I really enjoyed photographing Gina & Craig’s day at this lovely rustic barn wedding venue near York. The Oakwood at Ryther is surrounded by miles of beautiful, tranquil North Yorkshire meadows and the couple had the venue to themselves for the weekend making for a fabulous private and intimate wedding day. After getting ready in the bridal suite, Gina and her bridesmaids made their way down the grand staircase to the ceremony barn. This is a beautiful room with a traditional stone floor, oak arches and a stunning curtain of fairy lights at the top of the aisle. Gina looked so happy as she walked down the aisle on her father’s arm and Craig had such a smile on his face when he saw his bride to be. The ceremony was a small affair with just close family and friends and it had a lovely atmosphere with lots of smiles and applause and a very expertly handing over of the rings by Gina’s young nephew. Gina and Craig had their first kiss and walked out to much celebration being back-lit by the twinkling fairy lights. After being bombarded with plenty of confetti, we took a few minutes to have a wonder around the gardens for some couple portraits. The veune offers plenty of scenic backdrops with the lovely lush meadows, manicured gardens and rustic architecture.

The family had an intimate dinner in one of the barns and this was the followed by the arrival of many more guests for the later half of the day. Everyone gathered around for a few speeches which went down like a treat with the guests and was a cause for much laughter and celebration. I think Craig took the brunt of the roasting but he did so in great spirits and you could tell there was much love in the room for the couple. I absolutely loved the evening reception when they had the dancing outside of the barn in the courtyard as the sun started to go down. The big event of the evening was the arrival of the fabulous Back Chat Brass, a wonderful eight man brass band rooted in pop, funk and hop hop. They were a total sensation and lifted the roof of the part, which was brilliant for the photography. I do love a good party!

If you are planning a wedding at the Oakwood at Ryther check out some of my favourite images from Gina and Craig’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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Thanks for sending the images Kirsty, we’re so happy with them! You managed to get some fabulous ones of us even though we are reluctant subjects! and thanks so much for everything you did on the day, it was exactly what we wanted. 

Gina & Craig

Other suppliers involved in this wedding

Florist – Mint & Moose Floral Design

Caterer – The Outside Kitchen

Cake – Where The Ribbon Ends

DJ – Jonny Ross Music

Brass band – Back Chat Brass

Oakwood at Ryther wedding photography

If you are you looking for an Oakwood at Ryther 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.