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!
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!
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!”
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.
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!
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!”
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.
Special thanks to the team:
Wedding feature: Adorn Invitations
Wedding Invitations: Dandelion Stationery
Dress: Badley Mischka
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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