Your Yorkshire Wedding - November/December 2022 (Issue 57)

BEAUTY, FASHION, GROOMS, HONEYMOONS AND MUCH MORE £3.55 NOV/DEC 2022 It ’s showtime! Music & entertainment special One fine day Simply stunning real weddings A getaway with renowned hotel brand GuestHouse WIN! A TOUCH OF SPARKLE Perfect winter venues GET THE LOOK! Bridal fashion trends for 2023


REGULARS 6 EDITOR’S LETTER What to look out for in this issue! 9 NEARLYWED NEWS Catch up on news from around Yorkshire 13 FREEBIES & OFFERS Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs 74 HOT TOPIC Local experts offer stellar advice 80 COMPETITION A luxury getaway awaits with renowned hotel brand GuestHouse CONTENTS NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2022 VENUES 15 SNOWSTOPPERS! Perfect venues for the colder months 21 CLOSE TO HOME Venues to check out in Barnsley, Doncaster & Rotherham On the cover ur front cov r stars are Amylea and Jamie Renfrew. Hannah Brooke Photography captured their day perfectly! Read all about their celebration on page 24. 45 15 FEATURES 41 BREAKING RULES A luxe styled shoot with an edgy Marie-Antoinette vibe full of frivolity and excess 45 FREE SPIRITED Lineham Farm was the perfect location for this bohoinspired styled shoot 48 WALKING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND Our guide to creating the ultimate seasonal celebration 65 THE SUPPORT ACT Fashion and accessory ideas for the bridesmaids, mothers and groomsmen 71 MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT Fun, games and entertainment for a standout big day 59 3

REAL WEDDINGS 24 WED-FEST! Music and good times were the order of the day at Amylea and Jamies’s celebration of love at Skipbridge Country Weddings 28 SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW Annabel and Isabel tied the knot at Jervaulx Abbey in a vintage styled day with antiques and treasures adorning every corner 35 BOND VIBES Jemma and Jack Wilks tied the knot in a 007 style affair at Wharfedale Grange HONEYMOONS 82 HONEYMOON NEWS The newest openings and honeymoon destinations 84 IN LOVE WITH THE LAKES A myriad of delights lie in wait in The Lake District for UK honeymooners 86 PURE LUXURY Discover The Belfry Hotel & Resorts in Sutton Coldfield 88 GREECE IS THE WORD Summer in Santorini and Athens GROOMS 77 GROOMS’ NEWS The latest best buys and product launches 78 WINTER LUXE The latest seasonal must-haves for the groom-to-be FASHION & BEAUTY 50 FASHION FOCUS The latest bridal fashion news, buys and launches 51 WHAT’S TRENDING? This is what brides-to-be will be wearing in 2023 59 SHINE LIKE A DIAMOND Dazzle this festive season in gold, pearls, charms and diamonds 60 BEAUTY BUZZ Get the look with the must-haves for the bride-to-be 62 FASHION AND BEAUTY Q&A Our local professionals solve your problems 63 SKIN FOOD Discover how to achieve that much-desired bridal glow the natural way, through a healthy diet of skin-loving foods 35 41 71 77 74 4 York Marriott Hotel | Sunday 26th January 2020 | 11.30am – 2.30pm Hotel du Vin York | Sunday 9th February 2020 | 11am – 2.30pm Cedar Court Harrogate | Sunday 23rd February 2020 | 11am – 2.00pm Hotel du Vin Harrogate | Sunday 1st March 2020 | 11am – 2pm Malmaison Leeds | Sunday 8th March 2020 | 11am – 2pm Royal Hotel Hull | Sunday 15th March 2020 | 11am – 2pm York Racecourse | Sunday 29th March 2020 | 10.30am – 3pm Emerald Headingley Stadium Leeds | Sunday 19th April 2020 The Sun Pavilion Harrogate | Sunday 26th April 2020 | 11am – 2pm Malmaison Leeds | Sunday 13th September 2020 | 11am – 2pm York Marriott Hotel | Sunday 20th September 2020 | 11.30am – 2.30pm Cedar Court Harrogate | Sunday 20th September 2020 | 11am – 2.00pm The Sun Pavilion Harrogate | Sunday 27th September 2020 | 11am – 2pm Hotel du Vin Harrogate | Sunday 4th October 2020 | 11am – 2pm York Racecourse | Sunday 18th October 2020 | 10.30am – 3pm Leeds United’s Elland Road | Sunday 15th November 2020 | 10.30am – 3pm THE UK WEDDING EVENT 2020 SHOW DATES Call 0113 8214544 or Email THE UK WEDDING EVENT 2022 Wedding Show Dates The Big Leeds Wedding Show @ The Royal Armeries | Sunday 20th November 2022 | 11:30am - 3.30pm Parsonage York on Sunday 27th November 2022 | 11am - 2pm Cedar Court Harrogate | Sunday 4th December 2022 2023 Wedding Show Dates The Big Ripon Cathedral Wedding Show | Saturday 11th February 2023 | 11am - 3pm Hilton York | Sun 19th February 2023 | 11am – 2pm The Big York Racecourse Wedding Show | Sunday 19th March 2023 | 10:30am - 3pm Allerton Castle | Sun 26th March 2023 | 11am – 2pm York Pavilion Hotel | Sun 2nd April 2023 | 12pm – 3pm Ced r C urt Huddersfiel | Sun 16th Ap il 2023 | 11am – 2pm Cedar Court Harrogate | Sun 23rd April 2023 | 11am – 2pm Burn Hall York | Sun 7th May 2023 | 11am – 2pm The Parsonage York | Sun 21st May 2023 | 11am – 2pm The Big Sheffield Wedding Show @ Hillsborough Stadium | Sunday 11th June 2023 | 11am - 3pm Ced r Court Bradford | Sun 25th Jun 2023 | 11am – pm Cedar Court Harrogate | Sun 9th July 2023 | 11am – pm Cedar Court Huddersfield | Sun 3rd September 2023 | 11am – 2pm Hilton York | Sun 10th September 2023 | 11am – 2pm Delta Hotels by York Marriott | Sun 17th September 2023 | 11.30am – 2.30pm Cedar Court Wakefield | Sun 24th September 2023 | 11am – 2pm Burn Hall York | S 1st October 2023 | 11am – 2pm The Big York Racecours Wedding Show | Sunday 22nd October 2023 | 10.3 am - 3pm Allerton Castle | Sun 29th October 2023 | 11am – 2pm The Parsonage York | Sun 26th November 2023 | 11am – 2pm Hello Yorkshire lads and lasses, it’s the last issue of the year and it’s full of winter wonders! We have a Winter Wonderland feature dedicated to venues that literally sparkle in the colder months. Our Fashion Editor, Claire, has pulled a cracker, excuse the pun, with eight pages of fashion trends for 2023. And OMG, can I renew my vows because there’s so many showstoppers there! For more bling we have an accessories feature, plus we also cater for your bridal party with fabulous advice for the bridesmaids, groomsmen and the mama of the bride and groom. I must take some time to thank our real weddings this issue. Amylea and Jamie – also our cover stars - pulled out all the stops at their wedding at Skipbridge Country Weddings; Annabel and Isabel showed us how to execute vintage glamour; and with hints of 007 throughout, Mr & Mrs Wilks had the time of their life in their black tie affair. Each issue, I’m overwhelmed reading about your days. You’re so creative and wonderful. Yes, Yorkshire rocks! Please keep ‘em coming! Just drop me an email to: As the nights draw closer, enjoy the last 2022 has to offer, have a mulled wine (or 10), and have a truly festive season. Merry Christmas! Rachel Westall, Editor The most wonderful time of th year Rachel x Loving the beadwork from Thom Laurence WIN A luxury getaway awaits with hotel brand GuestHouse How cool is Amylea and Jamies’s celebration of love at Skipbridge Country Weddings! I’m just disappointed I wasn’t a guest! 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How amazing is this contemporary alpine apartment in Méribel, France. See more honeymoon hotspots on p82 I’m loving all the Bond vibes at Jemma and Jack’s wedding at Wharfedale Grange The Earl of Doncaster giving us all the Art Deco feels Neutral tones giving so much depth and warmth Cinderella moments at Newburgh Priory So much attention to detail at Annabel and Isabel’s big day at Jervaulx Abbey EDITOR’S LETTER 7

