Your Yorkshire Wedding - January/February 2023 (Issue 58)

BEAUTY, FASHION, GROOMS, HONEYMOONS AND MUCH MORE £3.55 JAN/FEB 2023 Steeped in history Historical venues Your day, your way! Top wedding planning tips A mini-moon in Northern Ireland WIN! THE REAL DEAL! Gorgeous local weddings FINDING THE ONE Local bridal boutiques

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REGULARS 6 EDITOR’S LETTER A round-up on what to expect this issue! 9 NEARLYWED NEWS Catch up on news from around Yorkshire 13 FREEBIES & OFFERS Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs 85 HOT TOPIC Local experts offer stellar advice 96 COMPETITION A fairytale escape awaits at Ballygally Castle in Northern Ireland CONTENTS JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2023 VENUES 15 STEEPED IN HISTORY Historical venues 21 LOCAL TO LEEDS Leeds and Bradford venues On the cover This issue’s cover has been sponsored by The Parsonage Hotel and Spa, a historic property set in six acres of beautiful formal gardens and woodland, only a short drive from the city of York ( The image has been captured at the wedding of Sinead and Daniel by Yorkshire photographer Martin Hillary Photography & Film ( 51 21 FEATURES 47 TERRACOTTA DAYDREAM This styled shoot shows you how to add colour to your day whilst being authentic to your laid-back style 53 WATERSIDE SHOTS Riverside views and cutting-edge style. This styled shoot is ultra cool 57 PLANNING SOS! Top tips for organising your big day 77 BRIDAL BOUTIQUES No need to travel outside of your area – Yorkshire is pulling out all the stops when it comes to bridal fashions! 3

REAL WEDDINGS 29 A WHITE WEDDING Fluffy white snowflakes fell from the clouds at Hornington Manor on Sophie and Elliot Cole’s perfect day 34 ARRIVING IN STYLE Joshua and Charlotte Bell married at Carlton Towers with so many surprises along the way to wow guests 41 LOVE AT FIRST SWIPE Alessandro and Ryan Merchant-Russo tied the knot at the Principal Hotel, York HONEYMOONS 94 HONEYMOON NEWS The newest openings and honeymoon destinations GROOMS 91 GROOMS’ NEWS The latest best buys and product launches 92 MIDNIGHT MAGIC With celestial-themed weddings becoming all the rage, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite out-of-this-world products FASHION & BEAUTY 63 FASHION FOCUS The latest bridal fashion news, buys and launches 64 STRIKING SILHOUETTES Make your entrance in style in a fabulous fishtail dress, a fairytale-inspired ballgown or a slinky little number 71 SUSTAINABLE STYLES These designers offer something green as they promote their latest collections created using eco-friendly fabrics 74 BRIGHT AND BOLD Bridesmaids will love the colourful dresses and accessories in store this season 82 BEAUTY BUZZ Get the look with these must-haves for the bride-to-be 84 BEAUTY Q&A Our local professionals solve your problems 75 27 39 89 72 80 4

The little flower hut designs unique, romantic and very luxurious arrangements bursting with British blooms, from exquisite bouquets to dramatic backdrops and everything in between. WWW.THELITTLEFLOWERHUT.CO.UK the_little_flower_hut thelittleflowerhutflowers FOR WEDDING FLOWERS AS INDIVIDUAL AS YOU… Bridgette Ibbotson Photography Bridgette Ibbotson Photography Bridgette Ibbotson Photography Tiptoewitheve

Happy new year! I hope you had a merry Christmas! If you’ve just been proposed to and this is your first time reading Your Yorkshire Wedding, welcome! Settle in, you’re in for a treat. We’re here to help every step of the way with expert advice, lovely local offerings and insight into amazing venues just on your doorstep. If 2023 is the year you’ve been waiting for, wow, we can’t wait to help with the final preparations. As you know, we love featuring your real weddings so do let me know when your big day has taken place. To submit your own nuptials to grace the pages of Your Yorkshire Wedding, get in touch via our website - it really is that simple. This issue, Charlotte and Joshua tied the knot at Carlton Towers – he entered the venue via chopper and she arrived on horse drawn carriage – you won’t want to miss it. Alessandro and Ryan said their I dos at The Principal, York; and Sophie and Elliot were luck enough to have a white wedding at Hornington Manor! Enjoy the issue and happy planning! Rachel Westall, Editor A year to m ke memories Rachel x Fabulous silhouettes from Temperley London WIN a mini-moon in Northern Ireland 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 Cullen | Senior Editor, Grooms and Travel Editor DESIGN 01376 535 616 Graphic Designers | Stephanie Hodder | Vicky O’Connor Artwork & Content Coordinator Lorna Butcher Digital Marketing Coordinator Katie Laley Web Development Manager Stuart Weatherley ADVERTISING Sales & Events Director Sarah Ellis | 01376 538 490 Account Manager Gillian Ward | 01376 5384 85 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

