A Yorkshire Royal Wedding - Goldsborough Hall

Posted on 28th April 2011 by Mark Tierney

I was recently asked by Laura from One life Ceremonies if I would be interested in taking part in a mock Royal wedding at the prestigious Goldsborough Hall, North Yorkshire. The day proceeded with a strictly English theme and where better than the 17th century Hall which was once actually home to a real princess!  Between 1922 and 1930 HRH Princess Mary (the aunt of the Queen) and her family, made Goldsborough Hall their home. It proved to be  perfect location with it’s chandeliers and chesterfield suites whilst the dark wood rooms were dressed with photographs from the real royal wedding of Princess Mary and her husband  Henry the 6th Earl of Harewood. Over to Laurra from One Life Ceremonies!

I’m seriously looking forward to the Royal Wedding and really wanted to do something to celebrate by bringing together all the fantastic suppliers I have met in the last year to hold our very own Royal Wedding Photoshoot!  

I chose Goldsborough Hall as the venue not only because it’s absolutely stunning but because used to be a princess’s home! Where better to re-create a royal wedding than in the place where Princess Mary once lived! I loved the fact that throughout Goldsborough there are little reminders of its history with many photographs of an original Royal Wedding between Princess Mary and Henry, Viscount Lascelles.

I asked photographer Mark Tierney to work on the shoot with us, I’d been impressed with his work since we first met last year and knew his moody style would work perfectly with the dark wood, chesterfield suites, dim yellow lamp lights and stunning chandeliers of Goldsborough Hall.   

I also enlisted the help of Laura from Little White Book – she is super skilful at creating fantastic photoshoots and had lots of lovely little pieces to add to the shoot from tiny little union jack bunting to handmade garters, tiaras and some amazing shoes!

We wanted to keep the theme quintessentially English with jam and cream scones, tiny cakes and lemon butter cupcake! We even managed to get a very English Wedding cake thanks to Charlotte’s Creative Cakes.

Vic our model was given a princess make-over by hair and make-p stylist Amanda Mason and the dress was an absolutely beautiful Jesus Piero and Kerry from Mimosa Flowers made a pretty little bouquets to go with the dress, I loved how delicate and pretty they was, just right for a princess! 

Wedding Photographer – tierney photography
Stylist – Little White Book
Venue – Goldsborough Hall
Hair & Make up – Amanda Mason
Flowers – Mimosa Flowers
Wedding Cake – Charlotte’s Creative Cakes
Female model (Bride), Victoria
Male model, Oli

This Royal Wedding shoot has also been featured on some of the UK's favourite wedding blogs smile  Love My DressBeyond BeyondLittle White Book, One Life Ceremonies & OMG I'm Getting Married

Tagged under: leeds, english, york, one life ceremonies, british, goldsborough hall, prince, hrh, afternoon tea, princess, royal wedding, kate, princess mary, jesus piero wedding dress, william, little white book, union jack


About the author: Mark Tierney

Mark Tierney is a Yorkshire based Contemporary Wedding Photographer covering the UK and beyond.