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 short 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 ◆ AWARD WINNING CHEFS The Parsonage Hotel & Spa ESCRICK • YORK • YO19 6LF 01904 728 111 / / / The Parsonage Hotel & Spa

All the latest from the region EDITOR LOVES... Philippa Rose is a versatile solo singer accompanied by backing tracks. She has many years of experience performing on cruise ships and 5* hotels around the world. Philippa trained at the famous Italia Conti school of musical theatre for many years and gained a wealth of training to a high standard. This solo act will bring you a relaxed and easy-to-listen-to sound that will make your day one to remember by offering many different genres from ’60s to the present charts. As your guests arrive to your special day, why not have some live acoustic music to soothe the mood for a relaxing atmosphere to start your day. For further information, visit: Berry’s Jewellers wins - twice! Marking its 30th anniversary this year, the UK Jewellery Awards, organised by jewellery and watch industry title Retail Jeweller, is this country’s longest running trade awards event, established in 1992 to recognise the achievements of those working in the jewellery and watch sectors. Berry’s Jewellers, which has stores in York, Leeds, Nottingham and Windsor, has won in the coveted Retailer of the Year (six stores or more) category and was praised by the UK Jewellery Awards’ expert judging panel for exemplary customer service, a fantastic in-store experience and a great website. As well as the Six Stores or More category, Berry’s Jewellers, won in the Watch Retailer of the Year category and was praised by the UK Jewellery Awards’ expert judging panel for a thriving website and a robust product selection. For more information on the Retail Jeweller Awards 2022 go to NEWS Nearlywed Brilliant bamboo massage! The eco-spa, Titanic Spa, situated within the natural landscape of Pennine Yorkshire has launched its new Bamboo Tension Release Massage to its expansive treatment menu. Specifically designed to target muscle tension, the treatment uses natural bamboo to accentuate the effects of traditional massage while stimulating blood circulation for improved recovery and healing. One of the fastest growing plants on earth, bamboo has long been associated with ancient China for its powerful healing properties. The perfect tool to utilise within the treatment room, Titanic Spa’s expert therapists use a variety of different sized bamboo canes that are bespoke to each guest’s body and trouble points. Using a combination of rolling and kneading techniques, the bamboo massage stretches and elongates the muscles, while the end of the cane is used to push pressure points. This movement pattern enhances the flow of oxygen and blood to the targeted muscles to aid recovery and its effects are proven to last more than 72 hours post-treatment! The bamboo, which is heated for deeper tissue penetration, provides a firmer massage pressure so is the perfect choice for those who prefer a stronger treatment. Utilising the bamboo as a massage tool is also kinder to the therapist’s hands, providing welcome relief for massage-tired knuckles. The new treatment, which has been introduced for autumn, alleviates muscle tension, aches and pains, improves joint function, increases circulation and improves the quality of sleep. The 55-minute treatment costs £104. For further info, please visit the website: LOCAL NEWS 9

