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back story. ronald joyce for a timeless yorkshire wedding – lauren & andrew

December 14th, 2017 | Laura McDonagh

A Timeless Wedding in Yorkshire (c) Bethany Clarke Photography (56)

Today’s couple, Lauren and Andrew, wanted timeless over trendy for their special day, and so tails, armfuls of roses and a traditional hearty Yorkshire menu were the order of the day.

Light-up letters, live music and a talented DJ ensured their reception went with a bang, as well as an alternative guest book in the form of some fun photobooth action.

Of all the gorgeous details you’ll see below, however, there’s one that really stands out: Lauren’s gown. In our humble opinion, her stunning Ronald Joyce creation steals the show – the lace overlay, sequin detailing and that beaded string back is Choirs-Of-Angels-Singing-Halleluiah levels of stunningness – just take a look for yourselves…

With photography by Brides Up North Sponsor, Bethany Clarke Photography.

A Timeless Wedding in Yorkshire (c) Bethany Clarke Photography (30)

lauren says: We got engaged on Christmas Eve 2015, and chose Saturday 2nd September 2017 as our wedding date. We liked the fact that we would get the end of summer/early autumn colours outside but also hoped for a warm, sunny day (which we got!) It was also important to give my sister and husband enough time to fly in from New Zealand for the wedding.

A Timeless Wedding in Yorkshire (c) Bethany Clarke Photography (33)

We were married at the Immaculate Conception Church in Sicklinghall. It’s a catholic church which was important to Andrew, but had the attractive setting that I’d always imagined getting married in.

The reception was at The Bridge Hotel & Spa Wetherby. It was the first place we looked round after researching some places that took our fancy. It was an instant hit and nothing we saw afterwards compared to the overall package they were offering. It had a spacious function room and lovely grounds but still had a ‘country inn’ feel to the bar and restaurant, which we loved.

A Timeless Wedding in Yorkshire (c) Bethany Clarke Photography (57)

Colour-wise, we went for coral. We felt it matched with the time of year and the coloured roses we wanted for the bouquets.

A Timeless Wedding in Yorkshire (c) Bethany Clarke Photography (11)

My dress was a Ronald Joyce gown from Platinum Brides, Leeds. I loved it from the moment I tried it on, and the fact that it was different to the ‘norm’, especially the back, made it perfect.

Andrew wore a silk slate grey suit with tails and a white waistcoat from Bridal Apparel, Leeds. We wanted a more traditional look compared to a normal suit and felt it was important for a once-in-a-lifetime day. He matched it with a coral cravat and handkerchief.

Our bridesmaids wore coral Morilee dresses from Platinum Brides, and the groomsmen wore the same as Andrew but with grey waistcoat.

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