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canvas & lace. a relaxed outdoor wedding in derbyshire – emily & jordan

January 17th, 2017 | Rachel Parry

A Relaxed Outdoor Wedding (c) Mick Cookson (79)

This afternoon’s real wedding is a shining example of just how beautiful an outdoor British ceremony can be. Marrying at the height of summer, Emily and Jordan enjoyed an open-air ceremony before partying the night away under the cover of a cool tipi tent.

Highlights for us include Emily’s stunning lace detailed dress, the beautiful ‘meadow’ colour palette and that gorgeous floral archway!

With images by Mick Cookson Photography.

A Relaxed Outdoor Wedding (c) Mick Cookson (66)

emily says: We got engaged in Bali on a very relaxing holiday. Jordan had booked a ‘100 candlelit’ meal at a 5* restaurant. We had our own table by the riverside surrounded by candles and flower petals. We were laughing because they provided us with speakers but the only music they had put on the iPod was Boyzone and Westlife. Very cheesy but great to sing along to! I turned around after a photo to find Jordan on one knee saying “you going to marry me or what then?”

We set the date of the wedding for 30th July 2016, as it was the only date our perfect venue – Sycamore Farm Barns in Matlock – had available. It’s in the middle of the Peak District surrounded by rolling hills and farmland. We love the great outdoors so it was perfect. We had a tipi and we were able to get married outside, which was amazing. We were able to stay at the venue in beautiful cottages from the Thursday to the Monday so we could decorate the tipi, put up an archway and include personal touches. Our friends could also camp in the field.

A Relaxed Outdoor Wedding (c) Mick Cookson (73)

We didn’t have a theme as such for the wedding, we just wanted things relaxed, informal and beautiful.

We had a humanist ceremony led by Janice Castings – it was perfect. Janice was brilliant and it meant the ceremony was personal to us. We married legally on the 24th July with close family present.

A Relaxed Outdoor Wedding (c) Mick Cookson (62)

I found my dress in The Cheshire Wedding House. The staff were so friendly, they made me feel really comfortable and at ease. They also let my four-year-old niece try on a flower girl dress, which made her day! My dress was made by Romantica of Devon and it was called Yvonne. The skirt was made out of delicate tulle and felt lovely and floaty. The sleeves were lace and it had a heart-shaped cut out back. I loved it!

My wedding makeup was done by Sarah Morten and I loved it! Luckily, she is an amazing makeup artist and one of my best friends so she also doubled up as one of my bridesmaids.

A Relaxed Outdoor Wedding (c) Mick Cookson (110)

Jordan picked a navy tweed suit with a waistcoat from Jennis & Warmann, which he ordered online. The best man wore the same suit.

My bridesmaids wore a Needle & Thread dress that was a navy/taupe colour. I had two flower girls that wore beautiful dresses from a company on Etsy called MillyWeddingShop.

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Village People. Tiffany Blue For A Pretty Real Wedding At The Black Swan, Helmsley – Bethan & Danny

December 4th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Bethan and Danny’s pretty real wedding in the heart of the North Yorkshire dales is full of sunshine and smiles. Just the ticket to get us through a wintery Wednesday morning.  With Tiffany blue accents (every girl’s favourite colour, right?) and added twinkle, this stunning setting looks even more chocolate box than usual.

With images by Brides Up North Featured Supplier Walker & Walker Photography

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Bethan says:  We got engaged on the 28th October 2011 at The Ritz, London in the restaurant and Danny and I got married on Saturday 3rd August 2013 at All Saints Church, Helmsley, North Yorkshire with the reception at The Black Swan, Helmsley. 

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The location of Helmsley provided an excellent mix of church and reception venue next door to one another in a picturesque Yorkshire market town which represented our background. The Black Swan has amazing food which was high on our list of priorities, and it could also offer accommodation which was important for our guests. The overall quality of the staff service and attention to detail shown by Nicola (the wedding planner) was another fey factor.

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Walker & Walker Photography

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We didn’t have a theme and chose a colour scheme of Tiffany blue. 

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I carried a hand tied bouquet of ivory Roses, Freesia, Ammi Majus, Wax flower, Eryngium, Rosemary & Eucalyptus by The Topiary Tree. The stems were left natural, tied off with raffia.

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

I wore a Romantica of Devon gown in ivory and the groomsmen wore grey suits with duck egg blue cravats.  Danny also wore blue Grenson shoes! The suits were hired from Moss Bros and my gown was from a small bridal boutique called Jacqueline’s in Beverley, East Yorkshire.

