Your Yorkshire Wedding - January/February 2022 (Issue 52)

BEAUTY, FASHION, GROOMS, HONEYMOONS AND MUCH MORE £3.55 JAN/FEB 2022 Planned to perfection Key advice from our industry experts The finishing touches Focus on fashion accessories £1,500 worth of diamonds WIN! HISTORIC WONDERS Timeless venues SAY YES! Step inside local bridal boutiques


 REGULARS 6 EDITOR’S LETTER Rachel Westall’s top highlights from this issue 9 NEARLYWED NEWS Catch up on news from around the county 13 FREEBIES & OFFERS Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs 76 HOT TOPIC Local experts offer stellar advice 78 COMPETITION Win £1,500 worth of diamonds CONTENTS JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2022 FEATURES 41 THE GOLDEN TOUCH Photographed by Kerry Woods Photography at The Principal Hotel, York, this sophisticated shoot oozes confidence 45 SUSTAINABLY CHIC The message behind the shoot was to create inspiration for couples to plan a sustainable wedding, in the midst of a climate and environmental crisis 48 BEAUTIFULLY BOHO Here at CWM HQ we predict hen dos are going to be bigger and better than ever in 2022. Feast your eyes on this beauty for some true, party planning inspiration... 51 INSIDER KNOWLEDGE Some of Yorkshire’s most sought-after suppliers give us the lowdown on how to be prepared ahead of your big day! 54 LET ME EAT CAKE! County Wedding Magazines editor Melissa Barker shares her wedding planning journey 63 SAYING YES TO THE DRESS Fabulous bridal boutiques in Yorkshire O th cove ... This image is part of a styled shoot at The Principal Hotel on page 41, captured by Kerry Woods VENUES 15 HISTORIC VENUES Make your mark in history and celebrate your big day in one of these beautifully aged venues 21 LOCAL LOVELIES Big-day hotspots in Leeds and Bradford 3 80 15

4 HONEYMOONS 82 HONEYMOON NEWS A round up of new openings and honeymoon essentials 84 BACK-TO-NATURE BOLTHOLE Claire Ridley was invited to Monkey Island Estate, a sanctuary set on a private island on the River Thames offering laid-back luxury GROOMS 79 GROOMS' NEWS All the latest best buys and product launches 80 GOING FOR GOLD After James Bond, AKA Daniel Craig, rocked a velvet jacket at the latest 007 premier we knew this look would be here to stay! FASHION & BEAUTY 56 FASHION FOCUS Fashion editor Claire Ridley reveals her latest bridal fashion news, buys and launches 57 ALL IN THE DETAIL The 2022 wedding dress collections feature figure-hugging styles, timeless trumpet silhouettes, chic tailored jackets and wrap dresses 66 SOPHISTICATED AND CHIC Choose sumptuous satin gowns for your best girls in shades of sage and emerald green or blush and baby pink 67 TAKE THE PLUNGE These opulent gowns feature corset-inspired looks, off-the-shoulder styles, timeless square shapes and cut-out illusion necklines 70 BEAUTY BUZZ Beauty editor Kelly Andrews reveals all the latest must-haves for the bride-to-be 72 HEAVEN SCENT Team CWM try out the latest big-day fragrance recommendations 73 TIME OUT Wedding planning can be stressful, so be sure to make time for self-care and focus on your wellbeing 75 BEAUTY Q&A Our local professionals solve your problems 30 25 84 57 REAL WEDDINGS 25 CRUISING THROUGH LIFE Jack and Carmen Baxter’s beautiful wedding brought together friends and family for a lovefilled day 30 INSTANT ATTRACTION Charlie and Jessica tied the knot at Hollins Hall Hotel & Country Club with a rustic themed wedding 35 TIMELESS BEAUTY Chloe and Jack said ‘I do’ with a classic, timeless white wedding at Saltmarshe Hall

Happy new year folks! For many of you readers, this is your year! The day you’ve been planning for months, years or a lifetime. If you were lucky enough to have been proposed to this Christmas, a heartfelt congratulations – you’re in for a treat. Wedding planning is the best! Just remember to enjoy it and don’t forget the main reason you’re saying ‘I do’. To help you with the planning process we have our Planning SOS guide. Here, we’ve scooped exclusive tips from Yorkshire suppliers about when to book and what crucial questions to ask when making those key decisions. We also take a look inside some of Yorkshire’s finest bridal boutiques on page 71. Here, you can read about what styles are going to be hot in 2022 along with some great advice on what to consider when searching for your dream gown. This issue, we feature three utterly gorgeous real weddings on pages 27, 33 and 39. There’s nothing I love more than reading about your big days and getting to know you, our readers. If you’d like your day to be gracing the pages of an edition of Your Yorkshire Wedding magazine, then please get in touch via our website So please grab a hot chocolate, mulled wine or whatever your tipple and enjoy the first issue of 2022! Happy planning! Rachel Westall, Editor Happy new year! The castle of dreams! More historic venues from p15 Rachel x WIN £1,500 worth of diamonds on page 78 I’m all for sustainability and this shoot, 45, simply ticks every box for me! ISSN 2052-0522 EDITORIAL 01376 535 611 Danielle Harvey | Managing Editor, Grooms Editor and Travel Editor Rachel Westall | Editor Kelly Andrews | Beauty Editor Claire Ridley | Fashion Editor DESIGN 01376 535 616 Graphic Designers | Sarah Hill Stephanie Hodder | Vicky O’Connor Production Assistant | Lorna Butcher Web Development Manager Stuart Weatherley ADVERTISING Sales & Events Director Sarah Ellis | 01376 538 490 Account Manager Penny Potter | 01376 538 482 Subscriptions 01376 514 000 ACCOUNTS 01376 535 616 Accounting Manager | Derrick James Your Yorkshire Wedding is solely owned, published and designed by KD Media Publishing. Whilst every effort was made to ensure the information in this magazine was correct at the time of going to press, the publishers cannot accept legal responsibility for any errors or omissions, nor can they accept responsibility for advert content, or of the standing of advertisers or by the editorial contributions. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher. Your Yorkshire Wedding is published six times a year. Subscription rates are £18.20 per annum (incl. p+p). Cheques should be made out to KD Media Publishing and sent to Your Yorkshire Wedding, c/o KD Media Publishing, Pantile House, Newlands Drive, Witham, Essex CM8 2AP. @CountyWeddingMagazines @CountyWeddings @cwm_wedding Visit us online at and cwe COUNTY WEDDING EVENTS

