Laidback, Rural and Relaxed Wedding

It began with an Indian Engagement and ended with our very own Indian Summer. Jo & Nick's Wyresdale Park Wedding, laidback rural & relaxed.

Words and Pictures by: Rustic Lovebirds Bespoke Wedding Photography

During one of the hottest days during our British summer solstice what a day we had a day from start to finish photographing Jo & Nick's wedding at Wyresdale Park, Scorton.

Jo & Nick Married at St. Peters Church, Scorton, Lancashire and their Reception was at Wyresdale Park, Scorton.  "We chose this venue a year ago when there were, at the time, sheep were still in the current bar area! We bought into their vision.. and were very lucky and happy with the outcome! We chose it as it was an empty canvas in which we could make the day our own." 

"We also loved the glamping idea, it was perfect, many of our friends stayed in the tents and had a blast."  Jo

Jo got ready at the North Wing at Wyresdale park which was brilliant for all the girls getting ready! The dress was from Blush Brides in Poulton. "I went into 1 shop and bought the 2nd dress I tried on. Mainly lace and ivory, I always new I wanted some lace on my dress and felt amazing on the day. I was lucky enough to have my Nana to buy my dress for me."  

The boys were larking about and were controlling the nerves well as they made their way to the Church.  The Church was filled with incense and it added to the emotional Atmosphere.! It was stunning inside! 

The sun carried on shining as we made our way to Wyresdale Park, what a venue! The barn had been transformed! "Gemma at Bluebells and Daisies was amazing, helped design the whole barn and provide all flowers. " Jo

The colour scheme was light and airy.  Creams and elements of blush were placed together so elegantly! 

Jo & Nick wanted "Just a laidback rural rustic atmosphere, we love the outdoors and wanted relaxed vibes. Most of the wedding was outdoors,  the weather allowed us to have the perfect day. The lawn allowed for everyone to enjoy the sun, relax on hay barrels and play games which is what we wanted. 

Then out of nowhere the chickens decided to gatecrash the speeches! They wanted to try and steal the show! This is where this venue is so amazing, a relaxed barn with a homely feel.  

After the speeches we whisked Jo and Nick away for some photographs, we don't take too much time as we like you to spend the majority of your day enjoying every second with your guests, plus there are two of us so you are getting a wonderful variety. The grounds had so much to offer and in the soft light as the sun went down we utilised as much natural light as we could. 

It was time to PARTYYYYYY! The sun was setting, they hired the Deadbeats "They were amazing for the whole day, mixture of live sets, DJ’ing and busking style music on the lawn." They also were joined by Lytham Fizz. "They also did amazing and loved the way they presented their drinks on the lawn in a rustic style bike." Jordy's pizza brought their wood fired pizza so the whole place smelt amazing! 

An amazing day from start to finish, we left them partying well into the night! 

With huge thanks to Jo & Nick for letting us share you day and a big thanks to the amazing suppliers;

The Bridal Lounge Poulton

Hair & Makeup Amy Carter

Gemma from Bluebells and Daisies Flowers

Matt Grainger Videography

Jorgys Pizza

The Deadbeats Band

Wedding OPEN DAY at Wyresdale Park Scorton

Come join us on Sunday 6th January 2019 from 12:00-15:00

Photographers, caterers, lighting companies, bar specialists and decoration experts have all been invited and the Barns will be scrubbed up to their very best.

Bring your family, fiancé and four legged friends to meet us, meet the suppliers and maybe even reserve a date…

Doors will be open from Midday to 3pm and a glass of prosecco will great you on arrival.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


Is my ticket transferrable?



National Apple Day - Extra Special Menu

 Apple Day 2018

Apple Day 2018

Apple Day is a weekend celebration of apples and orchards, held in October. It is celebrated mainly in the United Kingdom. It traditionally falls on 21 October, the date of the first such event in 1990.

Here at The Apple Store we have the following extra special menu options for you to choose from over the weekend: 

> Grilled Mackerel Fillet, new potatoes, apple celeriac and chive salad.

> Pork Loin Steak, black pudding, stuffed apple, mustard mash, beer braised carrots sage and gravy.

> Brie, Apple and red onion tart.

> Roast Butternut Squash, feta and apple salad, sage dressing and toasted pumpkin seeds.

> Parsnip and Apple Soup.

> Pork and Apple Burger.

Apple Day is intended to be both a celebration and a demonstration of the variety we are in danger of losing, not simply in apples, but in the richness and diversity of landscape, ecology and culture too. It has also played a part in raising awareness in the provenance and traceability of food.


A guest blog from Samantha Broadley Photography 

When Catherine and Martin first made contact with me about their wedding I was super excited. Not only would it my first Wryesdale Park wedding. I knew it would involve their dogs. As Catherine is just as obsessed with her four legged friends as I am. I joined Catherine on her parents farm for bridal preparations. In my element with wedding entire, horses and dogs. What more could a girl want. The church ceremony was perfect for the two of them. All their family and friends there to witness the marriage. We didn’t stay long outside the church as it was extremely windy. We had just enough time for a bit of confetti throwing, my fave. We had the awesome Wryesdale Park Wedding Barns waiting for us.


