All the cosy Autumn wedding vibes today with WWW readers Tom and Bronwen… hooray! They described their day to me as “relaxed, autumnal, amazing and more than we could have wished for!” doesn’t that just sound so perfect?
They were married in a church ceremony followed by a reception at The Craven Arms Appletreewick in Yorkshire on the 19th October 2019. The pub has a beautiful barn with such a romantic atmosphere, Tom and Bronwen decorated it beautifully too with candlelight, greenery and pumpkins galore. Oh so gorgeous.
Bronwen chose to wear a stunning open back lace gown from Whistles, with her hair in loose waves, while Tom donned a blue suit with contrasting grey waistcoat and red tie. They both looked amazing! I also just love the thistle and eucalyptus bouquets carried by both Bronwen and her fave girls.
We have Amy Jordison Photography to thank today for sharing these very atmospheric and love filled captures. What a treat!
Hawaii, exactly one year before (19.10.2018) on a beach in Maui right after Tom competed in the Ironman world championship, totally blindsided me and it was an incredible day, a turtle watched the whole thing happen!! We got very drunk on Mai Tai’s to celebrate!
Neither of us had any idea about what we wanted a wedding to be like as I had never dreamt of the big day and neither had Tom! So no big vision…. but our main priorities were good food, lots of drink and for everyone to have a memorable weekend!!
The Planning Process
Hmmmmm….no rigid planning process! Mainly due to both me and Tom being rubbish planners – me especially! However we found the initial securing of the important stuff pretty easy and then things got a bit frantic a month or so before the wedding… but it all came together in the end!
St Wilfrids Church, Burnsall and then The Craven Arms, Appletreewick.
Your Outfits & Accessories
My dress – Whistles from their wedding collection, Shoes….Asos! Ear cuff and ear loop – Maria Tash.
Tom – Suit –Reiss, waistcoat, tie, shirt, belt from Hugo Boss, shoes – Loake.
The Readings & Music
One religious and one non-religious reading.
Organ music – Martyne White – Coldplay and Elvis covers!!
Chris Stocks (amazing) for the reception.
Hair – Lottie Haigh Hair
Make up – Cat Crossley MUA
A whole range! (all different dresses / jumpsuits)
Amy Jordison – can’t recommend her enough!!
Supplied by the Perfumed Garden in Chapel Allerton who are incredible and arranged by my seriously talented sister in law Jennifer Robinson.
The Details & Décor
Lots of foliage from my bridesmaids Jo’s farm and 65 squash / pumpkins spray gold silver and bronze by me and various family members. Favours (jagermeister) and home made rhubarb and ginger jam made by Tom, me and Tom’s parents! Décor also included bike wheels for a seating plans and some Pinterest inspired place names using clothing pegs and rosemary!
One cake made and decorated by my mum and Tom’s mum- amazing! And one cake made by my godmother Liz Hewitt (also amazing!).
Mini moon – Cartmel – The Lake District
Honeymoon – backpacking in Indonesia in January
Walking down the aisle with my mum, struggling to get the ring on Tom’s finger!!! All the speeches and dancing into the night.
Advice For Other Couples
Take a moment to look at everyone around you, its such a privilege to bring together all the people you love together for one day and its even nicer to see them all enjoying everything together!
Credit Where Credit Is Due
Amy Jordison Photography
The Craven Arms Appletreewick
Cat Crossley Make-up Artist
The Perfumed Garden
How very lovely.
Tom and Bronwen, thank you both so so much for sharing your very special wedding story with us xo Lou