Your Yorkshire Wedding - September/October 2022 (Issue 56)

BEAUTY, FASHION, GROOMS, HONEYMOONS AND MUCH MORE £3.55 SEP/OCT 2022 The real deal! Gorgeous local weddings All eyes on you... Looking your best on your big day A minimoon in the Algarve worth £1,000 WIN! SWEET DREAMS Luxury hotels


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 86 COMPETITION Win a minimoon to The Algarve CONTENTS SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2022 VENUES 15 LOCAL VENUES Big-day hotspots in and around Huddersfield 21 HOTEL & SPA VENUES Fabulous venues with added R&R added in for good measure! On the cover This issue’s cover was shot by Lucy Dennis Photography at The Beverley Barn, To see the full shoot and list of suppliers, turn to page 45. 51 39 FEATURES 45 LET LOVE BE-GIN Seafoam green, peaches & cream and a pop of teal were the signature colours in this romantic styled shoot 51 SOUL SISTERS The Peak Edge Hotel was the destination for this styled shoot which celebrates the importance of a bride and her besties 55 HANDMADE IN YORKSHIRE Gorgeous products made in Yorkshire 76 ALL EYES ON YOU Whether you’re the bride, groom or one of the bridal party, you’ll want to look your best on the big day. We’ve asked local suppliers for their tips and advice 96 OUR HAPPILY EVER AFTER County Wedding Magazines’ senior editor Melissa Cullen shares her wedding planning journey 3

REAL WEDDINGS 27 RUSTIC ROMANCE Amy and Richard Cowell married at the beautiful Middleton Lodge surrounded by family and friends 32 ONCE UPON A TIME… The wedding of Sam and Victoria McKay at Ripley Castle, Harrogate are what dreams are made of! 39 TIMES LIKE THESE… Chelsea and Max Wainwright tied the knot at Whirlow Hall Farm. Amongst family, friends and their beloved dog Jac, the couple had one extra announcement to share… HONEYMOONS 88 HONEYMOON NEWS The newest openings and honeymoon destinations 90 SWEET ESCAPES Enjoy a relaxing minimoon in some of the UK’s best boltholes 93 WITH LOVE FROM MADRID Fashion editor Claire Ridley spent Easter in Spain’s vibrant capital city 94 CRAZY ABOUT CROATIA Olivia Gibson explores what Dubrovnik has to offer GROOMS 83 GROOMS’ NEWS The latest best buys and product launches 84 AUTUMN DELIGHTS The latest seasonal must-haves for the groom-to-be FASHION & BEAUTY 61 FASHION FOCUS The latest bridal fashion news, buys and launches 62 FANTASY DRESSES Bring out your romantic side in one of these dreamy dresses decorated with whimsical lace, ditsy florals and crystal embellishments 69 STANDOUT SLEEVES These statement dresses will take you from day to dancefloor 72 BEAUTY Q&A Our local professionals solve your problems 74 BEAUTY BUZZ Get the look with the must-haves for the bride-to-be 74 84 15 76 61 93 4 I just can’t help it. Every issue, reading about your special days get me wiping away a tear or two at my desk! This edition, Chelsea and Max tied the knot at Whirlow Hall Farm and as they stood in front of their loved ones, they announced they were expecting a baby – and yes she has the cutest little bump showing in her lace dress. Perfection! If, like me, you love a real wedding, you can also read about Amy and Rich’s love-filled day at Middleton Lodge on page 27; and Victoria and Sam’s fairytale nuptials at Ripley Castle on p32. This issue, we have a fabulous styled shoot themed around a bride and her gals. If you’re currently choosing your photographer, make sure you show them this shoot for inspo! There’s a reason you chose these wonderwomen to be your bridesmaids so make sure you have plenty of shots with them by your side! Our second shoot, photographed by Lucy Dennis Photography is utterly dreamy. If you’re a little bit hippy and a little bit folksy, you’ll love the retro, vintage feels! If that’s not enough we have so many local experts lending their advice on how you and your bridal party can look your best on the big day. As well as this, there’s our beauty q&a and our gorgeous fashion editor, Claire, giving us the inside scoop on what’s hot off the catwalk! To submit your own nuptials to grace the pages of Your Yorkshire Wedding, get in touch via our website or drop me an email! Happy planning! Rachel Westall, Editor Blooming gorgeous! Rachel x The view, the sleeves, the beadwork – wow! Bracelet goals WIN A minimoon in the Algarve worth £1,000 All the feels! Check out Chelsea and Max’s beautiful day 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 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. @CountyWeddingMagazines @CountyWeddings @countyweddingmagazines Visit us online at and cwe COUNTY WEDDING EVENTS

