Oakwell Hall wedding photography

Thank you Toni, we’ve had a few lovely evenings looking through our photographs and we are absolutely thrilled with them, our parents are too!

Hollie + James

It was an absolute pleasure to photograph at Oakwell Hall, the Elizabethan Manor House is an extremely historic and atmospheric wedding venue. Located within a 100 acres of green flag award winning Yorkshire countryside. I met with the bride and groom at the venue a couple of months prior to their wedding day and was absolutely blown away by the character and rustic feel. I just knew at that point it was going to be perfect for Hollie & James’ rustic barn wedding.

Wedding preparations started on a gorgeous spring morning with Hollie and her bridesmaids at the Gomersal Park Hotel which is perfectly situated only 2 minutes drive from the country park. The girls were sipping Prosecco whilst being pampered with hair and make up for the celebrations.

One of my favourite photographs from the morning of the wedding was Hollie’s Dads reaction as he saw her in her wedding dress for the first time. He placed his hands over his head in pure admiration of how beautiful his daughter looked on her special day. It’s so lovely for me to be able to document such raw emotion on a wedding day that I know will mean so much as it triggers memories in time to come. 

Great Hall Wedding Ceremony

The grand windows, high ceilings and oak beams make this room the perfect location for a grand civil ceremony. I just love the way the directional light pours in through the windows, making for perfectly dramatic wedding photographs while you say “I do”. The guests are seated in wooden chairs perfectly complimenting the character and feel of the Great Hall, waiting patiently for the brides arrival. Hollie’s elegant silk wedding dress suited the venue just perfectly, she floated down the aisle like an angel. Commanding the attention of the room.

Beautifully Restored Walled Garden

The perfectly manicured and well kept gardens at Oakwell Hall are the best place to host your drinks reception. The weather in the Spring was beautifully sunny which made all the flowers glow in the wind. I love capturing wedding moments during the drinks reception. The wedding guests are always really excited to congratulate the bride and groom on their new commitment. The backdrop of the gardens make for beautiful photographs during this time. 

As the wedding guests made their way over to the rustic barn I took Hollie and James for a wander around the country park to create some beautiful imagery of the gorgeous Yorkshire countryside. It was so lovely for the couple to step away and experience some “alone time” to really take in the day in the gorgeous Yorkshire countryside. 

Rustic Barn Wedding Reception

The Grade II listed Barn is the most amazing blank canvas for a rustic wedding reception. Hollie and James spent a number of hours making this space look welcoming and personal for their wedding guests to enjoy the wedding celebrations. The tables were in a banqueting arrangement allowing guests to converse easily. The barn walls dressed with bunting and photographs throughout the years all personally chosen. The evening reception with live music featured guests dancing and singing late into the night in what really is a gorgeous space for a wedding reception. 

Bride looking into her wedding bouquet. Bridesmaid having make up applied on wedding morning Family laughing during bridal preparations Red hair bride having make up applied on the morning of her wedding day Flower girl with blonde hair looking at wedding flowers Bride having make up applied while family change the baby in the background Young flower girl with blonde hair on brides knee Bride fastening jummy choo wedding shoes Fathers emotional reaction as he sees bride in wedding dress for the first time Fathers emotional reaction as he sees bride in wedding dress for the first time Fathers emotional reaction as he sees bride in wedding dress for the first time Groomsmen walking towards Oakwell Hall wedding ceremony Groom drinking from hip flask outside Oakwell Hall Groom drinking from hip flask outside Oakwell Hall Bride having veil attached before Oakwell Hall wedding ceremony Bridemaids giggling wearing pale blue dresses before Oakwell Hall wedding ceremony Groom holding out shaking hands before Oakwell Hall wedding ceremony Bridemaid walking the flower girl down the aisle before Oakwell Hall wedding ceremony Groom giving flower girl a kiss before Oakwell Hall wedding ceremony Bride walking down the aisle inside the Great Hall at Oakwell Hall wedding ceremony Bride and groom looking into each others eyes during wedding ceremony at Oakwell Hall Country Park Flower girl looking into the camera with teddy covering one eye Bride and groom signing the register taken from the balcony inside the Great Hall at Oakwell Hall Guests laughing during the drinks reception in the walled garden at Oakwell Hall Guests laughing during the drinks reception in the walled garden at Oakwell Hall Guests laughing during the drinks reception in the walled garden at Oakwell Hall Bride with red hair and groom wedding portraits taken inside the Great Hall at Oakwell Hall Bride and groom wedding portrait taken from across the lake in the countryside at Oakwell Hall Country Park wedding Bride with red hair and crystal headpiece and long veil facing the groom during wedding portraits at Oakwell Hall Bride and groom walking across the front of Oakwell Hall Country Park with reflection of sky Bride and groom walking into wedding reception at Oakwell Hall Barn with banqueting set up of tables Bride laughing during wedding speeches inside the Barn at Oakwell Hall wedding reception Oakwell Hall Barn wedding speeches with banqueting layout of tables Mother of bride laughing during wedding speeches inside the Barn at Oakwell Hall wedding reception Oakwell Hall Barn wedding speeches with banqueting layout of tables Groom laughing during wedding speeches inside the Barn at Oakwell Hall wedding reception Bride and groom's first dance during Oakwell Hall Barn wedding reception Bride and groom's first dance during Oakwell Hall Barn wedding reception Bride and groom's first dance with confetti canons during Oakwell Hall Barn wedding reception Wedding guests dancing during Oakwell Hall Barn wedding reception Wedding guests dancing during Oakwell Hall Barn wedding reception Wedding guests dancing during Oakwell Hall Barn wedding receptionWedding guests dancing during Oakwell Hall Barn wedding receptionCreative wedding portrait of Bride and Groom outside Oakwell Hall Barn taken in the rain