The golden touches in this styled shoot were exquisite. I’d love to browse the rails at Kate Fearnley’s studio. Read Kate’s tips for brides looking to choose their dress on 71. The Crafthouse in Leeds is such a funky venue to hold your reception. Read about it on p21. Chloe and Jack’s wedding at Saltmarshe Hall was picture perfect from every angle! Who needs a filter when you’ve got NO FILTER Beauty products in your make-up bag! EDITOR’S LETTER 7

T 01302 831388 E Castle Park, Armthorpe Road, Doncaster, DN2 5QB. CASTLE-PARK.CO.UK YOUR WEDDING AT CASTLE PARK Set within twenty acres of parkland and next to Sandall Park Wood and Nature Reserve, Castle Park provides an idyllic setting for your big day. We love a celebration and know that every detail has to be just right. Our combination of specialist wedding coordinators, outstanding facilities and unbeatable value make Castle the perfect place for your wedding. We work with professionals in marquee hire, venue style, music, balloon decoration and more to ensure that whatever you need is sourced through suppliers who understand and deliver to the high standard of service we expect for our clients. OUR PACKAGES START FROM JUST £695 BOOKYOUR VENUE SHOWROUND AT CASTLE PARK 82553 Wedding A4.pdf 1 23/07/2019 16:45 C E L E B R A T E I N S T Y L E WE D D I N G S DONCASTER RACECOURSE, LEGER WAY, SOUTH YORKSHIRE, DN2 6BB EMA I L even t s@doncas te r- r acecou r se . co . uk L E T ’ S TA L K 01302 304216 C L I C K M E TO F IND OUT MORE COV E R I N G T H E NO R T H E A S T , YO R K S H I R E , A ND T H E NO R T H WE S T Photography that’s all about you, with a relaxed approach, telling your story in pictures. T H E L I T T L E P O R T R A I T S HO P . COM | 07549213152

NEW FOR 2022 GuestHouse is a family-owned hotel brand bringing happy hotels to historic buildings on Britain’s most desirable streets. Owners and visionaries behind the brand are the three Guest brothers (Tristan, James and Tom) on a mission to develop a new generation of upscale hotels that’ll offer guests an indulgent treat while retaining the warmth and character of the traditional guest house experience. After spotting No.1’s Regency Georgian good looks, the idea for No.1 by GuestHouse, York was born. Opening January 2022, inside this Grade II-listed townhouse, guests will be rewarded with huge, dreamy sash windows, higher-than-high ceilings, and a sweeping central staircase surrounded by dark walls and a candlelit entrance – an ode to York’s gothic past. The 39 bedrooms are as restful as it gets with original fireplaces, leafy views, a colour scheme designed to radiate warmth, and a hint of grandeur to them all. The main bar is filled with local beers and excellent wines, as well as GuestHouse signature cocktails created from local ingredients and inspired by some of the UK’s most famous destinations. The restaurant is where Wild British Food (that’s chef’s name for it) is served Yorkshire style. Down in the cellar, which was an air shelter in World War II, guests will find a cocooning world of bespoke spa therapies by talented experts using organic products. No.1 is brilliantly central; what’s left of the Roman city walls are a short walk away and York Minster just a 10-minute stroll. For further information, visit: WINTER WEDDING FAYRE Join fellow soonlyweds on Sunday 27th February from 11am-2pm as once again, Bowcliffe Hall opens up the entire Bowcliffe Estate to couples looking for a spectacular wedding venue. Stroll the perfectly manicured lawns and take your time soaking up the many spectacular spaces and hidden corners available at Bowcliffe Hall. Please note that whilst a number of the incredible hand-selected suppliers will be in attendance on the day, this event has been created for couples who are still on the lookout for their Yorkshire wedding venue. During the wedding showcase, Bowcliffe will be offering the chance for attendees to book private viewings with a member of the team. All private viewings will involve a tour of the stunning Bowcliffe Estate, allowing you to start imagining how you can make every inch of the Estate yours. To view the list of attending suppliers and book your free tickets, visit: BEAVERBROOKS PARTNERS WITH LEADING SWISS WATCH BRAND TUDOR Family-owned jeweller, Beaverbrooks, has collaborated with Swiss watchmaker, Tudor, to open Tudor’s first UK boutique outside of London. The store is owned and operated by Beaverbrooks and is located in Sheffield’s popular Meadowhall centre, offering a new shopping experience in the north. The new boutique in Sheffield’s largest retail destination, features a range of classic, sport, diving, and heritage-inspired watches, and is the only shop outside of London to stock the latest Tudor Black Bay 58 Bronze Boutique Edition Watch − a timepiece attracting watch enthusiasts from across the country who want to get a first-look at the highly anticipated model. As well as the new boutique opening, Beaverbrooks will also be revamping its existing Meadowhall store, opting for a fresh new look to house its premium selection of diamonds, luxury jewellery and watches. Anna Blackburn, Managing Director of Beaverbrooks, said, “We’re delighted to have opened our brand-new boutique with Tudor in Sheffield, as we continue to expand our luxury offering to reach a wider customer base, alongside our much-valued partner. Neighbouring our existing Beaverbrooks store, Meadowhall is the perfect destination for the new boutique, and we’re incredibly excited to be showcasing the latest luxury Tudor products, alongside our own, offering unrivalled levels of personalised customer service, expertise and passion.” Tudor’s collection of watches can also be found at the following website: NEWS Nearlywed All the latest from around the region GuestHouse YOUR ESSENTIALS 9