Honeymoon in Madrid? Don’t mind if I do… Gin, Tin & Bar – take me there! Golden hour at Ripley Castle Kim Kardashian vibes from Pronovias. Check out p62 Showstopping florals at Middleton Lodge Estate Dreamy garden scenes at The Bridge Hotel & Spa EDITOR’S LETTER 7

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

All the latest from the region SUSTAINABLE STATIONERY When embarking on a new venture, whether that be planning a wedding or hen do, or simply working from home, you want your desk looking fabulous! There are all kinds of gorgeous desk accessories out there, but it’s not always easy to find ones that match. The mission at Avorium, the siblings-run, sustainable stationery business in York, is to provide customers the opportunity to curate their desk with luxury, colour-matched desk accessories, for a chic, unified look! Avorium is all about colour! Everything the company sells comes in the same eight pastel tones. This allows customers to curate an organised, matching desk for a perfect working environment! Most of Avorium’s products can have a name or initial added in gold foil for that extra personal touch! Products include notebooks (£20), diaries (£20), phone stands (£20) and pen pots (£20) and all are made sustainably and without the use of animal products. Gifting is easy with Avorium as all orders arrive wrapped in tissue and packed in a beautiful blue gift box. Free next day delivery on all orders is a crowd pleaser! Avorium is located on 13 Colliergate, York or visit the website Minimooning inYork The Grand, York, provides a perfect backdrop for you to relax and enjoy your minimoon, in the heart of beautiful York. The hotel stands proudly inside the city walls, where the Grade II listed building celebrates a balance of contemporary luxury alongside original Edwardian features such as oak panelling, marble floors and elegant sweeping stone staircases, leaving you spoilt for choice when it comes to photo opportunities! The Grand is also home to a state-of-the-art cookery school, bright and spacious rooms and suites, serene spa facilities nestled in the building’s former vaults, new fine dining restaurant, Legacy, where industrial edge meets five-star luxury; and AA Rosette award-winning restaurant, The Rise, where you can enjoy an evening of gourmet dining or a decadent afternoon tea for something truly special. With a choice of staycations to suit your every need, choose to Spa & Dine or choose an Escape Together stay for the chance to refresh and recharge, an adventure filled Live For Today staycation for the thrill seekers, or perhaps something a little more bespoke. A minimoon at this fine hotel is guaranteed to leave you with magical memories to treasure. Visit: NEWS Nearlywed SUMMER ANDWINTER CHALETS Set in an unbeatable location in the heart of historic York, The Judge’s Lodging is a five-star, grade I listed townhouse which offers guests an eclectic, characterful haven from the hustle and bustle of the city. From the cool cellar bar to the large outdoor terrace, The Judge’s Lodging is a picture-perfect setting for your next summer city break. The best part? Romantic views of the cobbled streets of York. Relax and soak up the atmosphere in one of their five decked-out chalets out on the hotel’s private terrace. For a truly one-of-a-kind experience, why not hire them out exclusively? Each chalet can host up to seven guests and each has access to a private bar. Featuring delicious seasonal meals and decadent cocktails, it’s a dining experience like no other. Visit: LOCAL NEWS 9

