Kate and Daniel scaled back their original Summer wedding for an intimate winter wedding at Goldsborough Hall wedding venue in Yorkshire. It was romantic, cosy and full of happiness. With twinkling candlelight, a princess wedding dress and lots of love captured by Matt Penberthy Photography. What's not to like?!

Intimate Goldsborough Hall wedding with romantic candlelight, princess wedding dress and bespoke bridal cape.

Our original wedding date was in June 2020, but we rearranged it to 12th December hoping that restrictions would have eased by then. When it became clear that would not be the case, we decided the most important thing was just to be married and so we planned a small 15 person wedding and rearranged the original reception a year to the date. As a result, the day was a scaled-back, incredibly intimate version of the originally planned day and a welcome celebration in an otherwise very trying year.

Kate & Daniel


The vibe of the day (and indeed the reception that is still yet to come) was magical and romantic but mainly just really personal to us. I made a lot of the details myself including the wedding stationery and tried to include as many flowers and foliage as possible despite our Goldsborough Hall wedding being on a smaller scale. There was also an element of Hollywood glamour incorporated particularly in the wedding dress, which included a custom made cape made by The Harrogate Wedding Lounge.


One of the standout moments of the day was coming out of the Church to be greeted by our friends and work colleagues. Many should have been attending, but unfortunately due to number of restrictions were unable to. There were nearly 30 friends and colleagues there to celebrate with us from a distance. (Even in the rain!) It meant the world to us on that day, and it was quite emotional to see.


I know it's a complete cliché, but it's true that no matter how much you worry about the details when the day comes you genuinely won't mind at all if everything isn't 100% as planned. We were really unsure how a wedding of 15 people complying with various covid restrictions would actually turn out. Particularly so last minute. But you get so caught up in the excitement of the day that nothing else matters. We must have stood outside in the rain for 30 minutes after the ceremony, and it wasn't until afterwards I even realised it had been raining.

Who said capes are just for superheroes? Not us! Real bride Kate looks killer in her lace number!

The success of the day was 100% down to the most amazing suppliers. Everybody commented on how well our photographer Matt fitted into the day. It was like having a friend amongst us and he just got every shot and suggestion right, he was brilliant. Goldsborough Hall could not have done more for us at such short notice adhering to all the restrictions. They were so kind and helpful. Our florist Emma, who is the loveliest person, created the most incredible flower displays I've ever seen. They were all anyone could talk about. Every arrangement was so unusual and eye-catching.

Kate & Daniel

The tablescape at this Goldsborough Hall wedding is simply stunning. From the floral centrepieces to the gold candlesticks and stag head napkins rings - every element complements the stately home perfectly. Kate & Daniel were able to add items like this to their wedding gift list with, Recommended suppliersThe Wedding Shop, so they could recreate the same dining experience at home. How lovely.

Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

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Photographer: Matt Penberthy Photography | Venue: Goldsborough Hall | Florist: Emma Cox Floristry | Cake: The Sweetly Baked Company | Hair: Lipstick & Curls | Makeup: Faces by FW | Wedding Dress: Enzoani | Bridal Boutique : The Harrogate Wedding Lounge | Balloon Arch: Events by Creation

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