JODIE & CALLUM | Going back to their roots; a beautiful outdoor-ceremony at The Old Lodge, Malton.
Updated: May 13
They met at school, but thing didn’t become official for a while. When they were 17 and 18 Callum invited Jodie to a wedding at The Old Lodge as his plus one, this was their first official date. From then onwards they grew closer; finally, becoming an announced couple 6 years ago. (It was in fact their 6 year anniversary the day after their wedding.) Callum proposed to Jodie in August 2020 with quite the audience! They were at the top of Ravenscar Cliffs, over looking the seals beneath.
Choosing the venue goes without saying, was pretty easy for these two. Not only does The Old Lodge in Malton have sentimental ties to them forming their relationship, they told me they absolutely love every aspect of the location too. Jodie gushed before the wedding, "The grounds are beautiful and also the inside has so much character and it’s just beautiful in every way!”
Both Jodie and Callum were really excited to be celebrating how much they love each other with there friends and family watching over them, they wanted to get married outside in the stunning gardens of The Old Lodge and they were really hoping they’d get the weather to do this. On the morning of their wedding, it was all a little bit overcast and the atmosphere felt close and muggy, you know, when it feels like it could rain at any point, but you’re not entirely sure.
Anyway, Beth and her team at The Old Lodge set up for both eventualities, inside and outside, just to be safe! Still, Jodie and Callum were able to say their I dos outside, just as they’d hoped.
After they’d exchanged ring, they left the ceremony under a shower of confetti, before enjoying drinks in the garden with their loved ones. The sun came out and stayed out, which absolutely made their day.
Callum was described to me, by one of their guests, as a bit of a ‘petrol head’ so it won’t surprise you now when I tell you he brought his pride and joy along to the wedding, so they could have photos with it. He surprised Jodie by getting the back window sticker’ed with ‘just married’ and their wedding date, by Big Boolies, who are family friends. It was lovely to see her reaction when he showed her. Plus it really added to their photos…
With certain aspects of their day, they want to follow traditions, so they did a line-up and greeted everyone as they went through to the dinning room for their meal. This is something I haven’t seen done for ages, since covid, it was really lovely to witness everyone kissing and embracing one another as they passed by. Ah, normality, I love you!
Before the meal they decide to do the speeches, this is a great idea if any of your guests are feeling a little nervous about speaking in front of everyone. Get them out of the way and then enjoy your food, it makes total sense! So after a rather touching and emotional speech form Jodie’s extremely proud father, we got to hear the low-down on Callum from his Bestman Robbie!! (I did remember correctly, poor Robbie was getting called Roaby, Ronnie and goodness knows what else by me during their group photos. Sorry) Robbie told us many the entertaining story about Callum and how he’s always getting his priorities right when it comes to life purchases…
Following the speeches, the couple cut their cake and kicked off the moves on the dance floor.
ADVICE FROM THE COUPLE "Enjoy the process and do exactly what you want to, no one else matter but you."
Great words of advice from the couple, it's so easy to get hung up on everyone's opinions and do things to please them, but at the end of the day it's about the two of you, so everyone should be happy with what you choose to do.
As a wedding photographer, I see so many celebrations in the year and I can honestly say they are all unique, with each couple putting their own stamp on things. It doesn't matter: what colour tables cloths you use; the type of food you serve or even the order you plan your day; it's about the two people that are committing to each other, it shapes the day.
Make it your own.
x SUPPLIER CREDITS, BECAUSE IT'S GOOD TO SHARE THE LOVE.
Photos: Anoif Photography | Venue: The Old Lodge | The Dress: | Suits: | MUA: Demi Jones from Scarborough | Hair: Jordan Brown, Hair Shop, Pickering | Flowers: Leoni, All In Bloom | Cake: Laura Skaife, Laura Bakes | Sweet Cart: Floss and Dooleys