On the edge of the historic market town of Malton, nestled in three acres of beautifully manicured gardens sits Old Lodge, a 17th century Tudor mansion and hidden gem that made the perfect wedding venue for the handmade wedding of school sweethearts Sara-Jade and Vince.
With beautiful rooms and spectacular grounds the couple, who both love historical buildings, fell in love with The Old Lodge the moment they saw it. We were privileged to capture their day.
Arriving at the venue, the Lodge has an air of grandeur yet up close it feels intimate and relaxed, providing the ideal wedding backdrop. The Yorkshire weather was on its best behaviour allowing Sara-Jade and Vincent to say their vows outside in the Lodge’s Forever Folley, followed by drinks and games on the lawn – surely you couldn’t ask for more on your wedding day in North Yorkshire!
The sunshine and relaxed ambiance of this wedding saw smiles in abundance, with laughter amongst the guests and evident joy radiating from the newlyweds. The couple truly looked a picture, with Sara-Jade in Maggie Sottero’s elegant Deirdre gown and Vince in military regalia and evening suit.
Every detail of the wedding was perfectly planned by the couple. From the handmade save the dates, invitations, centrepieces, favours and signs, almost all the details of the day were made by the couple, including the stunning three-tier three-flavour naked cake, which they baked and decorated together over three days.
As we captured the day and its memories, we were made to feel like part of the family – it was a pleasure to photograph this lovely couple and their guests in such beautiful surroundings.
Sara-Jade said: "Thank you so much for our amazing wedding photos. I have just sat and cried looking at them. They have brought so many memories back. We can't thank you enough from the bottom of our hearts for capturing all the special moments of our day. Every single photo is taken with such care and thought.
“Thank for you for making it possible for us to look back on these photos for years to come and be able to remember the most precious memories. You put us at ease the whole day through and nothing was too much for you.”
We are thrilled to know Sara-Jade and Vince love their photos as much as we enjoyed capturing their day.
Here's a selection of some of our favourites, which tell the story of their wedding day. If you would like us to tell your wedding day story, please get in touch we would love to hear from you.
Photography by Patrick and Hollie of M&G Photographic.