Down the river for a boatyard wedding in Whitby

The sun shone for ruby & Jordan's stunning summer wedding.

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This stunning Whitby wedding was captured by Gill Haves Instagram: @Unfurlphotography 

Gill’s photographs perfectly capture the magic of this fun and vibrant wedding on the North Yorkshire Coast.

The couple, who have been together 12 years, followed family tradition and held their wedding reception inside the father of the bride’s riverside boathouse.

Steve Cook has been building boats on the tranquil banks of the Esk for 40 years. The boathouse is nestled amongst trees away from the hustle and bustle of nearby Whitby.

Ruby said: ‘The boathouse is very special to us, we spent many summers as children camping, BBQing and and canoeing at there. It is full of happy memories.’

For the third family wedding at the boatyard, Steve took on the challenge of extending the building to accommodate more guests. 

‘Many many hours of planning, doing, to-ing and fro-ing went into creating the most amazing day, but the hero was my dad, who has worked single handedly for over a year making sure that everything was ready for the boatyard.’ 

Ruby wore a dress from Treasured Brides (@TreasuredBrides) in York, the designer was Evie Young (@EvieYoungBridal) and it was made in Australia before being shipped over for the wedding.

Ruby chose an orange colour scheme as its her favourite colour but she also knew it would perfectly compliment the rustic touches and metal finishes inside the boat shed.

The groom and groomsman wore the Marc Darcy Jenson suit from Furbellow & Co, with rust coloured ties and terracotta braces to tie in with the colour scheme. The braces were made in Yorkshire for Furbellow & Co by Hunt & Holditch. 

After the ceremony at St Hilda’s church in the nearby village of Sneaton, the wedding party took an enchanting journey along the river by boat.

‘The fabulous weather meant that the tide was a little late, so 40 of us piled into our local pub for a quick pint while we waited for it to drop. We then convoyed down with some friends playing ‘Congratulations’ on the Ukelele as we glided by in the sunshine.’

After this unforgettable journey to the boatyard the guests enjoyed a feast created by local caterer Ben Laws of Java, and partied into the night with local bands playing. 

Kegs: Whitby Brewery (@whitby_brewery)

Flowers: Sally Wardell

Hair: Frankie Hyde (@FrankieElizabethHair)

Make up: Gaby Jones (@ByGabriellaJones)

Band: Stout Boots & Sunbeam (@stoutboots @sunbeam_band)

Cake: Family friend

About Furbellow & Co

Furbellow & Co is a Gentlemen’s store with a twist, nestled on Sandgate in the old part of the historic town of Whitby.

Inside you will discover a warm and friendly atmosphere, with an emphasis on good old fashioned customer service. You can while away the time exploring our eclectic range of products in nostalgic surroundings.

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