NÀDARRA SPA ATTHE CONISTONWINS! The Coniston Hotel is proud to announce that the acclaimed Nàdarra Spa has received the award for ‘Best Boutique Spa of the Year’ at the Professional Beauty Awards 2022, for the second consecutive year. The awards recognise those who make a real difference in the spa, beauty and wellness industry, recognising outstanding customer service, treatment delivery and innovation. Nick Bannister, owner and Director of The Coniston said: “We’re delighted that our Nàdarra Spa has been named ‘Boutique Spa of the Year’ especially as this is the second time we have won this award in the past two years which is something we’re really proud of. We’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the spas shortlisted as they continue to make our incredible industry what it is. Finally, we’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to our customers for all their support and our fantastic team who make our Nàdarra Spa so very special.” The spa features a truly special spa terrace with two infinity pools, an outdoor bar, seating and a firepit overlooking the estate, lake and Dales. Inside, guests can enjoy access to the 15m indoor swimming pool, a thermal experience including an infrared sauna, Finnish sauna, and Himalayan sauna, an aromatherapy steam room, indoor bubble pool, experience shower and ice fountain as well as a most luxurious couple’s suite, including double spa bath and mud rasul. Rooms at The Coniston start from £139 per night on a bed and breakfast basis. Visit: New Bobby Pin collection Established in 2016 by self-confessed sparkle-lover Lisa Steane, The Bobby Pin aims to deliver up-to-the-minute bridal accessories to fashion-forward brides who crave that something extra for their big day. And its 2022 offering is no different, incorporating influences from some of the year’s hottest trends into the dreamiest finishing touches. Named The Pure Collection due to its nature-inspired ethereal beauty and primarily white and ivory detailing, the range is The Bobby Pin’s biggest to date, consisting of 55 spellbindingly beautiful pieces. This includes statement bridal crowns, headbands and earrings, as well as pretty hair combs, pins and clips, not to mention the most incredible twinning pieces for brides to build their own original look. Centring on a fresh, ‘spring has sprung’ vibe as weddings can freely take place once again, The Pure Collection celebrates the beauty of nature and the joy of blossoming new beginnings! Contemporary white clay and ceramic flowers feature heavily in the collection, alongside delicate leaf and botanical motifs. Many pieces are available in a choice of silver or gold metals and are thoughtfully accented with pretty pearls, beaded sprays and glistening crystal touches. Bridal Trend Influences The Pure Collection draws inspiration from the following leading wedding looks and trends: Pearlcore Pearly prettiness features throughout the collection, ranging from dainty sprays in elegant hairvine and earring designs to bold headbands fully encrusted in iridescent beauty. Blues & Blushes Soft, romantic blush tones and Bridgerton-inspired blues form two of the top wedding colour trends for 2022 and can be found in several new Bobby Pin designs, including heavily detailed hair vines and combs. Florals Galore In a nod to the rise in outdoor garden nuptials and earthy-inspired weddings, ethereal florals and fauna are a key feature of The Pure Collection, evident in enchanting clay roses and peonies along with trailing leaf motifs. Big & Bold Statement headbands and earrings are among the current must-have bridal accessories, and so the new collection includes striking crowns fit for a queen and ear candy to turn heads in an instant! The Pure Collection includes bridal accessories ranging from £45 to £175 and is available to shop online at ADORABLE ACCESSORIES These Crystal Bouquets are for the brides that like to sparkle and who like something a little different. They're particularly popular with brides who are getting married abroad who don't know the florist or what flowers they would be getting. This way they can take the crystal bouquets with them. They're available in two sizes: small or large and come in both silver or gold. Also new, the Bling Bride hats are the latest trend for the bride to wear to her hen party. Very popular with celebrities and social media influencers, these hats almost guarantee free drinks for the bride and make her stand out from the crowd! It has been very popular for the bridesmaids to club together to buy as a gift for the bride’s hen do. Visit: 10

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FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN, ENTER ONLINE AT WWW.YOURYORKSHIRE.WEDDING Closing date 30th November, 2022, unless otherwise stated. Terms and conditions apply. PIMPYOUR PROSECCO! GinFizz Bar is a self-contained mobile bar, housed in a vintage horse box that’s been cleverly converted to enable speedy chilling of hundreds of bottles of fizz at a time (or lots of beer or tonic, etc., if that’s more your thing!). The bar ‒ and drinks menu ‒ can be customised to suit your event vision and budget and is perfect to cater a hen or stag do, or to rock up to your wedding venue for welcome drinks or outside reception party vibes, or easily handle full bar service for the whole event; it’s entirely up to you how you want to add some fun and fizz to your special event! For our Your Yorkshire Wedding readers GinFizz Bar is offering a free ‘pimp your prosecco’ add-on for guests who book the bar by 31st October for their whole wedding or their welcome drinks. Along with a fully stocked and staffed bar, you will receive a gorgeous ‘prosecco pimping station’ full off delicious fruit, liqueurs, and cordials, so your guests can jazz up their drinks and have some fun with it. It’s a great interactive icebreaker and will look fantastic in the photos! All you need to do is simply quote: YYWProseccoPimpage when booking. For further information visit: or email You can also find the company on Instagram: @GinFizz.Bar Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs ACCESSORISE AND SHINE Award-winning Danish brand Sif Jakobs Jewellery is renowned for creating modern, luxurious designs with an affordable price tag. The jewellery is made of rhodium,18k rose gold or yellow gold plated 925 sterling silver, featuring high-quality zirconia stones that create a sophisticated and dramatic expression often featured in Sif Jakobs’ collections. County Wedding Magazines has teamed up with Sif Jakobs Jewellery to give readers the chance to win this necklace and earring set worth £158 from the coveted Belluno collection. Made with 925 sterling silver and the highest quality cubic zirconia, all jewellery is handcrafted and carefully inspected to ensure perfection. Visit Freebies &OFFERS FREEBIES & OFFERS 13

