I was so pleased to be photographing another Ripley Castle wedding. This is a fabulously romantic venue and we had perfect weather for Natalie and David’s big day. Natalie and her bridesmaids got ready at home whilst David met up with his groomsmen at The Boar’s Head, a local pub at Ripley, before the ceremony. I arrived to a very busy household filled with family, bridesmaids and three very energetic flower girls. It was a fabulous morning with preparations and lots of fun photos.

The ceremony was being held at the castle and Natalie looked absolutely stunning walking down the ailse with her Dad in her Pronovias gown. David also scrubbed up pretty well and looked very pleased to see Natalie! The ceremony room is beautiful with large mirrors and lovely big windows letting in plenty of light, there were some lovely readings and the couple walked out to much applause. This was followed by a fabulous confetti line, I do love a good confetti shot!

The rest of the day went really well. The  weather stayed nice all day and allowed the guests to mull about on the lawns and walk around the grounds with a few canapés and a glass or two. We also took advantage of the grounds for some couple photos by the water and in the gardens. Soon it was time for the wedding breakfast which ended with a few excellent speeches that certainly produced a few laughs from the top table and the audience. It was still light after dinner so we popped outside for a couple of extra couple shots and then finished the night with a fabulous first dance.

Thanks so much to Natalie and David for choosing me as Your Ripley Castle wedding photographer and it was a pleasure to photograph your day. Thanks also to the family and friends and staff at Ripley that made us feel so welcome and fun to work with.

If you are planning a wedding at Ripley Castle check out some of my favourite images from Natalie and David’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.


Suppliers for this Ripley Castle wedding

Dress (shop and designer) – Bridal Rogue Gallery (Harrogate) / Pronovias Gown

Shoes – Rainbow Club

Brides Jewellery  – Azendi

Bridesmaids dresses – Coast (Adults) & Monsoon (Children)

Groom’s suit – Harrogate Suit Hire

Hair & Makup – Styled by Becci

Grooms Barber – James Horsford, Barber & Mack, Harrogate

Flowers – Flower Room at Ripley Castle

Car – Rolls Royce Silver Shadow provided by West Yorkshire Wedding Cars

Decorations /Styling – All done by the bride and groom including handmade biscuit wedding favours lovingly baked by the mother of the bride.

Food – Ripley Castle

Cake – Made by the brides very talented cousin who decorates cakes for fun.

String Trio – Athena Strings

Band or DJ – The Viscounts

Ripley Castle Wedding Photographer

If you are planning a Ripley Castle wedding or require a Wedding Photographer in Yorkshire or any other location, 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 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 visit the contact page if you’d like to be sent our online brochure.  You can also email kirstyds@gmail.com or call 07564 953262.

For another Ripley castle wedding check out this one that was published on the fabulous Belle Bridal Magazine Blog