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Allerton Castle Wedding Photographer

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Cathy and Simon chose Allerton Castle for their wedding and they planned some unique elements to go fit alongside to make an original day which suited them perfectly!

The starting ingredient was the grand, elegant, gothic castle based in North Yorkshire, about half an hour from Leeds. This private country house and grounds have history all the way back to 1066 and provide an incredible, exclusive fairytale wedding venue.

Cathy and her bridesmaids were in the bridal suite where her incredible Pronovias wedding dress was hanging alongside the masks she for their theme – a masked ball! Just fantastic!

The girls finished their preparation and Cathy made her way to her eagerly awaiting fiance. The ceremony was a blur of tears, promises, ring exchanges and kisses … and suddenly they were married!

The whole castle erupted and a surprise turned up .. Jonathon Ansell of operatic G4 X Factor fame! What a special treat!

They and their guests relaxed in the luxury castle grounds while basking in the sunshine and nibbling an exceptional selection of tasty canapes.

After some photographs, I took Cathy and Simon for some  wedding portraits; they looked incredibly happy, with Allerton Castle making a perfect background to the photographs and they loved having a few moments just to themselves as I captured their spirit together.

After the wedding breakfast, there was a heartfelt set of wedding speeches before the second event of the day – Johnathon Ansell and the rest of G4 made their first public appearance together for a number of years and serenaded the guests. Amazing!

For the first dance, the guests all donned their masks and waited for the bride and groom to make their entrance. The couple entertained their guests with a beautiful first dance before …

… a final treat; an amazing wedding fireworks display! Cathy and Simon lay on the lawn and looked back at the unique day they had celebrated their marriage.