Laura and Henry held their wedding on the 27th October 2018 at the The Yorkshire Wedding Barn. I think you’re really going to fall for their elegant day, which also had a touch of rustic charm. Our pair chose a beautiful blush colour scheme with plenty of rose gold details.
These two had been to lots of destination weddings and liked the set up, so being able to spend the whole weekend with their guests was really important to them. What a blast it looks like they had too!
It also sounds like the day was a lot of fun, helped along by The Peaky Blinders Duo booked through WWW faves Entertainment Nation.
The beautiful images come courtesy of Anna Rose Photography. Thank you ever so much for sharing the gorgeousness with us Anna Rose!
Henry took me to London for the weekend and surprised me with a beautiful room at the Shangri-La Hotel overlooking London with a 180° view. It was stunning and whilst looking at the view, Henry got down on one knee and purposed. We then celebrated by cracking open a bottle of champagne and called all our family and friends to tell them the good news. We then spent the weekend continuing the celebrations, including making our own perfume, which I called Floriental Engagement, and ended with seeing the fantastic Les Miserables production. The weekend was topped off when we celebrated with my family at my auntie’s house.
After going to a few of our friends’ weddings, which were abroad, we liked the idea of everyone being in one place and making a weekend out of the celebrations. We also wanted somewhere with a relaxed and rustic feel, so when we saw The Yorkshire Wedding Barn, it was perfect! The colour scheme we wanted was antique blush pinks, brass/rose golds and eucalyptus blues.
White Rose Cake Design
A three tier semi-naked cake with edible silver leaf coloured rose gold and fresh flowers.
The cake comprised of:
6″ Chocolate Cake
8″ Red Velvet
The Planning Process
We planned the wedding in 18 months. I had lots of help from my mum and my friends.
The Yorkshire Wedding Barn.
Your Outfits & Accessories
My wedding dress was from Wed2Be. It was called the Harley and it was a stunning sheath dress. It had layers of lace brought together with beautiful appliqué and sparkling beading. I fell in love with it as it was so pretty and fitted like a glove. I wish I could wear it every day! I had a romantic tulle veil with a delicate satin edge finish, fingertip length.
My wedding shoes were from Freya Rose. They were beautiful and so comfy! The design was called ‘Fefe Pearl’ and was hand-embellished with Swarovski crystals and freshwater pearls.
My hair piece was from the Bridal Emporium in Leeds. I loved it!
Hair: Emily Brailsford – hairdresser from Headlines Elite at The Park. I found Emily when I moved back to Sheffield and she was so patient with me as I had lots of ideas in my head and had about five different trials before finally making a decision on the day.
Make-up: Hannah Graham – One of my best friends who has just started her own make-up and hairdressing business. She did all of my bridesmaids’ hair and mine and my mum’s make-up. We were so made up with it! She has true talent.
Henry and his groomsmen wore blue wool blend suits from Moss Bros, ties from Topman, pocket squares from Reiss and shoes from Goodwin Smith.
The Readings & Music
Lucy and Heather: He always leaves the seat up
Luke: A Lovely Love Story by Edward Monkton
Emma: Marriage Joins Two People in the Circle of Its Love By Edmund O’Neill
Entrance song: Saxophone version of Christina Perri’s A Thousand Years played by my very talented Uncle Mike – Michael Somerset.
Exit song: Saxophone version of Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley played by my very talented Uncle Mike – Michael Somerset.
Two man band who played during the canapés, drinks etc. – The Peaky Blinders Duo – Folky Pop Fun Duo – Entertainment Nation
Our band: Forza
First Dance song: Samm Henshaw – Only Wanna Be With You
Father and Daughter dance: Tracey Chapman – Stand By Me
A stunning, natural bouquet in a very loosely-rounded and countrified style. With an antique pink/lilac and ivory/white theme, featuring fragrant antique pink/lilac roses, white astantia and waxflowers, ivory spray roses, sedum and lots of smaller-leaved eucalyptus, some trailing. Vanilla Pods secreted within the bouquet. Finished with a tasteful and unobtrusive white tulle bow.
A stylish and simple ivory Rose buttonhole, with a touch of white astrantia, a sprig of lilac/pink sedum and a distinctive collar of eucalyptus.
Mums’ cluster buttonholes:
Beautiful and intricately crafted ivory/white feminine Cluster Buttonholes, with a single ivory tose and fragrant white freesia and choice eucalyptus foliage.
Beautiful and delicate rounded posies, each featuring ivory freesia, green double lisianthus and eucalyptus leaves. Finished with small white tulle bows.
Positioned either side of the ceremony area, two stunning, tall antique ivory candelabra arrangements. Each candelabrum held five large ivory church candles and was decorated with choicest ivories, whites and green flowers and trailing foliages including choicest ivory Avalanche roses, white and green lisianthus, white stocks, white phlox, eucalyptus and trailing ivies.
The choicest flowers in a predominantly ivory and white theme, but with a touch of antique blush. Stocks, astrantias, roses, lisianthus, hydrangea and a touch of helliborus. Foliage content was eucalyptus (some wired to come over rim of vase and onto table) and some trailing ivies
The bridesmaids wore dresses from Maya, a make sold on ASOS. They were all picked to suit their personalities.
Emma (Maid of Honour): Maya bridesmaid sleeveless sequin bodice tulle detail maxi bridesmaid dress with cut out back.
Heather: Maya bardot maxi dress with delicate sequin top and tulle skirt.
Lucy: Maya v neck maxi tulle dress with tonal delicate sequins top.
Hannah: Maya high neck maxi tulle dress with tonal delicate sequins top.
Kristen: Maya off the shoulder maxi tulle maternity dress with sequins.
Mother of the bride wore a blush pink flower embroidery dress with a long and wide cuffed jacket.
Anna Rose Heaton Photographer
The Details & Décor
We decorated the venue ourselves with the help of our friends and family.
The Maldives – Kuramathi and Kandolhu islands
Kenya – Safari – Governors Camp Masa Mara National Park
Getting ready in the morning with my girls and mum.
Walking down the aisle and seeing Henry for the first time. All my nerves disappeared.
Laughing and crying at the speeches.
Our amazing band, who got everyone up dancing all night long.
The fun we had in the photo booth.
Advice For Other Couples
Enjoy every minute as it flies by!
Credit Where Credit Is Due
Anna Rose Photography
Ray Wade Catering
Pretty Neat Studios
Hair by Emily
Hannah Elizabeth Graham
What a lovely day! Thank you so much Laura and Henry for sharing everything with us. Rachel x