Tithe Barn Wedding Photos | Mary + Ian | Bolton Abbey Wedding

Tithe Barn Wedding Photos | Bolton Abbey Wedding

Tithe Barn Wedding Photos. Mary and Ian were married at St Stephen’s Church in Skipton (possibly the hardest to find church in Yorkshire!), followed by a reception at the fabulous Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey.

I met up with Mary and her bridesmaids and family at the Devonshire Arms where they were all having their hair and makeup done by Colette from Hair by Tosetti and Ella Warner MUA. The room was busy and full of people popping in and out for hair and makeup and to hang out with Mary which made for a lovely atmosphere. Mary preferred to get into her gown privately with the help of her bridesmaids so I waited for her to appear and have the finishing touches to her hair and then made my way to the church. I arrived in time to get a few shots of the church and say hi to Ian before Mary made her entrance. The rain had started not long after I got there but that didn’t bother Mary and the girls who were well armed with brollies and expertly scooped up her amazing Jesus Piero gown. I headed to take my place at the front of the church (hurrah for laid back vicars!) and waited for Mary to walk down the aisle. Mary and Ian exchanged rings and “I do’s” and then it was back up the aisle and outside for confetti in the drizzle!

Everyone quickly jumped into their cars and we all headed off to the Tithe Barn for drinks and canapés in the warmth. The drinks reception was a little shorter than usual to give time for the wedding breakfast to be cleared away, before the evening guests arrived to see the fireworks over the abbey. So we jumped right into the couple shots of Mary and Ian when we arrived, quickly followed by the group photos. The rain continued right through the drinks reception so we made use of the lovely big porch at the main entrance to the barn, and big glass doors inside. There was a little time left for some detail shots of the barn and some candids of the guests enjoying the last of the reception before everyone was seated. Speeches from Ian and best man Kevin were before the meal and the barn rang with laughter.

After dinner the evening guests arrived and happily the rain finally stopped so the fireworks at the abbey could go ahead! Everyone grabbed blankets and headed into the garden to watch the incredible display over the ruins. I’ve lived around 20 minutes from Bolton Abbey for over 10 years and have never seen the fireworks there before! We managed a couple of sparkler photos and then it was back inside for the cake cutting and first dance. If you hadn’t picked up on it from the many kilts Ian and half of the wedding guests were Scottish , so naturally the first dance would was followed by a ceilidh! I’ve seen quite a few ceilidh’s in the past few years but never with quite so much enthusiastic participation! I got loads of shots of people flinging each other around and then left them all to party!

Thank you to Mary and Ian for asking me to photograph your wedding! If you’re planning a wedding at the Tithe Barn Bolton Abbey and are looking for a photographer do get in touch; I’ve been there a few times now! x


Venue: Tithe Barn Bolton Abbey

Florist: Kate Mell

Hair: Hair by Tosetti

Make up: Ella Warner

Dress: Jesus Piero from Dotty Bridal in Holmfirth

Stationery: Papier and Twine & Bow

Kilts: 21st Century Kilts

Sporran: Sporran Nation

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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!

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