The speeches that followed were heartfelt, especially the one from Jason’s dad. And unusually, Chloe did her own speech, which is something I love to see. After everyone enjoyed a few more drinks, there was the cutting of the cake, the first dance (to How Long Will I Love You? by Ellie Goulding), and then much more dancing, way into the night.
I really enjoyed photographing Chloe and Jason’s wedding, they themselves, their friends and family were all really lovely. It was a delight to spend the day with them.