A Beautiful Winter Wedding at Le Petit Château

Today I’m delighted to share Lauren and Dylan’s beautiful winter wedding at Le Petit Château. This quirky wedding venue in Northumberland has a stunning Belle Époque inspired French Chapel ceremony room with the most incredible marble fireplace, which gave Lauren and Dylan an enchanting setting in which to exchange their vows. Le Petit Château also has an impressive water fountain with fire rim around it, creating a great spot for some night time photographs.

I love the couple’s choice of styling, which worked so well with the venue and time of year. For their wedding breakfast, rustic, bare wooden tables provided a lovely contrast to glass chargers with silver rim detail, while table arrangements of flowers and foliage on top of ruffled linen added texture to the look.

Bride and groom by fountain with fire around it at Le Petit Chateau

I also love that they included their dog, Sansa, in their day, with Lauren saying she made their day even more special. Sansa obviously had a great time too, involving herself in the ceremony and joining Lauren and Dylan on the dance floor for their first dance!

This really is such a beautiful wedding, and it has been captured so perfectly by Lindsey and her assistant, Greta, of Forget Me Knot Images…

Best Friends

“Dylan and I met in secondary school. We were best friends at first and then started dating. He proposed on Christmas Eve Eve, under my favourite tree in our city. We had already done ‘our’ Christmas day and gifts, as we like to do it before we visit family and don’t have too much time to ourselves.

“We decided to go out for dinner and Dylan suggested a diversion to warm up with some cocktails. As we were taking the detour we happened to go past my favourite tree that, at that time of year, is filled with twinkly lights next to a light display. He asked me for a kiss and as I turned around he was on one knee and popped the question.”

Bride sitting having make-up donw

Tattoo on bride's leg

Wedding dress and shoes

Lady with rollers in her hair

Dog

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A Holmfirth Vineyard Wedding with Pink and White Shades

A wedding at a vineyard – now that’s my kind of venue! Marcia and Lee enjoyed a relaxed wedding day at Holmfirth Vineyard, with wine, sun and stunning views. Working to a pink and white colour scheme they used simple styling with a few personal touches thrown in to create a beautiful wedding in one of the most picturesque settings you could wish for.

Holmfirth Vineyard, part of the Sheveling Wine Estate, is situated in the West Yorkshire countryside. Looking over Holme Valley the venue provides the perfect setting for pictures, including stunning sunset photographs with the backdrop of the rolling hills. Matt Thompson Photography did a brilliant job of capturing the day, particularly the beauty of the scenery as the couple relaxed in the sun for their portrait shots.

I just love how, by keeping their wedding styling understated, Marcia and Lee let the beauty of the setting speak for itself…

Bride and groom at Holmfirth Vineyard

A Hint of Romance

“Lee and I met while playing darts one evening in Houston, Texas. I was a shockingly bad player but I still managed to talk to him and we became friends. We were both seeing other people at the time, but six years later we finally started dating. Shortly thereafter Lee had to move back to the UK for work, and I was left in Texas for nearly six months waiting for him to visit.

“Lee finally came back for a visit in April 2017 and popped the question that same night in our hotel room near the airport. It was very personal and private but he still got on one knee!

“Our wedding styling was pretty much dictated by the venue, Holmfirth Vineyard, which was the first part of the wedding we chose. I wouldn’t say we had a ‘theme’, rather we focused more on a mood.

“The venue is primarily indoors but surrounded by the gorgeous vineyard, and the building has glass walls so it felt like an outdoor event. We wanted our guests to feel connected to their surroundings. I would describe the style as light, airy and natural with a hint of romance, which the décor reflected.”

Wedding balloons with bride having hair done in background

iPhone on floor playing music

Wedding dress hanging from beam

Bridal bouquet with pink and white flowers

Bride with plait hairstyle

Bridesmaid doing up back of bride's dress

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A Rustic, Informal Winter Wedding at Dewsall Court

Today I’m delighted to share the incredible pictures from Hannah and Gordon’s winter wedding at Dewsall Court. The ceremony and reception both took place in the Wainhouse, the venue’s stunning barn space. It was the perfect backdrop for the couple’s rustic wedding styling, and looked simply breathtaking when lit by candlelight for the evening celebrations.

Hannah and Gordon wanted an informal wedding day. They used lots of foliage to create simple yet beautiful styling, and an abundance of candles and lanterns created the ‘winter sparkle’ they wanted. Unstructured, natural floral arrangements added to the rustic vibe, with cream and ivory flowers complementing winter foliage perfectly for the bouquets, table arrangements and stunning ceremony arch.

