York City Wedding at The Principal Hotel Yorkshire

The Principal York Wedding Photographer

I was super lucky to get the chance to photograph at The Principal Hotel in York, Mark & Nia appeared in my life as if by magic! A very good photographer friend had recommended me to them and  when we first met to chat over plans about their Principal York Hotel Wedding I could tell that we would be a good fit for each other. 


Family and friends travelled to York from all over the uk to celebrate Mark & Nia's day with them and the atmosphere from start to finish was pure excitement! (some cheeky shots and a hip flask helped too)


The weather in York wasn't that kind to us that day but we ducked and dived in and out of the Principal York during the dry spells for pictures and everyone involved were serious troopers because it wasn't the warmest day I've ever known!


Over to Mark to talk you through the big day...

The Day Itself: Our wedding day was the culmination of, possibly, the most hectic year of our lives. we moved house in July had our second beautiful baby at the end of July, set up a business and then got married...crazy! 


We wanted our day to be as relaxed and special as possible, we chose The Principle York Hotel to tie the knot, we adored the history of the building, the grandness of the hotel itself and the beautiful decor. 


We had originally planned to get married in Florence but it was all too much, we both love York, the history, quirky streets and shops and couldn't think of a better place to carry on our memories.  


The actual day was a blur, whilst taking in the big occasion and mingling with friends and family we also had our two beauties keeping us occupied, add to this a few glasses of champagne and you have a great recipe for a memorable day and we wouldn't have had it any other way.


The Styling: This was definitely all Nia's doing....I stayed well clear, although she did give me one job that was to get the ties...naturally I forgot and the pair of us were running through the streets of York the evening before our big day!


I have to say she did an amazing job, whilst juggling a 18 month old, pregnant and all the other crazy things we were doing she managed to create a beautiful wedding. knowing her as I do the inspiration was definitely sparkle and glam, but all done quite subtly. She is like a magpie and cant resist anything that sparkles. 

The colour scheme was midnight blue and rose gold, the flowers were kept quite neutral,and looked beautiful against the deep blue of the bridesmaids and copper fairy light tied it all together.


The Dress: Mori Lee 2775 from Amelias Bridal in Clitheroe 


Menswear : One Special Day


Beauty : Absolutely Flawless


The Venue : We chose The Principal York Hotel as we fell in love with the history, design, gardens and decor it reminded us of a place we had seen in Florence.


Cake: Linda Hoffman Cakes


Entertainment : All Night Long & Diamond Photo Booths




Special Thanks to Jane Ashton who was the second photographer on the day and produced some amazing photographs for the couple.


black and white photograph of bridal prep at the principal York hotel
mori lee wedding dress hung up and a close up of the detailing
pictures of the groom getting ready in the bar at the principal York hotel
champagne glass and fluffy marabou slippers
lady laughing in the bridal suite of the principal York hotel
a Nanna having fun with her grandchild
cheeky little flower girl laughing as her mum is trying to dress her
a bride getting ready to get married. Putting her shoes on
mother of the bride laughing as she zips up her daughters wedding dress
groom waiting for his bride in the oak room of the principal York hotel
cheeky guest having a drink from a hip flash at a wedding
bride walking down the stairs on the way to her wedding ceremony at the principal York hotel
bridal party on the stairs at the principal York hotel
bride being walked down the aisle by her son
Wedding ceremony in the oak room at the principal York hotel
bride and groom exchanging rings in the oak room in York
wedding guests laughing
natural shot of a wedding guest
natural shot of a wedding guest at the principal York
flower girl with her mother the bride on the steps of the principal York hotel
wedding guests feeding a baby
wedding cake details. Navy and white with a double heart topper
candid pictures of guests during wedding speeches
fun wedding confetti picture
natural shot of bride and groom on the stairs of the principal York hotel
black and white picture of a bride and groom on a grand staircase
portrait of a bride and groom in the hallway of the principal York wedding venue
Natural photo of the grooms party at a wedding
natural shot of a bride and her bridesmaids at a wedding at the principal York
natural shots of a bride and groom in the garden of the principal York hotel
natural portrait of a bride and groom
grooms party with cigars in the mens toilet at the principal York hotel
candid party photographs
candid party photographs at the principal York hotel
engagedment photography in lancashire
bride and groom laughing in a flower garden

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