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  • Writer's pictureFiona Bielby

The Holtby's Glastonbury Themed Marquee Wedding: A Picture-Perfect, North Yorkshire, Celebration

A North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding, this is how it's done.

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of photographing Katy and Ben's extraordinary Glastonbury-themed wedding, held at Katy's family home in Sproxton. Nestled just outside of Helmsley, this picturesque location offered an incredible backdrop of rolling Yorkshire landscapes, setting the stage for a truly memorable day.


Sparklers at North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding

The ceremony was a heartfelt affair, officiated by Ben’s brother. The couple exchanged their vows in front of their closest family and friends, and the emotion was palpable. Katy’s entrance, accompanied by her father, was particularly moving. As she walked up the aisle, her emotions bubbled over, and she fell into Ben’s arms, creating a moment that will be cherished forever. How lucky am I to have been able to capture this.



The groom waiting for his bride at their North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding

The bride entering at her North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding


North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding ceremony


An emotional enterance North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding

A tender moment at a North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding

North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding in the sunshine

North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding outdoor ceremony

North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding during the vows

The setting of a North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding

Confetti exit at a North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding

North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding confetti time

Confetti on the dress at a North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding


The wedding was a vibrant celebration of wildflowers and mixed colours, perfectly complementing the Glastonbury theme. Each guest received a personalized wristband, just like at a real festival, adding a unique and fun touch to the day. The atmosphere was electric, with Fay Donaldson playing her saxophone as guests enjoyed delicious canapés and drinks provided by Poppy Caterers. The sun shone brightly, allowing everyone to bask in the beauty of the Yorkshire countryside while the mellow notes of the saxophone created a lively yet relaxed ambience.


Flowers for a North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding

Drone shot of a North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding

The moments in between at a North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding

North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding with Fay Donaldson

North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding a reflection photo

Katy and Ben had expressed concerns about their photos, as neither felt comfortable in front of the camera. They wanted their photos to be natural and unforced, their portraits ended up being just that, so beautiful. Fortunately, Katy’s dad, Simon, had grown wildflowers in front of an incredible backdrop, which turned out to be the perfect setting for their pictures. The guests also loved this area, and it became a popular spot for capturing memories throughout the day.


North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding the couples portraits

A stunning North Yorkshire backdrop at a  Marquee Wedding

North Yorkshire landscape at a  Marquee Wedding

North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding photographed through the meadow

Golden hour at a North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding

North Yorkshire, wildflower meadow at a  Marquee Wedding

Guests having a good time at a North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding

The bride with her friends at a North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding


In keeping with their desire for a relaxed wedding, Katy and Ben opted for a stunning charcuterie board instead of a formal three-course meal. This incredible spread, laid out across several tables at the front of the marquee, was a work of art and a hit with the guests.



North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding all set to go

Flowers on the end of the tables at a North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding








The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the party. Fay Donaldson continued to entertain, transitioning from mellow tunes to more upbeat, funky numbers. She even joined the guests on the dance floor, ensuring that everyone was up and dancing. The couple’s confetti-filled first dance was a spectacular sight and something I’ll remember for a long time.


If you’re planning a wedding, I highly recommend incorporating confetti on the dance floor!



Confetti first dance at a North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding

North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding the first dance

The couple enjoying th efirts dance North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding

North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding confetti canon first dance.










The  dancefloor at a North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding




Katy and Ben’s Glastonbury-themed wedding was a day filled with love, laughter, and

unforgettable moments. It was an honour to capture their special day, and I wish them all the happiness in the world as they embark on this new journey together.




If you’re planning a fun, festival-themed Marquee Wedding like Katy and Ben, 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. Free-spirits like Katy and Ben, who enjoy a good time 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...


I UNDERSTAND.


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  | Hair & Makeup : Eleanor Jayne | Lashes and Eyebrows: Bethan Sian | Flowers: The Florist North Yorkshire | Catering: Poppy Caterers | Wristbands: Wed Fest | Music: Fay Donaldson | Videographer: Wheel and Spoke

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