Woolas Barn Wedding Photographer – Emily and Josh
As I’m writing this the sunshine is peeking in through the window, I keep getting a glimpse of blue skies and I feel like spring really is in the air. So what better time to look back on a wedding from one of the hottest days of last summer!
Emily and Josh had planned an amazing day with lawn games, a mini big band and cocktails. They’d booked Woolas Barn, just outside York, which was the perfect setting for their English country garden themed wedding reception.
Documentary wedding photography, York
I started the day at Weetwood Hall, a 17th century manor house that had been turned into a 4 star luxury hotel. Both Emily and Josh were getting ready at Weetwood which meant I could spend the morning with them both. There’s something really special about being able to capture both sets of morning preparations. So many couples have told me that they love seeing what their partner was up to on the run up to the ceremony!
Both Emily and Josh are so chilled out, they spent the morning laughing and joking with their friends and family. The emotion really began to set in though when Emily put on her wedding dress, she looked stunning and her bridesmaids couldn’t help crying a few happy tears.
Woolas Barn wedding photography
Over at the Holy Name of Jesus, Josh was busy welcoming guests and waiting for his bride to make her entrance. It was a really lovely ceremony, full of laughter. You could really feel the love in the room for Josh and Emily.
As soon as they were married Josh and Emily were engulfed in hugs from their loved ones and it was time to really kick off the celebrations.
Based on a 400 acre family run farm, Woolas Barn is surrounded by the beautiful Yorkshire landscape. Some of the farm buildings were renovated in 2018 – no easy task when they date from 1863 and the 1920s – and became the unique, rural wedding venue that it is today. The refurbishment of the two farm buildings has been so well done. The family have made sure the rustic feel of the barns remain whilst including lots of modern touches.
Woolas Barn is made up of four areas, providing all the space couples need for their day. The Stables have become the ceremony room, retaining the original brickwork and huge beams. The Granary is ‘party central’. High vaulted ceilings and huge barn doors give a nod back to the extensive history of the building whilst a rustic bar, large dance floor and two snug areas make it the perfect spot for couples to dance the night away.
Outside, the Courtyard – with its views across to York – is an incredible spot for canapes, drinks and for guests to make the most of the sunshine. Finally the Lambing Shed plays host to wedding breakfasts. It’s an utter delight to spend time in, the glass doors have incredible views out across the countryside whilst the high ceilings and exposed brick walls look stunning.
Weddings at Woolas Barn
I loved photographing Emily and Josh’s day. It had everything you need for a perfect wedding fun, lots of laughter, emotion – thanks to COVID a few speeches were made over Zoom – and a heap of love.
Carry on scrolling to see my highlights from the day and if you’re planning your own wedding at Woolas Barn then get in touch, I’d love to hear from you.
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