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

GOINGlocal Wed in and around Huddersfield MANOR HOUSE LINDLEY 01484 504 000 | WHAT TO EXPECT… Manor House Lindley is a listed Georgian Mansion and one of the most historic buildings in Huddersfield. Recently renovated to the highest standards, its imposing stone façade is a wonderful example or period architecture that impresses at every turn. From courtyards and private gardens, to stunning Georgian fountains that guide you to its grand entrance, Manor House has a wealth of impressive outdoor spaces. Set in mature wooded grounds with a gated entrance, it creates a beautiful setting for a wedding any time of year. From the grounds you can see the local church and the landmark Lindley Clocktower. TIME TO CELEBRATE With six licensed rooms, there’s no shortage of wedding ceremony options at Manor House. The Coach House is elegant and dramatic and accommodates 160 to 200 capacity; the Lantern Room, sumptuous and glamourous, hosts 40 guests; Lindley Cellars is atmospheric and quirky and caters for 30; and the Bridal Suite, intimate and private, welcomes 10 loved ones. WE LOVE! The venue offers complimentary menu tasting and hosts just one wedding per day. You’ll also get complimentary use of the Bridal Suite. 15 LOCAL VENUES

THE NORTHORPE BARN 01924 492 183 | WHAT TO EXPECT… The Northorpe Barn is a beautiful Grade II listed 17th century barn retaining much of its historic character with exposed stone, rafters and original beams. The cosy mezzanine provides a great view of the wedding celebration and can be used as an additional space and decorated as you wish. There’s a large, enclosed lawn and outside seating area with pergola and lighting which can be decorated with hay bales, outside games or gazebos. TIME TO CELEBRATE Ceremonies take place in the barn. Stylish chivari chairs create a beautiful aisle to be dressed in the style of your wedding, comfortably sitting up to 110 guests. The barn transforms seamlessly from ceremony to reception area. The venue can seat up to 110 guests for a wedding breakfast and up to 130 guests for evening drinks and dancing. With a private bar and full disabled access, guests have exclusive use of the barn, lawned area and surrounding grounds. WE LOVE! The Northorpe Barn offers a Prepare & Party afternoon for the wedding couple and up to eight guests! Here, you’ll have exclusive access to the barn for the full afternoon before your big day for you to dress and decorate, sort out your final arrangements, have your flowers and accessories delivered, and run through the plans for the next day. You can also enjoy afternoon tea and a glass of fizz to get you in the celebratory mood! THE MALTHOUSE RISHWORTH 01422 822 382 | WHAT TO EXPECT… This beautiful hotel is every inch your humble country abode in a location that allows you to admire the surrounding beauty. When booking your wedding you’ll be offered a complimentary tasting menu and a wedding planner on hand for every step of your planning process. TIME TO CELEBRATE The Malthouse is a licensed venue for civil ceremonies and also welcomes humanist ceremonies and blessings. Your ceremony can be held in the Loft Suite, with its high vaulted ceiling, original beams and stunning stone walls. For your reception, the area accommodates up to 130 guests. WE LOVE! Extensive work has been done to transform the garden areas at The Malthouse, with an outside bar, outside kitchen and over 200 seats being added to this landscaped area. 16

Celebrate your special day with us... Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, just north of the quaint town of Grassington, our award winning Netherside suite is perfect for weddings of all sizes, big enough to feel grand but still small enough to be intimate and relaxed. Start planning your magical day today with our dedicated wedding planner Angela. | 01756 752434 | Picture your dream winter wedding at The Gamekeeper’s Inn, book between 2nd January and 5th April 2023 and enjoy a luxurious winter wedding in the Yorkshire Dales for less... Winter Wedding Packages available from £2,400

Enjoy 10% off with the code YYWJoshuaJames10 Bespoke wedding rings & beautiful bridal jewellery 2 The Weir, Hessle, HU13 0RU @joshuajamesjjj 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.

