Blue seems to be the colour choice of the moment in our real wedding articles. Yesterday a bride wore a blue wedding dress, last week we had a blue coastal wedding and today we have a rustic wedding full of blue hydrangea wedding bouquet's and flowers. Photographed beautifully by the lovely Sarah-Jane Ethan Photography who's wonderful eye for detail and talent for capturing magical moments won Sarah & Joseph over.


"I actually found the venue on Rock my Wedding. Originally, we wanted to get married in New York. However, we decided that we wanted our 2 dogs to be part of our day. As soon as I saw The Priory Barns and Cottages on your website, I booked to go and see it. I thought it was in the perfect place as it was halfway between Sunderland and Huddersfield for our families. It also meant we could have our dogs, Augustus and Maximus, as ring bearers. As soon as we went to view it, we knew we wanted it and booked it on that day. It suited the type of wedding I wanted and the fact that they were so welcoming of dogs was the cherry on the top. We loved that it incorporated a relaxed wedding and had a family feel about it. When we booked, we could have the venue for 3 days prior with our families. We had a pre-wedding BBQ the night before the wedding to allow our families to get to know each other before the big day.

" - Sarah & Joseph

Sarah & Joseph

Hydrangea Wedding Bouquet

Bride Sarah is a girl after my own heart with her love for hydrangeas. They reminded her of her nana who unfortunately due to ill health, couldn't be at the wedding, but with a little help from her florist Wendy from Paper White Flowers, she tied both of her grandmother's wedding rings to the stems to make it feel extra special. Her Bridesmaids held single stem Hydrangea wedding bouquets, and the wedding ceremony and receptions were full of many more beautiful floral arrangements. Bet you find yourself pinning them all!


Looking back, we were always given the advice not to stress about the little things as they really don’t matter on the day. As true as that is, I didn’t listen at the time and wish I did. Our advice would be to make sure you have some time alone as the bride and groom throughout the day to take it in. We had lots of little moments and it only made the day more special.

Sarah & Joseph
Once you've planned your perfect wedding, you need someone you can rely on to capture it. Chances are you've already booked your dream photographer, but don't be one of our many couples who wished they'd book a videographer too. Sarah and Joseph's videographer, Bennett Media, came highly recommended by their photographer, Sarah-Jane Ethan Photography, but if you need somewhere to start looking, try our handpicked suppliers from our directory, The List, where you'll find a plethora of talent to suit all budgets and preferences.
Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

Videographer: Bennett Media | Wedding Venue: The Priory Barns and Cottages | Florist: Paperwhite Flowers | Cake: Flamingo Bakery | Caterer: Mike Kernall Catering | Entertainment: Shane Durrant | Kings of the Dancefloor via Warble Entertainment | Wedding Dress: Ian Stuart | Bridal Boutique: YAP Bridal | Bridal Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Bridesmaids: NettyDDesigns bia Etsy | Groomsmen: Most Suitable

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