Snowflakes falling on your wedding day – dreamy! So many gorgeous colour tones in this shoot Blossom trees frame Joshua and Charlotte’s ceremony room at Carlton Towers The West Hotel in Minneapolis – can I just hibernate here ‘til the spring? Falcon Manor pulling out all the stops Girl power vibes EDITOR’S LETTER 7

The perfect wedding venue Gomersal Park Hotel is one of the areas leading wedding venues, working with you on all of your wedding ideas, everything from the big day itself through to honeymoons and many anniversaries. Set within its own parkland grounds, Gomersal Park Hotel provides the ideal backdrop for your “Special” day, with a choice of private rooms fully licensed for civil ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening receptions. GOMERSAL PARK HOTEL E: T: +44 (0)1274 869386 GOMERSAL PARK HOTEL , MOOR LANE , GOMERSAL , WEST YORKSHIRE . BD19 4LJ D E S I G N E R B R I D A L B O U T I Q U E Exclusive stockists of Ronald Joyce, Morilee, Romantica, Ivory & Co, Richard Designs and Twilight Designs plus stockist of Men’s formal suit hire Peter Posh. haley@theaisleofwhi | 01132 866 055 | www. theaisleofwhi the_aisleofwhite 111 Main Street, Garforth, Leeds LS25 1AF

All the latest from the region CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH PHOTOGRAPHY SCOOPS THE WIN! The North of England Wedding Awards recognise businesses in the wedding industry which go the extra mile for their customers, providing outstanding service and inspiring their customers to want to actively and positively promote them. Each year, hundreds of companies enter into the awards. Votes are submitted in their thousands. From these votes finalists are created, and the winners are normally announced at York Racecourse. This year, Charlotte Elizabeth Photography scooped Best Photographer. Here, Charlotte tells us more about the night... “This year I can say that I’m a North of England Wedding Award winner in the Yorkshire Photographer category. There were so many amazing photographers in the running this year, it was a complete shock when my name was called out on the night. I’ve entered a few different wedding awards over the years, but this one is my favourite. It’s free to enter – the only cost involved is going to the awards evening (which is optional) – and it’s fair. The judges take into account the comments written by couples as well as the scores given, which means that if all the photographers entered shoot a different amount of weddings, we all have an equal chance of winning.” Visit: Berry’s Jewellers double win The UK awards, organised by watch industry title WatchPro, was a spectacular gala dinner in Central London. Covering every aspect of the watch sector, from business and brand, to retailers, this year’s awards recognised the successes within the industry across an array of different categories. Berry’s Jewellers won Family-Owned Watch Retailer of The Year and Retail Leadership Team of the year (Simon Oxby & Simon Walton). These latest accolades follow several notable industry awards wins over the course of the year for the familyowned business which is currently celebrating its 125th anniversary year. Simon Walton, Managing Director of Berry’s, commented on the win, “We’re delighted to celebrate our 125th anniversary alongside the WatchPro Awards 2022. Receiving these awards demonstrates the hard work that the family and our incredible team at Berry’s has put into the business. We also thank our customers for being the main driver of our success - we truly appreciate them all.” It’s been a great year for Berry’s Jewellers, after also winning Watch Retailer of the Year accolade, and Retailer of the Year (six stores or more) in the UK Jewellery Awards 2022, where Berry’s was praised by the expert judging panel for great in-store service, a thriving website, and a robust product selection, scoring a 92 per cent mystery shop score. Berry’s boasts boutiques across the nation, including York, Leeds, Newcastle, Hull, Nottingham and Windsor. For more information, please visit the website: NEWS Nearlywed Global success for Titanic Spa Titanic Spa celebrates receiving its fourth global award in the 2022 World luxury Spa Awards as it’s presented with the prestigious global ‘Luxury Eco Spa’ title. The West Yorkshire based spa has once again flown the flag for England and is the only UK property to win a global award. Receiving a World Luxury Spa Award is known as the pinnacle achievement in the luxury spa and wellness industry and over 300 people flew in from around the world to attend the glitzy awards ceremony hosted in Turkey. The award serves recognition of sustained commitment to service excellence and outstanding achievement, and winners are selected by public vote, providing true recognition that reflects the hard work and dedication of the winning spas. Set within a restored textile mill nestled in Linthwaite Valley, Titanic Spa continually sets new heights for the spa industry by incorporating sustainable technologies and practices into its business. With developments year on year to exceed customer demands, Titanic Spa provides unparalleled treatments by advanced professionals in an eco-friendly environment. Warrick Burton, Director of Titanic Spa comments, “We’re thrilled to be able to add a fourth global award to our portfolio with the ‘Luxury Eco Spa’ award in this year’s WLSA. We’re proud to be the leading eco spa not only in the UK but in the world. We take sustainability seriously and we are committed to providing a relaxing environment and expansive spa space that doesn’t compromise when it comes to sustainable practices. We truly value our customers and guests, and we thank them for voting”. Visit: LOCAL NEWS 9

