Your Yorkshire Wedding - July/August 2022 (Issue 55)

BEAUTY, FASHION, GROOMS, HONEYMOONS AND MUCH MORE £3.55 JUL/AUG 2022 Boho chic Fabulous outdoor wedding venues Create the wow factor! Venue styling trends A two-night stay in the Lake District at The Wild Boar WIN! CAKE EXPECTATIONS Showstopping big-day bakes


REGULARS 6 EDITOR’S LETTER What to look out for in this issue! 9 NEARLYWED NEWS Catch up on news from around the region 13 FREEBIES & OFFERS Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs 77 HOT TOPIC Local experts offer stellar advice 83 COMPETITION Win a two-night stay in the Lake District at The Wild Boar CONTENTS JULY/AUGUST 2022 VENUES 15 BOHO CHIC Tipis, marquees and woodland venues! 19 LOCAL VENUES Big-day hotspots in and around Sheffield On the cover This issue’s cover was shot by Hayley Baxter Photography at the charming venue, Lodge Farm Weddings in Cundall, York ( To see the full shoot and list of suppliers, turn to page 43. 39 19 FEATURES 39 RAY OF LIGHT This shoot, bursting with colour, organised by My Pretties UK, is a breath of fresh air 43 RUSTIC ELEGANCE The styling was relaxed and elegant incorporating candlelight and delicate chiffon fabrics in this stunning shoot that took place at Lodge Farm Weddings 47 SUPER STYLERS We speak to some of Yorkshire’s most stylish to give you tips on how to style your day to perfection 55 PIECE OF CAKE Cake inspo from the amazing designers in our area 3

REAL WEDDINGS 23 COZY & CHIC Phoebe and Joe tied the knot in a wintery celebration, fur shawls and all! 28 PICTURE PERFECT Amelia and Dominic Graham said their vows at Wharfedale Grange in a day oozing with style and sophistication 33 HERITAGE AND HAPPINESS Amy and Ryan Boyd tied the knot at Bunny Hill Weddings with a day tastefully themed with sage green hues and Scottish traditions HONEYMOONS 86 TRAVEL GOALS An island country nestled in South Asia, Sri Lanka has always been a bucket-list destination for Louise Prance 88 CARIBBEAN VIBES Enjoy breathtaking, tropical views whilst listening to turquoise waters rolling in with a glass of St. Lucia’s famous rum punch in hand GROOMS 80 FUN IN THE SUN Honeymoon must-haves for the groom-to-be 82 GROOMS’ NEWS Best buys and product launches FASHION & BEAUTY 60 FASHION FOCUS The latest bridal fashion news, buys and launches 63 STYLE DOWN THE AISLE These boho-inspired dresses in luxe lace and flowing fabrics were made for fun and flirting 76 LEADING LADY Mothers-of-the-bride will love these stylish dresses and accessories 72 BEAUTY BUZZ Get the look with the must-haves for the bride-to-be 74 YOU CAUGHT MY EYE! We put together some gorgeous wedding-day eye make-up looks using the newest launches to hit the counters 75 BEAUTY Q&A Our local professionals solve your problems 28 47 23 90 60 4 Summer certainly started with a bang thanks to Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations and that glorious four-day holiday! Pimm’s, cream teas and so many weddings taking place! If this was you tying the knot, please do get in touch and maybe you can grace the pages of our lovely magazine! This issue we have three exquisite real weddings for you to pore over. Get inspired by Phoebe’s Christmassy wedding, Amelia’s sophisticated day, or Amy’s do at Bunny Hill Weddings. So much to be inspired by. If that’s not enough, we have two amazing shoots; one bursting with floral inspo at Pepper Arden Hall and the other boasting rustic glamour at Lodge Farm Weddings. Our Fashion Editor, Claire Ridley has brought together her favourite bohemian styles in a five-page special dedicated to the boho wedding dress trend that’s going nowhere! And she gives us even more insider knowledge in her fashion focus lowdown. To round off this fabulous issue we’ve spoken to Yorkshire’s most stylish, asking them their top tips on how to style your venue to perfection – think draping, decorative hoops and tapered candles aplenty! And remember, to submit your own nuptials to grace the pages of Your Yorkshire Wedding, get in touch via our website Happy planning! Rachel Westall, Editor Summer lovin’ Rachel x I was lucky enough to review The Landings Resort & Spa in St Lucia! Read all about my stay on page 88 How stunning is this Astley Clarke, Asteri Locket! WIN a two-night stay in the Lake District at The Wild Boar on page 83 Amy looked absolutely beautiful on her wedding day at Bunny Hill Weddings ISSN 2052-0522 EDITORIAL 01376 535 611 Danielle Harvey | Managing Editor Rachel Westall | Editor Kelly Andrews | Deputy Managing Editor and Beauty Editor Claire Ridley | Fashion Editor Melissa Barker | Senior Editor, Grooms and Travel Editor DESIGN 01376 535 616 Graphic Designers | 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 @countyweddingmagazines Visit us online at and cwe COUNTY WEDDING EVENTS