THE OLD DEANERY NOW TAKING WEDDING BOOKINGS The new owners of Ripon’s iconic The Old Deanery have announced they’re now taking bookings for weddings in 2022 and beyond, providing a lifeline for engaged couples following the pandemic. Recently acquired by Rebecca Hill and Chris Layton, The Old Deanery is a stunning Jacobean mansion opposite the breath-taking Ripon Cathedral. After a short period of closure, The Old Deanery will soon be reopening under its new management as a wedding and events venue with guests invited to celebrate in its stunning surroundings. Set within beautiful grounds, the venue features a romantic reception room, several public spaces and 10 charming bedrooms, which have been lovingly renovated since its purchase. Formerly operating as an award-winning hotel and wedding venue, The Old Deanery was forced to close its doors earlier this year after months of lockdown. Chris and Rebecca took over the property in August 2021, initially hoping to bring the hotel back to its former glory before re-opening primarily as a wedding and events venue by spring 2022. Running ahead of schedule, the hoteliers, who also own Galtres Lodge and Forest restaurant in York, have announced they’re now taking bookings from January 2022 onwards. Starting afresh and with vast availability, The Old Deanery is a perfect choice for couples that have had to cancel their weddings because of Covid-19 yet want to avoid long waiting lists with other venues to reschedule. Whether wanting to exchange vows at Ripon Cathedral or hold a civil ceremony on-site, The Old Deanery hopes to help create the perfect day to tie the knot. To make the day as stress-free as possible, the owners − alongside manager David Macdonald and renowned Yorkshire chef Stephanie Moon − have designed an exclusive wedding package that can be adapted to suit each couple. Including private use of the property, a red-carpet entrance and welcome drinks and nibbles upon arrival, the personalised wedding package is undoubtedly a lavish affair. Additional offerings include a three-course wedding breakfast followed by tea or coffee, half a bottle of wine per person and a private bar until midnight, amongst other special touches. Weddings at The Old Deanery will start from £100 per person based on a minimum of 60 guests. The venue offers a maximum capacity of 80 guests for the wedding breakfasts and 150 evening guests. Bedrooms and breakfast are available at an additional price. Discussing their plans for 2022, Rebecca Hill said, “Overall, we want The Old Deanery to be a jewel in Ripon’s crown and ‘the place’ to celebrate important life events, such as birthdays, Christenings and weddings.” “Focusing on the latter, we’re delighted to announce that we’re now accepting wedding bookings from January 2022 onwards. Given that we are opening as a new venue, we currently have fantastic availability, too, which we are sure will be music to many people’s ears. We can’t wait to welcome couples and to show them the changes we have made to ensure their wedding will be a special, unique, and unforgettable day.” Rebecca concluded. For more information, please visit Grantley Hall launches Après at The Orchard Grantley Hall is thrilled to announce the launch of its brand-new winter drinking and dining destination, Après at The Orchard, the ultimate magical alpine retreat to escape the cold and indulge in luxurious winter cocktails, boozy hot chocolates and delicious seasonal dishes. The arrival of Après at The Orchard is set to make a splash on the local dining scene this winter, with sumptuous alpine-inspired dishes and glamorous interiors oozing chalet chic. The opening of Après at The Orchard was marked with a glamorous launch party on Saturday 6th November, which brought a celebration of togetherness through a dazzling Moët & Chandon collaboration. Après at The Orchard is set underneath a beautiful sailcloth marquee − adorned with festive decorations, cosy blankets and alpine touches − located on the West Terrace with sweeping views of the beautifully manicured West Lawn towards the River Skell. The Orchard will be open from 6th November, 2021 until the end of March, 2022. To book please contact the team on 01765 620 070 or email Fresh ideas for Hotel Rendezvous The company now running Skipton’s largest hotel, Hotel Rendezvous, has appointed a new manager in a significant step towards achieving a four-star a rating. The 96-bedroom hotel is undergoing major changes following the retirement of popular Skipton business couple Malcolm and Karen Weaving. It has been taken over by global management company First & Foremost, which has now appointed Kim Jackson as Resident Manager. Kim brings a wealth of experience having worked in hospitality and event management across the world, including spells in South Africa, France and London. Kim said, “I’ve worked around the world, and extensively in the UK and London. I chose to take up this role on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales because of how friendly the people are, how great Yorkshire food is and the scenery in this area.” Kim believes her experience will stand her in good stead for the role at the Rendezvous, which is currently undergoing an extensive programme of refurbishment of public areas and bedrooms. Her remit is also to improve the restaurant to appeal to the local dining clientele and offer themed dining events on the purpose-built narrowboat The Graceful Swan. She added, “I think the main thing I can bring to the Rendezvous are some fresh ideas for the quiet months, introducing concepts that have proven successful elsewhere in my career. We’re keen to attract locals to our restaurant, Skipton Bar and Grill, as well as becoming the place to go for celebrations such as birthdays, weddings and anniversaries. With First & Foremost at the helm, coupled with my experience, I think we can bring a new energy to the hotel, inspiring local people and partnering with other businesses as we develop the Rendezvous into a more luxurious leisure destination.” For further information, visit 10

