Bride and groom standing in doorways

This week’s real wedding pictures, taken by Sean Casey Photography, are from the wedding of Kate and Michael, which took place at Carlton Towers in Selby, North Yorkshire. Planned in just five months, their wedding was an elegant affair, with their jade, silver and light grey colour scheme perfectly complementing the stunning stately home setting.

“We wanted a wedding that was classy, individual and modern, with a stately home/’castley’ looking venue and an expensive feel… but without the price tag. When we found Carlton Towers our jaws hit the ground. It was so stunning and we fell in love with it instantly. Because we were having a winter wedding we wanted to pick colours that would be vibrant and stand out in the pictures, so we finally settled on a jade, silver and light grey. We also had subtle theme of butterflies, as I really like butterflies.

“We wanted a really pretty venue but with the freedom to mention God and sing Christian songs. We found there are many restrictions as to what you can and can’t say in a ‘non-religious’ venue. To get around this problem, we got married legally at our local registry office a few days before the wedding, so all the legalities had been taken care of and therefore technically we were having a ‘blessing’. The legal part was not the important part for us, it was the vows we were making to each other and in-keeping with our beliefs.

“Because our venue was so stunning on its own, we really didn’t have to decorate it much. We brought in the flowers and table decorations and that was about it. We didn’t bother with anything like chair covers as they took away from the gorgeous ceremony room, with its gold walls, high ceilings and large fireplaces.

“One of the best parts of the day was our first dance, that was actually a duet. We sang ‘I Won’t Give Up’ by Jason Mraz. This was really special and also a song sung from our hearts.”

Date on newspaper

Carlton Towers

Carlton Towers

Inside Carlton Towers

Bridal headpiece

Wedding dress hanging from four poster bed

Bride's shoes

Bridal shoes

Bride having hair done


Bride having hair done

Bride holding bouquet


Groom and best man back to back

Groomsmen pointing

Order of service

Weddng rings

Carlton Towers ceremony room


Young boy looking at order of service

Bride walking down stairs

Pageboy and flower girl

Bride walking into wedding ceremony with father

Wedding ceremony at Carlton Towers

Groom crying

Wedding ceremony

Bride and groom hug

Bridesmaid crying

Bride and groom looking at rings

Back of bride and groom

Bride and groom cheering with wedding party

Bride and groom with parents

Bridal party

Bride, groom, pageboy and flower girl

Pageboy pulling funny face

Flower girl

Bridesmaid holding bouquet

Bride and bridesmaids

Bride with groomsmen posing

Bride and groom

Bride and groom outside Carlton Towers

Bride and groom kissing by wall

Bride and groom in doorway

Bride and groom kissing

Bride and groom

Wedding breakfast at Carlton Towers

Bride butterfly place name

Wedding quiz

Wedding cupcakes

Groom speech

Bride crying at speech

Groom hugging best man

Wedding guest holding baby

Bridesmaid standing next to painting

Wedding guest

Bride and groom singing

Flower girl sitting on steps

Pageboy asleep at table

Bride with hands on face standing in front of fireplace

Images © Sean Casey Photography