BIJOU BRIDALWINS BIG! TWIA is the regional and national client-voted awards in the UK wedding industry. It was established in 2011 to recognise and reward excellence in the UK wedding industry and to help anyone organising a wedding to find the best suppliers. This year’s event was held at The Fed in Gateshead Newcastle - and what a night it was! Kerensa Dyson tells us more about the night and her boutique’s big win! “It was a night of celebrating with wonderful bridal industry buddies from the best in bridal, from bridal boutiques to florists, make-up artists, barn venues and so much more. You could hear a pin drop when the ceremony began and everyone was on tenterhooks waiting for their name to be read out! The Bridal Retailer category was the very first award to be given and a Highly Commended Award was awarded to another regional finalist and then the winner was announced - Bijou Bridal Boutique! At this point I burst into tears and gave my husband a huge hug and kiss before heading up to the stage to receive my award, getting congratulated by everyone in the room on the way up! I was a blithering wreck by the time I got up to hug Damian, the organiser of The Wedding Industry Awards, but it was so worth it. I cannot thank my incredible #bijoubrides enough for taking the time to vote for me - without you none of this would have been possible, so thank you from the bottom of my heart.” Visit the website: to read all about the store and what gowns it offers! Quintessentially British For the first time in its history, guests are now able to take over The Hall at Bolton Abbey on an exclusive-use basis, the ultimate secluded private escape. Steeped in history, it is situated in 28,000 acres of Yorkshire Dales and has been the holiday home for the Dukes of Devonshire and their families since the 18th century. It’s home to 12 individually designed rooms, 10 of which have been redecorated by acclaimed designer Rita Konig, all boasting spectacular views of the gardens and the romantic 12th century Bolton Priory Church and ruins. With a grand dining room, beautiful drawing room and a more informal games room, there is plenty of space to relax and unwind. Offering quintessentially British hospitality at its finest, it’s a perfect setting for family gatherings or groups of friends seeking a private takeover. While The Hall can cater for weddings, The Hall must be hired on an exclusive-use basis for a minimum of three nights. Smaller, intimate weddings can be held in The Hall itself, with larger weddings accommodated in a marquee or similar in the grounds. Visit: LATE DATE AVAILABILITY WEDDING PACKAGE! A Kelham Island Museum wedding is steeped in Sheffield’s history. Located in the city’s coolest quarter, the authentic industrial spaces are the perfect setting for your special day! The venue’s exciting wedding package offer is for 80 day guests and 100 evening guests for spring, summer and autumn dates in 2023. The late date availability, £10,000 wedding package is on selected dates only. So, what are you waiting for!? Book by 31st March 2023 and receive discounts of up to 10 per cent off venue hire (dependent on the date)! Visit: 10

* Winner - Best Global Highland Wear Supplier * Finalist - English Wedding Awards - 2022 Celebrate your Scottish heritage on your big day... T: 01484 546 021 E: Yorkshire Kilts Kilt makers & highland outfitters since 1998 Our specialists have been helping satisfied customers from around the world for more than 25 years. We're now firmly established as the foremost, independent highland outfitters in the North of England, so you know you're going to get the very best support and service every single time. We supply an impressive range of highland wear... Along with kilts, we stock everything needed to build the perfect highland outfit; from brogues, hose and flashes, to plaids, ties and sporrans. And we offer a range of both traditional and contemporary stylish jackets, in popular colour options, created to match your individuality, style and personality. With our complete Scottish attire service Sales . Hire . Bespoke See us on the catwalk and on Stand 51 at The UK Wedding Event York Racecourse Sunday the 19th of March

FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN ENTER ONLINE VIA OUR WEBSITE WWW.YOURYORKSHIRE.WEDDING SNAP HAPPY Jasmin Paige Photography is based in York. Owner, Jasmin, is obsessed with all things love and laughter and wants you to look back on your wedding photos and be able to feel the emotions and all of the fun you had on the best day of your life. Jasmin’s style is fun and relaxed. She says, “I also love the candid style moments that happen naturally through the day. Those authentic moments from the butterflies and excitement while getting ready, to the tears and the belly laughs during the speeches and everything in between (not to mention all the fun on the dancefloor later on). I’ll be there to capture the day as it naturally unfolds and tell YOUR story. Jasmin is offering Your Yorkshire Wedding readers £150 off 2023/24 wedding packages if booked before 28th February, 2023. Please note that 2023/2024 prices do vary. Email to book or ask any questions. Alternatively, fill in the contact form on the website: Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs WIN A TEAM HEN BUNDLE Fresh to Team Hen’s digital shelves are these new bride-to-be must-haves. The new Bride Make Up Bag (£14), complete with gold and chenille sewn-on patches, is ideal for stashing all those daily make up essentials in – and will look pictureperfect in the getting ready snaps on the big day! The matching Bride Weekend Bag (£38) is your new go-to holdall for both the hen do and honeymoon and can be paired with the coordinating Bride Travel Pouch (£16). All of the items are available to order in the brand’s blue Wifey design too! Check out County Wedding Magazine readers have the chance to win a Team Hen Bride bag bundle including a make up bag, weekend bag and travel bag worth £68! Freebies &OFFERS LOOKING DAPPER Frank Bird is a premium menswear retailer, with long established stores in Wakefield and Barnsley. Its focus is offering award-winning customer service and providing exceptional brands including Hugo Boss, Barbour, Ralph Lauren, Paul Smith, Belstaff and many more. Frank Bird’s extensive formalwear departments house collections from Hugo Boss, Remus Uomo, and Roy Robson, as well as Wilvorst, Torre and Heirloom in the hirewear department. The company also provides a custom-made tailoring service allowing you to create a suit that’s unique to you from as little as £349. Frank Bird offers an exclusive loyalty membership, giving members rewards for every purchase made in-store, as well as priority access to sales and other promotions. Rewards are also inclusive to wedding hirewear too making your big day even more achievable. All styles are available in store to try and alterations are inclusive. Frank Bird has offered Your Yorkshire Wedding readers 15 per cent off any wedding hire orders of any quantity in store, simply quote Your Yorkshire Wedding to the sales assistant. Not in conjunction with any other discounts and valid until 28th February 2023. FREEBIES & OFFERS 13

