Wharfedale Grange and Kirkstall Abbey

Helen and Richard

Bit of a throwback this week to Helen & Richard’s wedding at Kirkstall Abbey followed by a wedding reception at Wharfedale Grange, Leeds. We often refer to this as our Pinterest wedding and think you’ll see why…

The day started with Helen and her bridesmaids getting ready at Rudding Park in the morning, then taking a vintage bus to the very beautiful Kirkstall Abbey. What a stunning setting for an outdoor humanist ceremony! These guys thought of everything, from popcorn to a ukulele bank playing Price songs. They however did not bring umbrellas, so it was pretty lucky it didn’t rain on the day!

Next stop was Wharfedale Grange for a festival style reception. Helen and Richard really wanted everyone to feel relaxed and included as family and friends are so important to them. You’ll notice the amazing attention to detail on the table settings, wedding favours, afternoon tea and cake table. Then outside there was a cocktail bar, giant lawn games, blankets, mini tipis and a soft drinks for the kids. The kids were pretending the drinks were alcoholic and doing impersonations of drunk grownups.

As you can see from the photos, this was just a fun filled wedding day. In the evening, when the party was in full swing we spoke to Helen and love that she had the wedding day of her dreams. “It’s like Pinterest come alive!” she said.

These guys were absolutely fantastic, we particularly loved that they loved Prince. When we originally blogged this on our old website, we very cleverly and painstakingly wrote everything with Prince song titles throughout the text… we thought ourselves very clever and are gutted we can’t find this piece of literary genius to share with/ inflict upon the world again.

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bride getting ready at Rudding Park

pastel bouquet of flowers at Rudding Park

vintage bus to Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds

wedding ceremony at Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds

popcorn for guests at humanist ceremony at Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds

bride on vintage bus from Rudding Park to Kirkstall Abbey

groom with balloons at Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds

bride and bridesmaid walk down the aisle at Krikstall Abbey in Leeds

humanist wedding ceremony at Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds

handfasting ceremony during humanist service at Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds

handfasting at humanist ceremony at Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds

bride and groom at Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds

bride and groom at Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds

bride and groom with confetti at Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds

family portrait with bride and groom outside a vintage bus in Leeds

best man cheering on vintage bus at Leeds wedding

bride and bridesmaids laugh on vintage bus at Leeds wedding

DIY vintage pallet order of the day wedding decor at Wharfedale Grange Leeds

vintage busses arriving at Wharfedale Grange wedding reception

happily ever after cake topper at Wharfedale Grange wedding

jagermeister wedding favour at Wharfedale Grange wedding

best man at Wharfedale Grange wedding reception

boho laura ashley tipi at Wharfedale Grange wedding

best man practicing his speech at Wharfedale Grange wedding

wedding cake table at Wharfedale Grange near Leeds

wedding guests at Wharfedale Grange wedding near Leeds

bride and groom toast at Wharfedale Grange wedding near Leeds

groom and friend embrace at wedding at Wharfedale Grame wedding

young wedding guest dressed up like the bride at Wharfedale Grange wedding

groom and groomsmen group photo at Wharfdale Grange wedding

bride and bridesmaid group photo at Wharfedale Grange wedding near Leeds

happiest baby in the world at Wharfedale Grange wedding near Leeds

wedding guests at Wharfedale Grange wedding near Leeds

bride cheering at wedding reception at Wharfedale Grange Leeds

first dance at Wharfedale Grange wedding

first dance at Wharfedale Grange wedding

children playing the mud at Wharfedale Grange wedding

bride and groom at Wharfedale Grange bohemian wedding

wedding guests dancing at evening reception at Wharfedale Grange

bride and groom with sunset at Wharfedale Grange wedding near Leeds

groom and groomsmen celebrate with cigars at Wharfedale Grange wedding

Wharfedale Grange wedding at night with tipis and twinkly lights

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