There are some days that fall perfectly into place, Farrah & Jonathan’s was one of them; beautiful weather, a stunning location, and all their family & friends. Wanting to spend as much time as possible with their guests, Edale Gathering was the perfect choice of venue for this weekend wedding, allowing Farrah & Jonathan to have all the time they needed with their nearest and dearest! Their beautiful ceremony was styled with a colourful floral arch, looking perfectly coordinated against the rustic barn backdrop. Wanting an informal and relaxed weekend, the couple opted for laid-back vibes with a serve-yourself beers, sharing plates for breakfast, and a Bake-Off table! Check out the reception… now that looks like a party.

What Made Our Day Unique

We wanted to spend as much time with our guests as possible, so when we found Edale Gathering which let you have the venue and rooms for the whole weekend, we knew that making a weekend of it would be perfect. It also takes the pressure off it being one perfect day, and we really wanted an informal friendly atmosphere. Catching up with everyone the night before, and sharing a hangover breakfast in the morning are some of my favourite moments.

Farrah & Jonathan

Embroidered Bridesmaid Dress

We’re dying over these beautifully embroidered bridesmaid’s dresses from ASOS! With their short sleeves, flattering shape, and colourful floral embellishment, they were the perfect pick, working perfectly with the colour scheme of the day. There is definitely something about embroidery that just screams “I am expensive!”, when in reality, that really doesn’t have to be the case. You can find plenty of options online (that’ll be sure to come well within budget). With so many colours and silhouettes available, your girls will be sure to find something they love too.

Inspiration & Styling

We wanted it to be relaxed and informal- a big house party! Sharing plates for breakfast, serve-yourself beers, a Bake-Off table. It kept the day intimate and meant we had a nice moment with every guest. The venue itself was beautiful, so that did a lot of the talking. The details were chosen to reflect us as a couple. We love wine and cocktails, so filled favourite bottles with flowers. The bride is Mancunian so we had bee motifs everywhere. All stationery was designed by the groom, with tables named after beloved pubs (and a story about them on the placeholders!)

Farah & Jonathan

Planning a wedding is one day, and quite frankly, it’s just not long enough! Farrah & Jonathan wanted to ensure they spent as much time as possible with their friends & family, and we think that’s beautiful. So, if you’re planning on keeping the party going, why not opt for a weekend wedding? Hey, if the drinks are still flowing…

Imogen Read

Written by Imogen Read

Featured suppliers

Venue: The Gathering Edale | Bridal Boutique: Dotty Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: ASOS | Grooms Suit: Reiss | Fashion Accessories: Olivia Burton | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Food : Thyme Outside | Edible Flowers for Cake: Maddocks Farm Organics | Flowers: Stems Design | Hair & Makeup Artist: Lauren Rippon | Entertainment: Back Chat Brass | Gift List: The Wedding Shop | Doughnuts: G&J's Doughnuts

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