Enjoy 10% off with the code YYWJoshuaJames10 Bespoke wedding rings & beautiful bridal jewellery 2 The Weir, Hessle, HU13 0RU @joshuajamesjjj Congratulations! May we take this opportunity of offering you our congratulations on your forthcoming celebration.Our aim is to make your wedding day, the most memorable occasion. Our experienced team will be pleased to advise you on your choice of wines, seating arrangements and all other items that have to be organised for you special day. We suggest that a visit to the hotel is an essential prerequisite for you to fully appreciate the high standards.We require that you book in advance so that we can ensure one of our dedicated team can be available to discuss your individual requirements. Originally built in 1850n the hotel is a fine example of early Victorian architecture. The building has been sympathetically extended to include 27 en-suite rooms, enhancing its original character and features. We offer special rates for yourself and any guest wishing to stay the night before your big day. All rates include a full English breakfast. The hotel can be fully exclusive if you so wish. This will have special Terms & Conditions. The hotel also offers a charming patio and landscaped gardens providing a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photographs. Heath cottage is ideally situated within three miles of the M1 and M62 motorway networks, with Dewsbury train station less than 5 minutes away. Wakefield Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 8ET | 01924 465399

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WWW . E S C R I C K . COM | 0 1 9 0 4 7 2 8 2 5 2 | E NQU I R I E S@E S C R I C K . COM Escrick Park Estate, Escrick, York, YO19 6EA OU T DOO R WE DD I N G V E NU E Photography by Dominic Lemoine M a l t on , Nort h Yor k s h i r e , YO 1 7 9 NR www. b i r d s a l l ho u s e . c om Birdsall House is a stunning and exquisitely furnished family home. We offer an elegant and exclusive setting for your wedding where guests can celebrate in style. We can organise a small private wedding for 12 people or an opulent wedding of 250 people all within the house and grounds • The house is exclusively yours for the day or weekend • We can host religious weddings in our Church, which is within the grounds, or civil ceremonies in the house or throughout the gardens. Our 12th Century ruins are a perfect romantic backdrop for photographs • Our highly skilled caterers will work with you to create your perfect menu • We have a beautiful honeymoon suite and 5 further ensuite guest bedrooms • We hold only up to ten weddings each year so you can guarantee exclusivity and privacy for you & your guests • We work with you every step of the way to ensure you have a truly bespoke and unique wedding. For further information about holding your wedding at Birdsall House, please contact us on Birdsall House

IN HISTORY Rich Make your mark in history and celebrate your big day in one of these beautifully aged venues ALLERTON CASTLE 01423 330 927 | WHAT TO EXPECT? This fantastic, revival Gothic castle built in 1847 adds a grandeur hard to achieve elsewhere. Driving through a canopy of trees, the grounds will wow you from the start! Kept to the very highest standard, the immense, private grounds are every bit as notable as the castle itself. The Great Hall is a fabulous room in the heart of the castle. The ballroom is bright and spacious for a wedding breakfast, and the Drawing Room is a fantastic spot for photos. LET’S CELEBRATE! The fantastic Great Hall has seating for up to 100 guests. The sweeping staircase leads directly into the room and is amazing for the all-important grand entrance! The breathtaking ballroom, complemented by high vaulted ceilings and awe-inspiring woodwork designs, is a perfect location for your wedding breakfast so you can dine like royalty. For your reception, the venue can welcome 220 people. WE LOVE! With towering stone mixed with ornate glass, you’ll run out of time in the day before you run out of photo opportunities! THEMED VENUES 15

