Mark Crayden Photography

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Wedding

I’ve just got back home from personally delivering Gemma and Craig’s roaring Yorkshire Wildlife Park Wedding photos, which I photographed back in the scorching heat of July earlier this year. I thought now is a good time to blog this wedding as it’s been a while since my last blog post (note to self, must catch-up on the blog ) so here goes…

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park is certainly not an obvious choice for a wedding venue, that’s why when Gemma and Craig told me about their wedding plans at the Wildlife Park I knew that this wedding was going to be something special and boy, it certainly was!

I arrived at Gemma’s mum’s house early in the morning to find the bridal preparations in full swing. Sharni and Lisa were in top form, applying Gemma’s makeup and hairstyling. The atmosphere was relaxed and calm with a growing hint of excitement in the humid summer morning air.

The ceremony itself took place at the beautiful 800 year old St Michael’s Church in Rossington. With the signing of the register complete and the vicar bagging a selfie for himself (see the pics!) it was all onto the Yorkshire Wildlife park for: reception drinks, food, singing and of course a spot of giraffe spotting too!

On arrival guests were treated to a live singing choir courtesy of the very impressive Sharon Richard’s singing school, with ice cold refreshments on offer and plenty of  tasty canapés making their way around, family and friends were soon getting into the Yorkshire Wildlife vibe. With the guests respectfully watered it was time to feed them. The outdoor BBQ was very popular, serving mouth-watering succulent steaks to order, accompanied by crisp, fresh, home made salads. Perfect for a hot summers day!

Matthew the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Wedding coordinator was absolutely outstanding all day, nothing was too much trouble for him or his brilliant team of support staff, they literally couldn’t do enough for Gemma & Craig. Matthew even organised a mini park tour starting off at the giraffe enclosure, which I had the privilege of capturing (Did you know, that the YWP Giraffes will come to you if you call their names?  No, neither did I 😉

Craig and Gemma are a lovely, kind, genuine couple who had the perfect wedding day to remember, I feel honoured to have been part of it.

So here’s a little look into their Yorkshire Wildlife Park wedding day …

Thanks for having me along, Mr &Mrs Beal


Mark Crayden Photography

Supplier shout outs:

Dress: Flutterby bridal boutique

Shoes: Rainbow

Hair: Sharni Knighton Soul bespoke Bawtry

Makeup: Lisa Burns

Car: David Ashworths chauffer services ltd

Flowers: Isabelle Szczecinski

Suits: Moss Brother

Venue: Yorkshire wildlife Park

Live Choir: Sharon Richards School of Singing

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