a rustic Christmas themed wedding in Yorkshire | uk wedding blog

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We are in my county of Yorkshire today for some (what I believe to be) well timed Christmas inspiration, Amarise and Michael planned their English wedding whilst in Australia (if you have any tips Amarise, please leave them in the comments!!). They did a wonderful job bringing the most beautiful parts of Christmas all together for their day, the little bursts of red with deep green foliage are gorgeous mixed with the candlelight. Also in love with Michael’s suit, exceptionally dapper. Enjoy today’s wedding at Whirlowbrook Hall

photography | JLM Wedding


Catherine Rosser – Moss and Clover Kelham.


Winter flowers in green, red, white, some dark blue and purple. The bride and bridesmaids all wore red and white roses with some mistletoe and berries in their hair.

Groomsmens/Bridesmaids outfits/accessories

Groomsmen- Suit jacket and white shirt by Gibson, pants by Dom Bagnato, bow tie by Burton.

Bridesmaids – wrap dresses by Poseur, shoes by Good for The Soul from Debenhams.

Grooms outfit/accessories/shoes.

Suit jacket, waist coat and white shirt by Gibson, pants by Dom Bagnato, bowtie by Burton, watch by Swiss Eagle and shoes by Hush Puppies. All except the bowtie purchased from Myer Australia however, I believe the UK has all these brands


We used a polaroid camera for guests to take photos and leave messages instead of a guestbook. We also used only an online website rather then sending out invites.

Décor/wedding details (did you have a theme?)

The wedding was natural, rustic Christmas themed with red, green and a hint of gold.

All wedding decor and consultation was provided by Ranka Michalewicz at – https://www.webelieveinyourdreams.com

Naked chocolate 5 tier sponge cake, from Waitrose. Decorated with flowers, berries and icing sugar by mothers of the bride and groom.


Canapes, finger buffet and drinks provided by Whirlowbrook Hall.

Wedding favours

From Letterbox Gifts Sheffield,



Honeymoon Destination

Tokyo followed by Niseko, Japan for a skiing holiday.

Favourite Moment? (other brides to be love hearing these)

Declaring our love to each other in front of our friends and family followed by a classic dance-off. We also loved the speeches made by friends and family!


DJ Provided by Whirlowbrook Hall. The Bride and Groom did their first dance (swing dancing) to Cheek to Cheek by Frank Sinatra.  (The bride walked down the aisle to a different version of Cheek to Cheek [Deja] by Daniel Roure)  

Tips for those in the planning process.

Enjoy it! Pinterest and the internet have many amazing ideas and there are different blogs that you can choose ideas from. Having a florist and décor provider that you work well with and understand the style you’re looking for is really helpful. Having a wedding planning book and mood board are great ways to focus ideas and style.

Where did you find your inspiration?

The bride, groom and grooms’ mother all sort inspiration mostly from Pinterest! We knew that we wanted a rustic Christmas theme. The wedding was in England however the bride and groom where live in Australia, so the grooms’ mother did most the organising and hunting for vendors. The bride also used the Australian wedding Blog Nouba for some ideas.  

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