The dress – where was it from & what was it like? How many dresses did you try on?
“We bought my dress from Abigail’s Bridal Boutique in Leeds. I went with my mum and tried on approximately 15 dresses! They were really lovely and gave us some bubbles whilst we browsed. The one I chose was a Maggie Sottero full length chiffon gown with an embellished top half with pearls and diamantes, complete with a full-length veil and Swarovski crystals.”
The ceremony – who conducted the ceremony and where did it take place?
“We had a symbolic ceremony at The Mansion and the groom’s brother (and best man!) conducted the ceremony for us. It was a wonderful personalised touch and worked beautifully.”
The cake – where was it from and what was it like?
“The cake was from Zoe’s Fancy Cakes, based in Horsforth, Leeds. Zoe was lovely! We met her at her home and we designed the cake together. She showed us lots of examples, we tasted some cake samples and the finishing touch was Zoe’s personalised Bride & Groom figures that she custom-made for the cake! Even the figurines’ outfits matched our real ones on the day!”
Where did you go on honeymoon?
“We booked our perfect honeymoon through Kuoni and we went to the Maldives! It was absolutely luxurious and a romantic trip of a lifetime that we will never forget!”
Who as your photographer?
“Our photographer was Bethany from Bethany Clarke Photography based in Harrogate and her husband Matt Clarke. They are now known as Lloyd-Clarke Photography. They are both really nice people and produced a very professional and beautiful wedding album and even included a pre-wedding shoot!
Our wedding videography was done by Midgley Wedding Cinematography. Tom and Lee from Midgley are very friendly, organised and very talented people who stayed for our whole event and seamlessly integrated into the event to capture and produce a beautiful wedding video.”
“We hired the morning suits from Moss Bros in Leeds – Black tailcoat, double-breasted Dove Grey waistcoat, grey top hat and light pink cravat. In the evening, I wore a white Tuxedo dinner jacket with a black bow tie that I bought from Slaters in Leeds.”
Who did you choose to do your wedding flowers?
“Our florist was Twisted Willow based in Ripon. They were very organised and arranged a personalised floral arrangement for the top table and individual dining tables. They also did the bouquets and other larger statement arrangements for the venue.”
Hair and make-up:
“The Hair stylist was Emily Hawkes Bridal Hair Stylist, based in Leeds. She is very pleasant and we had a pre-wedding trial. On the day, she was focussed and attentive, producing a perfect style for me.
The bridal make-up was done by Ella Warner MUA, based in Leeds. She is a lovely person and we also had a pre-wedding trial with her. She did the bridesmaids’ make-up as well as the bridal make-up. We recommend them both for beautiful hair and make-up on the big day.”
“The bride arrived with her mum, dad and bridesmaids in a beautiful white vintage Rolls Royce Phantom on the day which was very luxurious and looked great in the photos too! We booked it from Cupid Carriages based in Sheffield.”
“The venue was The Mansion in Roundhay, Leeds. It is a beautiful building overlooking Roundhay Park which made our photography very special. The decor is smart and elegant inside and booking there allowed us exclusivity on the day for our wedding. There is a grand staircase, a beautiful large crystal chandelier and two event rooms with the larger one upstairs fully equipped with a dance floor and bar.”