Camp Katur North Yorkshire Wedding Photography

Outdoor woodland wedding ceremony with tipi reception

I’m currently sat writing this in my pyjamas, which would usually be quite sad on a Friday evening except now I don’t have to feel bad for not having a life because no one is allowed out anyway. Great news for me and my PJs! (They’re Lion King ones in case you were wondering).

We’re a good few days into lockdown now and I’m sure that most of you will be running out of things to keep you occupied! So why not take 5 from whatever you were doing to look at some pretty pictures, sound good?

So here’s a lovely outdoor wedding from last summer that I was lucky enough to be a second shooter for. Camp Katur in Bedale, North Yorkshire is a pretty special venue. What’s special about it is that it’s not really a venue at all in the normal sense of the word, because venue would imply that it had a roof… no. Think trees, and lots of them and a really big open field with wooden huts around the edges for guest accommodation. As the name would suggest it is basically one big campsite.

A long winding pathway guides you through the trees to a clearing in the woodland where log benches sit either side of a natural ‘aisle’. Matt and Maggie had paper decorations hanging from above and an amazing floral installation at the head of the ceremony. There were lots of laughter, tears and sweet moments throughout as they read their vows to each other.

A short skip through some long grass and it was time for the tipi reception. Sun, booze and friends; the only ingredients required! I had an awesome time and I hope to venture out in the sun again one day without time constraints!