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where the heart is. ian stuart for a glamorous marquee wedding in the north west – katie & jordan

September 28th, 2017 | Rachel Parry

A Cheshire Wedding at Home (c) Jess Yarwood (46)

For some couples, there’s no better setting for their big day than their home. Given that there is space, we can see the attraction – a place that the couple feel comfortable in and know inside out, the ability to style the wedding exactly as they wish and the opportunity to party late into the night. What’s not to love?

Favouring an at home for these very reasons, today’s real wedding couple Katie and Jordan planned a traditional church ceremony followed by a marquee wedding at their house in Cuddington.

Now people, don’t let anyone ever tell you a wedding marquee can’t be glamorous because Katie and Jordan, with the help of some talented suppliers, absolutely aced the styling. They transformed the plain white canvass into a luxurious setting complete with opulent blooms, chic mirrored décor and gorgeous ghost style chairs.

We also have to say that we’re totally in love with Katie’s big day look; from that super-pretty Ian Stuart gown to her pale blue M&S shoes – pure top-to-toe perfection!

With images by Jess Yarwood Photography.

A Cheshire Wedding at Home (c) Jess Yarwood (38)

katie says: We got engaged in June 2015 while on our first holiday as a family after having our son, Jenson. We were in Portugal and went to one of our favourite restaurants, Piri Piri. I was already suspicious as family were acting strange! Jordan had picked the ring himself and it was perfect fit – everything, we celebrated with champagne!

A Cheshire Wedding at Home (c) Jess Yarwood (11)

We set the date for Saturday 8th July 2017. Our ceremony was at St John’s church, Norley, followed by marquee reception at our home in Cuddington.

We both wanted a marquee for the reception as we felt it would be more personal would give us control over everything. It also meant that we could carry on partying as long as we wanted, and could invite as many as we wanted!

Jordan and I had attend a lot of marquee weddings and so we wanted to make sure that ours stood out. We wanted it to look classy, glam and luxurious and so we picked a white, grey and silver colour scheme.

A Cheshire Wedding at Home (c) Jess Yarwood (28)

My wedding dress Paradis was by designer Ian Stuart. I got it from Maria Modes in Macclesfield. After trying on numerous dresses in numerous shops this dress just stood out as it was completely different to all the others!

I picked a pair of blue shoes from Marks & Spencer. I wanted to be able to wear them again after the wedding – which I have done many times already!

Lucinka Hodnett took care of my makeup for the big day and So Glamorous, based in Northwich, styled my hair.

A Cheshire Wedding at Home (c) Jess Yarwood (44)

Jordan wore blue suit with a grey tweed waistcoat, silver tie and tan shoes, all from Maria Modes’ menswear department. The groomsmen had suits to match and Jenson also wore a matching suit to his daddy.

My bridesmaids wore beautiful grey, full-length dresses from ASOS. Our little girl Erica wore a dress by Paz Rodriguez with matching shoes.

A Cheshire Wedding at Home (c) Jess Yarwood (50)

On the day of the wedding we travelled to church in a white Rolls Royce Ghost and matching white Range Rover from Cheshire Luxury Cars.

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coffee & cream. justin alexander for a country garden style wedding at home – rachael & john

March 14th, 2016 | Julia Braime

A Rustic Wedding at Home (c) Crayden Wedding Photography (45)

It might be Monday but we’re getting your week off to a pretty start with this wonderful rustic wedding that is brimming with inspiration for all you creative brides-to-be.

Much of the styling of today’s wedding followed after bride Rachael found her dream dress in the form of a coffee and ivory tea-length design by Justin Alexander. Fitting in perfectly with her desire for a relaxed country garden style wedding, Rachael teamed the neutral yet warm tones with elegant pastel shades and picked complementary décor in hessian and ‘just picked’ blooms to complete the look.

Rustic romance at its best…

With images by Crayden Wedding Photography.

A Rustic Wedding at Home (c) Crayden Wedding Photography (29)

rachael says: John proposed on my 30th birthday in January 2013. It was during a meal with 11 family members – they all knew about it as John had visited my dad a few nights previous to get his permission. The morning of my birthday in typical John style he advised me he’d ordered me a present  online and it had been delayed because of the snow and it would be here in a couple of days, I thought nothing of it and went off to work. After meeting the family at the restaurant and after the family gift giving, John started to shuffle back on his chair and got down on one knee, I thought he’d drop something, then he proceeded to say I’ve got a little gift, I thought he was kidding until I saw the ring and instantly burst into tears of joy and he asked if I would be his wife. I obviously said yes – I felt so lucky and he looked so relieved.

Our wedding date was originally booked for New Year’s Eve 2015 but after feeling a little nervous about the weather we brought the date forward to 19th September 2015. My parents and sister also got married in the month September, which gave the date more meaning.

A Rustic Wedding at Home (c) Crayden Wedding Photography (64)

We had a church ceremony at the village church where my parents and sister got married. My parents live next door to the reverend and directly across from the church. We then went onto a marquee wedding reception at my family’s small holdings, which has a fabulous rustic feel and a large fishing lake.

We wanted a relaxed rustic, county garden feel to the wedding. I initially fell in love with the idea of tipis for the reception but after visiting a Papakata open day we saw the Sperry marquees and quickly realised they would be perfect as they had transparent side walls meaning we could take in the views from outside.

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pastels & petals. a bespoke emma hunt dress for an elegant wedding in north yorkshire – emma & jamie

January 14th, 2016 | Rachel Parry

A Pastel Wedding at Home (c) Nicola Denby Photography (37)

Ladies you’re in for an absolute treat today as this morning’s real wedding is brimming with pretty inspiration to take note of.

After tying the knot during a traditional church ceremony, Emma, Jamie and their wedding guests carried on the celebrations in an elegantly styled marquee, pitched in the bride’s parents’ garden.

We adore the pretty pastel colour scheme and in particular the maids’ muted coloured dresses and the a-maz-ing flowers created by Emma’s talented mum.

Top of our swoon-list though has to be the bride’s stunning bespoke gown, made by British designer Emma Hunt.

With images by Nicola Denby Photography.

A Pastel Wedding at Home (c) Nicola Denby Photography (31)

emma says: We got engaged in February 2014 in Dubai. Jamie had planned a surprise holiday during half term and I didn’t know where we were going until the day we were leaving, which also happened to be my birthday! On our first night in Dubai we went out for dinner at a beautiful restaurant overlooking the Dubai Fountain. When we got back to the hotel room, Jamie got down on one knee and presented me with a gorgeous vintage style diamond ring and asked me to marry him. I said yes then burst into tears before calling our families to tell them the exciting news! Weeks before our engagement, I’d pointed out the style of ring I liked and Jamie had remembered and had a similar ring made especially for me!

We got married on 11th July 2015. As a teacher, I knew I wanted the wedding to be in the summer holidays so I could have some time before the wedding to do any last minute preparations and so we would have time to go off on our honeymoon afterwards. It worked perfectly and we were really lucky with the British weather!

A Pastel Wedding at Home (c) Nicola Denby Photography (18)

We got married at All Saints’ Church, Ripley in North Yorkshire. Jamie is from Winchester and I grew up near Harrogate and for the last 15 years my parents have lived in their beautiful home near Ripley. It’s a lovely village and the church is stunning. We knew straight away that it would be where we would hold our wedding.

We held the reception at my parents’ home which, as it turns out, lends itself perfectly as a wedding venue! It has super views over Harrogate with plenty of space for a marquee, drinks reception and even a bar in the stable! I had dreamt of having my wedding at home and it was just what we both wanted.

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