NEW CEREMONY BARN FOR HORNINGTON! The historic Grade II listed Hornington Manor, welcomes a stunning new addition to its magical North Yorkshire venue – a beautiful oak framed ceremony barn. Built in conjunction with Yorkshire Oak Frames, the barn features a vaulted ceiling with incredible whalebone, oak framed arches. The barn began life as home to newborn spring lambs at Hornington’s farm, now stylishly converted to welcome the birth of new love stories, offering a characterful and unforgettable setting to wedding couples starting a lifetime of happiness together Claire Baker, General Manager, said: “We’re so excited for this launch, every element has been carefully chosen and considered, from exposing the beautiful stonework of the original barn to the addition of statement lighting – each detail perfectly blends the old with the new. The contemporary yet timeless styling, creates a spectacular backdrop for our wedding ceremonies at Hornington Manor.” A warm Yorkshire welcome awaits couples looking for the perfect rural venue. Let the team at Hornington show you around the estate with everything it has to offer. Hornington Manor encompasses 19 beautifully appointed ensuite bedrooms set within The Manor House, The Old Servant Quarters, The Stables, The West Wing and The Lodge. In addition, eight stunning individually designed shepherd huts. All with exclusive use for wedding celebrations. Visit: for further information. New fashion store in Harrogate! Independent luxury fashion retailer Jules B is launching a womenswear store in the centre of Harrogate. The site at 5 Cambridge Crescent opened on 22nd September and will introduce customers to a new and inspiring shopping destination. The twostorey, 3,270 square-foot retail store will showcase the latest collections from an exclusive selection of designer brands. Jules B directors Julian and Rhona Blades explain that the store will offer something new to discerning customers in Harrogate. “We believe our Harrogate store will make a fantastic addition to the town’s vibrant retail scene, with a carefully curated selection of products from top designer names and emerging brands waiting to be discovered. We’ve wanted to open a store here for a long time but it was important to us that the physical space would bring the Jules B brand to life. When the old Jaeger unit became available, we knew the time was right and have put a lot of work into revitalising the building.” With this latest opening, Jules B now has a portfolio of five stores across the North East, Cumbria and North Yorkshire. These accompany a successful online store, which ships the latest in men’s and women’s luxury fashion worldwide, perfect tailoring for men and fabulous occasionwear for women. CHARITY FARM WEDDINGS! A rural Leeds Children’s Charity has achieved a novel fundraising twist by hiring out its farm venue for licensed wedding ceremonies and celebrations. Lineham Farm has opened its doors to brides and grooms looking for a fabulous venue for their wedding at the 120-acre farm. Leeds Children’s Charity is based at Lineham Farm and every wedding benefits the 2,000+ local children that the charity supports every year. Dave Norman, Director at Leeds Children’s Charity says, “We provide couples with the chance to donate part of their wedding fund to charity – and achieve their dream wedding in a beautiful rural spot. Many couples want to give back as part of their wedding. After all, weddings are about celebrating our loved ones and commemorating the things we’re grateful for. It’s not uncommon to see fundraising collections and donation requests instead of traditional gifts. At Lineham Farm we’ve taken this charitable giving one step further, by exchanging our venue for a charitable fee. The farm is available for a select number of wedding weekends per year, with profits from the hire fee going directly to helping the children we support.” Every wedding held at Lineham Farm directly supports the work of Leeds Children’s Charity in brightening the lives of local young people. Wedding weekends allow the charity to continue offering respite breaks to the young people who most need the support. For further information, email: 10

