Morning all! Hannah and John used incredible Yorkshire suppliers to create this beautiful wedding at Priory Cottages, with a mixture of elegant blush flowers and twinkly fairy lights they created a luxury pretty feel to the rustic surroundings of the barn. I love the blush bridesmaids dresses (hello ASOS!) and the exceptionally smart grooms suit. A gorgeous day, captured wonderfully. Enjoy!
photography | Vivienne Edge
The Priory Barn and Cottages near Wetherby, North Yorkshire.
Joint effort to get all seven bridesmaids and the bride ready between Yorkshire Hair & Makeup, Hair by Jo (Bride’s cousin) and a little help from each other.
Bridal flowers – the Bride’s Auntie, Lisa Dancer (we tied my two Grandma’s rings into the bouquet for my ‘something old’ and ‘something blue’ as they’re sadly not with us anymore and we also tied in John’s Grandma and Nanna’s rings as my ‘something borrowed’.
Venue flowers – Regal Florists, Harrogate
Dress – Morilee 2610
Shoes – Carvela
Hair – jewelled gypsophila clips
Earings – Beaverbrooks teardrop stud earings (gift by Mother of the Bride for ‘Something new’)
Bracelet – Links of london delicate bracelet (gifted by groom on the day)
Veil – provided by my Great Auntie Jill who couldn’t make the wedding
White & Pink Shimmering Hoop Chocolate Wedding Cake by Marks & Spencer
Suit by French Connection
Mellor watch (gift from bride on the day)
Mechanical pocket watch
Special button hole (created by Bride’s auntie)
Shoes by Redtape
Suits by French Connection
Bridesmaid Dresses – ASOS
Accessories – Joma jewellery bracelet (thank you gift from bride)
Hair accessories and styles – I wanted each bridesmaid to choose which ever style they wanted, as long as it had some waves as the theme and we provided real gypsophelia if they wanted to wear it.
Everything designed and produced by the Bride.
Hannah – my favourite moment was walking up the stairs into the barn and seeing all the people that I love in one place smiling back at me and then looking down the aisle to see John seeing me for the first time.
John – My favourite moment was seeing Hannah for the first time walking down the aisle, nothing can beat that. Also just having everyone I care about in one place for such a gorgeous day was incredible.
Our theme was rustic with blush pinks, whites and silvers and lots of fairy lights and flowers throughout. The fairy lights especially were a big part of the day and luckily the venue comes with lots of them already in the courtyard and marquee but we also made sure to have them throughout the barn upstairs where we had the ceremony, we also incorporated them into the hanging table plan, on the welcome sign which was made using a crate, in the vases of the tall table arrangements and we also made a backdrop for the band out of some more crates and fairy lights
The only other slight theme was that our tables were named after one of our favourite places – Glastonbury – so we were sat on the Pyramid Stage at the top table and all our guests were sat on other tables names after different stages and areas such as the Other Stage, The Park, Arcadia, and Bushy Grounds which is the campsite we always stay at when we go. We even had a special table for the children named after the Kidzfield at Glastonbury.
Our mums wrapped a selection miniature bottles of alcohol in white voile with jute twine for the adults. My mum also made little parcels of bubbles and sweets for the children in the same style.
John asked me to be his girlfriend in Ibiza 9 years ago when we were on a holiday with friends, so we decided to go back there for a few days straight after the wedding to unwind, get some sun and take a trip down memory lane. Our big honeymoon isn’t until Christmas and New Year when we’ll be heading to the Philippines and Australia for new year.
Wedding breakfast – provided by Taste Cuisine. To start we had extended canapes in the courtyard, followed by the surf & turf grand skewer for the main course which included smoked rib eye steak, giant Szechuan king prawn and buttered grilled chicken, a trio of deserts for desert which included sticky toffee pudding, white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake and glazed lemon tart. This was followed by tea, coffee and brownies. Children had their own menu of homemade chicken goujons and chunky hand cut chips followed by chocolate brownies and fresh strawberries.
Evening food – provided by the York Pizza Company who arrived in a lovely converted horse trailer, serving amazing pizzas by the slice. They even turned up with some rustic looking bunting which matched our theme perfectly.
Drinks – provided by the Bride & Groom until the evening guests arrived with prosecco, pink gin cocktails and a selection of lagers and beers.
Drinks reception – the wonderful Alex Fisher Saxophonist playing pop / chart covers on his saxophone.
Evening band – The amazing Yorkshire Soul band playing a mix of old and new classic songs chosen by the bride and groom. The band also performed an amazing acoustic to electric version of our first dance which was Foo Fighters – Everlong. When the music kicked in towards the end our bridesmaids set off some confetti cannons and all our guests jumped in and joined us on the dancefloor which was amazing and up there with one of the best memories of the day.
Advice for those getting married:
- Create a separate board on Pinterest for each part of your wedding instead of one for everything i.e. one for stationary, one for flowers, one for hair, one for makeup etc
- Take every bit of help you’re offered – you’ll need it especially in the last few weeks. Our parents especially did everything they could to make the day as perfect as possible for us with Hannah’s parents painting
- Enjoy it – it really is the best day of your life so try not to get too stressed before had.
Where did you find your inspiration?
Pinterest for most things – where else? My mum was also especially very good at sending pics through of things she’d seen in magazines, online and in shops.