S k i p t o n R o a d , S e t t l e , BD2 4 9 BD | 0 1 7 2 9 8 2 3 8 1 4 Photographer: Nick English F A L C O N M A N O R . C O . U K D R E A M W E D D I N G S in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales Visit the website for our Wedding Showcase dates

Steeped in history Historical venues with a story to tell... HOWSHAM HALL 0345 450 4545 | What to expect Howsham Hall is a Grade I Jacobean building built in around 1610 out of limestone in a U shape, boasting bay window frontages. A grand entrance leads the guests into the venue. An internal courtyard provides a Mediterranean style, and a riverside terrace allows for a private seating area. The Capel is now a cool and lux evening space with private VIP terrace for the couple, bar and dancefloor! The house is set within acres of private grounds with views of the countryside and hills beyond. Howsham Hall has 12 bedrooms and is perfect for a wedding weekend. Celebrate in style Your ceremony is held in the Great Hall which seats up to 120 guests. The Great Hall has a crystal chandelier, open fireplace, original piano, wooden floor, and large windows with views across the garden and grounds. The wedding breakfast is held in the Drawing Room and seats up to 96 guests. The room boasts original features, wooden floor and a stunning fireplace. We love... The Bridal Suite! The bridal lounge is perfect for getting ready the morning of the wedding. One of the largest suites in Europe, it also has a dressing room, bedrooms and bathroom. The bridal lounge has a lovely dressing platform and large mirrors. 15 HISTORIC VENUES

THE PARSONAGE HOTEL & SPA 01904 728 111 | What to expect Originally built in the 1840’s the exterior of The Parsonage is a stunning backdrop for your photographs. The venue is set in five acres of formal gardens and woodland. Celebrate in style The Castania Suite is half conservatory to give the feeling of outdoor with no weather issues! This space holds up to 110 guests. The Crystal Suite has magnificent floor to ceiling windows leading out onto the grounds and patio area. The area is tastefully decorated in silver and grey tones to complement any colour scheme. We love... The Parsonage maintains many of its original features both inside and out – from the stunning exterior to original interior doorways and fireplaces. FALCON MANOR 01729 823 814 | What to expect Located in the sleepy Yorkshire town of Settle, Falcon Manor is a romantic wedding venue that’ll become exclusively yours for your special day. Surrounded by breathtaking vistas that create a picture-perfect backdrop for your wedding or celebration, Falcon Manor embraces its former elegance as a historic manor house while introducing modern touches and contemporary design. The grandeur of the manor’s architecture is complemented on the inside, with a roaring log fire in the entrance hall to welcome you as soon as you walk through the door. Step into the light-filled Garden Room boasting the most beautiful feature lighting and a luxurious, neutral design that’ll enhance your chosen theme and styling. Celebrate in style Falcon Manor is fully licensed for civil ceremonies which are situated in either the stunning Garden Room that’s filled with daylight and opens out onto a beautiful terrace. Or choose an outdoor ceremony in the pavilion surrounded by the Yorkshire Dales countryside. Able to accommodate up to 87 guests in both locations, the Manor is a perfect place to exchange vows. As the day becomes night the Manor takes on a whole new ambience and atmosphere, projecting the warmth and magic of dusk through the bay windows of the Garden Room. Knowing you want a party, the staff are on hand to deliver the best evening for you and up to 150 guests to dance the night away. A private and exclusive bar is open for your guests until 12.30am. We love... Why not add some extra special touches with Falcon Manor’s personalised gin bar or personalised Bowland Brewery pump clips? The gin bar option includes four bottles of gin with personalised labels, and you can also choose one of our Bowland Brewery ales to serve on the day and name it with your very own pump clip. 16