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FINISHING TOUCHES Bijou Bridal is a warm and welcoming West Yorkshire bridal boutique with an exceptional selection of timeless British wedding dresses and superior service to match. Situated in the picturesque town of Holmfirth, the store puts comfort and style at its forefront to bring you a curated collection of wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses and accessories by some of Britain’s most talented designers whilst delivering a truly wonderful dress shopping experience. For Your Yorkshire Wedding readers, the boutique is offering all brides who order their gown before 31st January 2023 a free accessories package up to the value of £250. Accessories can include veils, hair accessories and shoes. Terms and conditions apply: the offer is only valid on full-price gowns, with no cash alternative. Visit: FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN, ENTER ONLINE AT WWW.YOURYORKSHIRE.WEDDING Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs STYLE STATEMENT On your wedding day, light up the room in these statement gold ear climber earrings which bedazzle with four intricately cut moonstone gems. The sparkling gemstones, in a staggered line, descend in size and sit in an 18k gold-plated setting. Every detail has been well thought out, from the size of the stones to the slight curve of the earrings, creating the perfect mesmerising bold earring for a bold woman. Founded by Ramona Gohil, an inspirational female entrepreneur passionate about her British Indian heritage and culture Rani & Co is not just any jewellery brand; its crafted unique pieces symbolise how powerful women can be. Check out County Wedding Magazines’ readers have the chance to win a pair of Rani & Co Moonstone Climber Earrings worth £64.99! Freebies &OFFERS YOUR ESSENTIALS 13

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 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 YYW2 WWW. TONGPARKHOTEL .CO.UK T H E P A S T U R E S , T O N G L A N E , T O N G B D 4 0 R P for an intimate wedding The perfect base... We love to create truly memorable wedding days. From the moment you arrive to the time you leave as a newly married couple, we’re devoted to making your special day everything you want it to be. For that intimate wedding experience, we have the Organ Factory - a truly stunning, intimate room with original stained glass windows and seats up to 24. Skeldergate,York YO1 6DU | 01904 611570 | | For more information contact our wedding specialist Becky on 01904 611570 or We have three packages to choose from ranging from our Classic, where all the small details have been covered, through to Fairytale which is all you could have dreamed of and more. We focus on the smaller, more intimate weddings, and bespoke packages are available for smaller numbers. Proclaim your love for each other in our sanctuary of 17th century buildings. Our packages

Snowstoppers! Perfect venues for the colder months CARLTON TOWERS 01405 861 662 | What to expect Carlton Towers is an exquisite stately home in North Yorkshire with a long and distinguished history. Late 18th century gates and a sweeping drive leads you to an impressive Grade I listed country house, in the Victorian Gothic-revival style, surrounded by 250-acres of private parkland. Celebrate in style There’s a choice of where you can say your vows and celebrate. The Venetian Drawing Room is an opulent room with gold walls, an impressive fireplace and two magnificent chandeliers. The Card Room is a more intimate room, with oak lined walls, a silverplated chandelier and original fireplace with a polished fossil limestone chimneypiece. The Picture Gallery is lined with impressive paintings and features beautiful brass chandeliers and two fireplaces. We love... There’s a delightful Walled Garden Vineyard with views from The Stables Tearoom within the grounds. The vineyard hosts fabulous weddings in the summer. 15 WINTER WONDERLAND

THE GAMEKEEPER’S INN 01756 752 434 | What to expect Built in the 19th century and formally the estates gamekeeper’s cottage, the building still retains a quaint, traditional look and the bright airy conservatory blends seamlessly with the original building. Situated in the beautiful grounds of Long Ashes Park in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, it’s surrounded by stunning landscapes. Celebrate in style The award-winning Netherside Suite welcomes 120 people. It’s an idyllic setting featuring a wood-burning fire, natural oak beams and large windows allowing a natural light to grace your day. Positioning your head table in front of the grand fireplace ensures the bridal couple are able to see all of their guests. We love... To the rear a children’s playground will keep the little ones entertained and at the front a large patio and grass area are perfect for drinks and canapés in the sun. CARLTON MANOR 07570 383 744 | What to expect Carlton Manor has recently undergone stunning renovations, with all eight bedrooms beautifully finished and ready to accommodate up to 18 guests in the main house. Many of the rooms have picturesque views of the East Yorkshire countryside. The manor house also has a spacious kitchen at its heart, a cosy snug and plenty of nooks and crannies in which to hide away and relax with a book. Celebrate in style A truly majestic space, the Yorkshire oak-framed Ceremony Barn offers a romantic backdrop for the grandest of weddings. Bathed in natural light from large, elegant windows, you can enjoy marvellous views over the landscaped courtyard and Carlton Tipi. Seating up to 150 guests, this stunning indoor space is a beautiful place to take your vows in view of your loved ones. For your reception, the Carlton Tipi brings something extraordinary to your special day. Follow the fairylights and music down the garden path to the cosy tipi, with capacity for up to 150 guests to be seated around the venue. If you should like to extend an invitation to even more guests, an additional 50 can be accommodated in the evening. We love... There’s now the addition of three cottage studios adjoining the house and the stunning woodland area of the garden will welcome your guests with its fantastic new 12 luxury pods. 16

