This image captured at the church gates was taken at the beautiful village church of Saint Mary's in the tiny North Yorkshire village of Lastingham. This ancient and historic church is simply stunning, one of the most beautiful we have had the honour to work inside. There are so many wonderful little churches around the country which sadly don't seem to get the attention they deserve.
It was wonderful to photograph this happy wedding at this church which hadn't seen a wedding for many years, but the bride, groom and wedding party more than made up for this with an absolutely wonderful wedding service followed by a wedding reception in the Forest and Vale Hotel in nearby Pickering.
The Forest and Vale Hotel is located on Malton Road, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7DL and their website can be found at: https://www.bw-forestandvalehotel.co.uk/weddingsKeywords: bridal portrait (51), bride and groom together (315), church wedding (84), Lastingham (33), Yorkshire wedding (27). 1/250; f/7.1; ISO 320; 24.0 mm.