If you like fairytale weddings, then this elegant marquee affair from the heart of Yorkshire is really going to make you swoon. With an all-white colour palette, lots of candles and mirrored metallic details everywhere - it's just beautiful. The icing on the cake is the most incredible blush pink Princess dress of dreams by Hayley Paige. Bride Sarah looks utterly radiant and I love that she had pink put into her hair just to complete the rosé look. Images come from Matt Penberthy whose distinctive style just lends itself perfectly to the dramatic Yorkshire skies and stunning countryside. Enjoy this one lovelies, it's a heart warming, family affair...
Our DayFrom the couple: We would describe our wedding as quite traditional, but with a few twists. We wanted our guests to enjoy every moment of the day just as much as we knew we would. The ceremony took place at St. Thomas's Church, Greetland. Our flower artist (Helen owner of The Flower Shop, Lindley) beautifully decorated the church with candles and sumptuous free flowing, all white, seasonal and very creative flower displays. This was an absolute highlight for me. I completely trusted Helen's vision and let her run free to decorate our venues and she did not let me down. The atmosphere and romance she helped to create in an already very special place took my breath away.
The CeremonyCarlton Ensemble Quintet played a mix of classical and modern songs while guests arrived and also after the ceremony when we walked down the aisle together to popping champagne corks. The Baptism of our 7 month old daughter, Annabelle, took place during the ceremony. We kept this a surprise from the majority of our friends and family and it was a delight to see the joy on our guests faces when the Quintet played Teddy Bears Picnic when they realised what was happening. It was a wonderful feeling to celebrate our daughter's life on our wedding day.
The ReceptionOur celebrations then continued at The 3 Acres, Shelley, Yorkshire, where guests were greeted by a Jazz Duo at the welcome reception. We choose The 3 Acres for their traditional Yorkshire setting and scenery, but most importantly for their renowned, delicious food. Guests had the opportunity to choose from a seasonal menu. We wanted to treat our evening guests just as special as the day guests, so we started our party night with pre party drinks, which included entertainment by Miss Magic and singer Jill Ryder. We all then danced the night away to the band we booked, Audio Wave.
The StylingEverything from the flowers to the invitations/stationery were white with natural green foliage. We wanted a clean, crisp natural feel. Everywhere was decorated with flowers which had been arranged in unstructured, naturally flowing arrangements. The cake/cupcakes and cookie name places had been decorated by paying attention to mini white flower details. All hand made by Popping Pickering, Ilkley.
The FashionGroom and Grooms party all wore traditional black tails, white flower button holes. The wedding party was in all white apart from my dress. My dress was a blush pink, complimented by a blush pink bouquet and slight pink highlights in my hair waves. I adored my dress, which was delicately decorated with tiny flowers and a layered, flowing princess skirt. I certainly knew it was the one the moment I saw it at Fairytale Brides, Manchester. The dress is the Lorelei gown, designed by Hayley Paige. Fairytale Brides made my wedding dress fitting experience flow without a hitch, all very easy and they styled my dress with bespoke veil and other accessories.
The PhotographyEvery moment and little detail which were all very important to us were beautifully captured by Photographer, Matt Penberthy. Within the busy day, Matt managed to capture intimate and very special moments between Chris and me that we will treasure always.
AdviceGo with what you like and don't feel like you have to follow the trends. Don't ask others advice too much and try and keep things a secret if you can so your quests have some surprises during the day. Plan thoroughly and well in advance, so you can totally relax and just let everything happen on the day.
Bride: Style 6654 Lorelei by Hayley Paige | Boutique: Fairy Tale Brides | Groom & Groomsmen: Owen Scott Tailors | Flower Girl: Next | Hair: Catherine Danby | Make Up: Radiance Beauty | Flowers: The Flower Shop | Cake: Poppy Pickering | Stationery: Tiger Lily Creations | Entertainment: Jazz Duo, Carlton Ensemble, Audio Wave, Jill Ryder Miss Magic Magician all via Alive Network | Venue: 3 Acres