THE WORKSHOP AND LOFT 07712 885 697 | WHAT TO EXPECT… Stripped-back yet full of character, with mismatched wooden furniture and original details it’s a perfect place for couples looking for a nontraditional wedding venue. TIME TO CELEBRATE Ceremonies take place in The Workshop in front of the mantel which is dressed with seasonal flowers and foliage. The Workshop is a simple space with stripped floorboards, whitewashed walls and raw plaster work and seats 50 guests. It’s decorated with elegant floral artworks and wreathes that are handmade in the flower shop downstairs. The room is flooded with natural light through the daytime and cosies up beautifully with candles and lamps in the evening. Post ceremony drinks are served in The Green Room which is situated just off The Workshop. This space has the feel of a gents club with Chesterfield chairs and vintage velvet curtains. Receptions take place in The Loft on the second floor. The venue can seat up to 50 people for dining on beautiful Indian market tables. It features a soft seating area with Chesterfields and rugs, red brick, exposed plaster and a bespoke bar made from reclaimed materials. WE LOVE! White muslin drapes are at each window and the views over Mirfield are beautiful from up there. BRIAR COURT HOTEL AND VENUE 01484 519 902 | WHAT TO EXPECT… Briar Court is situated in the heart of the West Yorkshire Pennines. The hotel and its 48 rooms are based over two floors, our large function suite and Da Sandro Pizzeria Ristorante are located in the hotel grounds. There’s complimentary accommodation for the bride and groom included in all packages. TIME TO CELEBRATE Your ceremony and reception can take place in the Briar Suite, recently refurbished to offer a space with modern style and elegance. This area is private with its own entrance and bar. It’s suitable for ceremonies of up to 100 guests and can host a wedding breakfast capacity 120, evening reception up to 200. For a more intimate space there’s the Court Room which can welcome 50 guests. WE LOVE! The gazebo on the landscaped grounds is perfect for photos. 19 LOCAL VENUES

Set within the charming village of Tong in West Yorkshire, our hotel is surrounded by quiet views of the beautiful countryside. Along with our great outlook, we are located between Leeds and Bradford and close to the M1 and M62. With 56 bedrooms, a large suite and our Grand Marquee, we can offer Wedding Packages for 40-300 people. Our striking building, a former vicarage, is Ivy-clad and we boast grounds and events which blend the traditional and the new. To arrange a viewing or for more information please call 0113 285 9303 or email quoting reference YYW1 WWW.TONGPARKHOTEL .CO.UK T H E PA S T U R E S , T O N G L A N E , T O N G B D 4 0 R P WEDDING FAYRE Sunday 6th November 2022 11am to 3pm | 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

relaxation Tie the knot in a hotel or spa venue THE NATIONAL TRUST’S MIDDLETHORPE HALL & SPA 01904 641 241 | WHAT TO EXPECT Built during the reign of William III, Middlethorpe Hall is timeless, elegant and noble; a perfect romantic setting to make your vows and start a new chapter in your life. Secluded in 20 acres of manicured gardens and parkland, Middlethorpe Hall provides a magnificent setting. CELEBRATE IN STYLE For intimate weddings of four to 12 guests, the upstairs Sitting Room offers a traditional setting within the historic Hall. This works well in conjunction with The Library for the reception, and the Yellow Room for the wedding breakfast. An original option for a small intimate ceremony is the Dovecote, situated in the Walled Potager Garden and hosts up to 20 standing guests. For weddings of up to 56 guests, the Barlow Room has its own entrance and an attractive airy feel. During summer months the South Terrace is perfect for a drink reception, with the Grill Room ideal for the wedding breakfast. WE LOVE... With its award-winning gardens and extensive grounds, Middlethorpe can be yours with exclusive use for a day or weekend, and has the possibility of erecting a hired marquee on the South Lawn. REST & 21 THEMED VENUES

