York City Centre Wedding | Cal & Julia

May 7, 2018

A Romantic and Intimate York Wedding

 York City Centre Wedding Photography

A York City Centre Wedding:

Julia and Cal’s romantic and intimate York City Centre wedding took place last year in autumn. As both have an interest in the city itself and film, they decided to get married at 1331. It’s a perfect venue for a York City Centre wedding as it has it’s own private cinema. It opens straight out into York’s beautiful cobbled streets with a view of the Minster.


The Couple:

I have known Cal since 2010, we go back a ways to my budding screenwriter days (yes really!). I’m not even entirely sure how we were introduced, but Cal decided to act in our (probably for the best unreleased) short film ‘Both Ends of the Night’. He is just one of the easiest people to talk to that I’ve ever met. He’s also a film maker and photographer and a ‘helluva guy’. So when he calls to ask me to photograph his wedding to Julia, I am beyond chuffed. I couldn’t wait to sit down with both of them and discuss their plans.

Julia works in marketing and has an amazing eye for colours and detail. She is originally from Germany and planned to have another celebration back home. But for that reason, she really wanted to showcase York in her wedding photos: the cobbled streets, the red bricks, the architecture and the colours. They love the cinematic tones of my photography and asked me to really showcase the city centre as an extended part of their wedding.


The Theme:

More than anything they wanted to have an intimate York City Centre wedding with close family and friends. Film is such a strong interest for Cal, so they incorporated this into their York City Centre wedding to give it an old movie feel. The centre pieces were Cal’s old camera collection and 1331 with it’s film poster and cinema upstairs added to the theme. The couple also travel a lot as part of their work, so the seating plan and centre pieces also referenced this. Lastly, Julia wanted florals that really stood out, using sunflowers in particular as part of the arrangement.


The Venue:

1331 is an absolutely perfect as a York City Centre wedding venue as it has it’s own cinema. Cal showcases his own film work there too. Their connection to the venue and it’s perfect location in the city centre made it an easy choice for them to get married there. The staff and food are also absolutely incredible. I would definitely recommend them.


The Suppliers:

Photography:   Lianne Gray Photography

Venue:   1331 

Dress:   Glory Days Bridal

Hair & Make-Up: Laura Feetenby

Accessories: Gypsy Rose Vintage

Florals: The Dutch Nursery

This shoot is also due to be featured in Love My Dress in July, can’t wait to see the write up and photos at one of my favourite wedding blogs.

If you are having a York City Centre Wedding and need a York Wedding Photographer, please get in touch here in order to find out more about my services.

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