Holli & Richard celebrates their nuptial
in the cozy Priory Cottages

A relaxed, elegant and all-white themed wedding at Priory Cottages decorated with greens and blush toned flowers. If you are thinking of DIYing part of your wedding, be it the tables or the entrance, then you have to read on to find out how!

hollie & richard kissing


Holli & Richard

Another pair of lovebirds that met through work! Holli and Richard met years ago when they worked together at Ted Baker, Richard was still in University and Holli just graduated out of school. Richard proposed to Holli when they were on a holiday in Costa Rica. Holli was totally surprised as Richard planned the proposal with the hotel where they won a romantic dinner for two! While savouring away a menu of her favourite food, Richard asked Holli to spend the rest of her life with him and it was a really sweet moment for both!


Hollie getting her make up done

Hollie & bridesmaid with flowergirl

Hollie putting on her veil

wedding dress from Badley Mischka


I was not 100% sure of my dress until I was advised to put on a belt by my bridesmaid and it was the best choice ever! It completely changed the dress. I loved it and it was so comfortable!”


bridesmaid tag

Hollie getting ready

Richard with groomsmen

Richard with groomsmen


The Wedding Ceremony

Holli and Richard wanted their wedding to be elegant and their guests to feel as relaxed as possible. Priory Cottages was the first and only venue they visited. Not only does the venue comes with a beautiful courtyard, but they could also have access to the whole site for two full days! Even though they chose a barn for their wedding, they did not want the vibes to be too country, so they tried to make sure flowers and decoration brought out the glamour of the wedding. An all-white colour theme with touches of blush and ivory was used for the flowers and decorations. This also contrasted with the bride’s dress.


Hollie holding her father's hand

Wedding Venue in Priory Cottages

Confetti & doorgift

Hollie's father walking her down the aisle

Holli walking down the aisle with her dad.

Hollie and Richard holding hands

Hollie and Richard exchanging rings

Hollie & Richard holding hands


The Wedding Reception

In order for guests to feel relaxed, the menu for the reception was an informal barbeque type. The numbers of canapes were increased to make up for having no starters. A small cake and tiers of white chocolate and lemon flavoured cupcakes replaced the traditional wedding cake. This is a really smart choice for couples that want to have a wedding cake but is afraid that no one will eat it! These cupcakes cleared out even before Holli could steal a bite! The small cake at the top was a fruit cake made by the groom’s mother and the cupcakes by a family friend. Working together with your family members is one effective way to be engaging and cost-effective when it comes to food for the wedding!


Table placement board

reception venue in Priory Cottages

wedding venue in Priory Cottages

wedding decoration mr & mrs

live band singing

Richard giving a speech


My favourite moment of the day had to be the speeches. They were all amazing and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the room!”


wedding cake & muffins

Top cake made by Richard’s mother, accompanied by cupcakes.

wedding cupcakes

White chocolate and lemon flavoured cupcakes with a few different icing designs.

cake cutting

Hollie & Richard dancing


Advice to newly engaged couples

DIY can be a great way to save on decoration costs on your big day. Not only that, it can be fun to style up the event space with your loved ones. However, the most important piece of advice to any future bride out there is to make sure you do not overthink and stress yourself out because trust us when we say everything will work out perfectly eventually and you will only remember all the fabulous moments and memories shared.


Richard & Hollie kissing


Special thanks to the team:

Wedding feature: Adorn Invitations

Wedding Invitations: Dandelion Stationery

Dress: Badley Mischka

Veil: The Bridal Collection Harrogate

Makeup: Megan Bulmer

Hair: Laura Collett-Bradley

Shoes: Kurt Geiger

Bridesmaids Dresses: Ted Baker

Groom’s Suit: Paul Smith

Groomsmen Suit: Ted Baker

Food: Taste Cuisine

Flowers: Leafy Couture

Photographer: Lumiere Photographic

Ceremony Venue: Priory Cottages

Reception Venue: Priory Cottages

Entertainment: Jonny Ross Music + Simply Strings + Marcus Songs

Celebrant: Harrogate Registrars

Wedding Favours: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Decorations: Balloons by Funky Muppet



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