Mr & Mrs Hardy’s wedding at Fountains Abbey was truly unforgettable. The historic venue provided the perfect backdrop for their unique and special day. The bride and groom were thrilled to exchange vows at such a beautiful location, making for a truly one-of-a-kind experience for all in attendance.
Mrs Hardy’s wedding day began with a touch of luxury as she and her bridal party were pampered at Bobby Brown’s for hair and makeup. The dedicated staff at Bobby Brown’s accommodated the early start, ensuring that the bridal party was ready on time. After a short taxi ride, the bridal party arrived at the White Hart Hotel & Apartments where the apartment rooms provided the perfect setting for beautiful and natural bridal portraits. The ample natural light streaming through the windows.
The bridal party then made their way across Harrogate to the stunning Fountains Hall, located on the grounds of Studley Royal Park. Fountains Hall, often overlooked, is a hidden gem, and part of the more famous Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden. The entire site is National Trust run and is a designated world heritage site. Built using stone from Fountains Abbey, the historical significance of the building only adds to its charm. As a dream wedding location, Fountains Hall is not only breathtakingly beautiful but also spiritually connected to the Abbey.
The ceremony took place upstairs in a grand room that could have once been a ballroom or banquet hall. The room was filled with natural light streaming in through massive windows, adding to the emotional ambiance of the day. Mr. and Mrs. Hardy’s ceremony was full of beautiful moments, with heartfelt readings from friends and family, making it a truly unforgettable experience for all in attendance.
After the ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests headed to the herb gardens for a toast under the wedding canopies and two more special ceremonies. The gardens provided the perfect setting for the formal wedding group shots. Despite the sweltering heat, we were able to find a shaded spot amongst the trees surrounding Fountains Hall and the Abbey grounds, to capture some beautiful photographs without the harsh sun.
One of the many highlights of Mr. and Mrs. Hardy’s wedding day was the bride and groom portraits. The abundance of photo opportunities and picturesque locations at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Park made it an overwhelming but exciting experience. My goal for the day was to utilize the bride’s stunning wedding veil and create some epic wedding veil drop photography. One location on my list was to capture a shot with Fountains Abbey in the background, knowing that an epic wedding veil drop shot would look spectacular. The couple was eager to make the most of their special day and together, we created many beautiful moments throughout the Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Park grounds.
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