BOLTON CASTLE 01969 623 981 | WHAT TO EXPECT? The beautiful stone exterior of the castle offers uninterrupted views across Wensleydale. With one third of the rooms intact, the castle provides a romantic backdrop set amidst the stunning Yorkshire countryside. Built on five floors, the castle includes a portcullis, cobbled courtyard and a selection of rooms including the bedchamber where Mary Queen of Scots was supposedly held for six months. LET’S CELEBRATE! The cobbled courtyard, accessed via the castle’s portcullis, provides a perfect welcome area and drinks reception space, and a brilliant opportunity for photography of guests from above. The entrance can be lit by firepits in any season and candlelight is possible throughout the castle. The venue can cater for intimate nuptials or larger weddings with receptions welcoming up to 150 loved ones. WE LOVE! The gardens surrounding the castle are divided into ‘rooms’, including a maze, a small vineyard and historic herb garden, hedge arches and rosebeds lead to the steps to the south lawn. Launched this year, the lawns provide a stunning outdoor area for couples to take their vows with views of the Dales on one side, the imposing castle on the other. SNEATON CASTLE 01947 603 150 | WHAT TO EXPECT? With the sisters of the Holy Paraclete being in residence for more than 100 years, the astounding castle, priory and chapel stands in one of the most iconic buildings in the area. One of the most spectacular features is the Norman-style chapel which is fully licensed for all ceremonies. LET’S CELEBRATE! Ceremonies take place in the beautiful on-site chapel which can welcome up to 180 guests. Receptions take place over in the Horseshoe Bar and Function Suite, holding day receptions for up to 180 loved ones and evening receptions of 250 attendees. WE LOVE! At Sneaton Castle, only one wedding takes place per day, so no other party can interrupt your celebrations. 16

HO L MF I R T H V I N E YA R D 01484 691861 The Sheveling Wine Estate at Holmfirth Vineyard provides a romantic setting for your special day that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. Whether you’re planning to tie the knot in the Summer or Winter, the landscape is captivating and dramatic all year round and creates memories to cherish forever. We offer a variety of packages and complete versatility of the vineyard to make your dream wedding come true, with bespoke options also available. Licensed for civil ceremonies our solaris function suite boasts a bright airy and flexible space with amazing views over looking the vineyard and Holme Valley. Seating up to 90 guests for a wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast and up to 140 guest for an evening reception the Solaris suite is decorated in contemporary neutral tones and also benefits from its own private outside terrace. Our packages include a complimentary Honeymoon Suite at our Retreat Complex, where 6 further self-catering apartments are also available for up to 34 of your guests to spend the night.

Bedern Hall, Bartlegarth, York, YO1 7AL | Telephone: 01904646030 Email: Intimate and Individual Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions HOTEL & VENUE ng’sCroft Weddings at the KING’S CROFT HOTEL HOTEL & VENUE King’sCroft THE KING’S CROFT HOTEL, WAKEFIELD ROAD, PONTEFRACT, WEST YORKSHIRE, WF8 4HA | CLOSE TO M62|A1 Packages start from £3250 Wedding Pavilion Get Married outside all year round in our Unique Pavilion Accommodation Flexible Menu Choices HOTEL & VENUE King’sCroft HOTEL & VENUE King’sCroft HOTEL & VENUE King’sCroft 01977 600 550

BEDERN HALL 01904 646 030 | WHAT TO EXPECT? With its soaring beamed ceiling, arched windows and warm stone walls, Bedern Hall is a breathtaking yet intimate space. This beautifully restored Medieval hall dates from the 14th century and provides a classic backdrop to your wedding day. The pretty courtyard and garden terrace provides a perfect setting for photographs and being in the heart of the city means that your guests are in walking distance of the railway station and nearby car parks. The garden terrace is covered with heating providing extra space for your guests. LET’S CELEBRATE! The Medieval Hall will seat 70 people for a ceremony and with the room flooded with light from the arched windows, or candlelit for a winter wedding, you can be sure of a traditional feel for you and your guests. Once the dining hall of the Vicars Choral of York Minster, Bedern Hall now provides seated dining for 60 people. Curved mahogany tables create a horseshoe layout to give style to your reception whilst giving an inclusive feel for your guests. WE LOVE! The ancient scissor beamed roof soars over the hall, adding a splendid backdrop to your reception. CARLTON TOWERS 01405 861 662 | WHAT TO EXPECT? Mixing the grace of Downton Abbey with the magic of Hogwarts, it possesses a sense of parliamentary splendour that comes from having been designed by an architect whose father designed the interior of the Palace of Westminster. All this comes together in a country house which is as thrilling as it is original. Fascinating focal points abound: a spectacular fireplace and chimneypiece decorated with heraldry in the Venetian Drawing Room, beautifully carved oak panelling and elegantly decorated upper walls and ceiling in the Card Room, exquisite paintings in the Picture Gallery, and splendid chandeliers in all three rooms. LET’S CELEBRATE! Nuptials can take place in all three staterooms: Venetian Drawing Room, Card Room and Picture Gallery. Receptions can take place in any of the staterooms and sittings rooms. As the house is for exclusive use, guests have the run of the place. The maximum capacity for seated guests is 220. WE LOVE! The venue encompasses 250 acres of parkland together with 1,500 acres of farm and woodland and enjoys close connections with the farming community of the local village of Carlton. 19 THEMED VENUES

