Claire McClean Photography

The Hovels Harewood Summer Wedding


The Hovels Harewood Wedding Photographer

Today I want to share with you the incredible wedding I had the privilege of capturing at The Hovels in Harewood last July. Despite the rainy weather, the day was filled with warmth, love, and colourful details that made it truly unforgettable.

Prior to the ceremony, the bride and her bridal party got ready in Oak House at Harewood Holidays. The picturesque surroundings and luxurious accommodations provided the perfect setting for the bridal preparations. The anticipation, excitement, and camaraderie shared among Nicola and her bridesmaids was so apparent – and I absolutely loved the colourful pj’s!

The Ceremony at The Hovels

Nestled in the charming surroundings of Harewood, The Hovels provided the perfect backdrop for this magical celebration. A mix of rain and sunshine meant a lot of umbrellas were involved! I actually love rain at weddings as you get some really fun shots (plus, its supposed to bring you luck!). The rain always adds a touch of spontaneity to weddings, capturing the raw emotions and laughter shared among family and friends.

Led by the talented celebrant Rachael Bowers, the wedding ceremony radiated love and joy. The venue was adorned with the most breathtaking florals by Hyde Park Flower Club, which added so much colour and vibrancy to the surroundings. The highlight of the ceremony was the hand tying ritual, symbolising the unity and bond of Nicola & Jordan as they embarked on their journey together.

The Reception on Harewood Estate

As the day progressed, the weather took a turn for the better, offering a glimpse of sunshine – yay! Seizing the opportunity, we ventured into the woods surrounding The Hovels for some couple portraits.

The lively atmosphere of the wedding was helped by the incredible sounds of Back Chat Brass, a talented brass band from Yorkshire that kept the guests entertained throughout the day. Their energetic performances created a vibrant ambiance, filling the air with music and getting people down on the dance floor.

Also, there was a giant stack of cheese being cut by a sword. It didn’t go as well as we all thought… but it was hilarious and I loved it. Hope you enjoy the photos as much as I loved shooting them!

You can also view another wedding I shot at The Hovels here.

If you’re looking for a photographer to capture your wedding at The Hovels Harewood, you can get in touch with me here.