Ian and I got engaged in October 2018, two years and a day after our first date. In March 2019, a whole year before the Coronavirus pandemic, we set a date and booked our wedding ceremony at Skipton Castle. Neither of us had been to the castle before, but it felt like the perfect place to say our vows. They don’t do many weddings there so it felt rather exclusive and very special.
We liaised with Janet Simmonds throughout the planning process. She was absolutely excellent, particularly the day before the wedding at the rehearsal. She told us everything we needed to know and mentioned that in case of emergency, she has a ready supply of safety pins, a sewing kit, water and a whole host of other things we may need. It turned out that we needed the safety pins…
Our wedding ceremony at Skipton Castle
We had our wedding ceremony in the Banqueting Hall which will seat up to 80 guests. It’s a beautiful, authentic, simple space with wonderful acoustics. Apart from a slight wardrobe malfunction with the strap on one of the bridesmaid dresses, (hence needing the safety pins), everything went swimmingly.
These photographs were taken by our brilliant photographer, Jenna Meeking. We’re absolutely overjoyed with them.
I get so emotional looking at our photos. It truly was the best day of our lives. The photographs of our wedding reception at Beck Hall in Malham are equally stunning. I’ll share those as soon as I can.
Click here to read about and see my wedding dress from first try-on to final fitting.
For weddings at Skipton Castle, please see the website and contact Janet Simmonds.
For enquiries about Beck Hall, please see the website and contact Louise Macbeth.
Flowers: Keelham Farm Shop.
Wedding photographer: Jenna Meeking.
Wedding Band: The Upstarts. (Acoustic two-piece for the Castle. They played as their usual four-piece at our wedding reception).
Wedding car: Aston Martin DB11, Supercar Experiences.
Bride and bridesmaids’ hair: Chic Hair Studio Skipton.