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  • Fiona Bielby

ROS & OLLIE | A DAY OF FUN AND FROLICS AT DANBY CASTLE WEDDING VENUE, NORTH YORKSHIRE.

Updated: Aug 11

Can you imagine stumbling across your wedding venue, as if by chance, whilst out walking when you were actually due to be getting married somewhere else completely? That's exactly what Ros and Ollie did, they had it all planned: A church wedding in Old Malton, the reception in a local hotel and then they discovered Danby Castle...


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As the light began to turn golden and we decided to make the most of it.

They were actually collecting grasses to press for their new wedding invitations, after sadly being forced to reschedule from October 2020 to April 2021 which quickly became August 2021, Ros thought the dried grasses on the invites would be a lovely personal touch. When they saw Danby Castle, they both agreed what a beautiful place it would be to get married, little did they know that their original venue would be ringing them in 3 days time to say they were closing and they would no longer be able to host their day. " I was at work, and rang Ollie from the storage cupboard in a bit of a state! He rang me back an hour later to tell me he had booked Danby Castle. I honestly think it was much more 'us' than the other place ever was." Remembers Ros.


How terribly stressful for the pair of them, but it was as if fate were calling them here just days before. Danby is also a place close to Ollie and Ros' hearts; Ollie spent his childhood here, having grown up in the village and Ros used to holiday here as a child with her sister and family.


The pair were right, Danby Castle did make the perfect venue for their day and Ollie added complimenting entertainment to amuse everyone too, with the addition of an artist drawing their guests and a fire throwing performance in the evening. What fun they had, let's take a look at their day shall we.

Ros began it getting ready at Guisborough Hall in the end with her sister, mother and nieces, they'd spend the night before here and had enjoyed seeing one another for the build up to the actual day.


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Final tweaks, before the veil.
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This is the cake they ate whilst on their first date, Ollie arranged for it to be delivered to his wife to be the morning of their wedding.
Relaxed and informal wedding photography.

Relaxed and informal wedding photography.
Ross did her own makeup.

Ros had a make up tutorial so she was more confident doing her wedding make up. With covid looming on the run up to their day she didn't want to risk not looking herself for the wedding and the trial run with the makeup is something that was an unnecessary risk on the run to it.


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She chose Estee Lauder for her day.
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The view from the hotel window.
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Friends were staying in the hotel, so some called around to say hi!
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A little bag for the bridesmaid, just so they had everything they needed to hand.
Relaxed and informal wedding photography.
Ros and Ellie her sister went to a separate room to get her in the dress.
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Wedding Ready!
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Ros told me her sister is like her best friend .
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The bridesmaids busied themselves by sorting their social media. πŸ˜‚πŸ“ΈπŸ€—
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A locket, containing Ros' grandparents, she kept this close to her heart all day.
Relaxed and informal wedding photography.

Relaxed and informal wedding photography.
Dad's face πŸ₯°
Relaxed and informal wedding photography.

Relaxed and informal wedding photography.

Relaxed and informal wedding photography.

I met Ollie and the grooms men at the church, where they were meeting and greeting the guests as they arrived. Due to Danby Castle being set in such a rural location, both Ros and Ollie had arranged for the guests to be collected from Guisborough Hall by a coach so they didn't need to worry about taxi's or driving, some guests chose to stay in B &B's in Danby itself, however. Worth the forward thinking thoughts for anyone planning to wed in the back of beyond. πŸ€”



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Danby Church is in quite the position, I'm pleased I did a pre visit as I'd have thought I'd missed it with it being so far out of the village.
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Ready to meet the waves of guests.
Relaxed and informal wedding photography.

Relaxed and informal wedding photography.

Relaxed and informal wedding photography.

Relaxed and informal wedding photography.
The pair had made these delightful bags up for their guests, they contained all of the essentials: tissues, hand sanitiser confetti and the order of service too.

Relaxed and informal wedding photography.

Relaxed and informal wedding photography.
Nerves kicking in, it's a good job Ros was prompt with her arrival.
Relaxed and informal wedding photography.

Relaxed and informal wedding photography.

Relaxed and informal wedding photography.

Relaxed and informal wedding photography.

Relaxed and informal wedding photography.
The church was beautiful inside, I loved the bare-stone arches that decorated the building.