Be inspired by these fabulous images taken at Pepper Arden Hall The Chimney House in Sheffield, industrial chic at its best! All the details in this amazing styled shoot at Lodge Farm Weddings I’m getting Glastonbury vibes from our tipis and outdoor venues feature. This is definitely a bit of me! Headpiece goals for Phoebe on her big day Let them eat cake! Check out our cake feature for inspo EDITOR’S LETTER 7

ESTABLISHED IN 2005, THE BOUTIQUE HAS BECOME A BRIDAL INSTITUTION, LOVED FOR ITS EXPERT ADVICE, LIMITLESS CARE AND STYLISH, LUXURY LABELS. Empowering brides to be truly themselves, Perfect Daze is for those who appreciate high-quality design and wish to feel chic and confident on their wedding day. Our boutique is instantly welcoming, providing a private and luxurious space in which to enjoy a relaxed and personal dress shopping experience. Every dress from our impressive portfolio of designers – including Badgley Mischka, Blue by Enzoani, Dando London, Willowby by Watters, Evie Young, ETOILE by Elysee and LOVE by Enzoani – have incredible craft in common, though each o–ers our brides a di–erent big day look. We focus on stylish, glamorous and beautifully shaped gowns featuring delicate fabrics and exceptional detail. 0 1 484 766 880 | www. per fec tdazebr i da l . co . uk 134 WAKEFIELD ROAD, SCISSETT, HUDDERSFIELD, HD8 9HU ALICAT CREATIVE EVENTS COLOURED ‘GOBO’ PROJECTION INDOOR OR OUTDOOR COLD SPARK FOUNTAINS YOUR PERFECT DAY STARTS HERE TEL. 01302701222 EMAIL. ALICATACCESSORIES.COM

All the latest from the region NORTH YORKSHIRE IS IN UK’S TOP 10 ANTIQUE SHOPPING AREAS A new study reveals north Yorkshire as the sixth capital for five-star antique shopping experiences in the UK. The study, conducted by selling site, analysed fivestar-rated antique shopping venues in the UK and calculated the number of shops in each area along with total TripAdvisor ratings to award each region a ‘Capital Score’. North Yorkshire is in sixth place, receiving a ‘Capital Score’ of 7.1. It boasts of nine five-star antique shops in the district, offering a shop every 962 square kilometres. Commenting on the study, a spokesperson for said: “It’s pleasant to see the areas that offer fantastic shopping experiences for antique lovers in the UK and tourists who visit the country to explore its shopping avenues. Antiques are still an excellent option for gifts for special occasions and an ideal way to source unusual items that become a talking point when entertaining visitors.” Some shops to visit include: Cellar Antiques, Hawes; Ann Clarke Antiques & Collectables, Middleham; and Barn Antiques, Whitby. Staycations aplenty Make the most of what the UK has to offer, with Yorkshire offering beautiful landscapes and historical cities. Inspired by its northern surroundings, the HRH Group operates several boutique hotels, restaurants and traditional pubs within north Yorkshire. The portfolio includes, Clementine’s Town House Hotel, York; The Guy Fawkes Inn, York; The Fat Badger, York; The Fat Badger, Harrogate; The White Hart Hotel, Harrogate; The Yorkshire Hotel, Harrogate; The Pickled Sprout Restaurant and Bar, Harrogate; and The Black Horse Inn, Kirkby Fleetham. Clementine’s Hotel, is for guests looking for luxury, situated in the heart of York, it provides an indulgent experience in a place where Parisian chic meets Yorkshire heritage. A highlight of Clementine’s is the Ski Lodge Suite, a Nordic inspired ski lodge, complete with garden views and terrace. Inside sees a mock log fire, bedroom and bathroom with heated tiled spa seat and large dual shower. The Fat Badger York is the latest opening within the HRH portfolio, which opened officially in March 2022. The Fat Badger York occupies two grade II listed buildings, which have seen a £1 million renovation and partially built into the famous city walls. Those looking to explore Harrogate, can take in the sights with The Yorkshire Hotel and their in-house restaurant, The Pickled Sprout, located in the centre of Harrogate. For more information and to explore more pubs and accommodation within the group, visit the website: NEWS Nearlywed SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW Gail Bradley, wedding coordinator at five-star hotel The Grand, York, has seen a shift in wedding traditions among couples tying the knot at the hotel. From fatherdaughter dances not proving as popular anymore to seeing less brides throwing the bouquet, it seems couples are tearing up the rule book. Gail says, “Traditional cakes are still very popular for many couples, but naked cakes tend to be the cake of choice. Cupcakes too are a popular choice and quirky alternatives come along occasionally, for example we’ve seen cakes of cheese dressed with flowers and grapes, and pork pie cakes. “Here at The Grand, guestbooks are as popular as ever as a traditional keepsake. However, newer favourites we’re seeing emerge are jigsaws or pictures, which guests sign around.” And, when it comes to fashion and entertainment, Gail has certainly seen people sticking with tradition, “More often than not we’ll still see brides are sticking to the one dress, and bands seem to remain a very popular choice more so than discos, for after the ceremony. In all my years working as a coordinator I’ve probably only seen singing waiters twice!” While brides as still wearing the dress of their dreams and dancing to their favourite band, what changes have been noticed? Gail adds, “Favours are changing, miniatures are popular but I’m finding that seed bombs are becoming more of a popular choice, or personalised biscuits that double as a place card. There are lots of fun new options that couples are exploring. Of course, it’s down to each individual couple to how they want to spend their day, but knowing what trends are still current and what new avenues other couples are exploring may give some inspiration to other couples.” LOCAL NEWS 9

