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a bicycle made for two. jenny packham for a classic wedding at the orangery – jennifer & scott

March 22nd, 2018 | Laura McDonagh

A Stylish Wedding at The Orangery (c) John Hope (53)

The gorgeous couple we’re featuring today wanted a delicate colour scheme of nudes and neutrals in keeping with their elegant North Yorkshire venue, The Orangery, hence this dreamy palette of the palest of pinks, golds and lots of brilliant, bright white.

Having studied photography, bride Jennifer knew exactly what she wanted from her pictures and keeping everything clean and natural really did make the few splashes of bold colour – her scarlet lipstick, the rich blue of their wedding bicycle – ‘pop’.

This savvy pair made a few small-spend but big-impact decisions which we’re sure Brides Up North readers will adore: firstly, the 200-candle ‘Wall of Light’, which added a warm glow to their autumnal celebration and, secondly, two £8 confetti cannons. Just take a look at those first dance pictures – we’re simply in awe.

Elegance overload heading your way…

With images by John Hope Photography.

Scott and Jenny – Highlights Trailer – The Orangery, Settrington from Papertwin Wedding Films on Vimeo.

jennifer says: We got engaged during a late Valentine’s/birthday night away. We stayed in a cosy treehouse retreat in Yorkshire, which was lovely. Scott popped the question over a bottle of champagne in the treehouse surrounded by lots of photos of our best memories.

A Stylish Wedding at The Orangery (c) John Hope (38)

Our wedding was on 14th October 2017. We chose that time of the year as Scott is a professional cyclist and spends most of the year racing all over the world. October is his off season, i.e. our only opportunity to have a honeymoon without a bike in tow! Autumn is also our favourite time of the year and we were keen to have lots of autumnal colours in our photographs.

We got married at All Saints Church, Settrington, and our reception was held next door at The Orangery. We came across it while we were looking for videographers – we saw the venue on one of the films and immediately booked to go and have a look. As soon as we arrived and walked inside we knew it was the one for us! It’s set on a private estate, so we were guaranteed complete privacy and a personal service. They only hold around twelve weddings a year, which felt even more special. The Orangery is surrounded by trees and woodland which we knew would look fantastic in autumn and we liked the idea of being able to walk to the venue from the church. It really is the perfect setting!

A Stylish Wedding at The Orangery (c) John Hope (21)

Styling-wise, we wanted a light, modern feel to fit with The Orangery. We were after a light colour scheme without any strong colours and so we opted for white, pale pink and gold touches to complement the venue.

A Stylish Wedding at The Orangery (c) John Hope (60)

My dress was Dallas by Jenny Packham. I’d previously tried on lots of different dresses in a wide range of styles. I remember looking on the Jenny Packham website and seeing the Dallas gown and wanting to try it on – however, on my dress shopping weekend in London, I didn’t have the time. A few weeks passed and I’d almost confirmed an order for a Stewart Parvin at The Bridal Collection  in Harrogate. I went to have a final try and they had just got the Dallas dress in stock. I tried it on and fell in love with it! It wasn’t what I’d originally imagined but I think a lot of women end up with a dress that’s different to what they thought they’d go for.

A Stylish Wedding at The Orangery (c) John Hope (42)

Scott wore navy blue tails with a grey waistcoat. He hired them from Youngs; there was an option to select a suit to try on at home which made the process very easy! The groomsmen also wore navy blue tails from Young’s online with a matching blue waistcoat.

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Cool Cats (and a Dog), A Couples Shoot – Katie & Gee

March 4th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Up and coming photographer John Hope sent Brides Up North this great couple’s shoot.  I fall out of both their fine drinking establishments regularly, so thought it would be fun to share their pics as we gear up for the weekend!

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John Hope Photography explains: This was not technically a wedding, but a portrait shoot with a very fun couple. The location was Bramley Falls Park in Leeds. Katie works at the legendary rock bar Mojo in Leeds

whilst Gee is the manager of the equally awesome Sandinista bar. He is also the bassist in the band the Stella Frays. These guys have no wedding plans yet but have been together while and had few nice photos of them so asked me to sort that out!

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