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

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