ECO REWARDS Beauty in Bloom is a mobile and salon-based hair and beauty service in Yorkshire, founded by Charlotte Hawkins. As a thank you to her super-green clients, that have been making the most of the Davines refill station in salon and to show how valued your efforts are to reuse and refill, the company is launching a refill loyalty card at the Beehive Salon in Silsden. Here, you’ll still receive your discount when refilling but as an added treat after six refills, you’ll receive 50 per cent off a Davines styling product of your choice. Visit: Boho vibes Perfect Daze Bridal boutique in Huddersfield has become a bridal institution, loved for its expert advice, customer care and stylish, luxury gowns to swoon over. Over the last couple of seasons the team at Perfect Daze have seen a shift in demand from classic styling to more relaxed, bohemian pieces geared up for the ever-popular rustic, barn-styled wedding. Perfect Daze has therefore introduced new designers to the boutique to meet that demand: Australian design house, Evie Young who designs bold pieces for the confident bride that embody synergy and femininity; and Willowby by international design house, Watters, who feature in their latest collection lush, dusky colours and an intricately embroidered mix of patterns. Drawing inspiration from a variety of diverse sources from Old Hollywood through to the natural world, Perfect Daze’s third new designer, Dando London, offers brides, unrivalled style, the finest quality fabrics and original pieces for the bride wishing to truly make a statement on her big day. Visit: ANDREW GEOGHEGAN LAUNCHES ASTERIA BRIDAL COLLECTION British luxury jewellery brand Andrew Geoghegan has launched a new bridal collection inspired by the radiance of the sun. Asteria is a celebration of light and a symbol of new beginnings, and marks the debut of an alternative halo setting that is exclusive to the jeweller. Asteria has been designed to create complex plays of light that catch the eye from every angle. A highly polished sunburst surrounds the centre stone of the Asteria engagement ring to reflect light. Yet more brilliance is created by the innovative setting studded with micro-set gems within lozenge shapes that create a luminous alternative halo. The effect is an arresting brilliance that radiates all the way to the finger. The Asteria Solitaire is partnered by a wearable jacket-style wedding ring, which has a fan of highly polished sunrays radiating above the band. Special attention has been paid to the inner sweep of the ring, which has been perfectly angled to ensure full visibility of the solitaire’s micro-set gems. Andrew Geoghegan, who founded his award-winning namesake brand in 1998, said: “Asteria signifies an important evolution for the brand. Although it possesses the unmistakable AG spirit, it also shows a deeper love for and exploration of the play of light - on both metallic surfaces and gemstones. The various elements within the setting each have their own strong character but yet also work flawlessly together. With Asteria I also wanted to showcase the most skilled gem setting we have ever achieved, and I’m delighted to say the precision, and the beauty of the entire piece, is something to behold.” The Asteria collection officially launched in mid-March, and will roll out across a select number of Andrew Geoghegan partner boutiques as well as online on the brand’s website. The rings are available in 18ct rose, white and yellow gold or platinum, with various stone setting options including diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and tsavorites. Retail prices for the collection start from £2,695. Visit: 10

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FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN, ENTER ONLINE AT WWW.YOURYORKSHIRE.WEDDING Closing date 30th September, 2022, unless otherwise stated. Terms and conditions apply. WIN A SPA GETAWAY AT OULTON HALL Enjoy some relaxation and rejuvenation at Oulton Hall with our amazing competition to win a luxury overnight stay with spa treatments for two. Treat yourself to some ‘me time’ and get some quality time booked in with your nearest and dearest. Nestled in the heart of Yorkshire, Oulton Hall Hotel offers a one-of-a-kind experience with its historic mansion wrapped in idyllic landscaped gardens. This four-star hotel has a range of classic and luxury rooms and suites to choose from, highlighting the ideal mix of contemporary decor and rustic charm. During your visit, enjoy the heated indoor pool or indulge in one of the many spa treatments during your stay. Or, for the keen golfer, set out on the fantastic 27-hole course before grabbing a drink with friends and loved ones in The Claret Jug Clubhouse. Packed with ways to relax, disconnect and recharge, Oulton Hall really does have something for everyone. You’ll be sure to leave feeling rejuvenated and recharged. For your chance to win a one-night stay with breakfast, plus a two-course dinner and a spa treatment for two people, enter via our website . Terms and conditions apply. Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs Freebies &OFFERS Award-winning British contemporary jewellery designer and silversmith Lucy Quartermaine has had a passion for designing and creating jewellery from a young age, having been inspired by her grandmother’s craft and skill. Loved by A-list celebrities in the UK and around the world, Lucy’s brand is renowned for stylish designs and luxury aesthetics. What’s more, for every piece of jewellery purchased a tree is planted meaning eco-concious consumers can rest assured their purchases are sustainable. With elegant jewellery and accessories perfect for the big day, County Wedding Magazines has teamed up with Lucy Quartermaine to offer readers the chance to win an Art Deco Oval Pendant worth £95. The 925 sterling silver with rhodium overlay pendant is inset with white topaz gemstones and can be worn at a 16 or 20-inch length. Visit ACCESSORISE AND SHINE FREEBIES & OFFERS 13 Steeped in historic charm and beauty, Grade 1 listed Camblesforth Hall is a hidden gem in Yorkshire which will provide a magnificent backdrop to your special day. Nestled within the grounds is the newly renovated barn Wedding venue, The Grange. Offered on an exclusive 3 day hire basis, you have the time and freedom too design the Wedding of your dreams. From the breath-taking Coach House, to the beautifully adorned Hemmel Barn, to the ‘rustic-chic’ Poultiggery Bar, each space is perfectly designed to give you a seamless Wedding Day. The large courtyard gives you and your guests ample space too enjoy a drinks reception in the sunshine, or why not enjoy a glass of champagne on the lawn in front of the Hall? The opportunities are endless.

