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Lavender’s Blue: Amanda Wyatt For A Real Wedding At Priory Cottages, North Yorkshire – Amy & Luke

01st July 2013 | Julia Braime

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It’s right back to business with our double daily blogging schedule here at Brides Up North, and my goodness do I have some gorgeous to share with you over the next few months. 

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Let’s start off as we mean to go on, with Amy and Luke’s stunning wedding day at Priory Cottages near Wetherby.  Amy and Luke chose rustic details, beautiful blooms and a cool colour palette (not to mention a gorgeous gown and some pretty snappy bow ties) to work with their fabulous lavender filled North Yorkshire venue.  I’m attending a celebration at Priory Cottages shortly – as a bridesmaid no less – and putting together today’s feature has made me itch with excitement for my friend’s own big day.

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Amy says:  We got engaged on Easter Sunday 2012 up a mountain in Ambleside in the Lake District and were married on Easter Sunday 2013 at the beautiful Priory Cottages near Wetherby. 

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The venue was perfect. Everything was in the same place which we wanted so we didn’t have to worry about transport and lose some time of our day travelling.  We got married in the barn, had the drinks reception downstairs and outside in the courtyard, and then had the meal and dancing in the marquee. We all (family) stayed in the cottages surrounding the venue so it was really relaxed on the day and we had seen each other in the morning of the wedding.

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Serena who runs Priory Cottages is amazing and becomes your best friend during the wedding planning.  

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I chose an Amanda Wyatt dress from Mia Sposa in Cambridge. It was quite slim fitting, the bottom half was quite plain and it had lace and beading on the top and over the straps into a really pretty low back.

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I spent ages trying to find the right colour for my bridesmaids, in the end I chose a sailor blue colour on lovely chiffon strapless dresses from Dessy.

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My favourite part of the day was walking down the aisle with my Dad, and seeing our friends and family and then reaching Luke at the front was just the best feeling ever.

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I carried a beautiful bouquet of pink flowers including spray roses and peonies by Paperwhite Flowers. 

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The fantastic ‘Richard Wynn Davies’ were the photographers, Richard and Caroline are so so so lovely, I would recommend them to anyone.

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Amy & Luke-262

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We had a wishing tree which I know loads of people have done now but it’s such a nice way to display everyone’s good wishes on the day. We attached old vintage keys which we got from eBay to our tags and wrote a note saying ‘Please write your key to a happy marriage’.

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Around our card crate we had photos in frames of both sets of parents and grandparents (including my late grandparents) who have all given us such a great example of marriage.

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We had the best cake, There were three of them in different sizes; a fruit cake, a Belgian chocolate cake with passion fruit filling, and a vanilla cake with chocolate ganache filling. They were covered in milk chocolate and had white chocolate pouring over the sides and little white chocolate flowers. It was made by a lovely lady called Sharon who owns the Sugar Velvet Cake Company.

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Easter had to be a bit of a theme as it was Easter Sunday. We had a sweetie table, Mini Eggs as favours in mini plant pots and we had Thornton’s chocolate Easter eggs with the table names iced on them. Yum!.

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We had a band called ‘The Dollars’ who we found via the ‘Alive Network’ who also provided a DJ service in between their sets. They were a bit of a risk as we had never seen them before booking but they were fab and had such a great song list that we could choose from. They learnt our first dance song ‘I Won’t Give Up’ by Jason Mraz, and it was beyond our expectations, perfect!

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After the wedding we honeymooned in Thailand… Bangkok for a few days and then Koh Samui for a week!

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My top tip for other Brides Up North is from experience: do not change your skin care regime or use different make-up before the wedding!

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Congratulations Amy & Luke!

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