Whitney and Leon chose the beautiful Monk Bretton Priory for their pre-wedding session. Not only does this location home the ruins of a medieval priory, but it also had sentimental attachment for Whitney. Her parents had their wedding photographs taken here, and so she wanted to be able to incorporate it into her wedding in some way.
After a week of bad weather, the sun decided to come out for us during this session. We explored all the ruins of Monk Bretton Priory, from the gatehouse to the old infirmary, and captured some beautiful images amongst the brickwork. Whitney & Leon are clearly so in love, and it shines through in their photographs. Their pre-wedding session at Monk Bretton Priory was a perfect afternoon.
Monk Bretton Priory
Monk Bretton Priory was founded in the 12th century. It’s slightly off the main road, but has a lot of walking routes close by including the Trans Pennine trail. Through the 15th century Gatehouse, which is almost still intact, lies the ruins of the Priory itself. The main foundations can still be seen, and some of the walls stand to their original height. There are octagonal pillars, windows, fireplaces and a drainage system all in place. It’s a fascinating and beautiful place, surrounded by trees and steeped in history. The site is currently owned by English Heritage, and is free to visit.