THE GRAND, YORK 01904 380 038 | WHAT TO EXPECT The Grade II listed building offers contemporary luxury alongside original Edwardian features such as oak panelling, palatial marble floors and elegant sweeping stone staircases. Steeped in history, The Grand, York boasts an abundance of photo opportunities when it comes to choosing the perfect backdrop for your magical day. Standing proudly just inside York’s city walls, The Grand boasts an idyllic location just a short walk from many of the city’s historic gems, meaning you can make the most of them in pictures of your special day. CELEBRATE IN STYLE The Grand Boardroom lives up to its name; the grandeur of the room is decorated with chandeliers and a magnificent original fireplace. A vast, majestic room with floor to ceiling wood panelling, huge windows, and an original parquet floor, the room boasts grand views of York Minster and the city walls. The room welcomes 100 guests for both the ceremony and reception. Secondly, The Chairman’s Suite, the original office of the Chair of the North Eastern Railway, hosts 30 loved ones. Designed to impress, the room maintains its magnificent history and elegance and has views of the city walls. WE LOVE... As the former headquarters of the North Eastern Railway company, the building is nothing short of grand. With attentive service and a commitment to provide guests with memories to treasure, you will be greeted by doormen either side of the entrance upon your arrival. THE BRIDGE HOTEL & SPA 01937 543 304 | WHAT TO EXPECT The Bridge is a mixture of contemporary, classic and historic. The original building was an 18th century coaching inn, positioned on the Great North Road, from London to Edinburgh. The Bridge has lots of beautiful outside areas, which can be used exclusively for weddings. There’s a stunning Italian courtyard filled with greenery and large glass windows. The outdoor gazebo is situated in a large field with a water fountain, surrounded by countryside. CELEBRATE IN STYLE Indoor ceremonies take place in the Byron Room. It’s illuminated by a beautiful English cut crystal chandelier and boasts an Italian marble fireplace as a backdrop. This room can comfortably seat 80 guests. Outdoor ceremonies take place in the gazebo. Your reception can be held in a choice of three rooms. The Walshford Suite which has high ceilings, French windows, and an adjoining bar can seat up to 70 guests for a wedding breakfast. The Ribston Suite is located on the ground floor with superb levels of natural light having the benefit of full-length French windows along one side of the room leading out onto the new south-facing terrace. It contains a private bar and has direct access to the north entrance of the building. This room can seat up to 150 guests for a wedding breakfast. There’s then the Byron Room that can sit 50 guests. WE LOVE... The Byron Room really is enchanting and boasts one of the finest examples of 18th century Rococo plasterwork in the north of England. The room was painstakingly restored to its original glory having been left in the derelict Halnaby Hall. 22

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

GRANTLEY HALL 01765 620 070 | WHAT TO EXPECT Grantley Hall combines 17th century grandeur with 21st century sophistication and seamlessly blends original features such as ornate ceilings, marble fireplaces and traditional oak panelling with contemporary décor. The Garden Pavilion where the Grantley Suite is located is in a separate building adjacent to the main building and offers its own private terrace and stunning views of the main house. CELEBRATE IN STYLE The Music Room, located in the original Hall with high, ornate ceilings and view of the gardens can host ceremonies for up to 120 guests. The Grantley Suite – located in the Garden Pavilion – is a modern room with beautiful chandelier centrepiece and private terrace and can host ceremonies for up to 180 loved ones. The Japanese Garden Pavilion is ideal for outdoor ceremonies with the backdrop of the hotel as the décor. Parties of up to 180 can be accommodated in this area. Drinks receptions often take place in The Orchard, an impressive sailcloth marquee overlooking the West Lawn prior to the wedding breakfast which will take place in the Grantley Suite – catering for up to 150 guests. WE LOVE... Most wedding guests choose to host an after party in the stylish late-night Champagne & Cocktail Bar, Valeria’s – the décor and design of Valeria’s is reminiscent of the heady days of the ’20s when parties ended only when the sun came up. THE CONISTON HOTEL COUNTRY ESTATE & SPA 01756 748 080 | WHAT TO EXPECT Set in 1,400 acres of beautiful countryside, weddings at The Coniston are truly magical. From panoramic views of the picturesque Yorkshire Dales to the private grounds, woodland and even lake complete with candlelit jetty, the venue offers a picture-perfect setting to capture those memorable moments. CELEBRATE IN STYLE Ceremonies can take place in The Garnett Room, which sits up to 80 guests or Winston’s Barn, a charming, 17th century barn which enjoys many original features, including vaulted ceiling, and exposed wooden beams. The Bannister Suite will be where you savour your first meal together. Comfortably seating your 80 guests, The Bannister Suite is a modern, self-contained space with private cloakrooms, bar and courtyard to enjoy the outdoors. There’s also space for up to 200 guests for the evening, to take to the dancefloor and party into the night! WE LOVE... The rustic jetty by the 24-acre lake makes for a magical setting to say I do. 25 THEMED VENUES

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 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.

