Priory Cottages Wedding, Yorkshire Wedding Photographer

Rebecca and David married at the beautiful Priory Cottages Wedding Venue in October 2016, situated near Wetherby, North Yorkshire. The most perfect idyllic little spot, for such a wonderful wedding.


When I first went to visit Priory Cottages Wedding Venue & Barn with my bride-to-be, Rebecca, I knew this wedding and venue were going something special. Down a private little lane, lies one of the most stunning wedding venues in the area, with exclusive hire during your wedding for you and your guests to party the night away and stroll to bed in the beautifully decorated cottages, right next door to the wedding barn!

A beautiful ancient church is where David & Rebecca tied the knot, just down the road in a tiny village called Wighill, this church was simply magical, rustic with ancient Roman carvings, take a look for yourself, you’ll soon see why I have so much love for this wedding and the locations that were used.

The blushing bride wore a beautiful Caroline Castigliano wedding dress, and the men looked dapper in DKNY suits. Eucalyptus was placed around the venue as a beautiful floral touch, and the bride had the most beautiful floral bouquet. Tasteful touches were what this wedding was all about, and they did not disappoint. 

But just before you indulge into Rebecca & David’s wedding photographs,  I would also love to leave you with the testimonial I was left by Rebecca & her husband upon receiving her final wedding photo collection, honestly, when my mum read it, she cried! I was absolutely honoured to be a part of this special couples, absolutely breathtaking day & I wish them all the happiness in the world.


“Our photographer was Arabella Smith of Fine Art Weddings. We didn’t really want a formal wedding photographer but stumbled across Arabella on Facebook. I’d already looked at a few wedding photographers online and none of them seemed very ‘us’. Arabella had done some shots of a friend’s children that were beautiful and I looked into her further and found she’d also done some beautiful wedding photography. I knew she was perfect before I even met her – I think I even told her unless she had two heads when I met her I was definitely booking her!

She was probably the best decision I made in the run-up to the wedding. She was just amazing. Someone told me once that your wedding photos are the most important thing about your wedding as they are the physical memories you’ll look at and cherish forever – and they were so right!

From our initial consultation to the end pictures, everything about Arabella was exceptional. She understood our personalities perfectly and worked with us on everything. She captured some beautiful posed pictures of all of us and also some really brilliant action shots which I will cherish forever – I needed the pictures of my son doing the crab in his Star Wars boxer shorts just as much as I needed photos of me in my wedding dress! I’d recommend her to anyone and everyone.”


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Photographer: Arabella Smith Fine Art Wedding Photography

Venue: Priory Cottages 

Florist: Ivy Florist Leeds

Bridal Gown: Abbey Wedding Warehouse & Caroline Castigliano

Venue Stylist: Beautifully Yours



Northorpe Barn Wedding, Harrogate Wedding Photographer

Congratulations to Kristian & Stacy who tied the knot at Northorpe Barn & Wedding Venue in Mirfield, Yorkshire.

Kristian & Stacy tied the knot with a beautiful Northorpe Barn wedding, a lovely barn venue set in its own grounds in Yorkshire. One of the amazing things about Northorpe Barn is that it is an active charity which supports children’s mental and emotional health in the local area. One of the most notable points to make in regards to this venue is when you hire out the barn for your wedding, the income supports the Northorpe Barn charity, which I believe is a truly wonderful idea. 

The wedding day started with Bridal prep at the nearby Gomersal Park Hotel, which was a total girly affair. Including champagne and giggles all morning long (my favorite kind of bridal prep!). The room was filled with all the girls and the little giggles of the children could be heard all morning. 

Moving on to Northorpe Barn for the wedding ceremony (and party!!), which was beautifully decorated just to the couple’s taste. The barn is beautiful, but brides can decorate how they wish, which is always a bonus for a bride with style. With the rest of the day flowing effortlessly and surrounded by friends and family celebrating the special day. A relaxed day with beautiful sunshine and a truly happy couple, it was every bride’s dream come true.

Kristian & Stacy, I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!


Northorpe Barn Wedding Photos


Northorpe Barn Wedding Photos
Northorpe Barn Wedding Photos

Northorpe Barn Wedding Photos
Northorpe Barn Wedding Photos
Northorpe Barn Wedding Photos
Northorpe Barn Wedding Photos
Northorpe Barn Wedding Photos
Northorpe Barn Wedding Photos


Arabella Smith is a Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, from Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Photographer: Arabella Smith Fine Art Wedding Photographer, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Venue: Northorpe Hall, Mirfield West Yorkshire WF14 0QL

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Wedding

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Dell, here are a few words and also a few of my favourite photographs from your beautiful Yorkshire Sculpture Park wedding.

I was delighted when Fay & Jon asked me to be their photographer for their beautiful Yorkshire Sculpture Park wedding. The grounds of Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield UK, are simply breathtaking, you can see for miles and the acres are filled with quirky works of art which Fay & Jon were excited to incorporate into their wedding photography. Their wedding day was filled with friends, family and laughter from all it was a truly lovely, relaxed wedding.

Everything was beautifully simplistic with a touch of class which brought the whole wedding together in the most perfect way, the flowers were luscious bouquets of natural greenery (they smelt absolutely divine, even our groom couldn’t stop smelling them!). With hair and make-up that was beautifully natural, every ounce of the wedding day was so personal to Jon & Fay, which is what makes a fabulous wedding!  It was great to be back in Yorkshire to capture this wedding and I can’t thank Jon & Fay enough for having me there as their wedding photographer.


Photographer: Arabella Smith Fine Art Wedding Photographer, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Venue: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Bridal shop: Lace & Co. Bridal Boutique, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Hair & Make-up team: Jenn Edwards, South Yorkshire


“Arabella is an extremely talented photographer, who produced stunning photographs for our wedding day. She is a thoroughly lovely and fun person to spend time with on your wedding day. I’m extremely pleased to have found Arabella as we had a perfect experience throughout and have beautiful images to remember it by. Thank you for the wonderful photographs we will cherish forever. I wish you all the success in the future!” – Fay Dell


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Yorkshire Sculpture Park Wedding




Olympic Lagoon Hotel, Ayia Napa, Cyprus Wedding

Congratulations to Rachel & Damien who jetted off to Cyprus for an Olympic Lagoon Hotel, Ayia Napa, Cyprus Wedding.

What a way to start my wedding season, I felt so excited & honoured to shoot this beautiful wedding in Cyprus, I knew this would be the first wedding I would shoot under my new branding, so it made it even more special. Rachel & Damien asked me to photograph their wedding in 2015, I could not say no. I knew this would be a beautiful, romantic day & I had been counting down the days, then April came & it was time to jet off from rainy Harrogate & into the sunshine in Cyprus. 

Rachel & Damien married at the beautiful Olympic Lagoon Hotel in Ayia Napa, Cyprus, the Island of love, could that be any more perfect for a wedding destination? It was surely a wedding I won’t forget in a hurry from & I feel so honoured to have been asked to share their wedding & capture these special memories.

p.s. check out my brides amazing Sophia Webster shoes, they say ‘wifey for lifey’ underneath…amazing!

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Olympic Lagoon Hotel, Ayia Napa, Cyprus Wedding

“Wow! just received our wedding photos, absolutely over the moon with them, they look fantastic. Arabella has done a fantastic job, my wife and I got married in Cyprus and it was a pleasure to have her share and capture our big day. I can highly recommend Arabella’s work, especially if like us you want peace of mind that your getting a professional job with amazing results. Thank you again, we’ll definately be recommending you x”