A Magical Carlton Towers Wedding

Cindy and Dal’s wedding day was nothing short of magical, filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable moments. The celebrations began at the luxurious Principal Hotel in York, where Cindy prepared for her special day. The atmosphere in her suite was a blend of excitement and anticipation as she got ready with her bridesmaids. The room buzzed with the hum of hairdryers, the clink of champagne glasses, and the rustle of silk and lace. Cindy looked breathtaking in her elegant gown as I took some photographs of her and her bridesmaids on the magnificent staircase.

The wedding ceremony took place at the historic Selby Abbey, a grand and majestic setting that perfectly matched the significance of the occasion. As Cindy walked down the aisle, Dal’s eyes filled with emotion as he saw his bride approaching, and the couple exchanged vows surrounded by the warmth and support of their family and friends. The solemnity of the Abbey, with its soaring ceilings and centuries-old architecture, added a timeless quality to their vows and the delivery of the rings by the family pet dog added some fun to the proceedings.

After the ceremony, the newlyweds were whisked away to their reception at Carlton Towers in a charming, fairytale, horse-drawn cart. The journey gave Cindy and Dal a precious few moments of quiet reflection and joy, surrounded by the lush, rolling Yorkshire countryside . Their smiles and laughter filled the air as they waved to well-wishers as they travelled through the dramatic gateway to the Carlton Towers estate.

Carlton Towers, with its opulent interiors and stunning grounds, was the perfect venue for their celebration. Guests were greeted with a grand entrance into the magnificent hall, adorned with flowers and elegant decorations. Cindy had a surprise change into a second stunning dress. This one was a show stopper of a lavender ruffle ballgown and she certainly made an impression on her guests.

The reception was a blend of traditional and contemporary, with heartfelt speeches, delicious cuisine, and a lively dance floor. I particularly loved all the performances put on by the guests for the couple at the end of their meal. These had the couple and their guests in stitches! The couple’s first dance was a beautifully moment as Dal whisked his bride into the room under the stunning chandelier, setting the tone for an evening of joy and celebration.

The night ended with a spectacular fireworks display, lighting up the sky over Carlton Towers and providing a dazzling finale to a perfect day. Cindy and Dal’s wedding was a true celebration of their love, marked by beautiful locations, thoughtful details, and the presence of their loved ones. It was a day that they, and everyone who attended will remember for a very long time.

If you are looking for a Carlton Towers wedding photographer or a photographer for Selby Abbey, check out some of my favourite images from Cindy and Dal’s day below. For more information about my photography style please see the Approach page and the  Portfolios page or feel free to get in touch below. I’d love to talk to you about your plans for your upcoming wedding day and see if I could be the photographer for you.

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The photos look amazing, all of them are fantastic! thank you so much for getting them online so quickly !
Cindy & Dal

Other suppliers involved in this wedding

  • Grooms suits: Hackett
  • Brides dress designer: Provonias & Millia London
  • Flowers and Stationary: The Blonde &The Blooms
  • Cake: Marley Rose Cakes
  • Catering: Carlton Towers
  • Car: Stable73 Automotive 
  • Carriage: KRM Carriages
  • Videographer: Captured Media
  • Lighting & DJ:  Spectra Entertainments
  • Fireworks: The Fireworkers Ltd

Carlton Towers Wedding photography

If you are you looking for an Carlton Towers wedding photographer or a photographer for any other venue, I’d love to hear more about your day. I photograph all sorts of weddings from the most lavish events to intimate home weddings and would be very happy to offer you a no-obligation chat by phone or Zoom to talk about your requirements. I also arrange appointments to meet in person at my studio in Pudsey if you would like to look at sample albums. Please get in touch below if you’d like to be sent further information or arrange to have a chat about your day.
You can also email kirstyds@gmail.com or call 07564 953262.