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all that glitters: industrial sparkle for a stylish wedding at the arches – kate & chris

November 27th, 2017 | Aislinn Thompson

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Excited to share her wedding with us today is Kate, whose rustic, laid-back, glittery celebration warms the cockles on a chilly winter’s day.

Kate and Chris chose an industrial setting – an old Yorkshire mill – for their reception and dressed it up to the nines with strings of fairy lights, a vast array of vases brimming with flowers and glittery jam jars twinkling with candles.

We love the little touches that punctuate the day with personality, from the ‘totes getting married’ bride’s tote bag and the handmade order of the day, to the wedding bingo cards that spiced up the speeches.

If you’re planning your wedding right now, it’s worth considering how you’ll immortalise the guests on the day and a photo guestbook is a fun way to capture everyone in the moment – check out Kate and Chris’s handmade Polaroid picture frame and comical props for some inspiration.

With images by Photography by Kathryn.

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kate says: We got engaged in September 2016 in my favourite place in the world: Filey. We had a lovely weekend away at the end of the summer holidays and, as the sun set on a day of walking along the beach, fish and chips and prosecco, Chris proposed! It was perfect.

We got married on Friday 2nd June 2017. We knew we didn’t want to wait too long and, being a teacher with lots of teacher friends, we went for spring half-term.

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We got married at St Anne-in-the-Grove Church in Southowram, our local village church, followed by a reception at The Arches at Dean Clough in Halifax. The first time we visited The Arches we fell in love with it! It is such a different venue, being an old Yorkshire mill, and we knew we could really make the space our own. The Arches has a very laid-back, rustic style, which suited us perfectly.

We would absolutely recommend the venue: Abby and Tabby at Mode for Events who coordinate weddings at The Arches were fantastic. They really helped us to make the day our own, from choosing our menus and drinks – including having my dad’s favourite beer on pump – to styling the venue and recommending suppliers. Nothing was too much trouble.

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I love a bit of glitter, so our colour scheme was blush pink with lots of champagne gold glitter and touches of navy.

A Pretty Wedding at The Arches (c) Photography By Kathryn (52)

I wore a True Bride two-piece with a hi-low tulle skirt and a cropped embellished bodice with delicate beads and buttoned detailing. I chose the dress because it was completely different from anything I’d seen before and because it gave me the chance to buy some glittery Jimmy Choos as they’d be on show!

My bridesmaids wore dusky pink dresses from Showcase at Dorothy Perkins. They wore three different styles to suit them best but all in the same colour. Our flower girl wore a pink and gold glittery dress with a matching glittery headband and shoes, all from Monsoon.

Our make-up artist was Naomi Frazer and our hair was styled by Demi at Revive in Heckmondwike. We would recommend them both.

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