We’re bringing you this incredible sign language wedding from couple Camilla & Russell. Wanting a wedding that was fun but also accessible, they opted for a sensory friendly wedding. Recommended Supplier venue, Askham Hall, learnt key sign language phrases to ensure the guest experience was better (love!) We are loving the Autumnal colours and bold structures, complete with a ‘Perk Your Prosecco’ station and newspaper stand. Camilla also looked beautiful in her off-the-shoulder wedding gown and low up-do hairstyle. With an evening full of s’mores, firepits, blankets and sparklers, we really can’t think of anything else you may want… oh, perhaps a cheese station. Which they had. Obviously. Of course, each aspect was beautifully captured by Recommended Supplier, James Fear Photography

Sign language wedding ceremony 

My husband and I are both deaf and wanted a wedding that was fun but also accessible. Sensory impact sight lines, lighting and visual indicators (such as signage) were everything for this celebration to aid flow and communicate. But, still be atmospheric with 50% of the wedding party being deaf. The unplugged ceremony and speeches were in sign language, making them incredibly moving. The incredible team at Askham Hall learned key sign language phrases to make the guest experience better.

Camilla & Russell


The wedding breakfast was atmospheric. With Edison bulbs, candles and uplighters to make it accessible for deaf guests, but in keeping with the drama of the overall aesthetics. Wedding favours were Grasmere Gingerbread, Monopoly markers and deconstructed wedding cakes. There were s'mores, airstream PhotoBooth, and a glitter bar to inject a bit of Glastonbury fun!


It is easy to forget to enjoy the journey when planning. Spread out the planning and enjoy it as, technically speaking, you'll only get to do it once in a lifetime. It's such fun once you shake off the stress! Try and schedule a moment together to take a step back and take it all in. Appreciate that all your favourite people are in one room with you. It's a very special, rare moment!

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Between the main and the pudding, our videographer and photographer 'kidnapped' us and took us to a nearby bridge to get some photos during the 'golden hour'. The photographer was hiding in a bush to capture photos and the videographer was operating the drone so we had a moment to ourselves on the beautiful bridge. People drove past in cars and some were on their bikes- all rang their bells and tooted their horns and it was in that moment that it hit us that we were married. It was a very special moment.

Camilla & Russell

We love Camilla & Russell for planning this incredible sign language wedding, and ensuring it was sensory friendly. For more advice when planning a neurodiverse wedding, don’t miss our article from inclusion professional and celebrant, Kathryn.

Ella Turner

Written by Ella Turner

Featured suppliers

Venue: Askham Hall | Videographer: Wagtail Productions | Fairground: Traditional Fairground Co. | Airstream: Belle Studio | DJ: DFC Lancaster | Saxophonist: Girls That Mix | Harpist: Anna Kate Pearson | Florist: Brackens Of Bowness | Catering: Churchmouse Cheeses | Wedding Cake: Bakery At No.4 | Makeup Artist: Kellie Moody | Wedding Gown: Sassi Holford | Bridesmaids Gowns: BHLDN | Grooms Suit: Reiss | Groomsmen Suits: NEXT | Shoes: Rachel Simpson | Planner & Stylist: Tebbey & Co | Stationery: Made By Wood & Wood | Marquee: Original Marquees | Favours: Grasmere Gingerbread

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