Brides Up North

Aussie Rules! A Real Wedding In Yorkshire – Victoria & Nick

June 10th, 2012 | Julia Braime

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

Today’s Real Wedding comes all the way from a land down under Yorkshire, and was sent to me by Lisa of Just Bespoke Wedding Planning and real bride Victoria.

.

With some Australian touches to make the big day personal, this is a beautiful English wedding (that dress!  those blooms!) with an Aussie twist, and all the more gorgeous for it.

.

Toss another shrimp on the… ok, I’ll stop now.  Enjoy. 

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

Victoria says: We got engaged in Central Park in New York on 20th February 2010 and were married on 9th July 2011 in Sutton on the Forest, York. 

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

It was a British summer wedding with Australian influences – Nick is Australian and many of his friends and family flew over from Australia for the wedding. 

.

The wedding was held in the village church which is a 16th Century church. It is beautiful and full of character, a real traditional English setting!  The reception was held in a marquee at my parents place. The marquee and our home were brought to life with the wedding, it will always be memorable

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

I wore a gorgeous lace Pronovias dress, and carried a bouquet of avalanche cream roses by Wards The Florist.

.

My bridesmaids wore gorgeous purple maxi dresses from Mori Lee that we found in Glamourous Gowns in Farnborough. 

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

My favourite moment has to be when we said “I do”: I felt like it was just Nick and I, alone in a world of our own.

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

We travelled in style – beautiful vintage motors from Exclusive Wedding Cars.

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

We played up the English/ Aussie theme with table names and baskets of flip flops or “thongs” – take your pick!  Guests also received welcome bags in their hotel rooms full of English and Australian finds such as Mrs Bailey’s Yorkshire pudding recipe and sweets from Oz.

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography   A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

We chose a three tier cake by Imaginative Icing, with one lemon layer, one chocolate and one traditional fruit.  Instead of a traditional cake topper we used a figurine of a couple embracing on top of the cake.

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography   A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

We planned a balloon release to kick off the evening entertainment, and then following the Jazz band from York University, hired a DJ from Alive & Sound – he played a variety of music to cater for all ages. He even played some Aussie classics.

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography    A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

After the wedding, we honeymooned on safari round the Serengeti and then a beach holiday in Zanzibar. 

.

.

A Wedding in Yorkshire by Steve Ramsden Photography

.

.

My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to stay calm, any mistakes or things that go wrong only you will know as no one else knows what was planned, so they will see it as perfect. The day will be amazing, whatever happens, rain or shine. However, Excel will become your best friend!

.

.

Congratulations Victoria & Nick!

.

.

  – Images © 2012 Steve Ramsden Photography

This is not a sponsored post

Contact Brides Up North to submit your business as a Featured Supplier

.

.

Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+share on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInEmail to someone

join the northern revolution

Would you like to see your real wedding, love story, styled shoot, forthcoming event or wedding business featured on Brides Up North? Contact Brides Up North for real wedding and features submissions or details of our advertising packages.

contact us to be featured on brides up north

comments

  • June 10, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I love this, love the little Australian and English touches that clearly make it unique and personal to Victoria and Nick. :)

have your say

Your email is never shared. Required fields are marked *

about the author

Julia Braime
Former lawyer and bride to be Julia founded Brides Up North in 2010 with a chip on her shoulder. Frustrated by the poor Northern presence in glossy bridal magazines and online, she decided to do something about it herself. Astounded by the rapid growth of her blog and brand, Julia now manages Brides Up North’s online content alongside their busy wedding exhibition season, industry events and related commissions. And she’s always, always, got a new project on the go…

learn more about Julia Braime