Introduction

Intimate, Cosy & Chic

Henry and Charlotte’s wedding captivated everything that was unique to themselves, including marrying on Friday 13th – the day the bride’s parents met. A Midlands affair situated in a tranquil Yorkshire setting with rolling hills and surrounded by local farmland, you can just imagine how romantic their wedding day was. Lace, candles and laughter made for the perfect celebration for this happy couple. We’ll hand you over to the bride, Charlotte, so you can find out more and have a nosey at their beautiful photographs captured by Lee Garland…

Details

The Need to Know
Venue
Holdsworth House
Location
Halifax Yorkshire
Ceremony
60
Breakfast
60
Reception
95
Dress
Brides and Gowns Derby
Flowers
Sue Bradley Flowers
Cake
Debbie Gillespie Cake Design
Photographer
Lee Garland

HOLDSWORTH HOUSE PROVIDED THE PERFECT BACKDROP FOR OUR COSY, VINTAGE WEDDING…

Holdsworth House ticked all our boxes by hosting the ceremony, wedding breakfast and the evening festivities, meaning our guests didn’t have to travel much. The building itself featured low ceilings, huge mismatched wooden doorframes and rustic 17th century décor. It provided the perfect backdrop for our cosy, vintage wedding. The style of our wedding was ethereal, relaxed and unique.

We wanted to tell our story and invite people into our adventure so far! We’ve travelled a lot together so decided to use maps, compasses and postcards to decorate our day. Each table was decorated with trinkets from the countries we have visited and a story about our time there. Even the cake told a narrative of how we met, got engaged and got married!

We infused our own alcohol for the wedding favours; using a different flavour for each table. We designed our own stamp and bought gold ink which we used to emboss the stationery and favours, along with homemade heart bunting along with fairy lights to add to the romance. “

COMFORT WAS IMPORTANT FOR ME - I KNEW I WOULDN'T KEEP MY HEELS ON FOR LONG!

“My dress was a Maggie Sottero gown – my favourite feature was the beautiful geometric lace and flowing skirt, it was so comfortable! I accessorised the back as it had a high neckline with a bespoke back chain from AMYOBridal on Etsy. As comfort was important for me, I knew I wouldn’t keep my heels on for long so I bought some lace anklets from the BarefootShop also on Etsy to change into for dancing. I wanted to the bridesmaids to be happy and comfortable too, so I said anything goes with accessories, hair and make-up! I found the bridesmaid dresses on ASOS which were a blush pink and decided to accessorise them with gold to add a warm touch. Our flower girls wore lace dresses and pink headbands which tied in wonderfully with our romantic wedding vibes.

The groom and his two best men went to Master Debonair in Newcastle for their unique suits. We mixed up the patterns and fabrics; alternating florals and checks, blues with greys. This worked lovely with the flowing bridesmaid dresses.”

WE SPENT 8 WEEKS LEARNING OUR FIRST DANCE AS A SURPRISE!

“We put together a great playlist which included everything from Motown to Hip-Hop! We loved the idea of having a photo-booth for added fun and memories which was provided by Picaboo Photography in a wonderfully kitted out VW van. My sister wrote an eye-watering poem as part of the speeches which was a beautiful person touch and the best man; equipped with a bottle of Sambuca and some cinnamon powder opened up his own flaming Sambuca bar outside! We also spent 8 weeks learning a routine for our first dance as a surprise for our guests.”

JUST DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY…

“Your wedding day should be an expression of your love and a celebration to your future. You can easily get bogged down with traditions, but our advice would be: don’t fret the formalities and just do what makes you happy, everyone will love you for it!”

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