Rustic romance Amy and Richard Cowell married at the beautiful Middleton Lodge surrounded by family and friends Images courtesy of Elsiebee Photography Rich proposed on Amy’s 29th birthday. Amy admits that after hinting for some time, she was so excited and shocked at the moment that Rich got down on one knee – just after putting their two little ones to bed! Rich says, “Amy always stood out from the crowd, she has beautiful eyes, she’s very outgoing and chatty. I thought she was definitely too good for me, we blend well together.” The big day took place on 27th April, 2022 at Middleton Lodge Estate. Here, Amy shares some of her favourite moments from their big day... 27 REAL WEDDINGS

My dad’s first look – it was quite an emotional moment; one I don’t think I’ll ever forget. Rich and my dad’s speeches were also tear jerkers! We had ‘save the bees’ seed packets as wedding favours, and wooden place names, table names and other information boards. My dress was from Hoops-a-Daisy in Huddersfield. I knew I wanted something with a low back but went in with an open mind to try on all styles. When we had a few tears from my mum and my little boy said I looked pretty, we knew it was the one. Middleton Lodge was beautiful – the country ga rden wedding I’d always wanted. As we drove away, Rich’s response was ,“I guess we’re getting married there.” A few days later, it was booked! Accessories were kept simple with a floor length veil and an old locket that belonged to my nannan and given to my sister - my something old, something borrowed. I also wore a little blue bow underneath my hair from my little girl. We wanted natural, rustic, country-style décor. We tried to use ecofriendly products wherever we could. 28

Our centrepieces and flowers were created by Wedding & Events Floral Design. Right as we said ‘I do’ - we had a fly over from the RAF fighter jets with their sonic booms – it couldn’t have been timed b etter if we’d booked it! The groom and groomsmen wore the same suits, hired from Moss Bros. These were sage herringbone three-pieces with tan shoes. We continued the rustic feel with a semi-naked wedding cake, and kraft paper cake boxes. Our confetti was dried flowers in greens and creams. Showstopping flowers! My bridesmaids wore sage green multiway Lipsy dresses – with a lot of flowing fabric – this was perfect for one of my bridemaids who found out she was expecting! 29 REAL WEDDINGS

We also learnt that if sparklers are involved – a ll adults will wash over with childlike excitement, and definitely can’t wait more than 10 seconds to light them! END CREDITS Venue | Photographer | Dress | Jewellery and accessories | Hair stylist | Make-up artist | Suits | Moss Bros, Bradford Cake | Flowers | Stationery | Catering | Table Names and plan | Camera Hire | Music | Amy’s top tip! My on-the-day tip – relax and have a mojito! Our wedding co-ordinator, Ellie, ran the day an d ensured there were no hiccups, she helped keep us all in line and we ca n’t thank her enough! We revamped a tipi with cushions and throws fo r naptime and playtime for restless children. We had a band perform at our evening ceremony named White Rabbit. They were a huge hit with the guests – some not leaving the dancefloor all night. The day was memorable from start to finish. Our photoshoot after the ceremony was special. We spent so much time laughing, I think we forgot our photos were being taken. Having the photos to look back on, makes me smile over and over. 30

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a time... The wedding of Sam and Victoria McKay at Ripley Castle, Harrogate was what dreams are made of! Images courtesy of Natalie Hamilton Photography ONCE UPON 32

Sam and Victoria met at work. Victoria tells us, “We realised we had a lot in common, liked the same things and found ourselves eating pizza and drinking wine at the local restaurant shortly after.” During lockdown, on Christmas morning Sam proposed. Of course, Victoria said yes, and wedding planning began! On 28th May 2022, at Ripley Castle, Harrogate, the pair said their vows. Here, Victoria tells us more about their day... SETTING THE SCENE Traditional, beautiful, classic. That was the couple’s order of the day and that’s exactly what they found with Ripley Castle in Harrogate. Victoria reminisces, “The venue was breathtaking. When we walked into the castle grounds there was no turning back and after meeting Rebecca and the team and seeing inside, it was everything we could’ve wished for. The vision of the drink’s reception on the terrace and the various rooms in the castle for different sections of the day – it was just perfect.” With such a fabulous venue, Victoria and Sam were keen to carry the classy theme throughout the day and chose neutral tones and decorated the tables with beautiful white roses and dark foliage. Blossom Tree Cake Company in Harrogate designed the cake – a three-tier white and light champagne icing with ruffled bottom adorned with iced white roses. 33 REAL WEDDINGS

