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  • Writer's pictureFiona Bielby

FRAN & LEE | Burythorpe House Wedding, a day of surprises.

Wow, just WOW! Fran and Lee’s Burythorpe House Wedding was the day that just kept on giving I knew there was a surprise in store for Lee, but it didn’t stop there, these two were on a mission, a mission to form as many memories as possible and to have the time of their lives.


Burythorpe House Wedding the bridal party at the from tof the venue


Meeting in my local market-town of Malton, where they now have a home together, Lee took a shine to Fran and Fran, well, she just wasn’t that interested. Or so the story goes…Perhaps Fran could have been playing hard to get, we’ll never know for certain. One thing that is for sure now, is that these two are totally made for each other-they’re a team, a real family unit.


Couple with wedding car in Burythorpe

The top of Burythorpe bank, photo of the couple.

The bride and groom are walking down a country lane near Burythorpe

Drone shot of the Burythorpe House Wedding with the couple on the lawn

Looking back at their Burythorpe House Wedding

Golden hour at a Burythorpe House Wedding

When I first got together to chat with them about their day, they shared their plans and then out of the blue, each of them shared a secret with me; something they were doing for each other, something they wanted to keep a secret. Lee had planned to sing to Fran at the front of the church in Old Malton before they said their vows. He wanted her to know, exactly what she means to him and he also wanted everyone else to hear it too.



St Mary's Church in Malton the groom is waiting for his bride.

Exposed for outside from inside St Mary's Church in Malton

Lighting the candle of remembrance at St Mary's Church in Malton

The order of service at St Mary's Church in Malton in the couples hands.

the groom is sining to his bride at St Mary's Church in Malton


Looking back down the aisle at St Mary's Church in Malton




confetti outside of St Mary's Church in Malton

Fran also had planned something for Lee, an epic surprise for him and their guests. This came in the form of The Singing Waiters, she’d planned for them to sing an eclectic collection of songs, whilst getting everyone on their feet. They even managed to get another tune out of Lee and Fran's dad! She wanted her wedding to be a day to remember for them both and everyone there too.


The singing waiters entrance at a Burythorpe House Wedding

Burythorpe House Wedding with the singing waiters











Their day was a roller coaster of emotions and I was truly touched when Lee asked me to accompany himself and the boys to visit Joanne at the Cemetery, it's days like this when you realise just how hard it can be when you've lost loved ones. Joanne is Lee's mum. Witnessing Lee and his groomsmen at the cemetery is something that will stay with me forever, it was clear how missed and loved this lady is, she made such an imprint on not only Lee's time on this planet, but his friends too. I'm so honoured I was asked to document such an important part of the day and I know Fran will treasure these images as much as Lee will.



Visiting mum at St Peter's Cemetery in Norton, North Yorkshire

St Peter's Cemetery in Norton, North Yorkshire the groom walking to find his mum.




Joanne was mentioned a lot after that, it was certain everyone wished she were there, she surely must have been in spirit. Take a look at their day from beginning to end below.


CREDITS TO SUPPLIERS Photography: Fiona at Anoif Photography | Church: St Mary's, Old Malton | Car: Ryedale Limousines | Venue: Burythorpe House | Dress: The Little Pearl | Flowers: All in bloom floristry | Cake: Cait Who Bakes | Balloons: Balloons by Amy | Photo Booth: Limelight hire

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