Bride and groom looking through gate at the Devonshire arms Bolton Abbey
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Devonshire Arms Bolton Abbey wedding Yorkshire

On a chilly Friday in February, Faye and Dan got married at The Devonshire Arms, Bolton Abbey. Faye and Dan chose their venue so the love of their lives Jilly, their Cockapoo dog could be the ring bearer. The engagement shoot took place on beautiful Baildon Moor where Jilly rolled in mud and ate poo! They later decided that as she was still a very young dog, it was too much responsibility for Jilly and she might run off with the rings!

Bolton Abbey wedding

The Devonshire Arms is a dog friendly Yorkshire Country House Hotel within the Bolton Abbey estate with plenty of charm and a roaring fire. Preparations started with Faye and her bridesmaids in one of the boutique rooms at this unique hotel.

Faye wore a stunning and unusual dipped hem wedding dress that showed off her shoes and later wellies beautifully. Allison Halsworth of Visage makeup and Hair design did an amazing job with a loose plaited up-do with flowers, whilst Faye did her own makeup. Faye had wrapped her bridesmaid’s presents in wedding related vintage newspaper from the 1980s.

Dan and the boys got ready at the couple’s Baildon home, arriving at The Devonshire Arms in plenty of time to have a drink or two to settle the nerves.
The ceremony saw an emotional Faye as she waited to walk down the isle to marry Dan, replaced with a huge smile once they had both said “I do”.

Celebratory drinks

Pimms was served in the conservatory for the guests, during which time we were able to get some candids and convince the guest to go outside for some quick group shots.

We were able to whisk the newly-weds outside for some pictures, taking advantage of the beautiful landscape of Bolton Abbey. Nipping to the Cavendish Memorial Fountain before the light faded, Faye making good use of the wellington boots available at the hotel.

Sadie x and shoes


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