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


BOLTON CASTLE 01969 623 981 | What to expect The setting of Bolton Castle creates a bold statement as your guests arrive. Visible from across the dale, the castle sits proudly looking across Wensleydale. As your guests arrive at our village, Castle Bolton, their first view is the stunning fortified castle complete with portcullis and the views beyond. The gardens wrap around three sides of the castle with the remaining castle walls set into manicured lawns. The gardens are renowned for their ‘rooms’ – including a physic garden with herbs and flowers used extensively in the medieval period, to the beautiful arches and rose gardens. The maze provides a lovely opportunity for photography and is edged with gravel paths and manicured lawns. Celebrate in style Priding itself on flexibility, Bolton Castle will work closely with couples to achieve that fairytale wedding of their dreams. You can hire the entire castle and gardens or choose to enjoy a ceremony in one room with two hours for photographs in the garden. The Castle can host both small intimate weddings as well as larger weddings. Wedding ceremonies and receptions can be held in The Solar Room and The Great Chamber, where Mary Queen of Scots was held in some luxury. It also welcomes weddings on the lawn with the castle as their backdrop, or a marquee works well for the ceremony and reception. The Great Chamber within the castle walls is perfect for a ceremony with a capacity for 120 guests for a wedding breakfast and 220 for an evening reception. A marquee on the lawn with magnificent views of the castle and Wensleydale caters for 250 guests for a reception. We love... Bolton Castle’s on-site falconry allows the venue to offer couples a barn owl to deliver the rings at the outset of the ceremony. Such a lovely addition to the day. 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. 19 HISTORIC VENUES

Near the quaint village of Grassington, in the spectacular glacial valley of Wharfedale and in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, The Gamekeeper’s Inn is a home from home offering guests’ cosy corners, tasty local produce, and fine local ales. Paired with well-appointed accommodation and leisure facilities, our hidden gem creates the perfect setting for your countryside wedding as well as a destination for multi-day events. The award-winning Netherside Suite is an idyllic venue featuring a log burning fire, natural oak beams and large windows allowing natural light to grace your day. We match traditional character with the functionality of a modern venue. The time leading up to your wedding day should be exciting, romantic and memorable. Our dedicated wedding coordinator can help you design a bespoke package, providing advice on every aspect of your day. Join us between 11am and 3pm on Saturday 25th February 2023 for a day of wedding fun. The Netherside Suite will be dressed up to allow couples to imagine their big day with us, as well as providing an opportunity to see guest bedrooms and onsite facilities. Register to attend our Showcase online at | 01756 752434 | Near the quaint village of Grassington, in the spectacular glacial valley of Wharfedale and in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, The Gamekeeper’s Inn is a home from home offering guests’ cosy corners, tasty local produce, and fine local ales. Paired with well-appointed accommodation and leisure facilities, our hidden gem creates the perfect setting for your countryside wedding as well as a destination for multi-day events. The ward-wi ning Net erside Suite is an id llic venue featuring a log bu ning fire, natural oak be ms and large windows allowing natural light to grace your day. We match traditional character with the functionality of a mod rn venue. The time leadi g up to your wedding day should be xciting, romantic and m morable. Our dedicated wedding coordinator can help you design a bespoke package, providing advice on every aspect of your day. Join us b tween 11 m and 3pm on Saturday 25th February 2023 for a day f i f n. The Netherside Suite will be dressed up t allow couples to imagine their big day with us, as well as providing a i s e guest bedro ms and onsite facilities. Regis er to attend our Showcase online at w .ga . ed ing-showcase gam ke | 01756 752434 | erin

GOINGlocal Wed in and around Leeds and Bradford THE FAVERSHAM 0113 243 1481 | WHAT TO EXPECT The Faversham, originally a hotel, opened its doors in 1947. The venue has recently been renovated and re-imaged to create a stylish and flexible backdrop to your wedding whilst keeping many of the original Georgian features. The venue consists of four spaces: The Conservatory, The Lounge, The Main Hall and The Terrace, combining its heritage and charm. It cleverly incorporates industrial, rustic and contemporary design elements that have been purposely created. TIME TO CELEBRATE The Conservatory boasts an original glass roof draped in hanging foliage, complemented by the authentic Victorian tiled floor and a feature living wall, it makes the perfect setting for a ceremony for up to 85 people. It houses an in-house music system and direct access to the Terrace for the perfect al fresco drinks reception. The Lounge is full of character, this space has maintained all of its original features, including high ceilings, original architrave features, and stunning floor-to-ceiling windows. Furnished with an eclectic mix of vintage and industrial furniture and oversized plants, the room is reminiscent of a ’50s drawing room and can accommodate up to 60 people for a ceremony. In the summer months, drinks reception typically take place on The Terrace and The Conservatory. In the winter months or for more intimate weddings, there’s the option to have the drinks reception in The Lounge. WE LOVE! The living wall and plentiful hanging baskets suspended from The Conservatory ceiling give the real wow factor. 21 LOCAL VENUES

