Hi ladies, how is this almost-Friday (aka Thursday) treating you? I’ve worn my favourite beanie hat twice this week and baked an apple and cinnamon crumble, which means it’s officially autumn and I’m very excited about all the leaf-kicking, tea-drinking, crisp-air-walking activity to come. Today’s beauty of a wedding is sure to warm you through like the long-distant summer sun – come and take a peak with me into the gloriously festival-styled countryside wedding of Alice and Scott.
Beautiful flame-haired bride Alice, a Marketing Brand Manager, wed her Senior Sous Chef husband Scott, (lucky lady!) on 11th June this year in North Yorkshire. The very wise Mr and Mrs Oldroyd chose two wonderful suppliers who we’re very proud to support through our directory, Little Book for Brides. The stunning set of images you’re about to feast your eyes upon were captured by the very talented Ryan Learoyd of Shutter Go Click Photography and in keeping with their outdoorsy, festival-inspired vibe, the couple hired super high quality, gorgeously Scandinavian teepees from PapaKåta to house their joy-filled reception.
“We wanted a venue that was unique and full of character that could give us the outdoorsy and festival style wedding in the heart of the countryside that we so desired. The teepees by PapaKåta are just breathtaking. It was also great for our guests to be able to ‘glamp’ on site afterwards in their very own bell tent or ‘ecopod’.”
Alice and Scott exchanged rings from Ernest Jones in Huddersfield and after their confetti-strewn exit from their intimate church ceremony, escaped to the beautiful countryside together for a few precious moments as a brand new Mr and Mrs. Their joy is so perfectly captured by the wonderful Ryan of Shutter Go Click Photography. Ryan’s relaxed, artistic style captures moments of emotion and expression as well as plenty of laughs and quirky, alternative portraits.
“We were enamoured with Ryan’s photography skills and the moments he captured on our wedding day. We cannot recommend him highly enough.”
We love a floral crown here at Love My Dress and the full blooms of Alice’s bridal circlet, created by Lucy MacNicoll Floral Design, are set off so beautifully by her deep auburn tresses and the delicate lace of her Essense of Australia gown.
I just love the intimate shots of Alice being helped into her dress by her lovely maids, resplendent in their own dainty floral crowns from Etsy and flowing Coast gowns; they’re so redolent with smiles and happiness.
“I also loved all the buttons and the sheer lace back, which followed down to the sleeves.”
Alice paired her gown with made to order pearl appliqué shoes and a vintage pearl drop necklace and matching earrings from Walkers Jewellers in Huddersfield. Her sumptuously tumbling locks were part braided into a pretty fishtail plait and a cascading veil settled delicately over her lace skirts like a soft cloud. The look on her dad’s face when he first lays eyes on his daughter says it all – Alice looked simply beautiful.
Alice, her proud papa and her best girls were whisked off to church in a sweet 1950’s cream and blue bus by Yesteryear Cars – what a fun way to travel and the vintage cuteness of it all is so lovely.
Alice walked down the aisle with her father by her side to the beautiful track Wings by Birdy, and with an overwhelming amount of love and ten years worth of memories behind them, Scott looks a little overcome with emotion as his bride approaches.
“Our favourite part of the day was the ceremony and saying I do!”
The couple chose not to tailor their vows but Scott’s grandma read out a lovely extract from Winnie the Pooh – a passage so full of meaning for this lovely pair.
“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered.
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”
“We’ll be Friends Forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet.
Even longer,’ Pooh answered.”
“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.”
“We chose the above extract as it meant a lot to us as a couple and the journey we have been on together throughout the years. We had a couple of tough years where Alice was going through treatment for Lymphoma. We made it through stronger together and the bestest of friends.”
“We met through a close friend when we were eighteen and nineteen years old and got married on our ten year anniversary. We got engaged in July 2012 after a lovely weekend retreat at a country hotel and spa in Cheshire. For our save the dates we created a handmade message in a bottle, and our wedding invitations were courtesy of Sarah Wants. We waited four years for our dream wedding day to become a reality.”
The couple hired The Hideaway@ Baby Manor in Husthwaite Village in North Yorkshire as the blank canvas for their gorgeous teepee reception.
These incredible Scandi structures were adorned with beautiful blooms by Lucy MacNicoll Floral Design, strings of festoon lighting and plenty of sweet, personal countryside touches. Festival-style perfection.
“Another favourite parts of the day was having all our family and friends together in the PapaKåta teepee tents for the wedding reception and seeing their faces fill with delight when stepping foot inside. We met Lucy a couple of times at her Harrogate Studio and at the PapaKåta open days and we were blown away by her beautiful arrangements, which used a variety of complementary colours and a stunning selection of flowers.”
“We also filled some little jam jars with personalised M&M’s. Every guest also had their own china teacup, saucer and side plate, which they were able to take home as another keepsake.”
The snowy white beauty of a cake was made by Alice’s mum; I love the ‘Happily Ever After’ topper and luscious pink blooms adorning its surface. Guests were entertained by musical duo Marc & Abi throughout the afternoon and I’m sure Alice and Scott’s rather epic sweetie table provided ample sugary energy to keep guests dancing as DJ Boon took over for the evening.
“Our first dance was to Heaven by Brian Adams. Our first date was a Brian Adams concert at the John Smiths Stadium in Huddersfield (very random!)”
Words of Wedded Wisdom
“When the big day comes, it goes so quickly. Our advice would be to take a moment out with your (new!) husband or wife and have a moment for yourselves to take it all in and experience the moment together as a newly married couple.”
We hear these wise words of advice time and time again from our wonderful brides – be sure to take note lovelies. Thank you ever so much to the lovely Alice and Scott for sharing their gorgeously festival-styled countryside extravaganza with us today, and of course a big thanks to the incredibly wonderful Shutter Go Click Photography for these love-filled captures. We’ve got a lovely array of weddings shot by this talented creative in our archives if you want to browse more of Ryan’s work, and if you’re also thinking of having a teepee reception, take a look – PakaKåta have you covered.
Love, Em x
Credits & Thanks
- Photographer - Shutter Go Click Photography
- Venue - St Nicholas Church, Husthwaite + PapaKåta at The Hideaway@ Baxby Manor
- Wedding Dress - Essense of Australia via Ava Rose Hamilton Bridal Boutique
- Accessories - Walkers Jewellers
- Perfume - Cheeky Alice by Vivienne Westwood
- Groom - Owen Scott Bespoke Tailor
- Bridesmaids - Coast
- Florist - Lucy MacNicoll Floral Design
- Transport - Yesteryear Cars
- Stationery - Sarah Wants
- Catering - The Hog & Apple
- Rings - Ernest Jones
- Hair Stylist - Mark Riley
- Make-up Artist - Louise Lunn
- Entertainment - Marc & Abi