Wedding Photography at Applewood Weddings, Leeds

Aug 30, 2017

This summer has been one of being involved in some of the most beautiful, emotional, and relaxed weddings we’ve ever been involved with. It’s been a pleasure being invited to each and every one. But Zara and Alex really pulled out all the stops for technically their third wedding at Applewood Weddings near Leeds.

Wedding Photography at Applewood Weddings | It’s not often we find a complete blank canvas of a venue, able to be completely personalised. Applewood Wedding Venue, a beautiful patch of woodland in the Yorkshire countryside, offers just that. Like all the most authentically beauty spots in the English countryside, this one isn’t easy to find. Its nicely tucked away down a farm track. Far enough away from civilisation to offer a complete sense of privacy. It’s an intimate setting. A series of walkways and clearings lined with fairy lights. A bar, room for a marquee, and the opportunity to do whatever else you can imagine with the space. Let’s just say as wedding photographers, this really was a dream come true.

After a short drive over the border into Yorkshire, we met Zara and Alex, getting ready at a hotel at nearby Thorpe Park.

After some laughs, some last-minute preparations and a well-deserved drink, it was time to head into the woods. The ceremony was officiated by no other than Matt Wilkinson. He’s a fully-fledged member of the Fairclough Studios Alumni being a former groom of ours. The gorgeous Mrs W was also on Bridesmaid duty. We felt like a real part of the party right from the start.

The day was so relaxed, so fun, and hit every part of the emotional spectrum, and sometimes all of this, all at once. We laughed, we cried, and we ate delicious smoked brisket under the trees. There was swing ball, boules, and an incredibly drunken sack race through the woods. As the light faded, the fire pits were lit. Marshmallows came out, and the atmosphere of this place really came out. A serene, campfire-lit clearing emerged from the woods, where you could dance, relax, play games, chat, enjoy the ambiance and drink Canadian whiskey under the stars.

We took a little time out with Zara and Alex to give them some alone time, and to make some portraits of them together.

We walked the woods, we found secluded parts where they could enjoy a breather to just be Mr and Mrs. The true story of the day however, was about a truly incredible, friendly, supportive and most of all fun bunch of fab people, all coming together to celebrate in epic style.

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Thanks to the suppliers who helped to make the day so special:

Venue: Applewood Weddings 

Dress by Vintage Lane

Makeup and Hair by Lisa

Vintage camera van by All Luv Dub

All round awesomeness by Nicola at Applewood Weddings


Wedding Photography at Applewood Weddings




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