On the 2nd of July 2016, Claudia and Robert Moat were married at the elegant Denton Hall in Ilkley, Yorkshire.

A beautiful English day in the dales, there were light showers and moody rolling clouds throughout the afternoon, but nothing could dampen the spirits of the lovebirds or their guests.

Their story goes back to May 17th 2013 in Ålesund, Norway, when they met at a party hosted by a friend of Robert’s. They spent much of the day together, reveling in the local National Day celebrations with their mutual friends.

Later that evening, wearing his prized tweed jacket, Robert arrived at another work colleague’s party and noticed the girl from earlier in the day.

She, too, was wearing a tweed jacket.

“On National Day in Norway, with a population of 7 million people, I would hazard a guess that there were only two wearing tweed jackets that evening…you could say at that point it was meant to be!”

And so began a whirlwind romance that took them traveling all across Europe and a brief spell of long distance. They returned to Claudia’s native Yorkshire this summer to make it all official and celebrate with their nearest and dearest.

So raise a glass to the ever-smiling Claudia and Robert, and watch the highlights of their elegant day below:

Vendors:

Venue: Denton Hall, Ilkley // Food/Event Management: Box Tree Events // Photographer: Paul Santos Photography // Flowers: Libby at Erica Berry Flowers // Cake: Betty’s // Make-up and Hair: Terry Gregory at Yorkshire Wedding Hair – Baildon // Pianist and Band: The Event Music Company // Chair Covers: Ambience Leeds