Tara and Phil at Swinton Park

If you’re looking for a venue in North Yorkshire then you really must visit Swinton Park Hotel before choosing. Phil and Tara introduced me to this amazing venue when they booked me to cover their wedding. The grand hotel is remote and surrounded by acres of beautiful grounds.

The weather was perfect for the couple and they were both very relaxed throughout the day. Extra decoration was minimalist and very classy as the hotel really provides the perfect wedding backdrop. I started the day with Tara and her kids in one of the grand turret bedrooms, the winding staircase providing some unique angles for capturing the preparations.

After an intimate ceremony the guests made their way outside as I appeared from the top of a turret to snap a few group shots. Not one for the feint of heart when your climbing about on a tower with your camera around your neck. As we strolled around the grounds, the couple took time to enjoy the quiet as I ran to get the shots. I actually had to cross a river for one or two but it was well worth it.