Boho chic! Fabulous tipis, marquees and outdoor venues EMPTY QUARTER EVENTS 07508 528 085 | WHAT TO EXPECT Stretch tents create a beautiful, spacious blank canvas to make your wedding truly one of a kind. With bronze canvas, sand coloured matting, and wooden eucalyptus poles, the tents are natural and wild, yet contained and cozy. Opt for an open canopy through the summer to create an indoor-outdoor flow, or for atmospheric fabric or timber walls for spring and autumn weddings. Made with strong, durable three-ply fabric, Empty Quarter Event’s tents literally glow golden in the sun. When lit up in the evening with festoon lighting, stretch tents look magical. TIME TO CELEBRATE If you’re fancying an outdoor ceremony, but apprehensive about the weather, the medium Miss Mira tent is perfect for creating a non-invasive shelter at the venue of your choice. If you’re fancying a large standalone stretch-tent wedding, the company can connect three to four of its tents together to form ceremony, reception and central bar spaces – so get creative! The largest structure can seat more than 150 guests. WE LOVE… Stretch tents are perfect to pop up on grass as a straightforward set-up, or rigged directly from trees. They’re also great in urban environments with a little engineering magic. LOCAL VENUES 15

SERENTIPI LTD 01302 780 960 | 07738 290 464 | WHAT TO EXPECT Based on a traditional Scandinavian design, these tipis are built to withstand the harshest of weather conditions and are suitable for all seasons – remaining cool in the summer and warm, cosy, and dry throughout the winter. They literally explode your senses with the sound of creaking wood, the smell of burning fires and the warm glow exuding from the canvas walls. One thing’s for sure, they certainly deliver when it comes to creating that ‘wow factor’ first impression! TIME TO CELEBRATE Serentipi has delivered unforgettable events across Yorkshire and beyond. The tipis have adorned many stunning venues; from country house hotels, museums, and private estates, through to secluded, secret gardens and rolling open fields. If you’re set on a Serentipi wedding, but unsure about your venue, take a look at some of the company’s recommended tipi spots for inspiration. WE LOVE… Serentipi lives by the ethos of ‘Above & Beyond’ and loves to inspire all things original and alternative, with an obsession for care and detail. SKIPBRIDGE COUNTRY WEDDINGS 07861 393 308 | WHAT TO EXPECT Run by brother and sister duo, Bronte & Tom, with their many years’ experience in events and hospitality there’s no ask too big or too small. Situated in between Harrogate and York in the middle of the north Yorkshire countryside, this small family holding is also home to many weird and wonderful creatures including donkeys, ponies, llamas, a peacock and many more. TIME TO CELEBRATE Ceremonies take place outside in the Willow Bower underneath the Willow Tree, seating up to 100 guests. Receptions take place in the onsite tipis, with catering tent attached as well as the rolling barrel bar. This area seats up to 100 guests for the wedding breakfast and up to 150 for the evening. Inside includes a chill-out area at one end with a bar and dancefloor with a giant disco mirror ball hanging pride of place at the other end. WE LOVE… There’s something different at every turn including a man-made hobbit hole and an off-piste ski cable car serving ice creams! 16