NEW CRAVEN HALL 01132 261 641 | WHAT TO EXPECT New Craven Hall is located in the developing industrial area south of Leeds city centre. The venue’s aesthetics embrace the industrial style of the venue while housing a desirable and modern space. The exposed brick walls and large metal beams combined with warm lighting and soft furnishings create a perfect backdrop. The venue comprises the Main Hall, a blank canvas that can be tailored to your own personal taste. The brick walls and twinkling fairylights create an instantly relaxing atmosphere. The bar area leads off from the Main Hall, the dimmed lighting, copper tones fuse with flickering candles to compose a cosy setting for a drink, inspired by the ever-expanding and creative culture of the city. The Yard is designed to complement the venue’s interior, extending its characteristic aesthetics to a charming outdoor relaxation area. Pallet furniture, bistro seating and our purpose-built outdoor bar offer the perfect setting to unwind in the sun; and when night falls, intimate wall lighting, fairylights and candles create an elegant ambience for drinking and chatting. Street food catering is the perfect addition to the Yard, allowing an al fresco dining experience. TIME TO CELEBRATE Ceremonies take place in the Main Hall area and is fully licensed to hold civil ceremonies within the venue but also loves to see celebrants hold ceremonies as well. The maximum capacity for a ceremony is 120 guests. Once your ceremony is over, the Hall is then transformed into your day and evening reception space which can seat up to 200 guests depending on your room layout and furniture style. WE LOVE! New Craven Hall offers three furniture styles to choose from to allow couples complete flexibility on how they’d like the room to look. CASTLE GROVE MASONIC HALL 0113 275 2526 | WHAT TO EXPECT Castle Grove Masonic Hall boasts a beautiful, authentic interior, with stained-glass windows, several function rooms including a grand ballroom and a breathtaking Large Temple (where civil ceremonies can be performed), as well as two bar areas. This stunning venue is steeped in history and frequently described as a ‘photographer’s dream’, with guests describing a feeling of ‘stepping into history’. TIME TO CELEBRATE Civil ceremonies (non-religious only) can take place in the Large Temple – a beautiful masonic temple with stunning patterns and architecture. Large receptions can take place in the Grand Ballroom along with two bar areas, as well as an over-spill salon area where guests may wish to sit in addition. For smaller receptions, there are several other rooms including the Oak Room and White Room, (both capable of hosting around 30-50 loved ones. WE LOVE! At Castle Grove Masonic Hall, you’re greeted with stunning Georgian architecture, situated in the leafy north Leeds suburb of Headingley, with peaceful surroundings and a beautiful walkway up to the Hall. 22

To discover more, request a brochure, or talk to a member of our experienced events team who look forward to welcoming you. Moor Road, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 4BP | 0113 275 2526 Castle Grove’s central location and stunning interior make for a memorable venue for any wedding. Our function rooms accommodate both ceremonies and dining, from smaller, intimate gatherings, to larger parties of up to 150 guests. With a choice of unique spaces, alongside in-house catering and a private bar, Castle Grove could be the perfect venue for your wedding. 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 maximum.We can accommodate weddings for up to 40 guests in our Sun Lounge, Conservatory and Sawmill Suite. 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 A complimentary upgrade to one of our cottages for the night of your wedding if you book before March 2023. Quote ‘LadyAnne’ to redeem. ROCK AND WREATH Bold and dramatic floral design for weddings and events WWW.ROCKANDWREATH.CO.UK | 07760 277013 @rockandwreath rock and wreath

TELEPHONE : 01484 605778 - EMAI L : EVENTS@WOODMAN- INN.COM - WEBS I TE : WWW.WEDDINGS .WOODMAN- INN.COM THUNDER BR IDGE LANE | KI RKBURTON | HUDDERSF I ELD | WEST YORKSHI RE | HD8 0PX WHEATLEY LANE - BEN RHYDDING I LKLEY - LS29 8PP TELEPHONE: 01943 670030 EMAI L: EVENTS@WHEATLEYARMS .CO.UK WEBS ITE: WWW.WHEATLEYARMS .CO.UK SAVE THE DATE! THE WHEATL EY ARMS I S A GREAT VENUE TO CE L EBRATE YOUR B I G DAY. WI TH A CAPAC I TY FOR UP TO 7 0 GUE STS , & 1 2 EN- SU I TE BEDROOMS , WE ARE THE P ERF ECT CHOI CE FOR YOUR S P EC I AL DAY. FULL WEDDING PACKAGES AVA I LABLE ASK US FOR DETA I LS Weddings at The Woodman Inn Nestling in the foothills of the South Pennines, with the peace and tranquillity of the Yorkshire countryside, our beautifully refurbished country inn offers superb food, a stunning woodland setting for your wedding photographs, impeccable service and unrivalled attention to every detail, giving you a perfect picture book wedding.

