Mr and Mrs Kirkland began their wedding day with a registry office ceremony at 9:30 a.m. This was the earliest registry office wedding ceremony I have attended in my career.
However, there was a good reason for the early start. The couple had a packed wedding day ahead, surrounded by their friends and family at their favourite place in Whitby – their restaurant Hetty & Bettys. In their words, the registry office ceremony was just a small part of their wedding day, with the main ceremony and blessing taking place at Hetty & Betty’s later on in the day.
After the register office service, it was time to get some wedding pictures next to Famos Whitby landmarks!
First up was the Whalebone Arch, located next to Captain Cooks monument, North Terrace, Whitby. We took some formal family photos here and the bride and groom shots.
Next up, we took a short walk to the famous keyhole to do some bride and groom posed wedding shots.
The Whitby Keyhole is an archway on the West Cliff that lines up perfectly with the East Cliff. It’s a very short walk from the Jawbone.
The Keyhole lines up perfectly so you can see St Mary’s Church up on the east cliff, across the harbour. It is a spectacular location for bride and groom photos.
The Whalebone Arch and the Keyhole are well worth seeing if you are in Whitby.
After their photoshoot on the West Cliff, the Kirklands held their main wedding ceremony in the ballroom at Hetty & Bettys. This was the part of the wedding they were looking forward to the most, as they were able to celebrate with their friends and family at their favourite restaurant. Hetty & Bettys is a restaurant located in the centre of Whitby on Baxtergate. It is perfect for small to medium-sized weddings and elopements. The restaurant has a beautiful ballroom upstairs that is perfect for weddings and other events. It was the perfect location for the Kirklands to celebrate their special day.
After Mr & Mrs K’s beautiful wedding service at Hetty & Bettys, the wedding party and I headed up to Pannett Park to do the formal family shots and the group shot.
Pannett Park is a beautiful park that’s a short walk from Hetty & Betty’s. I feel that one of those spots in Whitby gets overshadowed by the other landmarks around Whitby.
Back to Hetty & Bettys for the wedding breakfast and the evening events, including a fabulous performance by ………………….
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