So, after eight and a half years I managed to ask my long term suffering girlfriend to be my wife in Rome on July 19th, 2013. Much to my amazement, Hannah actually said yes. So the planning of a wedding was on, or should I say my wife to be, planned the wedding and told me what I needed to do. Which, in a nut shell, was the date of where I needed to be and turn up. So, 9th August 2014 was the date of my, or should I say ‘our’ wedding day.

It was Hannah’s wish to get married at her Nanna and Grandad’s church, St Helens in Thornganby, (near York) North Yorkshire. We unfortunately lost both of them a few years earlier along with Hannah’s other Nan, Joan, earlier in the year. With both their services held at the church we felt that it would be great way of us sharing the day with them. We then wanted to have a venue where we had the entire place to ourselves and have our close family and friends staying at the venue both before and after the day. To make it a real family event that everyone could be part of. The venue was Hornington Manor situated in Bolton Percy, North Yorkshire. The venue and I quote “Hornington Manor is a Grade II listed manor house that was built in 1770 and is set in 300 acres of peaceful North Yorkshire countryside” is beautifully set and the staff could not have been more helpful in sorting the venue for the weekend. A perfect setting for a Yorkshire Wedding.

The reception would have to be held in a marquee situated in the beautiful gardens looking out across the fields creating a wonderful family and friendly environment for everyone. And it was just that. Our day was made truly great by all of our friends and family that could make it. We were truly overwhelmed by the kindness, generosity and love that everyone made us feel, on that truly memorable day. It was a day that we will both never forget and hopefully the images that are to follow will hopefully show just that. The photography was taken by a very dear friend of mine called Christopher Willan who lives in Barcelona and the images have been edited by myself.

We love you all and thanks for making our Yorkshire wedding truly Yorkshire and by ‘eck we bleedin loved it.

Much love Mr and Mrs Priestly (Still sounds strange) and we hope you enjoy the images.