Swinton Park Wedding Photographer : Fiona and Andrew’s Swinton Park Wedding photographs : Swinton Park Wedding Photography
There’s just something about winter weddings, the cold crisp days, cosy interiors, great skies and stunning photo opportunities that make them such a pleasure to photograph, especially when the wedding venue you are working at is Swinton Park near Masham in North Yorkshire.
Our day started bright and early with time for some exterior photographs of Swinton Park and grounds before we joined Fiona for her bridal preparation photographs. The lake appeared calm and looked perfect for reflections, it was only after getting closer we realised this was because the upper surface was actually frozen!
We were able to cover both bride and groom preparations as Fiona was getting ready in the bridal suite and Andrew arriving almost ready finished off in Swinton’s billiard room. The wedding ceremony took place in the library before we quickly ventured out for a large group photograph before guests made their way to the drawing room for the drinks reception.
Following wedding breakfast and speeches in Samuel’s restaurant guests made their way back to the library for the evening reception. Following first dance and some music from a live band we finished off our wedding photography coverage with outdoor photographs using sparklers for the bride and groom and all their wedding guests. The floodlit Swinton Park turret making an ideal backdrop to the photographs
Swinton Park near Masham. North Yorkshire wedding venue
Swinton Park Library set for the civil wedding ceremony.
Relaxed bridal preparations with Fiona and the bridesmaids in the bridal suite.
A surprise gift from Andrew in a suspiciously looking Tiffany coloured box.
Waiting for Andrew on the Billiard table at Swinton Park included gifts of Brandy and a guide book of how to be the perfect husband.
Winter weddings, the low sun can cause a number of problems but can also create stunning effects with long shadows and clean crisp light.
The wedding ceremony in the library at Swinton Park.
Stunning venue and winter skies. Andy and Fiona on the lawn outside Swinton Park. Wedding photography Chris Chambers
Wedding drinks reception in the drawing room at Swinton Park.
Samuel’s Restaurant set for the wedding breakfast. Swinton Park wedding photography.
Bride groom and wedding guests with sparklers after dark at Swinton Park.
Swinton Park Weddings: Swinton Park, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 4JH : www.swintonpark.com