We’ll Take Your Hand In Ours Set in 1400 acres of beautiful countryside, weddings at The Coniston are truly magical. From panoramic views of the Yorkshire Dales, a majestical lake with candlelit jetty, to our charming historical features on the Estate, we offer a picture perfect setting to capture those memorable moments. Choose to say ‘I Do’ in our rustic barn, historic church or one of our versatile function rooms. You can even get married down by the lake! For more information visit The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa | Coniston Cold, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 4EA Tel: (+44) 1756 748080 | Email: | Web: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn New Outdoor Space Coming Soon! Turn your wedding dreams into reality at the Briar Court Hotel With over 30 years’ experience in weddings and events, you can be secure in the knowledge that your Wedding Day will be perfect. 01484 519902 Halifax Road, Birchencliffe,Huddersfield, HD3 3NT Packages start from £3,500 for 60 day guests and 100 evening.

Going local Wed in and around Leeds and Bradford HAREWOOD HOUSE 0113 218 1010 | What to expect Harewood House is fortunate to sit in the midst of 100 acres of outstanding natural beauty. Upon arrival, you’re greeted by the grandeur of the magnificent Georgian house, making it a magical and memorable entrance. The glorious terrace sits at the back of the house, commanding breathtaking views over idyllic countryside. Time to celebrate For ceremonies, the Stewards Room boasts vibrant walls and beautiful historical pieces, from its shelves of the finest porcelain, to the classical fireplace. This space can host up to 80 guests. The Billiard Room has a more classic beauty, with its elegant wallpaper and views of the terrace. This space can host up to 60 attendees. The Gallery epitomises Harewood’s elegant grandeur and the walls are adorned with one of the best, private Renaissance art collections in the UK. This space welcomes up to 100 guests. For the reception, the impressive Sperry Tent, located on the North Lawn with beautiful views of the house, can host up 140 seated, with space for a dancefloor, and up to 230 for an evening reception. We love! Harewood House has a dazzling range of gardens, from the stunning terrace with views over the Capability Brown landscape and lake, the calming Lakeside Garden, and the impressive Himalayan Garden, there are numerous picture-perfect settings to enjoy across site. LOCAL VENUES 21

THE GREAT VICTORIA HOTEL 01274 728 706 | What to expect The Great Victoria Hotel was built in 1867 as a Railway Hotel and offers a grand and hospitable environment. There are several majestic suites to host your special day from a civil ceremony or intimate wedding breakfast to larger events for up to 150 guests. Time to celebrate The Carmargue Suit is the venue’s most popular room for civil ceremonies. With two original fireplaces, golden chandeliers and floor to ceiling pillars, it can accommodate 40 people. The Corniche Suit, used for both ceremonies and receptions, offers a true Victorian feel coinciding with the rest of the Victorian building. The room is full of character and blanketed by wooden panelling. The Velasco Suit, suitable for both the ceremony and reception, is a selfcontained space with stairs leading down into the function room and hosts its own bar and toilets. With a modern and contemporary flair, the décor is refreshing and neutral allowing you to add your personal touches. We love! From the moment you walk in, you’re surrounded by original wooden panelling, cosy fireplaces and welcomed with a warm, friendly greeting. WHARFEDALE GRANGE 01132 886 320 | What to expect If you want rustic combined with luxury, a touch of industrial chic and plenty of fairylights, you’re in the right place! Wharfedale Grange is situated on a picturesque 25-acre flower farm between Leeds and Harrogate. Outside the farmhouse, you’ll find a classic English garden with an abundance of waist-high cow parsley throughout May and June. Time to celebrate Ceremonies can take place in the romantic North Barn amid thousands of twinkling fairylights or outside under the venue’s beautiful Yorkshire oakframed arbour, complete with vintage chandelier. The South Barn is Wharfedale’s impressive wedding breakfast and reception room, complete with rustic trestle style tables, lavish lighting, luxury furnishings, upper mezzanine and an awesome copper glitterball!. We love! The Cart Barn is home to an exclusive, fully-equipped designer cocktail bar. It has two beautiful mezzanines adorned with luxury sofas, a cosy log burner, antique mirrors and an eclectic assortment of ephemera, all linked by a steel and glass bridge overlooking an original Belle Epoque chandelier. 22

CRAFTHOUSE 01138 970 444 | What to expect Housed in Trinity Leeds, the central location of Crafthouse means that guests are surrounded by the buzz of the city, whilst taking shelter indoors with a view of the skyline and afar. The venue even boasts an outdoor terrace. Time to celebrate With views across Leeds and an award-winning team delivering first class service, Crafthouse is an impressive setting for private celebrations, whether you want to host drinks and canapé receptions or your special day. You have the ability to hire the full venue out exclusively which can accommodate 120 seated guests or 200 standing. We love! The chef’s counter offers diners an exciting insight into the inner workings of the kitchen. Watch as head chef Simon Jewitt and his team prepare your specially curated menus using top quality produce from the very best local suppliers. THE OLD BARN AT ESHOLT 01274 530 338 | What to expect Formally a working 18th century Yorkshire stone-built barn, the venue is superbly presented, retaining most of its original characters with beautiful open beams, wrapped in fairylights and high draped ceilings. It has a large gallery staircase with roses entwined around the balustrades and an integrated dancefloor together with a modern lighting and sound system. Time to celebrate The Old Barn at Esholt can accommodate up to 120 guests for a ceremony, formal dining and banqueting events and up to 220 for informal parties over two floors. It offers the beautiful downstairs area for smaller more intimate events where it can accommodate up to 50 guests at a time. The menu options within this information guide are priced per person. All menus can be tailored to requirements and dietary needs without you having to compromise your menus. We love! The establishment prides itself on offering a bespoke service and will endeavour to provide whatever it is you desire for your celebration. The team can arrange all types of entertainment for you and your guests, from DJs to a full swing band and even firework displays over the golf range. 23 LOCAL VENUES