TOTEM TIPI AND THE TIPIS @ LOW OSGOODBY GRANGE VENUE 07794 227 376 | WHAT TO EXPECT Totem is a wedding and event company that hires out stunning, giant Nordic tipis for weddings and parties. As well as travelling to venues across the area, it also runs its own wedding venue in partnership with Low Osgoodby Grange. The tipis at Low Osgoodby are nestled beneath the rolling Hambleton Hills, located by a beautiful, tranquil lake in open countryside. TIME TO CELEBRATE Whether you decide to say those two special words in the open air by the beautiful private Osgoodby Lake, in the woodland area under the rustic pergola or within one of Totem’s tipis, at Low Osgoodby Grange you can choose the best of both worlds – accommodating indoor and outdoor ceremonies. Your reception will take place inside the tipis; with fairylights lining each pole, the tipis are a stunning venue even without any decoration. Totem’s firepits and lighting packages really create the atmosphere in a tipi! WE LOVE… Just five miles from the market town of Thirsk, in 250 acres of a family farm, this is a fantastic countryside location with great transport links direct into Thirsk and York. THORNTON HALL WEDDINGS 01282 841 148 | WHAT TO EXPECT Nestled within 250 acres of idyllic countryside this stunning venue offers breathtaking views of the rolling hills of Yorkshire. Oak beams, modern glass, and stunning countryside surroundings make this venue an incredible choice for those wanting a relaxed ceremony with nature surrounding them. The venue’s glamping village is ideal for couples and families wanting to create that festival feel of celebration and time spent together in the great outdoors. There’s a range of luxury bell tents sleeping two to four people along with the extra-special honeymoon suite bell tent. TIME TO CELEBRATE The border of Lancashire and Yorkshire runs through the heart of this wedding venue and because of this you can choose to get married in either of the two counties: Thornton Hall, Lancashire –with a seated capacity of 110; or The Meadows, Yorkshire with a seated capacity of 100. You can invite up to 150 guests for the reception. WE LOVE… Couples can even include elements from the farm including animals, quad bikes, and slides in their wedding pictures if they’re wanting something fun and quirky! 17 LOCAL VENUES | Get in touch | Celebrate your special day at Halifax Hall, a boutique hotel set in a stunning Victorian mansion. Only a few minutes drive from the city and close to the Peak District. THE PERFECT VENUE FOR THE PERFECT WEDDING 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, Birchenclie,Huddersfield, HD3 3NT Wedding Open Day Saturday 17th September, 1pm - 5pm Packages start from £3,995 for 60 day guests and 100 evening.

HALIFAX HALL HOTEL 01142 228 810 | WHAT TO EXPECT Halifax Hall was formally a Victorian Steel Baron’s Mansion and then a hall of residence for the university for more than 80 years. It has since been transformed into a stunning boutique hotel and popular wedding and event space. The garden provides a stunning backdrop for photos, as well as the perfect place to enjoy a drinks reception. To the front of the hotel, there’s a mini waterfall and pond, which can help create romantic shots of the happy couple. The driveway leading to the hotel is also nothing short of magical with the natural tunnel of trees. TIME TO CELEBRATE! There are two ceremony rooms: the Ennis Room with a capacity of 65, named after Sheffield’s own Olympic gold medallist and University of Sheffield alumni Jessica Ennis-Hill. Secondly, the Dining Room, perfect for larger ceremonies of up to 115. This Victorian Banquet Hall is adorned with period floor-to-ceiling windows. Drinks receptions take place in the Music Room, which is an intimate room with beautiful floor to ceiling windows and French doors leading outdoors to our terrace and gardens, making it perfect for a drinks reception in summer months. The wedding breakfasts and evening receptions take place in the Dining Room and Library. WE LOVE… The Victorian entrance has always been a favourite with couples for confetti tosses and intimate family photos. Going local Wed in and around Sheffield 19 LOCAL VENUES

WORTLEY HALL 01142 882 100 | WHAT TO EXPECT Set in 26 acres of both woodland and expertly maintained gardens, Wortley Hall offers outdoor wedding ceremonies in many areas of the grounds. The venue is an 18th-century stately home with every room having its own individual design and original features. TIME TO CELEBRATE! There are five licensed ceremony rooms to suit intimate ceremonies to large celebrations for up to 200 guests. Receptions can take place in the dining room. This room was once a billiard room and is now a grand hall with an amazing central crystal chandelier hung from a hand-painted Italianate ceiling. It has original stained glass and oak panelling; the room is bursting with grandeur. WE LOVE… The main outdoor ceremony area has a straight aisle leading from the hall directly to the fountain which is fabulous. TAPTON HALL 01142 660 051 | WHAT TO EXPECT Nestled away in the trees above Fulwood Road, Tapton Hall is a historic Grade II listed building, blending history and elegance with modern facilities. Its historic architecture provides a beautiful setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. TIME TO CELEBRATE! Tapton Hall has a variety of rooms of all sizes, ideal for both intimate and large ceremonies and receptions. Decorated in a classic yet stylish manner, Tapton Hall offers beautiful spaces filled with elegance and character in every room. The Hallam Room is the largest of Tapton’s rooms, perfect for large wedding receptions and breakfasts. With a window from floor to ceiling, it provides the room with lots of natural light and stunning views of the old house and gardens. Additionally, there are beautiful fairylights built into the ceilings which provide you with the perfect fairytale feel to your wedding reception. WE LOVE… Situated at the front of Tapton Hall, the rose garden provides a perfect backdrop for wedding photographs, drinks receptions and garden games. 20

