I love seeing peoples reactions to seeing their wedding video in the evening. Scarlett and Rob’s wedding at the Gamekeeper’s Inn was a great example of this, the bride was in tears within a few seconds of the film starting, followed by laughter, smiles and more tears as the film carried on. I started the film with a short clip from her father’s speech. He had mentioned to me before the ceremony how emotional he felt about giving his daughter away, and that really came across in the speech, a lovely moment captured.
Saying the Gamekeeper’s Inn in near Skipton is a bit misleading really. It’s actually about 20 minutes drive away, but as it’s in the middle of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Skipton is the nearest town. It was originally built as a gamekeeper’s cottage for nearby Netherside Hall, but is now at the centre of the picturesque Long Ashes Park. The Inn is licensed for wedding ceremonies, and has a beautiful oak barn attached providing a purpose built self contained wedding venue .
The Gamekeeper’s Inn has many gorgeous suites and’s fully licensed for weddings. So it makes a great location if you want to simplify your big day a little, staying at one location. I started the day with Scarlett and the girls getting ready, before getting some drone shots of venue. The ceremony took place in the lovely oak barn, which had plenty of space, even with 110 guests attending.
Although based on the Wirral, I actually film a lot of weddings ‘up north’ in the area around Colne. I’ve become quite used to the trip don the M65 now and love to people up there. Here’s a previous wedding from that area, Kirsty & Steven at the Gibbon Bridge Hotel.