The wedding breakfast room set up in the barn looked amazing thanks to the awesome team and Bluebell and Daisies who supplied all the beautiful flowers. Wild floral style centre pieces filled with purple and blue flowers really suited the rural laidback barn atmosphere. It did truly look absolutely stunning.


Catherine and Martin’s wedding definitely didn’t disappoint. Martin had warned me that he wasn’t keen on having his photograph taken. If only I had a pound for every time I’ve heard that. In the end Martin secretly really enjoyed having his photograph taken. I always try and make my couples feel really at ease while photographing them, chatting and making a fool out of my self is normally the way I relax my couples.

If your planning your wedding I would love to hear from you. I’d like to photograph at the Wryesdale Park wedding Barns again, so please do get in touch.

Jason and Amy’s lovely spring Wedding


A guest post from Delicious Photography. 

Wyresdale Park is set amongst acres and acres of beautiful countryside, hosting a lake, glamping pods and more backdrops for Wedding Photos than you can shake a stick at! Indoors there’s three wedding barns which are interlinked and provide the perfect setting for a rustic wedding celebration.

Amy & Jason’s Wyresdale Park Wedding was filled with colour, walls were adorned with African fabrics and fabric streamers hanging from the ceiling paying homage to Jason’s heritage. Amy chose a stunning vintage style dress and had a gorgeous flower crown made which added a lovely splash of colour. The Bridesmaids wore Navy lace dresses from ASOS which suited them perfectly and long sleeves provided a little much needed warmth on what was a bitterly cold March day! Jason wore a tweed suit with super trendy mustard yellow socks to finish off the look.

The lovebirds chose a religious ceremony which was possibly the most heartwarming and uplifting ceremony i have ever been to and (very nearly) had me in tears! Then we went off for a few portraits together before a couple of family photos before heading back to the Wedding Barns to warm up!

Something tells me this was one hell of a party after i left, as the dance off’s beaconed before the wedding breakfast. I had such a lovely day with you all, here’s some of my favourites along with a highlight slideshow from their day.

Wedding Suppliers:

Photography- Delicious Photography

Venue- Wyresdale Park

Florist- The Flourish and Northern Soul

Videography- Luma Videography

Come and join us!

Wyresdale Park Studio & Desk Space:

Are you a creative freelancer or maker looking for an inspiring shared working space? Look no further. We have transformed our exhibition loft into a spacious, bright and cosy den and are now looking for like-minded individuals who are interested in renting desk and studio space. The loft has an open, friendly atmosphere with views across the Bowland Fells. We are surrounded by beautiful grounds and the Apple Store Café is on hand for delicious lunches...and afternoon tea and cake.

We are located off the A6, just up the hill from the picturesque village of Scorton. Desk studio spaces are priced from £95 per month and include:

  • -  Your own personal space with desk and chair

  • -  Use of a meeting room

  • -  Use of A3 and A4 printers

  • -  Excellent Broadband

  • -  Fully stocked kitchenette with microwave, kettle and fridge

  • -  Free parking onsite

  • -  Use of studio space and event barns during the week

  • -  No minimum term

    Each desk is a large space with designated sockets and lamps. The buildings are centrally heated with large wood burners to keep the spaces nice and cosy.

    If you are interested in joining our little creative hub, please email: or call James on 07818 448566. Our full address is Wyresdale Park, Snowhill Lane, Scorton, PR31BA

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Styled Shoot at Wyresdale Park


Guest post by Jessica Isherwood : Wedding Photographer

I love photography so much that even when I am not shooting a real wedding I love photographing couples in love.

Samantha is one of my best friends and she kindly agreed to model for me with her boyfriend Lee. I asked some local suppliers all based in Lancashire to help me create something magical. I'm so pleased with the outcome.

The flowers created by Rachel and Lucy were incredible and it was lovely to have them their on the day. The wedding dress that fit Samantha perfectly, fit right in with the vintage, rustic theme I wanted for the day. Lee's suit was also perfect for the occasion.

I had a few sleepless nights worrying about how it would work, but on the day it all came together and I loved photographing it so much. Thank you so much to everyone who gave their time, energy and TALENT!!

The amazing wedding suppliers involved….

Jessica Isherwood : Wedding Photographer - Facebook - Instagram: @jessie_ish

Make Up: Holly Faye - MUA 

Facebook - Instagram: @hollyfayemua

Flowers: Sweet Pea Floristry

Facebook - Instagram: @sweetpeafloristry 

Brides Dress: Dreamcatcher Bridal - Facebook 

Grooms Suit: Vintage Suit Hire - Facebook - Instagram: @vintagesuithire

Groom's Dickie Bow: Dickie Bow and Co - Instagram: @dickiebowco