It’s been a wedding season of new venues for us and Saturday saw us at yet another first – for Janine & Jason’s Merchant Adventurers’ Hall wedding in York. The Merchant Adventurers is a medieval Guildhall in the centre of historic York. Most of the building was constructed in 1357 by a group of influential people who later formed the Company of Merchant Adventurers of York and controlled all of the trading of goods within and without the city. It is a truly remarkable place.
This was also one of our most local weddings of the year as Janine and Jason live with their beautiful little daughter, Everly, in the neighbouring village to us. Following bridal preparations at Janine’s parents’ house and groom preps at home, they were married in a very lively wedding service at Brayton church (Selby) before zooming off, picking confetti out of their hair, to York. The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall has lovely gardens, but also exits directly onto Fossgate, the culinary centre of York, full of independent restaurants, delis and shops. Perfect for bride and groom photos, despite Jason’s initial unease at the public attention we attracted!
Janine and Jason’s family and friends really enjoyed exploring the building during the drinks reception and then sat down to a delicious wedding breakfast beneath the eaves of the magnificent Great Hall, entertained by their very own minstrel!
It was a lovely day and baby Everly attracted just as much attention in her cute little flower girl outfit as her beautiful Mum! We hope you enjoy a few of the highlights that we’ve posted below. Love and congratulations to Janine and Jason.
Flowers: Dutch Nurseries
Cake: Cakes by Helen Day
Dress: Wedding Shop, Selby