April 4th, 2017 | Laura McDonagh
Today’s Bonfire Night wedding is full to the brim with woodland gorgeousness. Kayleigh and Paul opted for a rural wedding venue, daisies and natural grasses in the bridal bouquet and a dramatic ivy arch as the focal point for their ceremony. The result? Fan-flipping-tastic.
As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also some cool retro styling, sparklers a-go-go and the most glorious confetti shots. Look no further: this is autumn wedding inspo at its best.
With photography by Lumiere Photographic.
kayleigh says: We got engaged in 2015 after 12 years of being together (we‘re high school sweethearts!) Paul took me down to a log cabin in the Cotswolds where we’d stayed before. While I unpacked the bags, he hung up fairy lights on the terrace and lit candles. The sun was setting and it was so beautiful when I walked out and saw it all.
We got married on Bonfire Night 2016. We didn’t want a summer wedding because we both prefer the cold and the colours associated with this time of year. It was also the perfect excuse to have hot dogs and chilli at night and celebrate with fireworks and sparklers!
We got married at Priory Cottages near Wetherby, Yorkshire. We loved this venue because it was kind of an ‘all-in-one’. We got married in the beautiful barn, moved into the marquee for our reception and our guests could stay overnight in the cottages. The drive up to the barn was beautiful and the surrounding fields were a gorgeous backdrop for our pictures.
Our theme was autumn, using warm dark colours and earthy tones throughout. We used a lot of hessian, wood and fairy lights to create an almost woodland theme. As lovers of vintage and retro styling, we also used some old suitcases and house blankets for the inevitable chill.
Our colour scheme was dark blue and forest green. We had the bridesmaids in blue and the groomsmen too with hints of green in their ties, shoes and scarves.
I chose a Justin Alexander dress from Ava Rose Hamilton in Silsden. It was strapless which I didn’t initially like, but the staff added a gorgeous attached lace top and it had a V-shaped back which gave it an extra special touch, too.
Getting ready, we used Luxe Beauty Lounge in Yeadon for our makeup. Emily was fantastic and made all the girls feel confident. Courtney Wilson from Hair by Courtney is my usual hairdresser and was absolutely brilliant.
October 25th, 2016 | Julia Braime
Charlotte and Ross (who was a great teenage friend of mine *waves!*) decided to go with a classic and traditional big day, complete with a church ceremony, black tie suits and a gorgeous lace gown (we approve Mr W!).
Roses were the flower of the day in elegant tones of cream and pink, which made up super pretty bouquets and adorned the pew ends and cake.
The result is an utterly gorgeous celebration that will certainly stand the test of time.
With images by Katie Sidell Photography.
charlotte says: We got engaged in Central Park in New York. Ross proposed while we ice skating. I was so shocked but over the moon! We set the date of the wedding for 21st May 2016. We had our ceremony at the beautiful Great Budworth Church. Alec there was a fantastic vicar and made the ceremony so special! We then had our reception at Arley Hall & Gardens, Cheshire.
We went with a traditional look for the wedding with Ross wearing black tie and my dress was lace, which I wore with a cathedral style veil. I loved the look of the black and the ivory outfits together. Our flowers were all pastel colours and we love roses so they were the main flower.
March 30th, 2016 | Rachel Parry
Carrying on the pretty pink theme from this morning’s post, we’re sharing Emily and Richard’s gorgeous wedding day which featured a timeless colour palette of white and pale pink.
Brimming with inspiration for you brides-to-be, there are so many stunning elements Emily and Richard’s big day, which they wanted to be personal and elegant with a few vintage touches mixed in. Mission accomplished we’d say!
With images by Helen Rose Photography.
emily says: We got engaged on my birthday in May 2015, during a special weekend trip to London. It was after a very romantic evening meal at the Chiltern Firehouse in the top of their old fire tower.
We set the date for 17th October 2015. I think autumn is the best time of year. The colours of the season and the crisp Yorkshire weather appealed hugely to me when choosing the date we were to marry.
Our ceremony was very traditional and very personal to us, held in our local church, which Richard also grew up attending. The vicar led the service, and the choir in their robes, made it all special. Our speakers read an excerpt from the bible and a Bruce Springsteen song we love called If I Should Fall Behind.
As a reception venue I always knew I wanted a marquee. Royd House Farm in Yorkshire is owned by Richard’s aunt and uncle, so we were thrilled when they’re offered their grounds for our reception. The house is set in beautiful countryside, and there are tiered levels that we used for the marquee and all the other aspects needed for the day. They have a decked area with a little summer house, surrounded by water and which we used for more photos. It felt so personal and we loved having this original venue.
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