Some things are meant to be. Like, Nadine and Steve's love for one another; their relaxed wedding at Tithe Barn Bolton Abbey with coral peonies and foliage; and, the serendipitous way in which Nadine found her stunning Suzanne Neville wedding dress (which fits her like a glove we might add). When all these wonderful elements come together, you have a joyous, rustic wedding captured by Taylor-Hughes Photography to feast your eyes over.

What Made Our Day Unique

We wanted our wedding to be a big party with all our family and friends. We didn’t want to have a traditional wedding (it did have elements) but we cut out a few things that we didn’t want and that people expected us to have! We made sure that everything we did was our choice and done our way. I’m so glad we did as we didn’t have any regrets. One of the biggest things for us was to have a child-free wedding (apart from Steve’s son, Jack) and I think most of our guests were happy about this too!

Nadine & Steve

Tithe Barn Bolton Abbey

Incidentally, one of Nadine and Steve's favourite wedding day moments was walking into the wedding reception at Tithe Barn Bolton Abbey, to the sound of their wedding guests clapping and cheering as their bridesmaid announced the new Mr and Mrs, it totally took them by surprise and was one of the best feelings. They'd just been for some couples portraits with their photographer Taylor-Hughes who had made them feel completely at ease resulting in some incredible portraits by the ruins.

Inspiration & Styling

We didn’t want a ‘theme’ to our day we just wanted it to be relaxed, simple and have a slightly modern feel about it. The venue we chose spoke for itself. It was absolutely stunning both inside and out and we didn’t want to do anything to take away from that. Even though the barn is over 500 years old I knew I didn’t want to have an old-style wedding so everything we did was done in a simple but contemporary way and with colours that complemented our surroundings.

Nadine & Steve
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Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

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Videographer: Songbird Wedding Videos | Venue: Tithe Barn Bolton Abbey | Florist: Emma Weddings and Events | Stationery: The Art Rooms | Entertainment: Jenna & the G's | Wedding Dress: Suzanne Neville | Bridal Boutique : The Bridal Boutique Baildon | Hair Accessory: Victoria Walker Boutique | Bridesmaid Dresses: Wake | Grooms Suit: Moss Bros. | | Bridesmaids Hair Stylist: Sophie Oxford

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