THE CHIMNEY HOUSE 01142 767 885 | WHAT TO EXPECT Perched on the edge of a historic waterway ‒ the ‘mill race’ on Kelham Island ‒ complete with kingfishers and bullrushes ‒ The Chimney House with its 93ft chimney and beautiful original redbrick is often described as iconic. Traced back to 1886, former residents include an elephant and steel rolling mill workers so it sits beautifully in a historic setting ‒ as well as being a modern and inspiring place to celebrate! The building has been restored to its former original beauty ‒ all redbrick, fireplaces and stone stairs. You’ll find leafy green living plants on every surface! TIME TO CELEBRATE! Ceremonies take place in The Meeting Room of The Chimney House but guests have access to the living room and the front room. The venue custom styles a resplendent altar with an abundance of seasonal British blooms and candles for the ceremony to take place in front of, while up to 50 guests relax on design classics including cantilever Brno chairs. WE LOVE… The Chimney House hosts ‘wedding feasts’ rather than a typical reception ‒ which can be up to 50 guests over two feasting tables. This is also hosted in The Meeting Room which is transformed for dinner after the ceremony. THE MOWBRAY 01142 767 885 | WHAT TO EXPECT Originally built in 1889 as a steel merchants, The Mowbray comes complete with a beautiful set of sliding factory doors and beautiful red brick architecture that sits so well against the industrial landscape. The building has historic charm complete with magnificent arched windows that allow for sensational light and atmosphere. TIME TO CELEBRATE! Receptions take place in the main space of The Mowbray. The venue specialises in feasting and sits up to 150 guests. The reclaimed tables are laden with fresh, seasonal food straight from The Mowbray’s kitchens - where everything is made from scratch. There’s a beautiful 100-year-old mahogany drinks cabinet that forms the lavish cocktail bar where you’re served seasonal cocktails and carefully selected wines. Guests can enjoy long lazy wedding feasts before dancing till the stars come out. The venue doesn’t host ceremonies. WE LOVE… ‘Up On The Roof’ is found on The Mowbray’s private first floor rooftop. It’s a complete hideaway escape with leafy green views over Park Wood Springs and the historic rooftops of Neepsend, complete with a rooftop bar, a British flower garden and plenty of places to relax and enjoy garden cocktails and a BBQ. You’ll also find The Cabin ‒ a secret hideaway for photos and quiet moments! LOCAL VENUES 21

Hollins Hall Hotel and Country Club provides a romantic setting in the rolling Yorkshire countryside for the wedding of your dreams. Set in 200 acres of stunning grounds, our hotel offers a picturesque setting with splendid banqueting rooms.The historic charm of our hotel will add a touch of luxury to your day. Whether you’re planning an intimate event, or you choose to go for grand, invite your special guests to Hollins Hall, where your celebration will be remembered forever. Hollins Hall Hotel & Country Club | Hollins Hall, Baildon,West Yorkshire, BD17 7QW Tel: (+44) 1274 534272 | Email: Facebook | Instagram @HollinsHall The Perfect Yorkshire Wedding

A winter’s tale Phoebe and Joe tied the knot in a wintery celebration, fur shawls and all! Images courtesy of Peace Photography Make sure you marry that girl.” Those were the words Joe’s grandad said to him the last time he saw him, two weeks earlier before he passed away. Joe couldn’t be more sure and on 27th December 2019, on a dog walk on Ilkley Moor, one of his grandfather’s favourite walking spots, he popped the question. Of course, Phoebe said yes. On 22nd December, 2021, Phoebe and Joe tied the knot St Peter’s Church followed by a reception at The Gamekeeper’s Inn, Skipton with a party afterwards at the Ticket Office Bar, Ilkley. Here, Phoebe tells us more about their day... “ 23 REAL WEDDINGS

We love Yorkshire and wanted to make sure we us ed venues that were local to us. Joe’s dad is the tenant farmer of the land that the St Peter’s Church, Skipton is on. Our ceremony really stood out to us because we had music played by people really special to us. One of my oldest friends sung while I walked down the aisle accompanied by my brother and aunty. Then my other brother and two best friends sung with my brother accompanying again. It was really emotional.. We were both really calm and relaxed in the morning getting ready separately with our friends and family. During the day we were just really excited and happy. Joe wore a grey suit as did each of our two brothers and Joe’s best man. Joe wore the full suit and the others wore the jacket and black chinos. They all wore matching green spotty ties, all from House of Cavani. My dress was called The Honeybear from Rembo styling. I liked the fact that they make sure their production of the wedding dresses is ethical. I also had a vintage fur cape over my dress to wear in the morning. I accessorised with a glass bead multicolour tiara from Bunny and Evie and she even made me a gorgeous bracelet to match with the leftover materials. 24

The flowers were lilac memory roses with pinecones and white winter berries. We had a ginger, chocolate and fruit cake with a g ingerbread bride and groom on top, all made by our next-door neighbour. We picked The Ticket Office for a party in the eve ning because I love the cocktails there and we even designed a signatur e cocktail called The Althamill (a formation of our two surnames) for our wedding! Our favours were little carboard Christmas houses with ginger and dark chocolate biscuits inside and our centrepieces were mini silver sparkly Christmas trees. Joe used to work for Stuart who is the manager at The Gamekeeper’s Inn. They’re very close so we trusted Stuart to make our day really special! We had a live band in the evening who were amazing and played Motown, soul and more modern songs too. 25 REAL WEDDINGS

