Principal Hotel York Wedding Photography | Zoe & Jonathan

principal york wedding photography

Principal Hotel York Wedding Photography | Zoe & Jonathan

Principal Hotel York Wedding Photography. Another damp and chilly wedding! Perfect place for it though – The Principal York is a beautiful building and I’m obsessed with the décor, staircases and tiled floors!

I arrived when Zoe and her bridesmaids were still at the hairdressers which gave me lots of time and space to get some lovely shots of her amazing gown in the bridal suite, and this gown needed space!

Shortly after Zoe and one of her bridesmaids arrived back to start on their make up so I busied myself capturing all the other little details (that I love!) and intermittently popping into the bathroom (and occasionally the bathtub) to check on their progress!

The rest of the bridesmaids and Zoe’s mum arrived in perfect time to get her into her dress. We let Zoe’s dad in to see her all ready to go and then I left them all to enjoy one of their 3 bottles of champagne!

A few candid shots of the guests arriving and it was time to head to the Crown Room for the ceremony. Nerves built up a bit as we waited for Zoe to make her entrance, but it wasn’t long until the “I do’s” we exchanged and Zoe and Jonathan were walking back up the aisle under a storm of confetti.

The weather was not on our side so we all headed to the Minster Room for drinks. A few group photos on the stairs and Zoe and Jonathan went off for a bit of time together whilst I captured the Oak Room set up for the wedding breakfast. Time raced by as it always does so I nabbed Zoe & Jonathan for some photos on the staircase whilst the guests found their seats for dinner.

Speeches were before the meal and I think all the speakers were relieved about that! After the meal I whisked Zoe and Jonathan off for another round of photos outside (at last!) and inside again where I got to play with my flash!

The Oak Room as turned around in no time at all and it was time for the party to start! Thanks Mr & Mrs S for having along! And anyone planning a wedding at The Principal York please do contact me I’d love to hear from you! x


Venue: Principal York

Florist: Dutch Nurseries

Dress: Hermila by Ronald Joyce from Bride and Co Willerby Manor

Hair: Heloise Salon

Make up: the bride!

Cake: Swirly Sweet

Venue Styling: Create A Look

Pianist: Antoine Robinson


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    Oh, hey!I'm Laura.





    I live near Ilkley with my slightly* nutty 4 year old Rose, and I have had the honour of photographing weddings and families for 6 years now. I genuinely cannot believe how lucky I am that I get to call this my job.

    *I say slightly, she recently told me that traffic lights are the bane of her life, and she names everything "Cantameen". Send help!

    I love photographing people. Whether it's your wedding day, you're expecting or have just had a baby, or you simply want to capture your loved ones the way they are right now, my aim is to document unique moments in time to create a beautiful set of images that you will treasure for many years to come. My style combines photojournalism with beautiful portraits, and my fun and relaxed approach makes you feel comfortable and at ease in front of the camera – I want you to actually enjoy having your photograph taken!

    Although I’m based near Ilkley I cover all of Yorkshire and I’m actually happy to travel anywhere for weddings and portrait shoots. So if you have any questions then please get in touch using one of my contact forms. In the meantime, grab a cuppa and browse through my wedding or portrait galleries, or take a look at my most recent work on the blog

    I can't wait to hear from you x