Autumn Wedding at The Hospitium, York


I have been so excited about Eleanor and Paddy's Autumn wedding at the Hospitium in York since they booked me last year! Firstly, I had never visited York before and my gosh is it a stunning location! Having grown up and spent a lot of time and memories in York, Eleanor knew she wanted to come back and getting married at the Hospitium. The whole town is so historic and quaint, it really is a magical place to be. And the venue and gardens are simply perfect for an Autumn wedding!

After meeting and photographing Eleanor and Paddy at their pre-wedding session last year, I knew their wedding was going to be right up my street. We got to know each other a bit more and we got along so well- which meant I was even more excited to be a part of their day!

So when the day finally came around, the colourful orange and brown leaves were taking over the Hospitium and Museum Gardens and the Autumn feel was just amazing. I'm sure it's exactly what they envisioned when they booked their October wedding. Even the rain didn't hinder their big day!

Eleanor and Paddy decided to meet before the ceremony so that they could walk down the aisle together. I absolutely love this idea as it meant they could support each other as the nerves kicked in! The Hospitium in York has the most stunning ancient ceremony room and the interior with it's huge columns and pretty twinkle lights- it made it the perfect Autumn setting for their wedding. It was such a beautiful service and it was so lovely to see these two are so clearly perfect for one another, tie the knot!

Afterwards we headed outside and braved the cold for some photos. The drinks reception took place in the Hospitium gardens and it was stunning. It was such a happy vibe- surrounded by all their favourite people.

Eleanor, Paddy and I went for a walk around the gardens to capture some gorgeous photos of them together. We had to photograph the backdrop of St Mary's Abbey ruins because - just look how amazing they are!! I had the best time photographing these two- they laughed and smiled and pulled silly faces and were just themselves. Which is what this is all about.

After dinner, the speeches went down well and one of Eleanor's talented bridesmaids- Alice, had created a whole dessert table for the wedding and my gosh did it look and taste incredible!

The party kicked off afterwards and I think it's safe to say everyone had an amazing evening!

Thank you SO much to Eleanor and Paddy for having me. It really was the best day at the most perfect Autumn venue that is the Hospitium. You two have been so much fun to work with and I have loved every minute. I hope you love this little sneak peek of your incredible day. I cannot wait to share more with you both soon.

Love Danielle xx


Venue: The Hospitium

Grooms Attire: Moss Bros

Groomsmen Ties: The Savile Row Co

Florist: Family DIY!

Caterer: Bradshaws of York

Cakes and Dessert Table: White Rose Bakes

DJ & Sax & Bongos: Jonny Ross Music

If you’d like to see Eleanor and Paddy’s pre-wedding session at Battersea Park in London you can take a look here.

And if you’d like to inquire about your wedding photography, I’d love to hear from you! Tell me all about your plans here.

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