A Danby castle wedding // Yorkshire wedding photographer
Heyyy! sometimes I look through the wedding pictures on a night when I get home from the wedding and think “Boom, Nailed It” This was definitely one of those times. These sunset pictures on the Yorkshire Moors are some of my favourite I have taken, along with the ones we got on their Engagement Shoot to!
Sammy and Nathan booked me for their wedding ageeeees ago, and Sammy wrote on her booking form ” The dream is to get some epic Sunset Pictures on the Moors”
Just Call me Dream Weaver.
Sammy and Nathan had their wedding at the wonderful Danby Castle (Esk Valley Weddings) near Whitby, and they had a nod to Harry Potter, Halloween, dogs, magic, music and just plain Awesomeness.
Danby Castle is one of those venues where you pull up in the car and just think “Oh wow”. From the amazing views, to the ruins, it is a photographers dream, plus the staff are amazing, and kept me fuelled with coffee.
From Danby Castle “Nestled on the edge of the North York Moors, Danby Castle is a Bespoke Wedding Venue. The Castle was built by the Latimer family in the early 1300’s. It’s lords included some of the most powerful nobles of medieval England.
In the 16th century John Neville, Lord Latimer of Danby, who owned Danby Estate and The Castle, married Catherine Parr, (Henry VIII’s last wife) and their marital home was Danby Castle.”
Sammy and Nathan chose to get married in October because they just LOVE autumn, and October is a beautiful month, they didn’t have a particular theme for their wedding, they just chose to go with things they like, plus Danby Castle lent it self to rustic and glitz.
They said about choosing Danby Castle for their wedding “Who doesn’t want to get married in a castle??? Ok it’s a ruin but it’s beautiful, atmospheric and Carolyn and Phil (owners of Esk Valley Weddings are just the most lovely people). The venue suited us and is just gorgeous. Perfect for a laidback but gorgeous day. The newly renovated barn is the stuff of wedding dreams”
The wedding took place on a Thursday, and it was a beautiful day, with an amazing sunset at the end. Sammy got ready at her mums in Whitby and then headed over to Danby Castle for the ceremony followed by the reception.
These guys had the very talented Mark Waddington to perform magic for the guests, and he blew mind mind whole. A top class guy. Following this the Ceilidh knights had everyone up on the dance floor.
I asked Sammy and Nathan what their favourite part of the day was “All of it!!! Honestly. It really does go in such a blur but we loved it. Having all our friends and family together is also wonderful and priceless.
Do things your way. Choose the venue you want, the dress you want and get a good photographer!!”
I asked Sammy and Nathan how they found having their pictures taken during the day, and if they had any tips for future couples, they wrote this amazing piece about me. Its all true.
“Daz was just part of the day, he could of been another guest. He was great and everyone loved him. Looking back we have so many photos of situations I didn’t even know Daz was there and it was so worth taking half an hour out to get photos of just the two of us. They are so amazing and it really helped us chill out and have some time together! Tips? Don’t worry and just relax! I have a sneaking suspicion Daz knows exactly what he’s doing!!”
Sammys mum made the Cake and the Flowers. Wowzers!
Suits – Dandy Threads
Hair – Alison Boocock (bestie and one of the bridesmaids)
Flowercrown – Florence and Flowers
Magician – Mark Waddington
Makeup – Laura Atkinson
Styling – Perfectly You Events
Band – Ceilidh knights
Hope you love these pictures! Leave a comment below!
Daz Mack x