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Super Glam. A Real Wedding At Oulton Hall, Leeds – Emily & Cyrus

Posted on: 27/05/2014

Paul Joseph Photography

Back at your desk and recovering from the long weekend?  I hope it was an epic one! If you enjoyed a tech detox over the holiday, don’t despair – we didn’t! Make sure to check out yesterday’s fashion eye candy before getting stuck into today’s beautiful Real Wedding.

Emily and Cyrus’s stunning, Gatsby inspired celebration at Oulton Hall in Leeds is glossy, golden and gorgeous.  Just the thing to pep up your blue Tuesday.  Enjoy!

Images by Paul Joseph Photography.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily says: Cyrus proposed on 2nd September 2012, the day we arrived home from a trip to New York. I think he lost the bottle in New York!

I actually thought he was joking as I thought if he’d planned on proposing why wouldn’t he have proposed in New York so as you can imagine it didn’t go quite to plan. It wasn’t until he pulled out my Grandma’s wedding ring that I realized he was serious and of course I was overwhelmed with emotion and said yes!

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

We were married on 27th December 2013, we wanted a winter wedding as it’s a magical time of year however we didn’t want a Christmas themed wedding.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Our wedding was at Oulton Hall in Rothwell, Leeds. We fell in love with the period features but loved how they had decorated it in a contemporary style. We also liked the idea of having two separate locations for day and night (our ceremony was in the old, listed part of the building and our evening reception was in the golf club). 

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

We tried to take inspiration from the 1920s, art deco era and chose a colour scheme of black, ivory and gold.  We wanted it to feel like a party from The Great Gatsby!

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

I chose a laced, low back  a line dress which had pearl beading draping at the back. I also had a handmade silk cathedral veil with pearls to match my dress made by Marie Flanagan.

Cyrus had a custom made suit by Owen Scott which incorporated his love for basketball. I think his suit jacket got more attention than my dress!

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

The adult bridesmaids wore black evening gowns from Mango, the teenager girls wore a shorter version of this dress and the flower girls wore ivory dresses from Monsoon. The groomsmen wore black tie hired from Owen Scott

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

I am known by family and friends to always have a house full of orchid plants so there was no choice as to what flowers I would be walking down the aisle with. I chose to have a waterfall bouquet of white orchids, this also carried the family tradition on as my mum and grandma had this style of bouquet at their weddings. My florist Janine at Greenhouse Florist also managed to incorporate some material from my mum’s wedding dress into the bouquet handle too.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

I remember the look on Cyrus’s face as I entered the room, the emotion was overwhelming (we’ve been together since we were eighteen…12 years)!

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

We have nothing but praise for our photographers Paul and Kelly of Paul Joseph Photography. We loved their style of photography and knew we wanted our wedding to be told like a story which they managed to do so well.

We met up on a hot day in July 2013 for our ‘Love Shoot’ where they managed to capture the most amazing sunset photos and from that point we knew that Paul and Kelly had an amazing eye for detail. This was proven in our wedding pictures… I loved how they captured every emotion throughout the day.

I personally think your wedding pictures should be one of your main priorities when planning your wedding. When you look back in years to come you should still be able to feel the emotion you felt at that exact point. Paul and Kelly achieved this perfectly.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

We chose a tall two tier cake. The bottom tier was chocolate cake covered in white chocolate and painted gold and the top tier was red velvet covered with white fondant.  It also had white orchids positioned around it too.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

We lost both my Grandma and Aunty to cancer so we made a donation to Kirkwood Hospice in lieu of a favour and asked everybody to wear the pin broaches in remembrance of them. I also chose to frame my parents and grandparents wedding pictures and display them with the cake.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Music was one of our main priorities, luckily we have friends who are professional musicians so as a favour they helped out on the big day.

Thabo Mkwananzi sang Corrine Bailey Rae’s version of Bob Marley’s  ‘is this love’ accompanied by Stephen Simpson on keys as I walked down the aisle. They also played lots of our favourite songs during cocktail hour and got our friends and family involved in singing along.

In the evening we had hired a vocalist Louise Golbey and her band who made sure everyone was up on their feet. After the band finished their set we then chose to have a DJ (Sean Marks) play out for the rest of the night, he made sure no one was sitting down!

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

For our honeymoon we stayed at the El Dorado Royale in the Riviera Maya, Mexico for two weeks.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

My top tip for other Brides Up North would be don’t sweat the small stuff! Remember what the day is actually about, never lose sight of that and you will enjoy every moment!

Emily and Cyrus's elegant black tie christmas wedding at Oulton Hall near Leeds.

Congratulations Emily & Cyrus!

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