THE MANSION 0345 4504545 | WHAT TO EXPECT The Mansion is located in the famous splendour of Round Hay Park. Built in 1820’s, this Grade II regency listed building has a colonnaded entrance with unrivalled views of the park. There’s a beautiful, elegant purple and silver interior style around the centrepiece bifurcated staircase give way to olive and gold event spaces. The Mansion has two event spaces and four smaller meeting rooms, all overlooking the splendour of the famous Roundhay Park with an abundance of natural daylight in every space. TIME TO CELEBRATE For your ceremony, The Colonnades Room can host 134 guests and is located on the ground floor - and as the name suggests, is situated behind the exterior columned entrance. The Mansion Room can host 220 guests and is located on the first floor with lift access if required. For receptions, The Mansion Room offers amazing views across Roundhay Park. It has a dedicated bar which of course helps with the celebration. WE LOVE! The Mansion is nestled in the heart of Roundhay Park, one of the largest public parks in Europe. The park itself is 700 acres of beautiful parkland, lakes, forest and gardens, owned by Leeds City Council. CEDAR COURT HOTEL BRADFORD 01274 406 606 | WHAT TO EXPECT The Cedar Court Hotel Bradford is a modern, spacious hotel with 17 meeting rooms and a capacity of up to 800. The main suite offers an impressive space with six fibreoptic chandeliers and large floor-toceiling windows ideal for the most important celebrations in your life and significant events. There are also a series of private function suites with their own bars. TIME TO CELEBRATE Depending upon the size and style of your wedding, there are a selection of wedding and banqueting suites to choose from. The Rowan Suite is particularly popular as the adjacent conservatory offers private bar facilities leading to a rooftop terrace and can host 180- 220 people. The Cedar Suite is famous for large weddings and can host up to 550 guests with a seating arrangement. WE LOVE! The venue’s surrounding area is spacious, with an accent of greenery and nature surrounding the hotel. There’s also a sizeable leafy courtyard perfect for socialising in the summer and to take lovely photographs. 25 LOCAL VENUES AUTHENTIC, CREATIVE & EMOTIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY FOR COUPLES WHO VALUE REAL

A white wedding Fluffy white snowflakes fell from the clouds at Hornington Manor on Sophie and Elliot Cole’s perfect day Images courtesy of The Fitzpatricks Sophie and Elliot met via Match dating site. The couple laughs that it’s an ongoing joke that Elliot paid more for Sophie – as Sophie had a discount code for the site! What a bargain! Sophie adds, “We met relatively early on in our subscription, so we did have to have the conversation about whether or not we needed to renew!” As luck had it, the stars were aligned for these two teaching professionals and now, they have their six weeks summer holidays to spend together! Elliot proposed to Sophie on 25th August 2020, on the shore of Loch Ness in Scotland. “Scotland has been a favourite holiday destination for both us and our families when we were growing up. Sophie explains. “Elliot proposed with my grandmother’s ring which made it even more special. The whole event was a surprise and we celebrated by drinking champagne and going out for a meal, most of which was spent in silence as we were in shock! We went back to our holiday cottage to drink more champagne and play scrabble (which is where the scrabble theme for the wedding came from). The pair said their I do’s at Hornington Manor on 19th February 2022. Here, the Cole’s tell us more about their day… 29 REAL WEDDINGS

Elliot wore a navy suit by Herbie Frog. This was accessorised with a Liberty print tie and pocket square. The best men wore the same pink tie as the groomsmen but with a matching pocket square to Elliot. The ceremony was our favourite part. One of the readings was a personalised poem written by our friends from o ur running club and we hadn’t heard it before, it was so lovely. My wedding dress was called Welrose by Ronald Joyce. I loved the sparkly detail in the straps and the low back. I also loved that it had pockets in which I was able to keep my personalised vows and a tissue for all the tears! I was so excited! After I had had my hair and make-up done, I cried as I felt really overwhelmed. We were able to have the venue for the whole we ekend which meant our guests were able to have a holiday themselves an d we were able to spend time with everyone. Jo, the events coordinator was a huge selling point by being so warm, welcoming and relaxed – she ma de us feel like the place really was ours. We were attracted to Hornington Manor becaus e we were given free rein to do what we wanted to it including choice of supp liers and decorations. Memories to last a lifetime... 30

The night before the wedding, Storm Eunice hit! It knocked down a tree onto a house and there was a power cut to the whole venue. We were due to have a p arty (which we continued to have) but it was all don e in candlelight, which looking back now was very sp ecial, at the time we were a bit panicky! Elliot remembers, “Whilst waiting for the bride t o enter (and Sophie was speaking to the registrar) the heavens opened an d it started snowing. The flakes of snow were massive and it was the most beautiful sight, so we really did have a white wedding! Sophie is known to love snow, so it made it all the more special.” Prior to, during the ceremony and for the drinks reception, guests were entertained by Champagne Strings, the string quartet that Sophie is usually a part of (although someone else stepped in for Sophie on the day!). My dress was accessorised with the most beautiful floor length veil with sparkles which glistened in the lighting at the venue. We still say now that we’ve never felt so loved as we did in the lead up to and on that day. We were overwhelmed by this a nd wish we could do it all over again. The cake topper was handmade by Sophie. 31 REAL WEDDINGS