PHOEBE AND JOE’S LITTLE WHITE BOOK Photographer | Venue, wedding breakfast | Venue, reception | Photographer | Dresses | Jewellery & accessories | Hair & make-up | Flowers | Rings | Classical singer | Phoebe’s top tip! Don’t sweat the small stuff. Use the talents and contacts you have in your family and friends as it makes it so personal and special. 26

Fully qualified and passionate team of Hairdressing, Beauty Therapist and Make-up Artists specialising in providing professional Bridal Hair & Make-up; creating your perfect look on your perfect day. In addition, we offer all clients a wide range of everyday Hair and Beauty treatments in our relaxing and friendly, luxury salon, the Beehive. WWW.BEAUTYINBLOOM.CO.UK BeautyinBloom1 07545 624 892 | CREATING BEAUTIFUL BESPOKE FLOWERS FOR YOUR SPECIAL WEDDING DAY. Owner Liz Wood prides herself in her attention to detail to create outstanding floral displays for your day. Sourcing her flowers from English growers and also her own cutting garden in Emley Huddersfield where she is based. Bedern Hall, Bartlegarth, York, YO1 7AL | Telephone: 01904646030 Email: Intimate and Individual Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions

perfect PICTURE Amelia and Dominic Graham tied the knot at Wharfedale Grange in a day oozing with style and sophistication Images courtesy of Love Francesca Photography 28

Amelia and Dom met on a typical guys and gals holiday when they were young, free and single. And who says holiday romances don’t last? Some eight years later, Dom got down on one knee whilst on holiday in Portofino, the picturesque fishing village on the Italian Riviera coastline. The pair soon got stuck into organising their dream day and chose Wharfedale Grange as their venue of choice. On 16th April, 2022 they became husband and wife. SETTING THE SCENE Amelia admits she was blown away by the venue’s beauty especially the floor to ceiling fairylights which gave the pair goosebumps the first time they walked in. Unbelievably, ‘their song’ was playing when they took a welcome tour around the venue for the first time. It was certainly meant to be. Amelia and Dom opted for a romantic themed day with lots of white and natural colours. Amelia describes, “We decorated Wharfedale Grange’s iconic long tables with foliage runners, made up of eucalyptus and sprinkled with white roses and then had vases with floating candles finishing off the table decorations. Our favours were sage green biscuits, which doubled up as name places and were then wrapped in cellophane and tied with a white bow. The bouquets complemented the theme with lots of mixed green foliage as well as white hydrangeas and spray roses.” Food choices included canapés followed by a three-course meal, including everyone’s favourite trio of desserts! Their stunning semi-naked cake from Hannah’s Kitchen, was a beautiful focal point. To wash it all down, the couple sourced Manchester-based company, Come Wine With Me. “We had a gorgeous, converted horsebox as a mobile bar, which sat in the courtyard during our drinks reception, serving our guests prosecco and beers.” Amelia remembers, “The Come Wine With Me team were great and have created a stunning, classy bar that received so many compliments.” LOOKING THE PART Amelia tells us how she always imagined having a fitted dress with a long train and low back. “I wore a Madi Lane dress called Ivaine with the white underlay, styled with a floor length veil that was dotted with sparkles. When I tried on ‘the one’ at Dotty Bridal, I instantly fell in love. Dom wore a three-piece black dinner suit, with a bow tie and silver REAL WEDDINGS 29

chain. His groomsmen wore two-piece dinner suits, so whilst matching, Dom still stood out.” On theme, the bridesmaids looked beautiful in mix and match sage green dresses from David’s Bridal. TIME TO CELEBRATE Not wanting anything too cheesy on the dancefloor, Amelia and Dom chose the band ‘Something for the Weekend’ who specialised in ‘00s pop and R&B and the guests loved them! Amelia adds, “We wanted to add an extra sparkle to our night, so opted for Wharfedale’s confetti cannon. Gold confetti showered over us during our first dance and it was just magical.” MEMORABLE MOMENTS “On the day I felt strangely calm.” Amelia recalls. “Of course, I was a bit nervous but I felt so ready and excited to see Dom. It was the moment I’d dreamed of for such a long time so I couldn’t wait. Dom was excited but was very nervous while he waited for me to walk down the aisle. Dom was super-emotional on the day. I didn’t expect it at all, so seeing him cry when he saw me was a special moment. That ‒ and the party. Wow, our DJ knew what he was doing. Once the music started, we didn’t stop dancing all night long.” 30

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The Perfect Seaside Wedding Venue A stunning hotel situated in the heart of Scarborough standing proud overlooking the South Bay. Wedding Packages from £1,999* Studio 41 Photography For more information please contact our dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator T: 01723 361774 (Option 2) E: The Royal Hotel, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HE *Terms & Conditions apply. Subject to availability.

