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roses & berries for a colourful autumn wedding at northorpe hall & barn – jen & craig

September 11th, 2018 | Alexis Forsyth

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Who, like us, is just so ready for sweater weather! Bring on autumn! There are some gorgeous details at today’s real wedding between Jen and Craig as it’s a real celebration of the season and its rich and vibrant colours.

Jen’s flower crown packs an absolute punch and it vibes fabulously with her boho dress and loose, vivid bouquet – not to mention her shoes, now they are some seriously cool T-bars!

The guys make a strong style statement too in their varying-coloured tweed suits reflecting the key tones of autumn.

Further seasonal nods can be found in the décor; from the cute mini pumpkins on the top table to the beautiful berries and clever carved apple tealight holders. And in keeping with the rural barn setting, there are some gorgeous rustic touches too, including sweet hessian bunting and a naked three-tiered cake.

But beyond the aesthetics, we love the fact this wedding has a conscience. All the proceeds from their chosen venue go into helping young people who are experiencing mental health problems, bereavement or autism. Usually weddings are all about the couple – and why not indeed! – but Jen and Craig’s wedding manages to be both a celebration of their ten-year relationship and the future to come as well as a lasting legacy for children going through tough times. What a touching combination. Here’s Jan to tell us more…

With images by Simon Holmes Photography.

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jen says: There wasn’t a real wedding proposal as such for Craig and I. We had been together ten years before we decided to tie the knot; it just seemed like the right time.

We got married on 28th October 2017 – I really wanted an autumn wedding, as it’s our favourite season and we love all the colours.

An Autumn Wedding at Northorpe Hall (c) Simon Holmes Photography (21)

A barn wedding was definitely top of my list, as I thought it would be right for the kind of relaxed celebration we wanted. I visited a few before settling on Northorpe Hall & Barn in Mirfield. It is owned by a registered children’s charity, which supports young people with mental health issues, bereavement and autism. All the proceeds from weddings held in the barn help to provide these services; this was so important to us as our own son is autistic and we know how badly families need this support. The venue is lovely; they were really accommodating about changes to menus and helpful when it came to suppliers. What’s really nice – and without a doubt the most important thing to us – was to have a wedding that left some sort of legacy: to actually have a wedding that was all about us but also directly benefits others was more than we could have hoped for.

An Autumn Wedding at Northorpe Hall (c) Simon Holmes Photography (52)

For our theme, we went with an autumn/Yorkshire celebration. We used autumnal colours – burgundy, orange, pink, green and blush. We both love all the colours and wanted to incorporate those into our wedding but without having a regimented colour scheme. Our venue stylist used lots of pumpkins, apples, burlap and rustic elements to tie in with our theme.

An Autumn Wedding at Northorpe Hall (c) Simon Holmes Photography (36)

When it came to my dress, I knew exactly what kind I wanted – something with sleeves and lace that was quite understated and boho. I went to a few bridal boutiques but, being a plus-size bride, I found it difficult to find anything I liked that had a sample in my size to try. After doing lots of research, I saw a dress by Savannah Miller for Debenhams that I absolutely loved. I couldn’t believe I’d found something suitable on the high street. I wore a handmade silk flower belt with it from Etsy and some gorgeous Irregular Choice shoes.

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feel good factor. house of mooshki for a seaside themed wedding at northorpe hall – lene & jimmy

November 10th, 2016 | Laura McDonagh

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Lene and Jimmy’s big day at Northorpe Hall in Kirklees, was packed full of fun and personality, with thousands of origami flowers, space hoppers and an ice-cream van.

Lene rocked a pink tea-length dress and songs from old-time numbers to Blink 182, were provided by the bridal party’s talented friends.

But the feel-good factor goes beyond the pretty details, for Northorpe Hall was set up to support a children’s mental health charity, and so through their wedding Lene and Jimmy made a significant contribution to a very good cause.

So sit back for Lene’s uplifting account of a big day with big hearts, you’re going to love it…

Photography by Amber Marie Photography.

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lene says: We got engaged three years ago whilst on holiday in Clearwater, Florida. We were enjoying the sunset whilst hanging out on the beach, and Jimmy put his arm round me and muttered “So, err, you fancy getting married then?” We’re not ones for big, romantic gestures, but it did feel a bit like he was trying to sell me a dodgy watch or something. That being said, it really was the perfect, most awkward, Jimmy-esque proposal.

We got married on the 30th July. With us having a seaside theme, me having a tea-length dress, and us being in a potentially chilly venue (barns aren’t known for their warmth and insulation), we knew we’d need it to be during the summer months.

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From the outset, I knew I wanted a barn venue decked out in fairy lights; and we wanted it to be at a mid-way point for our families (James’ family are based in Doncaster, and mine in Clitheroe). When we found Northorpe Hall in Mirfield, it ticked all the boxes. And better still, it’s owned by a charity, so prices are very reasonable and you know that the money you spend is going towards a good cause.

We had a bit of a DIY seaside theme. A lot of our favourite memories are based around beaches so it was something that just slowly came together.

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We didn’t have much of a colour scheme. We’d originally thought about having a light blue, but as my dress was pink we worried it might end up looking like a baby shower! As the bouquets were made from paper, we’d originally thought they should be white, but they looked really plain and a bit tacky – so we decided that each bridesmaid would have a different colour. That kind of threw any colour scheme out the window.

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It’s Beautiful Up North! A Styled Wedding Inspiration Shoot

November 24th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Erm.  Wow!  As a I see a lot of pretty things, trust me, but I was completely blown away by this stunning wedding inspiration shoot sent to me by James Melia.  The shoot is a collaboration between some of my favourite bridal suppliers and takes place in good old Yorkshire.

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: it’s beautiful Up North. Northern Brides: think local!

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Natalie from I Am Nat explains: A group of Yorkshire-based suppliers came together to produce this stunning inspiration shoot, which took place at Northorpe Hall, a converted barn in Yorkshire – home to a charity who primarily work with youngsters who have learning difficulties. The venue touched our hearts; not only because of it’s beauty, but because of it’s ethos: when it is booked for an event, the money made goes straight back into the charity.

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Photography: James Melia

Flowers: Leafy Couture

Event Design and Prop Hire: Beau Collections

Vintage Prop Hire: Hello Vintage

Ceremony Location: Northorpe Hall

Stationery: I am Nat

Dress: No.9 Bridal Couture

Head Pieces: HF Couture

Cake: Just Darling Cakes

Hair and Make Up: Jodie Smith

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  – Images © 2011 James Melia 

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