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 Situated within the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park, High Trenhouse is fully licensed for both indoor and outdoor weddings for up to 50 people, with accommodation for 10 of your party. Full catering is provided and a wedding coordinator is on-site to help make your ceremony special. Surrounded by 3.25 acres of greenery, winding woodland paths, ponds, livestock and wildlife, this timeless, rustic farmhouse venue is perfect for any intimate fairytale wedding. 0333 112 2747 | | |

Hitched up High 01423 706700 | | 1 Prospect Place, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 1LA Celebrate your winter wedding at the highest venue in Harrogate. Offering breath-taking panoramic views across the Stray and beyond, The Yorkshire Hotel is perfect for weddings from a small intimate affair to a larger 120 guest celebration. Our experienced Weddings team pride themselves on creating bespoke weddings tailored just for you. From our in-house AA rosette chef creating a wedding breakfast to your taste and budget to drinks options blended by barman of the year, your day will be all you’ve dreamed of. Join us for a personal show around and start planning your dream day.

TONG PARK HOTEL 01132 859 303 | What to expect Tong Park Hotel is an ivy-clad former vicarage set in the beautiful picturesque village of Tong. Celebrate in style The Bentley Suite is a modern multi-purpose room which holds between 40-182 guests. This elegant suite can hold up to 164 guests for a sit-down meal and up to 170 guests for a buffet. The room has plenty of natural daylight, with mood lighting LEDs fitted into the ceiling that can be set to your colour scheme and is fully air conditioned. The stunning Grand Marquee can welcome up to 250 guests for a sit-down meal and up to 300 guests for a buffet and boasts a reception room for a further 50 guests. Guests can choose to stay overnight in one of the 59 spacious bedrooms, eight of which are executive suites. We love... The grounds are due to be upgraded in the winter of 2022-2023. Watch this space! CAMBLESFORTH HALL AND GRANGE 07897 720 765 | WHAT TO EXPECT The Grange at Camblesforth Hall is a stunning brick barn wedding venue, providing a blend of rustic and romantic, with a dash of glamour. The four beautifully restored barns feature handmade bespoke lighting, fairylights and soft drapes which complement the array of original features. The venue oozes character warmth and charm, giving couples the perfect backdrop for a magical winter wedding. The barns surround a large private and versatile courtyard which houses birch trees and rustic planters. As the night draws in the courtyard comes into its own, bathed in the warmth from the coach lanterns which surround it. Camblesforth Hall itself boasts a stunning façade, perfect for photographs. TIME TO CELEBRATE The Coach House is a high-ceilinged red brick barn with rustic lighting and a waterfall of fairylights, providing a romantic, rustic chic backdrop for your vows which comfortably seats up to 100 people. The evening capacity is up to 200 people within the Poultiggery Bar and Cart Shed which provides the perfect space to chat to friends and family and dance the night away. WE LOVE… The front facia of Grade I listed Camblesforth Hall is a very striking feature, perfect for group shots or those intimate couple photographs. Alan Ward 19 WINTER WONDERLAND

Contact us to discuss your bespoke wedding requirements or to arrange a visit. | | 07921138696 Located in Yorkshire and bordering the edge of the beautiful Peak District National Park, our truly unique venue, Spicer Manor, will provide an idyllic setting for your perfect day. Spicer Manor gives you full exclusive use of the property and grounds for 1,2 or 3 nights, for you and your guests to celebrate your special day in style. At Spicer Manor we are fully licensed for civil ceremonies and can offer you a choice of settings for your ceremony. The House is ideal for small intimate weddings of up to 50 guests. Alternatively our Coach House with a rustic finish, oak beams and 5 arched windows, looking onto the lawn and water fountain can accommodate larger weddings for up to 116 daytime guests and 140 evening guests. Luxury accommodation to sleep 34 guests in 15 beautifully designed bedrooms all with en-suites. Spicer Manor also has a state-of-the-art cinema room, games room and twin hot tubs.Set amongst open country fields edged with Yorkshire stone walls Spicer Manor has an amazing backdrop for capturing those special images on your wedding day.The small woodland and 2 paddocks provide the perfect space to allow children to let off some steam while you relax under the old oak trees, set up outdoor activities or even enjoy sitting around an open campfire. Bradley’s Catering will work hand-in-hand with you through every aspect of creating your menu and can tailor a menu to your exact requirements and budgets.

GOINGlocal Wed in and around Barnsley, Doncaster & Rotherham HELLABY HALL HOTEL 01709 464 164 | WHAT TO EXPECT Hellaby Hall Hotel retains the charm and character of the original 17th century Manor House with contemporary extension. The use of York stone used throughout the building seamlessly blends old and new and the main hotel is surrounded by sculptured gardens. Located in beautiful countryside surroundings, the grounds are perfectly landscaped as a memorable backdrop for your photographs and for your guests to meander through during your drink’s reception. TIME TO CELEBRATE Hellaby Hall Hotel only hosts one wedding per day which ensures the team is dedicated to the couples and can offer wedding exclusivity. The Bramley Suite seats 120 guests for your wedding breakfast and 150 for your evening reception, beautifully decorated to complement your own arrangements for your special day. The Garden Suite provides a more intimate wedding for up to 80 wedding breakfast guests and 100 evening reception guests with superb views of the landscaped gardens. Finally, the Drawing Room is a more intimate experience, with fantastic views over the landscaped front lawn it can accommodate up to 30 guests for a civil ceremony. This room is only available through a bespoke quote, please ask your Hellaby Hall Hotel wedding coordinator for more details and booking information. For your reception, the Colonial Suite has large, draped windows offering natural daylight and a feeling of sheer opulence. This magnificent area seats up to 250 guests for a large wedding breakfast and 350 guests for the evening reception. Equipped with its own bar, air conditioning and dancefloor, the Colonial Suite offers privacy in stylish surroundings. WE LOVE The Four Poster Bridal Suite located in the original house has original furniture and a stunning view of the grounds plus stand-alone bath and separate shower. 21 LOCAL VENUES