Talking of stunning, what about Hannah’s wedding dress! She looked incredible in her long sleeved Margaux Tardits dress with embroidered detail. The bridesmaids’ metallic maxi dresses added even more sparkle to the day, whilst Gordon and his groomsmen braved the cold in tweed kilts and jackets.

Breaking tradition, Hannah and Gordon decided against having a first dance, instead doing a variation of the Virginia Reel (Ceilidh dance) and inviting their guests to join them. They also had 100 vegan cupcakes instead of a wedding cake, to celebrate their friend’s 30th birthday which was on the same day.

This wedding really shows that you don’t have to follow any rules when it comes to planning your big day. I hope you enjoy looking through these beautiful pictures, captured by Dean Jones Photography.

Dewsall Court

View from Dewsall Court

Lounge area in Dewsall Court

Bride looking out of window of Dewsall Court before her wedding

Wedding dress hanging on back of door

Sparkly bridal shoes

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A Retro DIY Wedding with Copper Accents

When a bride wears a simple yet stunning linen wedding dress with a pair of brown leather shoes, you know it’s going to be a cool wedding. With a retro vibe, relaxed feel and fabulous styling elements, Cori and Justin’s wedding is sure to inspire!

The couple kept their styling very simple and made a lot of the details themselves, and it all worked so well with their venue, Events on Main. Retro styling details include a fabulous macramé and copper pipe ceremony backdrop (that Cori made herself), peacock chairs and even a disco ball. The tablescapes have a rustic look, simply dressed with eucalyptus leaves and white tapered candles with clear candlestick holders of varying styles and heights, that they picked up from charity shops throughout the year. Little personal elements such as antlers from Cori’s grandpa’s time spent hunting make this wedding really individual.

Bride and groom standing in front of macramé backdrop

Cori’s six bridesmaids look beautiful in mismatched dresses in muted grey and blush colours. The dresses complement each other and have similar tulle skirts, but each has a different bodice design – some plain, some with intricate beadwork. The muted grey and blush colour palette is used throughout, and looks great with the eucalyptus used for the runner, chair decor, ceremony backdrop and bouquets.

These pictures by Sarah Joy photography really show how wonderful this wedding is. Get ready to start pinning!

Retro Style

“Cori and Justin married on a gorgeous June day in Canton, Georgia. Their venue space, Events on Main, gave these artists a blank canvas to work with, and they brought it to life in such a beautiful way with their impeccable style.

“Most of their wedding was DIY, which they pulled off perfectly. Cori kept the vision for the day simple, with copper accents and a gorgeous linen dress designed by Elizabeth Dye. She managed to incorporate her retro style with things like the macramé backdrop she made herself, and 70’s wicker peacock chairs.

“At the end of the night Cori and Justin drove away in Justin’s dad’s 1964 convertible Rambler, the same car they took drives in when they first started dating.”

Wedding rings on top of wedding date in diary

Weave style brown bridal shoes

Bridal necklace

Bride having eye make-up done

Bride looking in mirror

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An Elegant Pendley Manor Wedding with Garden Flowers

This elegant Pendley Manor wedding has a whole lot of pretty and some of the most beautiful garden wedding flower inspiration. Nikki and Tony’s wedding is full of pretty styling details and flowers, from the fabulous church entrance floral arrangements to the table designs and, of course, Nikki and her bridesmaids’ gorgeous bouquets. Everything about the styling details echo the beauty of the stunning wedding venue.

Another showstopping feature of this wedding is wedding cake – wow! This five tier masterpiece in soft pink and white has such splendid detailing, including ruffled icing and lace-effect icing – it’s gorgeous!

These amazing pictures by Joss Denham Photography captured the elegance of this wedding perfectly…

Elegant wedding tables with garden flowers at Pendley Manor

An Instant Connection

“I volunteer for the GMB Trade Union and was due to attend my first ever Congress. To prepare delegates the GMB run a training course to understand the process and, in particular, prepare you for public speaking. I attended the course held in London and Tony was one of the Trainers, and we then met again a few weeks later at the GMB Congress held in Dublin. Tony gave me encouragement, support and the confidence to deliver a ‘last minute’ speech to 1,000 people.

“Tony and I had an instant connection when we met; it honestly was ‘love at first sight’, something that, previous to meeting, neither of us believed in. How wrong we were. We now understand what people mean when they reply to the question ‘how do you know you’re in love?’, ‘You just know!'”

Pendley Manor wedding venue

Personalised bridesmaid dressing gowns

Blue/grey bridesmaid dresses

Wedding dress hanging in window

Strappy Dune bridal sandals

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