It has been a little while since I had the pleasure of photographing a wedding in York Museum Gardens, and what a wedding it was! The Hospitium, part of the York Venues, who also manage York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum and York Art Gallery is a 14th century building located in the heart of the stunning museum gardens. York museum gardens weddings allow for an incredible setting for any wedding, with gardens, the river and the ruins of St. Mary’s Abbey all surrounding the Hospitium.
Alysha, originally from York and Chris now live in Lincolnshire but chose to come home to York for their wedding. I met them over a year before and the first thing I noticed was how friendly and excited they both were. I could tell then that the wedding was going to be a lot of fun.
Alysha chose her parents house in York for her bridal prep and all her bridesmaids made sure the morning was full of laughter and of course drinks! The ceremony and reception were both at The Hospitium and Alysha headed there in a stunning old wedding car. Chris got ready with his groomsmen and they chose to have a second photographer so my assistant, the very talented Emil spent the morning with the guys.
The ceremony was really lovely the couple chose to have a cellist to play the bride in and the day was very well managed by Rosie and the team from the Hospitium. I love the setting and Alysha and Chris enjoyed having a walk around the grounds. The great thing with York Museum Gardens is that after it closes you can enjoy the area with nobody else there, just you and your guests. In August this gives you a lot of time with the sun still up to enjoy the gardens.
I loved covering this wedding in my documentary style and of course I stayed to capture plenty of the dancing, shot drinking and evening fun! From confetti to speeches to gorgeous food, Alysha and Chris thank you so much for having me along. Congratulations again and I can’t wait to work on your wedding album.
As always thanks to the lovely staff at The Hospitium and all the other suppliers who made the day.
- Ceremony and Reception venue: The Hospitium, York Museum Gardens
- Hair and Makeup: Kym Hurst
- Dress: Treasured Brides
- Venue Styling: Tracy Williamson
- Cello: The Mellow Cello
- Flowers: Just to Say Florists
- Wedding Cake: Rebel Cakes
- Chair Hire: Yorkshire Chair Company
- Entertainment: Justin’s Caricatures
- Band: The Matt Strafford Band
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