THE EARL OF DONCASTER HOTEL 01302 361 371 | WHAT TO EXPECT The Earl of Doncaster is a four-star hotel decorated with an Art Deco finish, retaining many of the late ’30s characteristics, with a strikingly beautiful and timeless glamour. There are rooms to suit all guests from the modern Concorde Suite to the grand and glamorous Ballroom TIME TO CELEBRATE The Earl is licensed to hold civil marriages and civil partnership ceremonies in two elegant settings. The Ballroom is the largest room, creating a magical and grand atmosphere with ceremonies and receptions for up to 180 guests. The Ripon and Wetherby Suite has a much more modern and romantic feel, with the room creating a romantic atmosphere for up to 70 guests. Furthermore, the Concorde Suite is perfect for your reception; a strikingly beautiful and modern room on the ground floor. This room holds access to a private bar in the lobby area, creating the best of both worlds mixing modern with a ’30s Gatsby theme. WE LOVE Located behind the hotel is a beautiful park, with a long walkway and water fountain, perfect for wedding photos. THE PICTURE HOUSE VENUE 07960 028 736 | WHAT TO EXPECT The Picture House Venue still has the feel of an old theatre with plenty of character. Overlooking the main hall are the backlit original industrial windows. The outside of the venue is finished in dark grey with wooden panelling around the entrance. TIME TO CELEBRATE The venue doesn’t hold ceremonies, however, it’s a 30 second walk from the town hall. Receptions can take place in one of two rooms. Upstairs is great for a more intimate wedding, holding 50 seated comfortably and even has an outside terrace. The downstairs space holds 120 seated and has a great rustic, classic vibe with a large marble bar stretching down the top of the room. There’s even a small courtyard downstairs, ideal for cocktails or serving your hog roast or BBQ. WE LOVE The historic, original windows have been uncovered downstairs and when backlit give so much character! 22

ASTON HALL HOTEL 01142 872 309 | WHAT TO EXPECT Built in 1772 and steeped in history, Aston Hall Hotel has been lovingly restored and updated with a modern, contemporary design which is high in style whilst remaining a neutral backdrop for your wedding, keeping the original features very much intact to become a luxury hotel. The venue is surrounded by 55 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland. TIME TO CELEBRATE The Lagonda suite offers flexibility in setup and size. This stunning room seats up to 200 for your wedding breakfast and 250 for your evening reception. Boasting a large dancefloor, contemporary neutral tones and with its own bar, Lagonda offers privacy in stylish surroundings. The Virage Suite is in keeping with the look of the hotel and its original character, as well as being finished off to a high specification. The room is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows and a skylight stretching the full length of one end of the room, creating that feeling of natural daylight and ample amounts of space. It hosts wedding breakfasts for up to 100 guests and 150 for your evening reception. WE LOVE Aston Hall has a church in the grounds, and is also licensed to offer outdoor ceremonies between April and September in the beautiful Pagoda on the front lawns of the hotel. THE NEW INN 01226762843 | WHAT TO EXPECT This old coaching inn has been lovingly restored to create a beautiful rustic space for weddings and functions. It has a contemporary decked area which is the perfect place to relax and unwind with friends whilst watching the world go by. There is a private outdoor space for each of the private function rooms. TIME TO CELEBRATE The New Inn has three licenced ceremony spaces: The Mezzanine, perfect for intimate ceremonies of 10 or less. The tipi, which seats up to 60, is a quirky space for weddings where you can wow your guests with the beautiful setting and the magical fairylights. Finally, the Talbot Suite, about to undergo an extensive renovation, has seating for 80 and has its own private entrance and exudes feelings of grandeur. Wedding receptions are available in any of the three spaces. There’s also the option to hire the entire venue, having access to both the tipi and the Talbot Suite, allowing you to move seamlessly between the rooms. WE LOVE The tipi is an amazing addition to the venue. This can be a relaxed, chilled out space or dressed up into a Nordic wonderland. Fully heated and much bigger than it looks, enjoy the rustic feel of this spectacular setting. 23 LOCAL VENUES

Wed-fest ! Music and good times were the order of the day at Amylea and Jamies’s celebration of love at Skipbridge Country Weddings Images courtesy of Hannah Brooke Photography Skipbridge Country Weddings was the perfect venue for this funloving pair and the date was locked in for 7th May, 2022. Here, Amylea tells us more about their beautiful day... 24