Making your Dream Wedding unforgettable The Parsonage Hotel & Spa was built in early 1840s and maintains many of its original features. Located in the small village of Escrick only a shor t drive from the historic city of York.The Parsonage is an ideal venue for a truly wonderful wedding. ◆ CIVIL CEREMONY LICENCE ◆ SPA AND HEALTH CLUB 60 EN-SUITE BEDROOMS ◆ MANICURED GARDENS ◆ AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ONE WEDDING PER DAY ◆ AWARDWINNING CHEFS The Parsonage Hotel & Spa ESCR ICK • YORK • YO19 6LF 01904 728 111 / / / The Parsonage Hotel & Spa

THROUGH Cruising life Jack and Carmen Baxter’s beautiful wedding brought together friends and family for a love-filled day Images courtesy of Alfie Wright, Clique Visuals Jack and Carmen Baxter met in February 2015 on Valentine’s weekend. Carmen reveals, “We were both on nights out in the town where we lived at the time with our own friends. These friends knew each other and in passing each other at the pub thought it would be fun if we all continued the night out together, so we did! The next day we became friends on Facebook and started talking from there!” With the couple having similar interests including a love of travel, it was only right that Jack popped the question on a cruise in Central America. Carmen tells us, “The cruise was two weeks long, so we had the first week on our own before we were joined by Jack’s mum, dad, auntie and uncle on the second week. Jack’s parents brought the ring with them in their luggage so the whole thing was a surprise and well thought out. The proposal was on the black-tie evening! We all decided to go and have some nice photos in our suits and dresses before dinner. Jack’s parents went first so it didn’t look suspicious, then we went for our photo, little did I know Jack’s dad wasn’t taking a photo, he was filming a video and whilst we were posing Jack got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was a big surprise and amazing that we now have the video of it. We celebrated the rest of the evening with lots of prosecco and the stewards also decorated our room with balloons and cute towel love hearts on the bed. Also, very un-romantically we also celebrated rather drunk at the midnight buffet with some fried chicken and a vindaloo curry – who said romance is dead!” Wedding planning commenced and the big day took place on 21st August, 2021 at The Parsonage Hotel and Spa. Here, Carmen shows us all the little details that made their special day… REAL WEDDINGS 25

There were pretty things everywhere; we had fairylights, petals on the aisle runner, crystals scattered on the tables, a sweet cart, and a postbox for cards. In the evening, we also had boxes of flip flops for guests and blankets in case they went outside. We decided to hire a photo booth too, which was so much fun! Our cake was made by Lesley, Jack’s mum with help from Shirley, Jack’s grandma. It was five tiers, however, only the bottom tier was real cake! It was cleverly disguised so you’d never know, and every single flower and decoration was handmade. We chose fruit cake as it’s traditional. All girls and mums had matching pyjamas, prosecco glasses and dressing gowns for the morning. All the men had matching socks. The Parsonage had a gorgeous silver mirror with pretty decoration on the frame that they allowed us to us e for the table plan. We bought a white vinyl sticker from a shop on Etsy with all our names on and the table numbers . Finally, we attached some floral decorations to the mirror which matched the bouquets and buttonholes. My mum a lso created us an easel as a welcome sign which was a simila r design. We also had some flowers on our signing table in the ceremony room, along with a flower wall and some blossom trees, these were from our amazing decorator and looked stunn ing. Our bouquets, buttonholes, flower girl’s flowers and the decorations for the welcome sign and table plan were created by Jack’s mum, Lesley and her friend, Emma who create wedding flowers. They worked together to design the most beautiful arrangements. So many guests commented on the fact they thought they were real! We loved the venue the first time we looked around it. We’d previously been to look at a couple of barn venues, but even though they were beautiful, we knew we wanted more of a traditional wedding fe el. For centrepieces, we had a silver mirrored plate as a base, on each plate was a tall perspex vase containing a mixture of real and silk flowers to reflect our colour schemes. We also had votives on the tables filled with water and floating candles. 26

