There is absolutely no chance that Laura and Adam will be ever forgetting their wedding day! In fact there’s no way that I will be forgetting it any time either, because it really was one of those truly magical days where everything is just perfect. If we start at the venue, we can immediately see what made this day so special. The Normans wedding venue is the stylish wedding barn based outside York, a stunning place to tie the knot, particularly when the weather is playing along too.

Laura and Adam perfectly balanced the natural and rustic styling of the venue, with their own elegant choices of design and décor. The gorgeous pastel colours used throughout the wedding matched the rustic use of exposed wood and brick, creating a truly blissful atmosphere.

Bride and groom with a tractor outside The Normans Wedding Venue
Bride and groom outside The Normans Wedding Venue

The Normans Wedding

This is not just another beautiful barn wedding. Laura and Adam chose to hold their wedding at The Normans in front of close friends and family. They couldn’t have wished for a better day. This is Laura and Adam’s The Normans weddings.

The couple wanted their wedding day to go their own way, just as they planned.  Laura worked hard on making sure every detail was just right and Adam used his creative talents to design and produce all of the wedding stationery himself including the order of the day sign and cards. Yes he designed it all himself and you can see below what a fantastic job he did! The priority for Laura and Adam was just to make sure everyone had a good time and that goal was certainly achieved. It was a truly beautiful Yorkshire barn wedding. Anyway, here is how it went.

‘We met back in 2006 and had quite a short relationship when Laura had finished school and Adam was at college. We both went our separate ways and continued to study. Then out of the blue on in 2011, we were both matched to each other. A few messages and a meet up later and we were an item again. I proposed on the 29th February 2016 with a ring donut and small scratch card revealing the question in front of Adam’s shocked family.’ – Says Laura.

A barn wedding in York – The Normans

‘The overwhelming feeling from our wedding day is that it was everything we wanted it to be. The Normans is a beautiful location which we used as a blank canvas to apply our style. The thing that appealed to us was having that control of which suppliers we could use. From the catering to the band and videographer, and of course Michal, we organised everything ourselves.’ – Says Laura.

In the morning prior to this Laura was very calm and enjoying the preparations with her bridesmaids. Her dress was a stunning creation from Bride2B customised by Bridal Alteration Angel with a bespoke veil by Kelly. After an emotional send off Laura got into her vintage wedding car that took her straight where Adam was already waiting.

Clear blue skies blessed the day as the guests started gathering in the barn’s courtyard in Bilbrough outside York, North Yorkshire. I couldn’t help notice the buzz on arrival at the farm to photograph the ceremony and there was no mistaking that a wedding was taking place there.

The ceremony

Soon everyone took their seats and awaited the arrival of the bride. Laura arrived in a stunning Virago DeVille aka Cruella ready to walk down the aisle. Laura was being given away by her dad. The ceremony was one of its kind. Dark barn interiors lit up by a wall of fairy lights with plenty of candles provided a spectacular setting for their wedding ceremony. No words can describe, scroll down and see for yourself.

After the ceremony we headed back to the courtyard where everyone enjoyed the perfect Yorkshire afternoon. A stunning setting in this Yorkshire wedding barn, perfect for a wedding.

Laura and Adam’s wedding at The Normans in pictures

Wedding shoes
Wedding flowers
Bride with bridesmaids getting ready
Bride with bridesmaids getting ready
Wedding makeup and hair
Bride getting ready

About The Normans wedding venue

The Normans wedding venue is a stunning barn located less than 20 min drive from York in North Yorkshire. The venue is set on an 18th-century farm with a pretty courtyard and lots of open views around giving plenty of beautiful backdrops for your photos. They even got the cow stalls renovated to make more space for your guests to hang out.

The main building has a unique feel and the characteristic fairy lights make it one of the most recognizable and popular wedding venues in York and North Yorkshire.

Address: Normans Farm, Bilbrough, York, YO23 3PQ

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The Normans wedding venue York
The Normans wedding venue York
Fair lights wall at The Normans wedding venue York
The Normans wedding venue York
Fairy lights at The Normans wedding venue York
The Normans wedding venue York
The Normans wedding venue York
The Normans wedding venue York
The Normans wedding venue York
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Wedding ceremony at The Normans in Yorkshire
The Normans wedding ceremony
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The Normans wedding photographer
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Wedding stationery
Wedding stationery
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Wedding stationery
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Inside The Normans wedding barn
The Normans wedding barn
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Speeches at The Normans
Bride and groom with a tractor outside The Normans Wedding Venue
Bride and groom outside The Normans Wedding Venue
Bride with tractor outside The Normans wedding venue
Bride and groom in hayfield
Wedding photography in hay field
Hayfield wedding photos
Bride and groom in a field
Bride and groom in a field
First dance at The Normans in York
The Normans wedding

Everything came together that day, to create something immeasurably bigger and even more beautiful than it’s parts.

Thank you for getting this far. If you are getting married and are looking for a York wedding photographer then please hit that contact me button and let me know your plans. I’d love to hear from you. In the meantime here are some other humans that were involved in this beautiful wedding:

The Normans Wedding Suppliers:

Venue: The Normans Bilbrough  The Normans

Bride’s accessories: Jon Richard & H Samuel

Wedding dress: WED2B

Bridal gown customisation:  Bridal Alteration Angel, bespoke veil by Kelly

Bride’s shoes: Deichmann, customised by Laura

Makeup: Emily Durham MUA

Hair: The Hair Branch

Bridesmaids dresses: Chi Chi London

Bridesmaids shoes: Debenhams

Groom’s attire: Joe Brown’s

Groom’s shoes: Justin Reece

Rings: H Samuel

Groomsmen attire: Moss hire

Wedding cake and cupcakes: The Bun Bunny

Videographer: Bara Weddings

Flowers: Fleur Chappelle

Food/Catering/Candy/Desert buffet: Homegrown Hospitality

Celebrant: Carol Williams & Heather Wilkinson

Ceremony music: Elvis Presley – Can’t help falling in love

Invitations/stationery: Adam Townend

Table decorations: Sashes n Covers

Wedding car/transport: Eternity Wedding Cars