happiness Amy and Ryan Boyd tied the knot at Bunny Hill Weddings with a day tastefully themed with sage green hues and Scottish traditions Images courtesy of Hayley Baxter Photography On a summer’s evening, Amy and Ryan shared their first date. It wasn’t long before Amy moved in, they made a home together and Ryan started thinking about popping that special question. Ryan got down on one knee on Amy’s birthday whilst on holiday in Kos. After plenty of celebrating on that beautiful Greek island, wedding planning commenced – as soon as the airplane wheels hit the runway. On 26th June, 2021, the happy pair said their vows at Bunny Hill Weddings on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds. Here, Amy tells us more about their day.. HERITAGE & 33 REAL WEDDINGS

We loved the detail of the venue and the modern fresh feel that had been created, whilst keeping some of the original features. We had large blossom trees at both ends of the top table and several tabletop blossom trees throughout the room. This provided some height, as the barn ceilings are extremely high. In keeping with Ryan’s Scottish heritage, all the flowers – bouquets and buttonholes included a thistle, which also matched Ryan, his best man and dad’s kilts. Bunny Hill is set within fields and woodland which created a gorgeous countryside wedding, perfect for photographs! My cousin Emily created the cake, using our favourite flavours lemon and raspberry and displayed a selection of flowers mirroring the flowers in my bouquet. The amazing caterers Hog and Apple created delicious dishes for our guests, of which people still talk about now! The starters were displayed on high sharing platters ‘Yorkshire Deli Boards’ and mains included a trio of pork with a selection of summery barbeque sides. 34

My dress was the Melinder by Enzoani, a fitted dress with exquisite, beaded detailing and a long train. Ryan wore a navy and grey kilt with a navy tweed waistcoat, jacket and matching tweed tie. He wore a white sporran whilst the groomsmen wore a black sporran. The main surprise of the day for Ryan was organised by his mum, Tracy, and myself. This was for a piper to play the bagpipes whilst guests arrived at the wedding. This was a lovely surprise for Ryan and was in keeping with the Scottish traditions. The bridesmaids wore floor length one shoulder sage dresses with beaded detail. Fresh Grooves performed in the evening and kept everyone on the dancefloor! This was must when we were deciding our evening entertainment! A simple cathedral length veil was worn along with my favourite pair of heels, gold glittered Jimmy Choos! 35 REAL WEDDINGS

AMY AND RYAN’S LITTLE WHITE BOOK Venue, | Photographer, Dresses, | Hair stylist, | Make-up artist, | Flowers, | Catering, Venue styling, | Wedding rings, Bagpipes, | Band, We were both very chilled on the day, after all the months of worrying if the day would go ahead, we were able to relax and enjoy every moment on the day. Hayley, our photographer, was brilliant, from the moment she arrived, helping me into my shoes and capturing beautiful photos even if Ryan does hate having his photo taken. Having all our family and friends in one place to celebrate was the best part of the day, after the strains of the pandemic and the constant uncertainty, it was very special to finally be able to see everyone. AMY’S TOP TIP! Try and keep as calm and relaxed as possible, this will allow you to absorb everything that’s happening and you’ll enjoy every moment 36

engi ne shed T H E WE T H ERB Y for more information and for our brochure visit our website Based in the heart of picturesque Wetherby and set in a converted grade II listed building, The Engine Shed is the perfect venue for a truly unique wedding. VENUE A UN I QUE An experienced wedding co-ordinator to help you plan your day Exclusive use of the venue for the entire day The services of our duty manager as toastmaster Use of our cake stand, table and knife Late bar licence on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays AND SUNDAYS Discounted accommodation rates for your wedding party

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

light This shoot, bursting with spring colour, organised by My Pretties UK, is a breath of fresh air Images courtesy of DaisyBell Photography Stylist, Jen Sawdon-Mckay My Pretties UK organised a photographer’s workshop at Pepper Arden Hall in north Yorkshire. Jen admittedly fell in love with Pepper Arden Hall the first time she saw it. “It has beautiful and historic architecture and the way they’ve blended this with the modern décor and furnishings is so good. But mostly because of the owners, Rich and Emma who live here with their young family might just be the nicest people I’ve ever met. “I don’t know about you, but winter is always too long and by March I’m dying for some colour in my life! With this design that’s exactly what I wanted to create. A shoot full of colour, and English springtime vibes but done in the most elegant way. Flowers were such a huge focus and Emma from The Petal Studio did the most stunning job bringing spring inside. She created a focal staircase installation full of lilac, orange, apricot and pops of bright yellow. Floor displays to enhance the signage and statement vessels to enhance the tablescape.” The two dresses were from the Vera Wang Bride new collection, supplied by local vendor, Victoria Robson Bridal. Model Sam wore a classic black tux provided by Dandy threads and Nick and Chris, the most adorable couple, wore mix and match suits in the same colour palette, again from Dandy Thread Menswear. “The whole team were amazing, personally I think the results speak for themselves.” Jen adds. RAY OF 39 LOCAL SHOOT


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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 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