Last month, we headed up to Teesside for Andy and Helen’s Preston Park Museum wedding. I think it’s safe to say an amazing day was had by all. Helen was such a smiley bride (just the way it should be, of course!) and she and Andy’s happiness was just infectious.
We joined each of them for their morning preparations–Colin with Helen at home nearby, and me with Andy and the boys a short walk from the wedding venue.
A ceremony in the beautiful Music Room at Preston Park followed, with a drinks reception in the Victorian Winter Garden. Then it was back into the Music Room for the wedding breakfast. Andy and Helen got engaged during the eclipse in the US in 2017 and they’re both fascinated with space, so the decor featured stars and famous spaceships!
Weddings at Preston Park Museum and Grounds
This was our first time photographing at Preston Park, so we were keen to explore and see everything that it had to offer. There are certainly plenty of options for your wedding photos, both indoors and outdoors. Set in parkland, the Hall looks impressive from afar and is surrounded by outdoor space (there’s also a play area for children, if you have any!)
The museum features a replica Victorian street, complete with an old style traditional sweet shop which stayed open late so that wedding guests could treat themselves after the meal! Whilst Colin was bagging himself some jelly beans, he noticed Andy and Helen sitting on a bench outside the shop–which has led to one of my favourite photos of the year so far! See if you can spot it when you scroll down. I love how he framed them with the bunting in the shop window.
The Music Room was the setting for Andy and Helen’s ceremony and later on, for their wedding breakfast. A grand room, with chandeliers, dark wood panelling and a burgundy colour scheme, it has a very regal feel to it, and can accommodate up to 100 guests.
The Victorian Winter Garden was the location for the drinks reception, following the ceremony. A beautiful, light and airy room, featuring exotic plants and the original mosaic floor, it has an elegant feel to it.
Although the park and museum remained open to the public during the day, once the museum closed at 4pm, it meant that the Victorian street and other areas were free for the bride and groom and their guests to explore after the wedding breakfast.
If you’re looking for something a little bit different, that’s not a hotel, Preston Park Museum might be an option to consider!
What did Andy & Helen say about us?
“Wow – the photos are fantastic! As recommended, an entire bottle of Veuve Clicquot was consumed whilst viewing them! It’s going to be a difficult job selecting for an album. Thanks again to you both.”
Here are a few of the photos from their day…
Bride’s dress – Bridal Rogue Gallery
Bride’s shoes – Poetic Licence by Irregular Choice
Bridesmaids’ dresses – Amanda Wyatt from Elizabeth George Bridal Boutique
Groom and groomsmen – Affleck & Moffat
Hair – Saks at Yarm
Cake – Truly Scrumptious Cakes
Florist – The Flower Room
Stationery/table plan – Joan Moon (Helen’s mum)
Wedding music – Aurora Strings
Venue – Preston Park Museum and Grounds
Interested in booking us to photograph your Preston Park Museum wedding?
If you’re looking for a Preston Park Museum wedding photographer, we’d love to hear from you! Just fill out our contact form now and tell us all about your plans.
Natural, relaxed, creative wedding photography from a husband and wife team based in Skipton, North Yorkshire. Serving Yorkshire, Lancashire and the UK.