Lucy and Sam said ‘I do’ at Northorpe Hall Barn, Yorkshire, a lovely wedding venue just a stone throw from Lucy’s family home. The day was totally beautiful, full of lots of love, laughter and I mean these two … honestly, so gorgeous! Lucy worn a gorgeous gown from the fabulous Lulu Browns Bridal and her stunning bouquet by the incredibly talented Fiona of Firenza Floral Design. Here is Lucy to tell you a little more about her big day…
The wedding theme…
Our wedding theme was vintage, with pinks, greens and creams. We chose birdcages for the center pieces with candles inside and flowers round the outside of them sitting on log slices. I wanted it a bit rustic with the barn setting we chose; our florist Fiona was the perfect style for relaxed rustic but still pretty flowers. I styled the venue with fairy lights, candles, flowers, and hay bales outside.
The wedding cake….
The wedding cake was made by The Little Tiny Baking Empire.
It was my mum’s friend’s daughter. I asked for very pale pinks, a 3 tier cake with a tea cup and flowers on top to match our theme and to complement our afternoon tea choice. All our cupcakes were sat in tea cups and saucers too. We chose sponge for the top 2 tiers of our cake with carrot cake for the bottom layer.
My Dress was chosen from Lulu Browns in Whalley, Blackburn.
I saw their website on Facebook and fell in love with a lot of their dresses; they were just the style I was looking for. Although it was over an hour away and the first bridal shop I had properly tried on dresses in I found my dress the first time I visited! Little did I realize myself and my mum would have to visit another 7 times to order, pick up and have alterations done. But the journey was well worth it, I couldn’t have wished for nicer staff that we dealt with.
Most enjoyable part of the planning process…
All of it!! I actually enjoyed every part of our wedding planning.
But if I had to pick one thing probably choosing my dress and trying so many different ones on, it makes you feel amazing!
Most testing part of the wedding planning process as an expat bride…
The only thing I found testing and worried about is so many things you book in advance, I was worried they wouldn’t have booked me in or something would go wrong. But of course it didn’t everything goes perfectly and you don’t even notice it if somethings not just quite right anyway as you are enjoying you day too much!
Top three tips for a bride-to-be…
- Don’t stress! There is no need to; everything will run smoothly as long as you are organized. I tried not to and a lot of people commented on how chilled out I had been, much better than being Bridezilla. (although maybe Samuel would disagree)
- Choose your suppliers wisely! The little details are what you remember, especially your photos as these are your memories forever! We couldn’t have picked better!
- Just enjoy the day! Take every minute in as it just flies by in a flash. I wish we could do it all over again.
Now it is time to look through the images from their gorgeous day…
List of Lovely Suppliers…
Cake – The Very Tiny Baking Empire
Venue – Northorpe Hall Barn
Flowers – Firenza Floral Design
Photographer – Melissa Beattie
Make-up Artist & Hair – Bow & Blush
Suits – Groom Hire
Dress – Lulu Browns Bridal
Brides Shoes – Jimmy Choo
Head piece – Lou Lou Puchalka Accessory & Millinery Boutique
Photo Booth – Picabo
Camper Van – All Luv Dub VW Camper Wedding Hire