The Star Inn at Harome Wedding Photographer….Family – it’s the most important word in the wedding planning that no-one mentions. Yeah we could talk all day long about beautiful gowns, how the sweet peas in your bouquet will highlight the violet in the groom’s tie or how the archway you’re getting married under is going to be ridiculously romantic… but, at the end of the day, family is all that matters.
Surrounding yourself with your loved ones on your wedding day is the best thing you will ever do. From tiny babies to great grandparents, a wedding is all about people… and believe it or not, your best friend currently, might not always be your best friend… but your mum… or your dad… or your gran (who can still go hell for leather on the dancefloor if she’s had enough sherry), will always be there. Through thick and thin, romantic breakups, engagements, tears, laughter, weddings, births and birthdays, your parents, your siblings and your children will continue to be in your life. Sure, you might not always see eye to eye, but they are the ones who love you unconditionally.
For Mark and Pam, the most important thing for them, was getting married surrounded by unconditional love – their family. And so, their beautiful tipi wedding at The Star Inn at Harome, near York, was full of life, laughter, and a lot of happy tears. The sun shone high in the sky til late in the evening, the food was just incredible, the wine even more so (oh gimme some more of that delicious red, Mark!), and the scent of lavender from the garden filled the air. The adults laughed and danced and sobbed with emotion, the kids ran about in the field in the late evening sun, eating sticky lollipops, doing cartwheels, playing football and just being kids.
Beer flowed, games were played, happiness abounded.
Which is exactly how it should be.
The Star Inn at Harome is a gorgeous little rustic venue and, if you’re from these parts, you’ll know it’s pretty famous for it’s Michelin Star. Pam looked gorgeous in her three quarter length gown with beautiful hair and make up by the talented Victoria Farr, as she strode down the aisle on her father’s arm to Mark, who may have been a little emotional by that point. Mark’s son was chief ring bearer, and his daughter as bridesmaid stole the show a little too.
Afterwards there was fizz on the terrace and in the gardens, some portraits in the caravan of love and in a nearby barn and then dinner in the tipi, some beautiful speeches and of course… the obligatory first dance. But no embarrassing shuffle for these two. Oh no! When Mark and Pam decide they’re going to do something, they do it with gusto! Their first dance was a riot! That Mark is a pretty hot shoe shuffler for sure. We partied hard into the night (yep, even the kids!) and I’m sure there were some sore heads the next day. But, it was worth it… every single moment.
Love abounded, laughter rang out from every corner and smiles were the biggest I’ve seen in some time. This is what weddings are about.
Thanks to both of them for letting me be their Star Inn at Harome Wedding Photographer
Star Inn, Harome wedding photographer, York by Shelly Mantovani at Toast of Leeds. If you’re getting married in the future at The Star Inn or elsewhere in York, get in touch by visiting my photography website at www.toastofleeds.co.uk or you can find me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest. I photograph weddings across the UK in tipis, barns, country houses , iconic hotels, Industrial warehouses, town halls and cool city boozers . For more information and to check availability, contact me now.