Your Yorkshire Wedding - March/April 2023 (Issue 59)

SING A SONG Great music is high on the hit list for any engaged couple when planning their wedding, so make sure your guests are well entertained by considering Leon Marshall to sing and play. “As a singing guitarist I provide live music from the intimacy of the ceremony, during reception drinks and your wedding breakfast, before getting the party started for the evening reception. I have a repertoire of around 300 songs ranging from rock ’n’ roll through to popular songs today. I give my couples the option of choosing songs that I’ll play from my list if they’d like, and if there’s something that’s not on the list I’ll certainly have a go at learning it! My packages start from £250 for the ceremony on its own, to £1,450 for the whole day – but for the full day you’ll get ceremony music, two 45 minutes sets during the drinks reception, two 45 minute sets during the wedding breakfast, four 45 minute sets during the evening, and a playlist of background music for between the sets.” Visit for more info. HAPPY SNAPPER If you’re still searching for a wedding photographer, consider Richmond’s Katrina & Her Camera, who covers North Yorkshire, the North East and beyond. “I’ve been a hobbyist photographer for the past five years and since having children decided to turn my passion into a career,” says Katrina. “I was asked to second shoot some weddings with another photographer last year and got the bug – and am now available to shoot your own special day. I’m keeping it simple with my introductory prices, starting with The Full Thing – £,1000 for eight hours of coverage, along with around 400+ digital images and a complimentary pre-wedding shoot. I’ve also a Short & Sweet package available, which is £550 for four hours and includes around 200+ digital images.” Also offering a flexible rate for those looking for something a bit less formal, Katrina is currently running a special offer for 2023 weddings of just £850 for The Full Thing package. Get in there quick by heading to for more info. WINTER’S COMING Love the thought of a winter celebration? We recommend you pay a visit to East Yorkshire’s Saltmarshe Hall, a historic 19th century stately home set in 17 acres of stunning countryside. They’re currently running a Winter Wedding Exclusive 2023 package for couples looking to tie the knot between October 2023 to March 2024. Priced at £8,600 based on 50 people all day, it includes exclusive hire, winter Pimm’s or Bucks Fizz, seasonal canapés, two-course wedding breakfast accompanied by a glass of wine per person, glass of Prosecco for toasts, a hot sandwich for the evening, and a night in the honeymoon suite with breakfast the following morning. They’ll even add in table linen and napkins, a cake knife and stand, Master of Ceremonies, neutral limewash chairs, silver cutlery, crockery and glass wear – and six centre pieces from All Occasions Florists! Visit to find out more. 9 LOCAL NEWS