Wood Hall Hotel Wedding Photographer

Julia & Jonathan

Wood Hall Wedding Photographer Julia & Jonathan’s Winter Wood Hall Hotel Wedding. Julia and Jonathan had a church wedding at All Hallows Church, Leeds and a reception at WoodHall Hotel, Wetherby.

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Bride Julia says;  

We got married 30th December 2017. I love Winter and the feel of Christmas, it’s such a wonderful family time, which is important to us.

The Venue

We decided we wanted a Church wedding and have always loved All Hallows Church which is local to my family home in Bardsey. The Church is very personal and steeped in history. The original part of the building being built in 800, which stands proud in the Village.

Once we booked the Church, everything fell into place. We visited Wood Hall Hotel and Spa in Wetherby in December 2016 on the off-chance as we were passing by. The Hotel so beautiful, set high on a hill that over-looks the surrounding villages, and knew instantly this was our venue. They had the date we had booked the Church and knew it was meant to be!

The Dress

I found it very difficult to decide on a dress, however in the end I visited Confetti and Lace in Leeds, where they were really supportive of my dilemma. In the end I purchased a beautiful Mori Lee A-line dress. I treated myself to some amazingly beautiful shoes which I knew I would wear time and time again after my wedding, to remind me of my special day.

Jonathan and his usher/groomsmen wore mid-blue fitted suits from Brook Taverner. These were teamed with light grey waistcoats and burgundy ties which were of similar colour to the bridesmaid dresses. The men wore burgundy ranunculus flowers in their button holes.

I had 3 bridesmaids, all of different heights and sizes (my maid of honour was heavily pregnant by my wedding date!) so knew they all needed different dresses to suit their individual styles. I had seen Dessy dresses

Wood Hall Hotel Wedding Photographer

Our photographer was Bethany Clarke from Harrogate. I knew Beth from many years ago and have followed her on social media so was fully aware of not only how wonderful her images are but how much her photography style suited us.

Beth worked alone on the day – she was unassuming, flexible and suited our style. I would highly recommend Beth for anyone who isn’t keen on the idea of having pictures taken(!) and those couples who want to spend more time with their guests on the day as opposed to posing for photographs – she got on with the job and blended well with wedding guests.

Wedding Flowers

I carried a bouquet of burgundy ranunculus which were broken up with peach roses and lots of eucalyptus leaves. The bridesmaids had smaller versions of the bouquet with a higher ratio of peach to burgundy, and the mother’s of the bride and groom wore posies of burgundy ranunculus and green eucalyptus leaves. These were provided by Kate Mell in Boston Spa.


We kept our entertainment simple but effective. We found a band from Leeds, awarded by Brides Up North, and when speaking to friends realised we had heard them play at friends wedding! The band ‘Vibetown’ absolutely blew us away on the night – we couldn’t recommend them enough! Between sets they provided a DJ which was equally as lively. Since our wedding, friends have booked our band for birthday celebrations – a real credit to how fantastic they were!

Wood Hall Hotel Wedding

Wood Hall Hotel were approachable, supportive, attentive and efficient, both in the run-up to the day and on the day. For a business they made the experience feel very personal and added special touches. We enjoyed free dining experience to try the menu choices and a teddy which had our names and wedding date stitched on as a lovely keep-sake.

We found the venue intimate enough for our wedding to feel personal but large enough to cater for guests and food on a large scale which ensured each and every meal was as good as the last. No problem was ever too big and no detail was too small, even those last minute changes.

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