Is it your first day back at work after all of the lovely time off for the festive period?
Are you a bit depressed and fed up about the whole situation?
Well don’t be because this simply delicious wedding will bring a big fat smile to your face….
Katy and James got married in James’s sister and brother-in-law’s field which is set in a 10 acre piece of beautiful Yorkshire countryside. The couple had an intimate humanist ceremony, in front of forty immediate family and friends and had planned to marry outdoors actually in the field……but the rain meant they needed to marry inside the tipi which was originally for the evening celebrations.
Personally I don’t think it mattered a jot as the tipi absolutely rocked and you can see the total and utter unadulterated happiness and joy in every single snap.
All of the A.mazing images are courtesy of Jo and Simon at Shoot Lifestyle Photography
Pimp My Gown
At the time of choosing my dress I was working in a fashion boutique. So, from the start I knew I wanted something bespoke. That said I still had to try on loads of dresses before I figured out the style I liked. In the end I pimped up a Jasper Conran Jane Austin style dress. I used Swedish lace and beads and to add to the effect I wore a French hand made bra which was just slightly on show.
To follow our theme I wore an abundance of (home made) grey pearl beads which matched James’s suit. Much to my Dad’s dismay we spent hours & hours making my necklaces from over 600 Swarovski pearl beads.
Sexy Shoes and Sexier Wellingtons
I planned for all eventualities. I had three pairs of shoes, some beautiful ivory satin Calvin Klein’s which I didn’t get to wear but which I will cherish for ever. My second pair were some ballet shoes to match the bridesmaids but again too wet to wear them. My final and most practical pair were my sky blue spotted wellies – didn’t mind the mud on these as they weren’t designer – Asda £12!.
Shades Of Blue and Grey
James, the guys and my dad all wore silk charcoal suits with white open neck shirts, grey braces and tan brogues. My best woman wore a grey waterfall fronted cowl neck dress with pink wellies. My Bridesmaids wore dresses designed and made by me. Sky blue cotton dresses with big bows for the little ones and puff ball dresses for the older ones. The blue cotton was used to tie the sunflowers on the crook hooks and selfishly I have blue eyes so they matched me too!
An amazing friend and I did my flowers. My bouquet consisted of white hydrangeas, rosemary, larkspur and eustoma. The two older bridesmaids had blue hydrangeas and green foliage the small bridesmaids had blue flowery bears tied from their wrists. Button holes were eustoma and rosemary. Table centres were made up of various wild flowers and foliage mixed with eustoma, hydrangeas, gerbera and larkspur. We had a path lined with crook hooks and sunflowers with corn.
You can never have too many flowers…..
The acapella version of ‘I’ll be there’ by The Jackson 5 was my entrance song and as I walked into the tipi everything was perfect, James had created an aisle and everyone was waiting to see if I was a blubbering sodden mess due to the weather but I just couldn’t stop smiling. The Humanist ceremony is basically a snapshot of your lives together, including anecdotes about us and our family and friends. It worked perfectly for us, there was laughter, tears and heaps of love and it was so special we could never thank the humanist enough.
Good grief I think I just shed a tear myself, I blo*dy love this wedding.
And there will be EVEN MORE gorgeousness and unique details on the way in Part 2 so stay tuned!
Big huge rain-soaked love