DRESSED TO IMPRESS Victoria looked picture perfect. She chose her dream dress from Ava Rose Hamilton in Silsden – a Stella York design in head-to-toe lace with a statement train. Her bridesmaids all wore individually made, peach, floorlength dresses with a design chosen by them to suit their shape and style. Sam wore a charcoal suit from Hawes & Curtis with a white shirt, white paisley tie from Eton, finished with a white pocket square and white rose buttonhole. The groomsmen also had a charcoal suit from Owen Scott in Huddersfield with the same accessories but instead with a grey paisley tie. TIME TO CELEBRATE For Victoria and Sam, there was only one way to celebrate! Victoria explains, “I was previously a professional Latin dancer and so for our first dance, I taught Sam a routine, inclusive of lifts and tricks to entertain the guests.” Of course, this went down a storm! Following this, the party continued with a DJ playing popular songs, all part of their wedding package from Ripley Castle. She adds, “It was truly the best day of our lives. Everyone said they’d never been to a more sincere, genuine wedding and it felt that two families were coming together forever.” 34

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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 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

VICTORIA AND SAM’S LITTLE WHITE BOOK Venue, | Photographer, Dress & accessories, | Groom suit, Groomsmen suits, | Bridesmaid dresses, Hair stylist, | Make-up artist, Cake, | Flowers, | Chair sashes, VICTORIA’S TOP TIP! Plan ahead and on the day relax into every second, absorb every magic moment and cherish the people that are there to celebrate you. It’ll be the best day of your life! 37 REAL WEDDINGS

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. | 07759 898442 We love nothing more than to provide you with celebration and wedding cakes that are as unique as you are. 102 WESTWICK ROAD, GREENHILL, SHEFFIELD, S8 7BX Bedern Hall, Bartlegarth, York, YO1 7AL | Telephone: 01904646030 Email: Intimate and Individual Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions

like these... Chelsea and Max Wainwright tied the knot at Whirlow Hall Farm. Amongst family, friends and their beloved dog Jac, the couple had one extra announcement to share… Images courtesy of Sasha Lee Photography Chelsea and Max met online and had an instant connection just speaking on the phone. The couple were actually living 90 miles apart at the time (Chelsea in Sheffield and Max in Ruthin, Wales) and started commuting to see each other at every opportunity. When asked about the proposal, Chelsea casually replies, “There wasn’t a proposal. We’d talked about getting married for a while and just booked the venue when we realised it should just happen. We booked the entire wedding before announcing it to anyone! The date was arranged to be as close as possible to the anniversary of our first date.” And it doesn’t get more romantic and heartfelt than that! Laid back vibes all the way, Chelsea and Max did ‘the legal bit’ at Sheffield Town Hall the day before the reception. Chelsea tells us, “We just had our mums as the witnesses. We’d planned on just doing it on our own and grabbing two witnesses but the mum’s caught wind of this and we got told off a bit!” The following day, on 24th June, 2022, Chelsea and Max repeated their vows in front of all their friends and loved ones at Whirlow Hall Farm. “It’s a really relaxed venue and that’s all we were after.” Chelsea adds, “As a charity organisation, holding our wedding there was supporting their important work.” Full of surprises, the pair even had one extra one up their sleeve to make their day one they’ll never forget. During their vows the couple announced they were pregnant. Goosebumps anyone? I certainly do! Here, Chelsea tells us more about their utterly perfect day..... TIMES 39 REAL WEDDINGS

At Sheffield Town Hall, the day prior to the main reception, I wore a relaxed off the shoulder dress bought online, perfect for a growing bump! Whirlow Hall Farm is really local to us. It’s really relaxed and that’s all we were after. The ceremony was conducted by Chelsea’s sisterin-law Anna – it was perfect! On Saturday, Max wore a suit and tie from City Gate in Chester. Cufflinks were a gift from myself, one engraved with the co-ordinates and date of our first date, and the other the co-ordinates and date of the wedding. The legal day was the perfect opportunity to have fun in front of the camera and get used to having our photos taken with guests the following day. On Saturday, the dress and veil were from Emily Bridal. The dress was bought pre-pregnancy but they managed to change my fittings ensuring the dress definitely fit. Lace had been a must from the start for that more relaxed look. It showed off our growing bump perfectly. All the table decorations and centrepieces as well as the bouquets, were flowers provided by our local florist Hollow Meadow Flowers. They sustainably grow cottage garden and wildflowers which lead to a very natural feeling and fit with the farm perfectly. 40