Inspiration

Homemade, heartfelt and with a huge pop of colour, this Askham Hall celebration with pink wedding bouquet ticks all the boxes. So sit back, relax and enjoy! Plus look out for real bride Emily's bespoke wedding dress which she designed herself. Wow!

What Made Our Day Unique

Matt plays bass in a band, Elijah James and the Nightmares, so we had Elijah and Gareth play our favourite songs in the church, and Nat, the pianist, play during our drinks reception. We've known Elijah since we first got together in 2012, so having him sing me down the aisle was really special. Music is a big part of our lives, so we based the table plan around songs that remind us of those people and displayed on old vinyl's. Oh, and the weather! If rain on your wedding means good luck, then we’ve got bucket loads!

Emily & Matthew

Pink Wedding Bouquet

Emily's bright pink wedding bouquet was inspired by a real wedding she'd seen on Rock My Wedding. Both her flowers and the wedding that had inspired her used a beautiful array of jewel-like blooms to make up the oversized bouquets which included orchids, roses and dahlias and looked pretty as a picture. The bridesmaids can also be seen holding miniature versions of the bouquet which pop against their cool, jade green dresses.

Decor & Details

I was convinced I wouldn’t get bogged down in DIY projects, but I ended up designing my own dress and making our wedding cake, table plan and placeholders! With my dress, I wanted something really unique. It was a big gamble as I only saw it finished the week we got married, but I was over the moon. I’ve done wedding cakes for friends’ weddings before and always knew I’d want to make my own. Everyone thought I was mad but it was actually really therapeutic. Our photographer, Erin, is an absolute babe. She was like a sixth bridesmaid during the morning, and even re-did my hair after we’d got soaked mucking about in the rain taking photos before the party! She captured the mood of the day perfectly. The staff at Askham Hall, particularly Nico, Olivia and Alina, are wonderful and went above and beyond the whole weekend.

Emily & Matthew
One of Emily and Matthews favourite moments of their wedding was when all their wedding guests ran onto the dancefloor and started dancing to the band’s soundcheck! And bursting into song (‘Hey Jude’) during the drinks reception. The atmosphere must have felt electric. If creating the perfect party atmosphere on your wedding day is high on your wedding planning priority list then listen to our wedding entertainment podcast to ensure the party is "jumpin' jumpin'" on your special day.

Written by Lorna Shaw

Videographer: Andy Powell and Shannen Bamford | Shannen Bamford | Venue: Askham Hall | Florist: Bluebell & Ivy | Homemade Cake: Real Bride Emily | Stationery : Papier | Entertainment : The Different Lights | Decor & Hire: Ginger Ray | Bespoke Wedding Dress: Erica Stacey Couture | Crown: Kirsty Doyle | Bridal shoes: YSL | Makeup: Lisa Armstrong | Bridesmaid Dresses: Maids to Measure | Davids Bridal | Groom Suit: Next
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