A memorable moment was the first kiss as husband and wife! It was so special walking back up the aisle togeth er covered in confetti. My dress was Romántica of Devon – Selby; a mermaid dress with a sparkly underlay, lace panelling and sequin straps. I ordered this bespoke in ivory as it came in blush. Jamie wore an Italian suit in navy with a maroon tartan check by Hawes and Curtis. This was teamed with a tie and pocket square in gold paisley – a nod to Jamie’s Scottish heritage, again by Hawes and Curtis. We wanted to marry outside, somewhere fun an d relaxed! Skipbridge Country Weddings had everything we wanted a t the same time as being able to accommodate everything our many guest s would need! From the glamping pods and cottages to the ice-c ream gondola and the hobbit hole, our venue had everything a couple c ould wish for an outdoor wedding! 25 REAL WEDDINGS

The cake was a large two-tiered salted caramel c ake decorated with hand painted figurines of us - the bride and groom - in our wedding attire. Blakefields Events were a dream to work with and provided the best Greek feast you could imagine! The Little Flower Hut provided beautiful variations of ranunculus, parrot tulips, herbs, peonies and lisianthus as well as greenery garlands for the tables Our friend played at our reception drinks – a fantastic local musician! To entertain guests we had garden games, left o ver confetti, props and a Polaroid camera for the guest book, as we ll as garden swing seats and the hobbit hole. There were plenty of nooks for people to mingle i n and explore! That was the beauty of the venue! 26

AMYLEA AND JAMIE’S CONTACTS Venue, | Photographer, Dress, | Alterations, | Hair stylist, Jewellery and accessories, | Make-up artist, Suits, | Cake, Flowers, | Catering, Engagement ring, | Entertainment, AMYLEA’S TOP TIP Ask someone to move the bride’s belongings from the bridal suite into the wedding night accommodation and make that space as cosy as possible! Also, remember to pack spare clothes – including underwear – and snacks! We chose Off-Piste, the converted gondola ice cream cart as a nod to our engagement - which took place whilst skiing with friends at Mount Blanc - and provided stacks of Krispy Kremes for a sugar rush! We had a live band, Rock My Reception, that played an acoustic set outside, a DJ set and live music inside the tipis and an intimate acoustic set late on in the evening down in Gin and Whiskey Silo! REAL WEDDINGS 27

something new Annabel and Isabel tied the knot at Jervaulx Abbey in a vintage styled day with antiques and treasures adorning every corner Images courtesy of Matt Godman Wedding Photography SOMETHING OLD, 28

Annabel and Isabel met at work. Enjoying the privacy of their loved-up bubble and not wanting to be part of the office gossip, the pair kept their relationship a secret for over a year! When they revealed they were a couple, of course, everyone was over the moon. Having discussed getting married for a while, the couple were in a bit of a stand-off about who was going to ask! Isabel also thought Annabel was joking because she’d always said she didn’t want to get married, so Annabel planned a walk with the dogs to Jervaulx Abbey. Whilst walking through the ruins Annabel voiced, “This is where I’m going to marry you!” By the time they’d finished their walk they’d been in touch with the venue to book a date followed by a shopping trip to buy rings! Annabel and Isabel Mangham-Haigh tied the knot at Jervaulx Abbey on 4th June, 2022. Here, Annabel tells us more about their day... SETTING THE SCENE The venue was central to the whole day as Annabel explains, “We absolutely love Jervaulx Abbey and it’s become such a special place to us. The abbey is family run and they were all so welcoming, patient and understanding. We loved that we had free reign over how individual it was. We never visited any other venues when planning the day. The natural beauty, tranquillity and freedom to make all our own decisions appealed to us. Some three years ago, we bought a Georgian house and spent many hours in antique shops furnishing it. We wanted to incorporate pieces we’d collected so had a loose antique theme that we felt complemented the abbey ruins. When we were buying pieces for the house, we were drawn to rusty items, so this rust colour became a theme for bridesmaids and flowers.” The tables were dressed with runners and foliage, leaving space for the sumptuous food served on sharing platters. The brief to the florist was to take inspiration from the wild flowers growing around the abbey with a natural feel and some of the rust colour coming through. She certainly delivered the brief. The cake was a masterpiece! The flavours were: Biscoff in one layer and cherry and amaretto in the others. Annabel adds, “We both have a massive sweet tooth so our morning with Gayle at Where the Ribbon Ends was like a dream come true. As we wanted to balance the inspiration from the natural beauty in the abbey and the antiques from home, but have a modern twist as well, Gayle created a beautiful cake using the colours and drama we imagined. We loved it! Isabel even cried when she saw it! “Taking the antique theme further, our card and gift table was an old sideboard which was then moved and repurposed as a cake table and the desserts were served on an old bookcase. We also bought some old bar tables from a pub which was closing down for our drinks reception area.” DRESSED TO IMPRESS Annabel’s dress was Klee by Eliza Jane Howell adorned with sparkly beads, fabulous back detail with a feel of vintage glamour. Isabel’s dress was Charlize by Badgley Mischa. The fathers of the brides and their brothers wore forest green Ted Baker jackets with a dicky bow and black Boss trousers paired with shiny shoes. Isabel remembers, “They looked so smart! We knew we went a bit extra with them but wanted them to stand out and loved it! TIME TO CELEBRATE The pair really pulled out all the stops when it came to entertaining the guests! Annabel tells us, “We had three parts to our day and wanted each part to have a different atmosphere and used the entertainment to create this. For the ceremony, we wanted this to be quite formal with an English Country Garden vibe, so we had a string trio who played classical pieces while the guests were waiting for our arrival. After the ceremony, they played more current songs to take us through to the drinks reception which was in a different area of the abbey walls. 29 REAL WEDDINGS

