Today we get to share with you the perfect rustic details of Laura and Mark’s wedding. Laura wore a vintage inspired beaded gown by Maggie Sottero.
Held at one of our favourite venues The Yorkshire Wedding Barn Laura and Mark created a wedding not only fitting to them but simply perfect for the venue. With rustic elements, art deco details and bright tones. The personal touches to this wedding will inspire you to get hands on and create some of your very own decor (see the gorgeous gold pineapples!)
We will now hand you over to Laura who tells us all about the details of this dreamy barn wedding…
We fell in love with the Yorkshire Wedding Barn before we even saw it in real life – having seen it on the Internet we pretty much knew that is where we wanted to get married! When we visited it and took in the gorgeous grounds and perfectly renovated barn and surrounding buildings, there was no question. We even changed from wanting a summer wedding to booking an autumn wedding to secure our date. The YWB is the perfect mix of rustic glamour and suited our style down to the ground.
Our wedding style was fitting with the barn style – rustic glamour with a touch of art deco style! We love a mismatch, yet put together style. The barn was kitted out with hundreds of fairy lights which were the back drop to the entire wedding – we then added to this with lots of mismatched candles, crystal cut vases, terrariums and not forgetting our beloved pineapples – which we sprayed gold for the occasion! The pineapples held our golden glittery table numbers.
We had giant balloons, and our table plan was hand written on an art deco style mirror. There were our parents and grandparents wedding photos, and of course our wonderful cake – which was 3 tiers and constructed of a Victoria sponge, chocolate ganache cake and our own design of flavour ‘pistachmallow’ – a taste sensation of marshmallow flavoured cake and pistachio buttercream – the whole thing was then covered in buttercream and edible flowers. We cannot forget our ‘LAM’ lights – my husband Mark and I are collectively LAM, so instead of the traditional huge lights people have spelled out ‘Love’ with – we had LAM! And finally Marks dad sign wrote some personalised signs to dot around the venue and grounds to build the excitement for our arriving guests from the roadside to the doors of the barn.
The colour scheme was pinks and peaches – in bright sorbet tones rather than pastel. These were inspired by a street containing next door neighbour doors of the those colours – we loved how they complemented each other and they became the basis of our décor and the bridal party’s accent clothing elements.
I love magazines – so they were my obvious choice for inspiration, I created mood boards and ripped out pages which were then glued in my ‘bride book of joy’. I also used Instagram and Rock My Wedding along with a few other sites – they are all very addictive!!
Bridal Style My dress was very art deco, slim fitting, jewelled and beaded – I LOVED it!! My bridal accessories included sequin shoes, as those who know me will know – I am sequin obsessed and wear them constantly – so they had to feature in the wedding!! My jewellery was all from Zoe and Morgan – a company I have followed on social media for years, Mark started my collection of their jewellery by proposing to me with one of their rings – the wedding rings came from their and since then I added to my collection, treating myself to some of their pieces for my other wedding jewellery. I also wore my precious Grandma Dolly’s wedding ring, she passed away just a few months before our wedding day, so having her ring with me made me feel she was there in some way.
Finding the dress I think I knew in my heart which style I would go for I even begun trying on. When I found my dress, mum (who I was the only one to see my dress before the big day) were very emotional! I was overjoyed! We had a good old sob, and a glass of fizz – it was a very special moment!
From the moment I walked in the door at the boutique, I was made to feel hugely welcome and very special. I loved that the boutique its self is stylish and cosy, it had a really professional, yet friendly feel. Leanne, her mum and the rest of the team are so lovely – they make you feel at home in their wonderful world! The boutique was also immaculate – it seems like that should be obvious, but some other places I visited were not so. It was a real pleasure to visit – for my gown search and then the subsequent try ons.
The most memorable part of my wedding day: There are so so many! Getting ready with my mum, my dad seeing me for the first time in my dress, walking down the alter to Mark, saying I do….. but probably mostly when Mark surprised me with a video he’d made of a lot of our friends and family miming and acting to Kodaline’s song The One! A total surprise and quite obviously a huge amount of effort in organising and editing it all together – it was amazing!!
Venue: The Yorkshire Wedding Barn, Richmond Photographer: Emma Sykes Photography Videographer: N/A Caterers: The Hog and Apple Entertainment: The Turnarounds Any Other Notable Suppliers: D.W Hunt Florist, Catherine Westwood – Cake