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  • Writer's pictureFiona Bielby

Capturing Toni and Luke's North Yorkshire Village Hall Wedding at Wintringham.

A Village Hall Wedding at Wintringham.

On a beautiful day at the end of June, I had the pleasure of photographing a truly special wedding in North Yorkshire. Toni and Luke, who have been together for over 12 years, tied the knot in a wonderfully laid-back and joyous celebration that perfectly reflected their personalities. With their two sons, Louis and Oliver, by their side, they embarked on a day filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable moments.

Couple arriving at their Village Hall Wedding

A Proposal to Remember

Luke proposed to Toni during their first holiday as a family of four at Center Parcs. This heartfelt moment set the stage for the wedding they would later plan—one that was all about good vibes, family, and fun. From the outset, Toni and Luke envisioned a chilled and relaxed day, and that’s precisely what they achieved.

Vintage Transport on your Wedding Day, The Journey Begins

Choosing to get married at the York Registry Office added a touch of adventure to their day. To make the journey between the ceremony and the reception at Wintringham Village Hall memorable, they hired a vintage double-decker bus. This charming mode of transport was a hit with guests of all ages, especially the kids. The bus ride not only provided a unique and fun experience but also gave everyone the chance to mingle and share in the excitement of the day.

Couple kissing on the back of a vintage bus

Guests getting on the bus at a Village Hall Wedding

Children enjoying a bus ride

Picking up guests on the way to the regestry office at York

Children waving from the vintage bus in York

Arriving at York Registry Office

Back on the vintage bus on the way to the Village Hall Wedding

The couple kiss on the back of the vintage bus

A little boy pretending to drive the vintage bus

Group shot of the wedding party at the Village Hall Wedding

The grooms son enjoyig the vinateg bus at their Village Hall Wedding

Wedding Flowers with a Splash of Summer Colors

Toni and Luke opted for a vibrant summer palette for their wedding, with no set colour scheme except for the pink bridesmaids' dresses and ties. Leoni, their florist, was given the freedom to create bright, beautiful arrangements that captured the essence of the season. The result was a stunning display of florals that added a cheerful and lively atmosphere to the celebration.

Bright colourful bouquet full of peonies

The bride and her bridesmaids holding up their colourful bouquets

The bride and her bridesmaids

A Village Hall Wedding the couple are looking at the set up

The bride and Grooms place settings at their Village Hall Wedding

Flexibility and Fun on your Wedding Day

By choosing York Registry Office for the ceremony and Wintringham Village Hall for the reception, Toni and Luke were able to enjoy the flexibility they wanted. This allowed them to bring in their preferred caterers, offering a relaxed buffet followed by a pizza oven supper. The casual dining setup encouraged guests to relax and enjoy the festivities at their own pace.

Entering their Village Hall Wedding

The guests helping theirselves to the buffet at a Village Hall Wedding

The caterers serving the buffet at a Village Hall Wedding

A plateful of food at a Village Hall Wedding

Pizza dough stretching at aVillage Hall Wedding

Fesh pizza coming out of the pizza oven

A guest holding a pizza at a Village Hall Wedding

Village Hall Wedding the casual seating arrangement

Village Hall Wedding the bride on the bouncy castle

The outdoor set up at a Village Hall Wedding

Children enjoying the bouncy castle at a Village Hall Wedding

Embracing Their True Selves

One of the most refreshing aspects of Toni and Luke's wedding was their decision to forgo traditional wedding formalities. They chose not to have speeches or a first dance, preferring instead to let their day unfold naturally and comfortably. This approach made the celebration feel even more personal and special, as it truly reflected who they are as a couple.

Breaking the Mould on Your Wedding Day

Toni and Luke's wedding was a beautiful reminder that there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to celebrating love. By breaking the mould and doing things their way, they created a day that was uniquely theirs. It was an honour to capture the moments of their wedding, from the heartfelt ceremony to the lively reception, and to witness the genuine happiness they shared with their family and friends.

In the cornfields at their Village Hall Wedding

The bride is flicking her dress up

The cornfields surrounding their Village Hall Wedding

Lettering in their Village Hall Wedding

Congratulations, Toni and Luke! Your wedding day was a testament to the power of love, individuality, and the joy of celebrating in your own way. Here's to many more years of happiness together!


If you’re planning a relaxed-chilled-out wedding day like Toni and Luke, or if you feel a little uneasy about your photos, you should certainly get in touch to see if I'm free to capture your day in a relaxed way. Fun-loving couples like Toni and Luke, who do things how they want are at the top of my list to capture.

P.S. Did you know I'd love to do some destination wedding photography, so get in touch if you're planning a destination wedding or elopement I'll be offering a good deal for the first booking.

Would you like natural and fun photos that show you in your best light along with capturing the atmosphere of your day? Yet does the idea of being in front of the camera freak you out? AND you don't want to spend all day having photos...


That’s why I work as I do. To find out more about me, how I photograph weddings, click the links provided. I also offer relaxed family photos, horsey photo shoots and photography for local businesses and entrepreneurs too so why not take a look?

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Photography: Anoif Photography  | Flowers: All in Bloom | Catering: The Willows Catering Co |  Letters: Elizabeth James Events


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