Corona who?! Two years of planning and this couple weren't going to let anything stop them tying the knot on NYE - even if they had to cut their original 150 person wedding down to 6! A beautiful intimate ceremony with their closest friends and family, this Eaves Hall Wedding exudes romance, elegance and emotion, just look at the bride's father when he sees her for the first time in that gorgeous Pronovias dress ...we're not crying, you are! After their civil ceremony at the beautiful country house, the couple drove home, popped their slippers on and enjoyed champagne and a takeaway, what more could you ask for! 

Intimate Eaves Hall Wedding with Foliage Bouquet

NYE was always our original and the two year build up wasn’t anything short of a rollercoaster. We dropped from 150 guests to 15. The day before we were made “Tier 4” (no weddings) but they considered us exceptional with 22 hours to go. Fergus was walking up a mountain when I called to tell him we were allowed to marry, but it would only be with six of us. he didn’t falter, “let’s do it!”. We married, did speeches, drove home, slippers on, popped a champagne and ordered Chinese! Serendipitously it snowed which made it incredibly romantic!

Bethany & Fergus

I didn’t have an inspiration really, I just went with what I loved and what felt right, obviously, our big original wedding was a bigger version of what we did for six people. We did have ten tables of huge canopy trees planned but unfortunately, we didn’t use these. Time for Flowers did an amazing job helping us work from this huge plan down to the beautiful ceremony room and bouquets we had in the end.

Bethany & Fergus

Eaves Hall Wedding in Yorkshire on New Years Eve with Six Guests

I asked Fergus if he had a favourite moment and his immediate response was “seeing you walk down the aisle and meeting you at the alter”! I have to say that this was mine too, a surreal moment because we’d been through so much emotionally to get there. We also loved our photos in the snow, we didn’t feel the cold at all and we totally enjoyed our champagne-fuelled game of trivial pursuits with my parents that evening! Just go with the flow and seriously don’t sweat the small stuff. I’ve never been a micromanager or bride that wanted to plan every last detail but ultimately covid didn’t allow me to. Nothing is worth falling out over, nothing is worth getting upset over because at the end of the day the only thing that mattered was that moment when we met each other at the altar.

Bethany & Fergus

This Eaves Hall wedding was beautifully shot by Esme Whiteside Photography, who happens to be one of our very own recommended suppliers. Esme captures this intimate Winter wedding so beautifully you can just feel the love...and those confetti shots are to die for! If you want to see more of Esme's work then look no further, because she was the woman behind the simply gorgeous photos at this Bristol elopement

Imogen Read

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Venue: Eaves Hall | Videographer: Everwood Films | Entertainment: Craig Elliot | Cheese Tower/Cake: Church Mouse Cheeses | Hair Stylist: Danielle Wallis | Makeup Artist: Paris Wilson | Bride Dress: Pronovias | Bridal Boutique: Eternity Bridalwear | Bride Shoes: Jimmy Choo

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