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“For the drinks reception, we wanted a more playful, fun atmosphere so had a surprise flash mob style Barbershop Quartet who were a massive hit with the guests. They were so funny and everyone got involved. For their last song, they led everyone to the paddock where the marquee was set up for the wedding breakfast and did one last tune before food. Straight after eating, we had an amazing saxophonist to set the party mood for the evening. We then had an evening band which had everyone up dancing all night.” Wow, I wish I had an invite! MEMORABLE MOMENTS The pair had agreed Isabel would walk down the aisle first, but Annabel would follow straight away after to avoid waiting. Annabel describes the moment she entered and saw all her loved ones together to celebrate their love for one another. “Walking down the aisle was such an amazing feeling. I thought I’d cry but I’ve never been so excited in all my life! Isabel didn’t turn round straight away so first I remember seeing all our favourite people there to celebrate with us then and when she did turn round, it was like it was just the two of us. Two friends also played a part in the ceremony by giving all our guests coloured ribbons before we got there. Each colour represented a promise to send us into married life. They tied the ribbons and held them in the air during the ceremony and holding Isabel’s hand and looking at our guests with their ribbons in the abbey walls was such an incredible moment when I felt so lucky and loved. The ribbons were all put in a jar which is on our mantelpiece now.” My Pretties UK styled and coordinated the day. Annabel gushes, “Jen was amazing! We couldn’t have done it without her. She understood what we wanted from start to finish. She never stopped in the day and even had a little dance with us. We also have two dachshunds and Keri at Bow Wow Vow was unbelievable with them. One is quite nervous and as soon as she met them she got down to their level and they went straight to her which they never normally do. Knowing they were being so well looked after was a huge weight off our mind. Every single one of our suppliers went above and beyond and played a massive part in our special day. Thank you to each and every one of you.” 31 REAL WEDDINGS

ANNABEL’S TOP TIP: “Choose your suppliers carefully then put all your trust in them.They are professionals at what they do.” END CREDITS Venue, | Photographer, | Marquee, Alterations, | Dress for Annabel, | Dress for Isabel, Jewellery and accessories, | Hair stylist, | Make-up artist, Cake, | Flowers, | Stationery, Catering, | Wedding rings, | Stylist/coordinator, Pet care, | Bar, | Celebrant, Videographer, | String quartet, | Barbershop quartet, Saxophonist, | Band, 32

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THE NAME’S WILKS, Mr &Mrs Wilks Jemma and Jack Wilks tied the knot in a 007 style affair at Wharfedale Grange Images courtesy of FS Imaging Jemma and Jack met on Tinder. As Jemma recalls, “We wish we could give a more romantic story, but a modern-day Tinder romance it is. I was actually sat with one of my close friends having a coffee and she was looking through the app on my phone and found Jack – Jack is actually her cousin! So, she swiped right, it was a match. The rest is history.” Jemma and Jack married on 17th June, 2022 at Wharfedale Grange. Here, Jemma tells us more about their day... 35 REAL WEDDINGS

It’s impossible to walk into Wharfedale’s ceremony room and not fall in love. It helps that the rest of the venue is absolutely beautiful too! We also adored the farmhouse on site! I also got my veil from Ava Rose which was the same material as my train so they look like they just melt into each other, I loved it! My wonderful seamstress did an amazing job. She had a lot of work to do as I lost two stone from buying my dress to the wedding day. My dress fit like an absolute glove I couldn’t have asked for more! I got ready at the venue but I surprised Jack with his absolute dream, a silver Aston Martin DB5 so he really could be James Bond for the day. Jack didn’t know about this till he walked out of the hotel on the morning of the wedding to come to the venue. I wore Pebbles by Enzoani in ivory, which I got from Ava Rose Hamilton in Silsden. They were absolutely brilliant and I couldn’t recommend that boutique enough! Jack wore a Remus Uomo dinner suit from Frank Bird. Jack’s suit was a brighter blue than the groomsmen and he didn’t wear a waistcoat. His shirt, bow tie and braces were from Turnbull and Asser - all replicas of those supplied to Daniel Craig in Casino Royale. My bouquet was mainly foliage with a mix of eucalyptus, aspidistra ferns, scabiosa and peach roses. 36