Lovely Hannah & Rob had been together for 11 years before they got married! They had a traditional white wedding, with a pretty pastel colour palette, but kept things fresh with modern yet elegant floral arrangements and a Sperry Tent from RMW favourites, PapaKata, which just look like the BEST place to have a party.
Bride Hannah is a trained florist, so the blooms were very important to her – there are lots of peonies, roses and sweet peas in honour of her late Grandpa, who used to grow them and make little sweet pea posies for his granddaughters. His wedding ring was also Hannah’s ‘something old’ and was tied into the back of the bouquet – such a lovely idea.
I fell in love with my dress the moment I put it on – it was the perfect combination of romance and elegance with the fitted bodice and tulle skirt. I loved the train which gave it the sense of occasion that I wanted for the church but it also felt easy to move around in so I could dance all night!
I kept it simple and other than my wedding and engagement ring all I wore was a pair of diamond earrings, which were my something borrowed from my Mum.
My shoes were Harriet Wilde. I visited the HW studio in London to design my custom made shoes. The shoes were simple white satin courts with a tulle rose and blue soles (as my something blue)
My headpiece was from Emmy of London. Emmy met my Sister, Charlotte, and me to help me pick out the teardrop halo in her gorgeous boutique in London. I wanted something with a bit of sparkle and the handmade halo felt really special.
Makeup and hair were done by Adele Pullano and Abigail Konechny from Elixir White – they were both amazing, really professional and fun to get ready with. They made sure all the bridesmaids and me felt like ourselves but on a really good day!
The Grooms Fashion
Rob wore a tailor made suit and shirt from Norton and Townsend with shoes from Reiss. He went for a classic Prince of Wales check in navy with a modern cut. To compliment the pastel colours of the bridesmaids dresses, he chose a gorgeous silver silk back to his waistcoat and a pale blue tie.
We chose Eden at Broughton Hall because it is close to where we live (having a local wedding was really important to us) and is so beautiful. We hired Eden for a week and it was so nice to have friends and family with us during that time, helping us to prepare beforehand and doing a debrief during brunch the day after. Eden has a very effortless, eclectic style and the simple décor was the perfect backdrop for our girly getting ready pictures. We also loved the fact that there was a firepit and hot tub – both of which were put to good use on the wedding day.
We spent ages searching for the right marquee and were so pleased to see PapaKata had started doing Sperry Tent last year. They had the clean lines, high ceiling and beautiful added touches that we had been looking for. Having the clear sides meant we could make the most of our surroundings and see all the gorgeous green parkland. The festoon lighting created a lovely, romantic atmosphere as the night went on.
We didn’t really have a colour scheme although we did stick to pastel colours – the bridesmaids wore cornflower blue and mint green, the flowers were pinks, lilacs, blues and whites. We also opted for some subtle grey details with the invites being white with a pewter text, grey and white striped table runners on the large square tables and a grey vintage Bentley.
We opted to keep the décor inside the marquee simple. I hand painted 3D wooded table numbers with Annie Sloane chalk paint, we put napkin wrappers printed with the menu around the napkins and we used a large white photo frame from Oliver Bonas to make the table plan using pictures from our engagement shoot. For a little added detail we tied white ribbon in bows onto the stems of the champagne flutes for the reception drinks and created an ‘I Spy’ game with disposable cameras.
Outside we used lanterns and jam jars decorated with glitter to create simple but pretty details. We also had festoon lighting along the fences.
Emma Taylor understood exactly what I had pictured for the flowers – modern English garden with lots of textures and a mixture of colours. The flowers were absolutely beautiful on the day. One of my favourite details was having my Grandpa’s wedding ring tied to the back of my bouquet – he couldn’t be there but being able to hold that in one hand and my Dad’s arm in the other as I walked down the aisle kept me calm!
The Wedding Party Fashion
Bridesmaid dresses from Ted Baker – I saw these dresses and they were exactly what I had wanted. Pretty, elegant and such fresh colours. I thought all of the girls looked gorgeous!
Our ceremony was held in St Andrew’s Church in Kildwick (the village Rob grew up in). My very good friend, Sara, did our non-religious reading, which was called the Blessing of the Hands. It was a reading she had suggested and that made it even more special – I loved that it looked forward to all the special moments a marriage has to offer. Rob’s Auntie Linda did the religious reading for us and had learnt it by heart.
We had the classic wedding music for our entry and exit, the choir sang during the signing of the register and the bells rang when we left – all very traditional.
Band – Rhythmatic. The band played an amazing acoustic set during our drinks reception and then played two sets during the evening reception. They made sure the dance floor was full all night! One of the highlights was them getting all our guests singing the Fresh Prince of Bel Air!
We did our first dance to Elbow’s ‘One Day Like This’ – Rob chose the song and dancing to it was one of my favourite moments of the day. We had one dance lesson together but didn’t do a choreographed dance for our first dance – I’d recommend that because it gave us a bit of confidence to get up there without having to worry about a full routine.
Our caterer MKC did the catering for our wedding and they were simply amazing in every way. We opted for antipasti sharing boards to start with, fillet of beef for our main course and a trio of desserts (vanilla pannacotta, raspberry cheesecake and chocolate, brioche bread and butter pudding). The food and service were exceptional – they were so professional and friendly and nothing was too much trouble.
Pizza Fella came in their amazing vintage Citroen van and cooked the BEST pizzas for our evening reception. We love Italian food and Rob was a big fan of having some street food at the evening reception so when he spotted the van on Albion Street in Leeds it was the perfect solution.
We provided our own wine for having sourced it through the Wine Rack in Skipton (an independent wine retailer) who narrowed down some choices for us and the final selection was made at a family wine tasting night. Our reception drinks were prosecco and an ale from a local brewery. To spice up the prosecco we made a ‘pimp your prosecco’ stand where guests could add fruit, spirits etc depending on their favourite cocktail/preference.
Photographer Natasha Cadman and I met Tasha at a local wedding fayre and I practically booked her on the spot. She had exactly the relaxed, elegant, modern style we wanted. We couldn’t be happier with the photographs she took of our wedding and she was an absolute pleasure to work with.
Photography by Natasha Cadman Photography
- Dress Designer Modeca
- Bridal Boutique Ava Rose Hamilton
- Bridal Shoes Harriet Wilde
- Headpiece Emmy Shoes
- Makeup & Hair Elixir White
- Grooms Suit Norton and Townsend
- Grooms Shoes Reiss
- Venue Broughton Hall
- Marquee PapaKata Sperry Tent
- Florist Emma Weddings and Events
- Bridesmaid Dresses Ted Baker
- Entertainment Rhythmatic Music
- Catering Kernall Catering
- Pizza Fella