Jack is in the RAF, so for the ceremony and wedding breakfasts he wore his number one’s. They looked so smart. He then changed into his suit for the evening. The suits that Jack, the groomsmen, and the dads wore were from a local shop called Creation. For the evening, we had a live band called The Black Marcs, we’d heard them previously at Jack’s cousins wedding and knew we wanted them from the start. The bridesmaids’ dresses were from a company called TFNC and were a light mauve, dusty pink colour. They had a small train and had low backs. The neckline and the back of the dresses were shaped with pearls and crystals. We had different entertainment throughout the day. Before, during and after our ceremony at the drinks reception we had a harpist who sounded incredible! We were lucky to have in-house catering at the venue and had a traditional three-course meal for the wedding breakfast. The Parsonage were great at catering for everyone’s dietary needs including a vegan menu too. In the evening, we had an American style buffet, which consisted of hotdogs, mac ‘n’ cheese and burgers. I only went to the one bridal shop, and it was the second dress I tried on. I kept going back to it ever y time I tried on something else, so I knew it was th e one. I accessorised it with a handmade veil from Once Upon a Dress, it was cathedral length and had hand-sewn crystals throughout. My dress was bought from Chloe Jane Bridalwea r, and the dress was named Zali, by Studio San Patrick. I purcha sed the dress in a sample sale and took it away that day. It wa s then taken to Once Upon a Dress seamstress to be altered and made perfect. REAL WEDDINGS 27

Don’t stress the small things! As cliché as it sound s, the day goes so quickly that you don’t notice them. Don’t worry about the weather, it rain ed all day, and it didn’t stop us! But most importantly, just find a moment to take it all in and breathe. Having even a few seconds to look around at your partner, venue and guests dancing will make you realise what all the planning was for! We’d planned to go to The Dominican Republic f or our honeymoon but had to change this due to trave l restrictions. We’re now hoping to go on a Caribbean cruise to Barbados, we’re so excited and as we got engaged on a cruise it holds fond memories for us. Knowing that we were able to have every single gu est there, rather than make cutbacks was the best feeling. We’re both exceptionally lucky and if there was any way that we could do it all over again, we would in a heartbeat. It really was the best day of our lives. THE LITTLE WHITE BOOK Venue and catering, | Photographer, Dress, | Dress alterations, Jewellery and accessories, | Hair and make-up, Suits, | Wedding rings, Ernest Jones | Music, Wedding band, | Photo booth hire, Wedding decorator, Finish with a Flourish, We both agree that because we did the legal part the day before, it took a lot of pressure off the big celebration. We were both a bit nervous but after having to postpone for a year we were just so excited it was finally happening! There were a lot of happy tears and laughter throughout the day! We both enjoyed getting ready with our wedding p arties in the morning, it was so nice to spend time with the closest friends and family before the big rush. But one of the best thin gs was seeing so many people together again and enjoying themse lves after such a hard 18 months because of the pandemic. 28

Hannah the Harp Hannah is a hard-working and in-demand harpist, playing at several weddings and events across Yorkshire and beyond. Hannah’s beautiful and unique music creates the perfect ambiance for special occasions, and she enjoys nothing more than tailoring the musical choices to suit each client’s personal style. Facebook @HannahtheHarp Instagram @Hannah_the_Harp The Cutlers’ Hall is the most romantic wedding venue in Sheffield. We are a licensed wedding venue with a choice of five elegantly decorated rooms which are ideal to host any aspect of your day. 0114 276 8149 @TheCutlersHall @CutlersHall @TheCutlersHall STUDIO SISTER 11 Regent street Leeds LS2 7QN Tel 01132 444847 WWW.STUDIOSISTER.CO.UK @studiosister @studiosistermakeup Wedding specialists

Jessica and Charlie Hogg met through friends and fell in love instantly. Jessica tells us, “We’re extremely similar to one another, we’re each other’s best friends and soul mates.” Charles popped the question in December 2019 when he took her to admire the view from one of Ilkley’s famous rock formations, the cow and calf. Jessica remembers, “I turned around and he was down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was a huge surprise; my mum and dad knew and had a bottle of champagne waiting for when we went to tell them.” The big day was set for 16th July, 2021 taking place at Hollins Hall Hotel & Country Club. SETTING THE SCENE Choosing the venue was the easiest decision. Jessica relays, “We always had Hollins Hall in mind as my mum and dad got married there 20 years ago. It’s a stunning place and brings back lots of memories, it was the perfect venue for us.” Settling on a rustic theme for the styling, they chose lace and hessian touches throughout. The chairs were tied with a hessian and lace bow, the centrepieces were wooden slabs with a fishbowl vase containing pine cones and fairylights. There were also pillar candles, with hessian and lace wrapped around the bottom. Adding to the woodland style, each table was named after a different tree. The cake table wasn’t to be missed as Jessica describes, “We had a three-tier, love-heart-shaped pork pie cake. The company decorated it with hessian, ribbon and pinecones to fit with our theme. It was also presented on a wooden log. My sister also baked cupcakes that were displayed on a three-tier homemade wooden cake stand which was crafted by my dad and Charlie.” LOOKING THE PART Jessica’s figure-hugging, sweetheart necked Kenneth Winston gown looked picture perfect. Jessica tells us, “My dress was from Bridal Apparel in Rawdon. I liked the tighter fitting dress – and the corset back was stunning, with its long train with lace detail. The veil was made specially to match the lace detail on the train. I had a hair vine in my hair to accessorise, I didn’t feel the dress needed any more dressing up.” attraction INSTANT Charlie and Jessica tied the knot at Hollins Hall Hotel & Country Club with a rustic themed wedding Images courtesy of Drawn By Light Photography 30