There’s just something magical about winter weddings, the cold crisp days, cosy ambiant interiors, great skies and maybe even the chance of snow. Winter time provides stunning photo opportunities on wedding days that make them such a pleasure to photograph, especially when the wedding venue you are working at is the grand Swinton Park near Masham in North Yorkshire. It is a stunning wedding venue for those cosier wedding days. My day started bright and early on the morning of Fiona and Andy’s wedding day as I wanted plenty of extra time for some exterior photographs of Swinton Park and grounds before we joined Fiona for her bridal preparation photographs. The lake outside of Swinton appeared calm and looked ideal for reflections of Swinton, it was only after getting closer we realised this was because the upper surface was actually frozen! So there definitely was a chill in the air. I was able to cover both of the bride and groom preparations as Fiona was getting ready in the bridal suite and Andrew arriving almost ready to finished off and open his gifts in Swinton’s renowned 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 offers a luxury escape for bride and grooms away from the real world, the fairytale style venue offers a picturesque wedding venue for every bride and grooms wedding day. The stunning Swinton Park is an exclusive luxury castle hotel near Masham in North Yorkshire. Swinton Park is one of the highest rated hotels and wedding venues in Yorkshire and Cumbria, the vast grounds and excellently preserved interior make Swinton Park ideal for your wedding photographs. The beautiful grounds of Swinton Park allow for plenty of photographic opportunities, regardless of the weather. So there will be plenty of wedding photographs for you to treasure regardless of rain or shine. Chris Chambers Photography photograph a number of weddings each year at Swinton Park in all seasons and all weather conditions so as an experienced Swinton Park wedding photographer you can be assured that we are aware of the best locations and wedding photo opportunities regardless of the weather. Holding a good working relationship with the Swinton Park wedding staff it helps for your wedding day to run smoothly and takes the stress away from the both of you.
All wedding photography packages including those at Swinton Park include a full days attendance from two photographers, a large screen display of your wedding photographs during the evening reception, pre-wedding photo shoot, wedding album and unlimited album photographs – full details of wedding photography packages can be found here – Wedding Packages
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