Your Yorkshire Wedding - January/February 2024 (Issue 64)

ROLL CREDITS Venue, Jervaulx Abbey, | Photographer, James Green Studio, | Videographer, Your Story Studios, | Bride’s dress, The White Yard, | Alterations, The Bobbin Bridal, | Jacket, Beth Wilson Embroidery, | Hair and make-up, Nala and Knot, | Groom’s suit, Tweed and Groom, | Cake and desserts, Where The Ribbon Ends, | Flowers, The Petal Studio, | Stationery, Lylun Designs, | Catering, The Hog and Apple, | Spuds and Bros, Wedding rings, Bradley’s the Jewellers, | Entertainment, Marc and Abi Band (via Jonny Ross Music), ( | New York Brass Band, | Marquee, Wills Marquees, | Confetti, Your Confetti, | Embroidered handkerchief, Extra Special Touch, | Bar, The Bar Stewards, owner Clare before her consultation, who had told her that there was one dress in particular, Ailyn, that she should not leave without trying. “I couldn’t have picked a more perfect gown for myself,” Anna explains. “The neckline, the fit, the pattern... every detail was perfect.” Clare’s husband owns Tweed and Groom, so Chris chose his suit from there which featured an orange strip complementing their palette beautifully. His tie too was chosen to complement the wedding flowers. His groomsmen meanwhile hired their dark navy suits from Moss. Originally, Anna had her heart set on dusky pink for her bride tribe as she thought the colour would work with the flowers, but they found a wrap around dark navy blue dress in Phase Eight and as soon as her sister tried it on they knew it was perfect. “I quickly realised the flowers would pop against this colour, and I’m so glad we went for a dark dress as the girls felt a lot more confident,” Anna tells us. “Find suppliers you trust, this made our planning so much fun.” CELEBRATE IN STYLE The couple surprised their guests by having a brass band emerge from the ruins just after the ceremony. They played Celebrate as they walked back up the aisle had enjoyed the confetti throw. They then led all assembled through the Abbey ruins and played during the reception drinks. As neither Anna nor Chris are big prosecco fans, they instead chose to serve some lovely summer flavours with bramble gin and Pimms. When it was time to move to the marquee for the wedding breakfast, the band again lead the way. Everyone loved them as they created a wonderfully happy atmosphere bursting with excitement. A photo booth was a huge hit later on and captured some hilarious moments, especially as the evening wore on! “Our first dance with confetti canons before guests joined us on the dancefloor was such a magical moment,” Anna says. Marc and Abi Band took over in the evening well and truly getting the dancefloor going. 33 REAL WEDDINGS