In the evening we were entertained by the most i ncredible band, Kudos who guests are still talking about now. We chose Homegrown Hospitality as our caterer s as we wanted proper, homemade food which would fill our gue sts up. Sophie’s favourite food is pie, so it was a perfect choice fo r a winter’s day. The flowers were white and pink roses with the addition of freesias to my bouquet as they were my grandmother’s favourites. On all the photos you can see how happy I am, a nd it wasn’t put on, I spent the whole evening dancing and sayin g, “I’ve had the best day of my whole entire life.” SOPHIE AND ELLIOT’S CONTACTS Venue, | Photographer, | Dress, Hair and make-up, | Suits, | Cake, | Catering, | Band, | String Trio, THE COLE’S TOP TIP! Enjoy it! Take a step back through the day and look at all the people that are there because they love you. It really is the best day ever! Tables were named after breweries. Elliot is a massive craft beer fan and this was reflected in our wedding. In addition to this, we provided a beer from a local craft brewery and the money from this went to Mencap and a charity close to the groom’s family. Favours were drinks tokens and a scratch card, as we liked being able to offer all of our guests, day and evening, a welcome drink. No-one won the big bucks on the scratch card though - as far as we’re aware! 32 01274 809070 Email: @cakestoplease13 Cakes to please Beautiful bespoke wedding cakes that go beyond your imagination.

in style Joshua and Charlotte Bell married at Carlton Towers with so many surprises along the way to wow guests Images courtesy of Eternity Photo ARRIVING 34

Joshua and Charlotte met in the crazy world of social media. Fastforward to 2020, two months pregnant with their baby girl, Myla, Joshua popped the question. An easy reply, Charlotte said, yes! It was love at first sight with their chosen venue, Carlton Towers. Driving past for the first time, they stopped the car and called the venue to schedule a viewing. Charlotte remembers, “On the day of our visit, we got up early, went for breakfast, then set off for our appointment. The view on the trail to the house was breathtaking. We walked up the stone stairs and through the massive entrance doors that opened into the most spectacular place we’ve ever set foot in. We call it fate the day we accidentally drove past Carlton Towers. This was the most perfect venue that we could wish to say ‘I do’ in.” On 16th April 2022, the pair tied the knot in their fairytale wedding. Here, the happy couple tell us more about their day... SETTING THE SCENE Setting the tone of the day, both the bride and groom certainly arrived in style. As Charlotte explains, “Josh arrived in a helicopter, and I trotted down the driveway with our girls and my dad in an ivory open-roofed carriage accompanied by two spectacularly dressed, immaculate white horses. These entrances were a lovely surprise for our guests who were all relaxing on the lawns outside when Josh arrived.” Sophia from Sophia’s Final Touch really helped to make all the details a perfect match of elegant and rustic. The chairs were all dressed with classic white chiffon drapes with a sprig of eucalyptus placed in the back of each chair. The aisle was lined with floating candles and chapel candles and thousands of fresh white rose petals along a huge white carpet. Charlotte adds, “To frame us both we had two 10ft canopy blossom trees to make it picture perfect! For the evening, we added giant rustic light up Love letters and had a projector which projected our names onto the dancefloor.” As the couple weren’t fans of cake, they decided to go with a seven-tier pork pie and cheese cake by the West Country Cheese Company. This was delivered the day before the wedding and kept fresh by Carlton Towers. 35 REAL WEDDINGS

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DRESSED TO IMPRESS Charlote bought her dress from Limelight Occasions in Huddersfield. With a view to try on plenty of dresses in multiple boutiques, this wasn’t the case as she quickly found ‘the one’. Charlotte swoons, “The boutique was full of everything a bride to be could ever dream of! Needleless to say I didn’t just find ‘the dress’ I also found ‘the suits’ - and the most perfect eucalyptus coloured dresses for our older girls.” TIME TO CELEBRATE The tables were impeccably decorated with crystal candelabras. Wedding stylist, Sophia, added gypsophila, ruscus, eucalyptus and English roses to create a classical and elegant touch. The couple chose mini heart-shaped shortbread biscuits which were in keeping with the wedding décor. There were two designs: a miniature version of Charlotte’s wedding dress, and a miniature version of Joshua’s suit! MEMORABLE MOMENTS Charlotte adds, “the day went so fast! I’d married my best friend in front of all of the people we love the most, the food was five-star quality, and the staff couldn’t do enough for us. Everything was beyond anything I’d ever dreamed of a young girl.” As the photographs confirm, the day was picture perfect. Congratulations! 37 REAL WEDDINGS

JOSHUA AND CHARLOTTE’S LITTLE WHITE BOOK Venue, | Photographer, | Dress, Suits, | Hair stylist, | Make-up artist, Cake, | Flowers, | Transport, Stationery, | Catering, | Wedding rings, 38

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