Cinematic Wedding Video - Bolton Abbey Wedding Video

This time last year was a completely different story to this year. I was working my arse off for a start working a 40 hour a week full time job, plus managing to get the time off to film 4 weddings in a row over the bank holiday AND across the country. I honestly don’t know how I did it! But, it was so so worth it. 

On the 2019 May bank holiday weekend I filmed some of my most favourite wedding videos to date, but particularly today is important to me as it’s currently the furthest I’ve travelled for a wedding. Emily and Dan got in touch with me December 2018 to come all the way up to Skipton to capture their day on the bank holiday Monday in May 2019. As most of you know by now, and the fact it’s plastered all over my website, I am based all the way down in rural Hampshire so it was a bit of a distance to say the least! But one thing about me is that I absolutely love to travel and see new places. ESPECIALLY if it’s for a beautiful wedding. Did I mention it’s been featured in Rock My Wedding too? Well it has woop woop!!

A Romantic Boho Wedding Up North!

Emily and Dan chose to marry in a lovely church in Skipton and then onto The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey. Bolton Abbey was a special place to them both, as it was actually where they went on their first date when they were just 17! The Tithe Barn is a fairly new venue and when they found out it was being built near this iconic place for them, it was meant to be. 

After spending the night in Leeds after travelling up from a wedding the night before in Leicestershire, I made my way to Dan’s hotel at The Cow and Calf in Ilkley where the boys were all patiently waiting for me to start getting their ties and buttonholes on! Dan also opened the cutest box of goodies sent by Emily, which was a lovely touch and a great idea! 

Then it was onto the girls getting ready at Dean Head B&B in Ilkley, a beautiful cottage surrounded by rolling fields and greeted with their gorgeous horses at the front gate. When I arrived, it was absolutely chucking it down; typical northern weather I thought to myself! The rain didn’t stick around for long though luckily. 

Emily wore a beautiful boho lace dress by Made with Love Bridal and her girls wore different coloured and styled Jenny Yoo NYC dresses, but all perfectly matching. They also travelled in style, with Emily arriving to the church in a cute vintage VW Beetle – my kind of wedding!

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The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey

After getting a little lost on the way to the barn and going in the staff entrance (oops!) we all arrived and it was so HOT! They had the loveliest reception drinks with Rylands String Quartet welcoming guests and OH MY WORD did the barn look absolutely insane!! The theme for their day was love-stories, so they had gorgeous rustic tables each named after chapters of their life with old vintage books as centrepieces. Sass Flower absolutely nailed the flowers they were simply stunning. And I obviously have to mention their four-legged friend joined the party too! See below for huge amounts of cuteness! 

We took a short drive over to Bolton Abbey after all the tourists had gone home where Emma Pilkington Photography could do her thing and get those gorgeous couple portraits with that breathtaking backdrop! We even got a shot of them in the same place as their photos from their first date. It was so lovely! 

My time with them ended with The Warning Tones smashing a set and I made my way home. I don’t like to brag, but I did 4 and a half hours nonstop. I didn’t even stop for a cheeky Mcdonald’s I mean who even am I? 

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Was it worth it? HELL YEAH! 

Watch the full video below. And also, take me back to May 2019 NOW! 

Read the Rock My Wedding feature here

Additional Wedding Suppliers:

Bridal Boutique: Love Bridal

Groom’s Suits: Reiss

Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Cake and Favours: Blossom Tree Cake Co

Hair Stylist: Alice Rose Hair Stylist

Make-up Artist: Face by Meg Gleeson

Stationary: Wonderland Invites

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