A rustic theme paired with an abundance of wild flowers set the feel for Katie and Alex's big day

Katie and Alex both met when they respectively worked in Topshop and Topman. “Katie covered a shift working with me and that was the start of our friendship,” says Alex. “It took a few years for a romance to happen, but I eventually asked Katie if she would be my girlfriend in Nando's – not the most romantic I'll admit, but the sentiment was there.”

Three years later, Alex popped the question in York, which is where Katie went to university. He wanted to propose in the Museum Gardens but unfortunately they were closed on the day. “I ended up asking Katie to marry me along the banks of the river, it was the windiest day and there were branches and leaves flying around! The ring didn't fit but it was a vintage find and she was still completely surprised and said 'yes'.”

Here, Alex tells us more about their special day...

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Guests were entertained by lawn games provided by the venue. The kids started a game of cricket, which was quickly overtaken by the adults.

 

Country loving: Image 2a“My bouquet was inspired by a country meadow, which tied in nicely with our venue.” – Katie

Country loving: Image 2 “I opted for a Pronovias dress called Domingo. I knew I wanted a simple gown and this was perfect for me.” – Katie

 

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“I gave the bridesmaids free reign to choose their own dresses – they opted for a mint-coloured gown from Coast.” says Katie

 

Country loving: Image 4aI picked a midnight blue tuxedo from John Lewis. The groomsmen chose their own attire, which could have been a disaster, but they did well and went for a grey blazer, with dark trousers and bow ties that matched mine.

Country loving: Image 4 The cake was a naked Victoria sponge, which worked well with the other details on the day.

 

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“We honeymooned for two weeks in Walt Disney World, Florida, where we enjoyed running about like big kids. Our beautiful baby boy, Indigo, was born on the 7th July, 2016, and we'll be taking him there when he's older.” – Alex

 

Country loving: Image 6aKatie's dad Vin is a folk musician and played during the signing of the register – which is becoming a family tradition.

Country loving: Image 6 Our décor was a mix of country vintage and folky chic – quite natural and minimalist boasting plenty of candles in jars and our tableplan was displayed on black boards.

 

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The evening was topped off with the DJ playing indie classics bringing back the 2000's, which went down well with our guests.

 
 

Katie and Alex's contact book


Bride's accessories
Topshop
www.topshop.com

Bride's dress
Bridal Rogue Gallery
www.bridalroguegallery.co.uk

Bridesmaids' dresses
Coast
www.coast-stores.co.uk

Cake
That Cake
www.thatcake.co.uk

Ceremony music
Vin Garbutt
www.vingarbutt.com

Ceremony venue
Sacred Heart Church
www.sacredheartmbro.org

Chair covers
The First Class Wedding Company
www.firstclassweddingco.com

Flowergirls' dresses
Monsoon
uk.monsoon.co.uk

Flowers
Daisy's Flower Boutique
Tel: 01642 827 925

Groom's suit
John Lewis
www.johnlewis.com

Groomsmen's suits
Marks and Spencer
www.marksandspencer.com

Hair and make-up
La Belle Vous
www.labellevous.co.uk

Mother-of-the-bride outfit
House of Fraser
www.houseoffraser.co.uk

Photographer
SDS Photography
www.sdsphotography.co.uk

Reception venue
Crathrone Hall Hotel
www.handpickedhotels.co.uk

Stationery
Feel Good Wedding Invites
www.feelgoodinvites.com

Transport
Lovedub Cars
www.lovedubcars.co.uk

 
 

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