The Principal Hotel Wedding// York Wedding Photographer


Hiyaaaa! I want to start by saying that picture above is one of my favourites that I’ve taken!

You’ve probably already seen Kirsty and Dans beautiful wedding featured on Brides Up North, but I want to share it too! It was an amazing day, and with it being a 10am ceremony, it meant we got to go out and explore for loads of pictures!!

From getting mobbed by tourists in York City Centre during the photos, to making Dan and Kirsty climb a fire escape just as a thunder storm rolled in overhead, it was a dream to photograph.


The Principal Hotel in York


Honestly, The Principal Hotel is breath taking (considering I didn’t actually know it was there, because I’ve always just walked straight past the entrance). Pulling into the car park you are greeted by this huge and amazing building, and I knew it was going to be amazing for pictures. Plus there is a friendly geordie on the door who is a right laugh!

Kirsty: “We fell in love with the venue’s staircase and black and white tiled hallway when we first saw it. It took our breath away and we knew this is where we wanted to celebrate our big day.”

You’ll be able to see pictures in both of these places in the gallery below!


The Wedding


Kirsty: “I’d say my favourite part of the day was spending the morning getting dresses and made-up and then being able to walk down the most amazing staircase I’ve ever walked down towards my husband to be. It was lovely to walk into the ceremony room to see all of our close family and friends there and Dan stood at the bottom.”

As I said earlier, we had the full day for pictures with the ceremony being at 10am, so we went out in the Wedding Car to York Minster for some pictures, and then went for a walk around the shambles (and got mobbed by tourists as you’ll see). We also went back out after the evening food and popped into the bar, where these guys got some free cocktails! After that we went to the train station and got some lush pictures inside there. It always makes my day when couple want to head out and explore to get some different pictures.

Kirsty also says a tip for future brides and grooms would be to hire an amazing photographer to be able to capture the most amazing pictures of your day (I know someone).
Also, take five minutes together to just talk as it goes so fast!

These guys even wrote this awesome little piece about me and I had to share it to feed my ego.

“Daz captured our day and he was amazing! Everybody felt comfortable around him and he was very friendly. His style is amazing and his pictures are beautiful. They aren’t the typical wedding shots, which we loved! I have recommended him to everybody I know that is getting married.”



Supporting Cast


Catherine Elizabeth – Makeup

Amy Halliday – Evening Makeup

Dutch Nurseries – Flowers

Richard Daniels – Swing Singer (Honestly Amazing! Guests said to me they thought a CD was being played at one point)

Linda Hoffman – Cake

Wedding Car Hire Company – Have a guess. This guy chauffeured us through the city!


The Principal Hotel York – Wedding Photo Gallery


I hope you love the pictures!

Daz Mack x


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