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Deighton Lodge Wedding Photography | Rose & Dane
A Yorkshire Wedding
Well, well… I did have a feeling Rose & Dane’s Deighton Lodge wedding would never actually come. Nothing to do with them, they’re the biggest power couple going more to do with the amount of time passed since our first encounter. They first got in touch about photographing their Deighton Lodge wedding on the 31st of July 2017. Now almost four years in the future they’ve tied the knot. They were always planning a long engagement but this certainly was a little bit more than that thanks to our pal coronavirus. Anyway, we got there in the end and what an incredible day it was.
I find I often find I have abnormally incredible connections with my couples but my connection to Rose has been especially strong. I feel like she’s one of my closest friends and in the last 4 years, we’ve been with each other every step of the way. She was “there” when Sarah was going through her fight against Leukaemia and I was “there” when she got her dog, Ellie and when she fought Covid on the frontlines of Intensive Care. Time really does fly by and it seems only yesterday I got the incredibly abrupt first email from her “Please send further information on packages and prices, thanks. Rose.” haha it’s hilarious really as that’s the fewest words I’ve ever heard from Rose.
This day wouldn’t have been possible without all of the incredible suppliers and wedding guests who just got on so harmoniously. Special thanks to Ella Robinson who coordinated alongside Sharon at Deighton Lodge to make sure the show went on with as much safety but maximum fun as possible.
If you want to see Rose and Dane’s engagement shoot then you can find it here.
A Summer Wedding at Deighton Lodge
I loved being a part of Rose & Dane’s wedding day at Deighton Lodge and would relish the chance to do it again.
My style of wedding photography is strongly built on my incredible extraverted personality and using this to build an incredible relationship with every single one of my couples. All of my couples are different and unique so in turn, so are their weddings and the photographs always lean on their personalities to make them completely different. This is even the case if I was to shoot again at Deighton Lodge again. For me and my couples time is everything on their wedding day, you want to spend it with your friends and family and not on a massive photoshoot in a field. So if I can help it I don’t really want you to miss a thing and would love you to remember as much as possible. This caring and relaxed approach to my wedding photography is the reason why so many couples recommend me. They always say it feels like a friend is taking their photographs and not a photographer.
Planning your special day at Deighton Lodge?
Deighton Lodge is such a beautiful place which I loved photographing. I would love to return so why not give me a shout if you’re planning your own Deighton Lodge wedding?
A Little About This Yorkshire Venue
Heading down Rush Farm Road just off of York Road (A19) between Crockey Hill and Escrick you’d be forgiven for missing the entrance to Deighton Lodge. This small countryside barn wedding venue in South Yorkshire really is engulfed in the rolling Yorkshire countryside.
The owners Carla and Drew Mitchell saw the beauty in Deighton Lodge long before it actually was anything like what it is today. The restoration of Deighton Lodge was a challenging path and over the span of 5 years, the owners renovated the farmhouse into luxury accommodation before setting their sites on the wedding barn.
Now they’re one of the best Yorkshire wedding venues they are moving their focus towards providing their beautiful land as a retreat for people to escape the hustle and bustle. Hot Tubs, rolling countrysides, home-cooked meals and a therapist will all be on hand to make your stay the most luxurious It can be. These retreats are the perfect tie in with The Yoga Lodge, the face of meditation, wellness and yoga classes at Deighton Lodge.
A Deighton Lodge Wedding Day
Deighton Lodge doesn’t offer the conventional “Hotel Chain Wedding” they offer something a little more bespoke and unique. All based around their rustic barn with original features galore including a pitched roof, bare brick walls, stable doors and spoked beams. It’s the perfect blank minimal farm canvas for any couple wanting something a bit more natural and organic for their wedding day.
Its exclusive use meaning you won’t be sharing your space with random guests who may just be happening to stay on-site as you would have at a chained hotel. It’s an incredible sort after venue as they mix the right amount of agricultural charm with carefully managed renovations and boho charm. If exclusive use wasn’t enough Deighton Lodge actually only book 15 wedding days per year! You can forget the thought of being on the wedding conveyor belt here, each wedding is a new and exciting adventure with bespoke ideas and craft at the heart of everything Deighton Lodge do.
The renovated barn which is at the centre of Deighton Lodge seats up to 200 of your nearest and dearest wedding guests meaning this can suit almost all wedding guest list sizes. With a large space to fit any type of table layout Deighton also has cosy snug areas of the room where soft furnishings allow you, guests, to take a load off and relax in peace. Whether it’s for your licensed wedding ceremony, your wedding breakfast or your evening reception the Barn is the central hub of Deighton Lodge and provides loads of diversity to make every part of your day that much different.
On-site Deighton Lodge offers their own self-catering accommodation to really separate them from the rest of the Yorkshire wedding venues. They have an 8 bedroom farmhouse that can sleep around 19 guests. With only luxury furnishings and high care for detailed restoration, this farmhouse is a really great space to spend with family as it includes a private living room area with a wood-burning stove. If you’re looking for more accommodation then there is an abundance of local B&B’s in the area including Westergate House formerly known as Grimston House and the Rental House at Primrose Hill Farm both just minutes away from Deighton Lodge.
Photographing During The Summer
I loved photographing at Deighton Lodge and can’t wait till I get my next opportunity to return. Having a wedding venue which is surrounded by rolling countryside is always my favourite thing. It doesn’t matter what focal length or camera you shoot on, nature is just the one perfect backdrop to creating timeless wedding photography.
The bespoke aspect to Deighton Lodge means if I were to photograph another wedding here then that Bride and/or Groom would do their own thing and bring their own character to the day meaning the photographs would take on a life of themselves. The blank canvas of Deighton allows you to put your own colour and style all over the venue and it really pops without being overwhelmed by the existing features. I just loved being a Deighton Lodge Wedding Photographer
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