My make up was by Helen Guy, and the bridesmaids’ make up by Beth Nicholls. 

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

The three adult bridesmaids wore duck egg blue coast dresses with shoes from Next, and the flower girl wore dresses from Next and shrugs from Monsoon.

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Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

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After a swift G&T, I walked from the pub, where I got ready, with my Dad round to the church. It meant we could chat and take a couple of calming deep breaths before the service!

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Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

My favourite moments were that first time I walked into the the church and saw everyone and being able to sit out in the Black Swan’s lovely gardens in the sun, enjoying the company of our family and friends with a drink.

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Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

We made confetti bags filled with dried flowers and stamped with messages to our guests. This made for the most amazingly scented confetti shower!

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Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

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Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

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We chose a four tiered cake, each with a different flavour sponge: vanilla with raspberry jam, sticky toffee fudge, chocolate and black cherry, lemon and lime by Couture Cake Design.  We tried to cater for every taste!

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We had homemade gooseberry jam for women’s favours and football bets for local teams for the men.

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Walker & Walker Photography

We asked that every guest chose a song and wrote it on their RSVP, this made sure there was always people dancing!  We used the venue’s recommended DJ and also had a photo booth from Booth Revolution.

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After the wedding we went to Mauritius and stayed at Hotel Maritim for two weeks.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to keep a scrapbook of all your ideas and suppliers contacts. It will become your bible that travels with you everywhere. You are given so much information it is important to keep it written down! Also, don’t be afraid to delegate jobs close to the day. It gives an element of surprise on the day too!

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Congratulations Bethan and Danny!

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Eye Candy: Romantica at Mia Sposa

December 14th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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What’s the festive season all about if it ain’t a bit of eye candy?   This afternoon on the wedding blog, I bring you a sneak preview of the diverse and divine Romantica 2012 collection, available at Mia Sposa Bridal & Menswear, who have boutiques across the North.

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Mia Sposa Bridal & Menswear, Newcastle Upon Tyne, will be showcasing their gorgeous gowns at the Brides Up North Super Showcase on Sunday 4th March 2012 at Ramside Hall Hotel in Durham.  Lots of North East readers have already signed up for a VIP Bride To Be Goody Bag by clicking the banner at the top of the page, but you can also click here to put your name down.  Be quick, I can only guarantee a Goody Bag whilst stocks last. 

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Enough chat.  Feast your eyes on these!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Romantica @ Mia Sposa

Tierney

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  Josephine Jolene Memphis

Josephine, Jolene & Memphis

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Romantica @ Mia Sposa

Royale

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Florence, Celia & Cordoba

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Romantica @ Mia Sposa

Vanilla

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Baby You Can Drive My Tractor! A Real Wedding, Debbie & Tom

September 30th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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A DIY wedding is all about the detail, ladies.  Today on the wedding blog, in this stunning Real Wedding, sent to me by Jane of JB Creatives, Debbie shows us exactly how it’s done.  Have a super duper brilliant Friday – filled with this Indian Summer sunshine.  See if you can’t knock off work a little bit early and celebrate the weekend outdoors. 

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Over to Debbie:  We were engaged in the Lake District in February 2010 on my birthday weekend, and married on 18th June 2011 at Adel Church before travelling in a 66 VW Camper to the Craven Cruck Barn in Appletreewick. 

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Tom’s family have always attended Adel Church and it is very close to our home in Pool as well as being steeped in history.  We visited the Cruck Barn and chose it straight away without looking anywhere else.  It was perfect for us and my family used to visit Appletreewick and Burnsall when me and my sister were little so both venues were special.  The Cruck Barn provided a medieval banquet and a teepee!  The staff were fantastic and made our day run very smoothly. 

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The main theme for the day was derived from some vintage bird designs that I loved from Cavallini & Co, and we had many colours!  Purple, teal and fuchsia pink all played a part based on the colours of native wildflowers in flower in June. 

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: JB Creatives Fine Art Wedding Photography

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For my wedding gown, I didn’t want anything that was so expensive that I would spend the whole day panicking about it, and definitely wanted something a bit floaty and boho!  I chose a beautiful dress from Romantica of Devon and bought it from the fantastic Cinderellas of Skipton

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I made my headdress and borrowed my blue shoes from my friend Lesley at work – they were her wedding shoes 13 years ago!

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Click through to see all the AMAZING DIY details, and the most awesome homemade wedding cake, like, ever!

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