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pretty in pink: roses & gyp for a sophisticated wedding at sandburn hall – ell & richard

June 21st, 2018 | Aislinn Thompson

A Sophisticated Wedding at Sandburn Hall (c) Photography By Charli (31)

For our second dose of gorgeousness today is Ell and Richard’s visual feast of a wedding, centred around a romantic dusty pink colour palette. The couple carried the sophisticated scheme through the whole day; from the elegant strapless bridesmaid dresses to the translucent ribbon detail adorning the backs of the chairs.

As Ell and Richard exchanged their vows in front of the most beautiful countryside backdrop and underneath a blanket of fairy lights strung from the beams, a pair of blossom-style trees frame the scene perfectly and echo the rural vista beyond, mirroring a pair of majestic trees in the landscape. The indoor trees took on a whole new level of impact in the evening after the sun had set, as the hundreds of fairy lights sparkled romantically for the first dance.

There are some fun details too; from the cheese cake to celebrate their passion for fromage, to the jars of mini eggs that nod to the Easter weekend.

We also adore the subtle beading on Ell’s stunning gown, which we think complements the delicate feel of the entire day perfectly!

With images by Photography by Charli.

A Sophisticated Wedding at Sandburn Hall (c) Photography By Charli (33)

ell says: Richard proposed on the evening of my last day of work before Christmas 2016. He got down on one knee in front of the Christmas tree in our living room. My favourite time of year is Christmas and my favourite place to be is at home, in front of the fire with Richard and our black lab, Jet. So it was the perfect proposal!

A Sophisticated Wedding at Sandburn Hall (c) Photography By Charli (11)

We got married on 30th March 2018 (Good Friday). We got a great deal with the venue for a March wedding and so we decided to go for the latest date available. It helped that we went to view the venue on a miserable January day and still fell in love with it, so we knew no matter what the weather was like the venue was great!

We had both our ceremony and reception at Sandburn Hall in York. We loved the rustic beams and amazing views from the Grand Hall. We would 100% recommend the venue to other couples. Hayley, our wedding planner, was a superstar! She made us feel so relaxed on what I had thought would be a very stressful day.

A Sophisticated Wedding at Sandburn Hall (c) Photography By Charli (24)

Our colour scheme was dusty pink. I really loved the colour and didn’t want a scheme that made it too difficult to tie it in with the bridesmaids’ outfits and table centrepieces. We wanted our decor to be delicate and pretty.

A Sophisticated Wedding at Sandburn Hall (c) Photography By Charli (36)

For my dress, I went for an A-line design. I’m pretty tall and this was the most flattering shape/style.

I purchased the dress from Finery Bridal in Sherburn.

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Wednesday Wedding Inspiration – Spring Sophisticate

September 5th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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My apologies for the later than usual wedding blog instalment this evening (hey, look on the bright side, you got to admire those pink lace heels for a little longer, right?) but I’ve been swanning around the North West:  meeting with Mcr Fashion Week to discuss a very exciting project (news soon!), turning Yo Sushi into my office for the afternoon and trialling the bridal makeup experience with my friends at Clarins (more on this soon, but what a lovely afternoon I have had!).  The heavy M62 home time traffic means that the schedule has slipped ever so slightly, but boy I have a pretty one to make up for it (make up… geddit?!). 

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Yo Sushi

The Northern Revolution refuels at Yo Sushi!

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Meanwhile, reader Amelia writes:

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Hi Julia & Katy, I love the mood boards that you feature every Wednesday. I have one for you to have a go at. I am getting married next spring but I don’t want to go down the traditional ‘spring fresh’ wedding approach with lots of yellow and green. What colour combination would still be pretty for March without looking like the Easter bunny is about to make an appearance? I don’t mind a nod to the season but I’m not looking for an all out Easter parade? I hope that you can help, cheers, Amelia xxxx

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It’s over to the wonderful Katy from What Katy Did Next (our regular guest blogger and mood board maestro) to help out.  And there ain’t an Easter bunny in sight…

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Spring Wedding Inspiration

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1. Spring Bouquet 2. Claire Pettibone Gown 3. Pastel Mix Bridesmaids 4. Messy Up Do 5. Watercolour Wedding Invitations 6. Sakura Peep Toe Heels 7. Belted Chiffon Dress 8. Pastel Centrepiece 9. Wedding Cake 10. Opalite Cherry Blossom Earrings

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Katy says: This week’s board is for the lovely Amelia who requested colour inspiration for her March Wedding. Amelia wanted to avoid the usual ‘Spring Fresh’ yellow and greens theme so I opted for a palette that varies from very soft pink and nudes to dried lavender and grey hues with deep flashes of peachy coral to modernise the board. Its becoming incredibly popular to have your bridesmaids in a variety of shades: if you are having a mix of colours in your bouquet why not reflect this in the bridesmaids attire? The gowns in the top right image blend so beautifully and the Donna Morgan belted chiffon dress is available in some gorgeous tones.

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I decided to give the board a ‘nod to the season’ with touches of blossom. The blossom should be just starting to appear in March and it is so beautiful! If your venue has them, blossom trees make great backdrops in wedding photographs. You could include blossom in your centrepieces – a vase full of branches, floating bowls of blossom heads, or simply include them amongst other floral arrangements with similar soft tissue-like flowers such as peonies or David Austin Roses. The blossom theme is also carried onto the fabulous Harriet Wilde heels, pretty detailed earrings and the beautiful Claire Pettibone bolero.

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If pink isn’t your thing, sway towards the greying purple shades and turn the pinkier shades on the board to white/ivory/cream. If bolder colours are your cup of tea use flashes of red instead of greys. I’m in love with the very fresh duck egg blue and sea mist at the moment, see my Simple Sea Mist board from last month. You could add it to this board in place of the nude shades, it will still work well with pale blossom. With the risk of adding too much Easter to the wedding – Cadbury’s Purple is becoming very popular with brides at the moment – just steer clear of teaming it with brown and you will avoid Easter egg comparisons!

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Remember: the plan is to share a new inspiration board in this time slot every other week, either compiled by myself, regular guest blogger Katy or YOU: get in touch with your own ideas and inspiration boards! We’ll be discussing our inspirations behind the images too so it’s simply going to be a whole load of lovely.

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If you are a little less arty but in need of inspiration and still want to play along, we will also be taking requests for colour schemes and themes and making bespoke boards for my readers. Please contact me to suggest a theme or colour scheme.

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Click here to see previous Wednesday Wedding Inspiration Mood Boards

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