Following the appointment of Elenor Rose Bridal as a client, we were delighted to accompany the team alongside a number of wedding suppliers to witness the preparations involved in setting up successful a wedding fayre.
Hidden away on the Yorkshire farmland of Wharfedale Grange, is the ideal spot to hold a wedding, or a wedding photo shoot, as a recent group of suppliers have done.
Creating a relaxed spring-time shoot to compliment t the countryside backdrop, bales of hay and a Yorkshire Yurt providing the ideal shelter from the northern weather, wedding suppliers old and new came together to demonstrate how to create the ultimate rustic wedding.
Holding the photoshoot on a sunny Friday prior to a weekend wedding fayre, Kirsti Playdon of Whimsical Events was responsible for keeping everyone organised. An event’s organiser for 18 years, Kirsti has recently set up her business to assist brides-to-be in planning their happy day.
Bringing together suppliers to exhibit in both a brand new 42 ft Yorkshire Yurt and a 9 x 15m petal pole marquee, equipped with entrance with bar and fire, so much more than your standard marquee, suppliers flocked from across the region to showcase their services on the family run farmland, hired out for weddings by Claire Thomas.
Claire owns the land, and with an impressive interior design background, is on hand to help organise the big day, as well as assisting with floristry and prop hire available on-site.
Since holding a family wedding 15 years ago, demand from passers-by on the A61 flooded in and Claire has been fully booked with wedding bookings every year ever since.
With Claire on the day, was up and coming wedding supplier, Helen Ash, a former bride from the very farm itself. Specialising in creating lasting memories in care homes and for weddings, Helen’s stock ranges from the finest china to your name quite literally lit up in lights.
Elenor Rose Bridal from Huddersfield provided the model bride in Allure’s 2017 collection. Shop owner, Lynette Blythe says:
“I love this dress; it is truly versatile. You can wear it dressed to the nines with a sparkly tiara, or, as the shoot proves, you can still wear a big dress, boho-style, and this look fitted perfectly with the country setting.”
Providing the bouquet and floral head piece perfectly matched to the antique dress with shades of dusky pinks, beige and gold, was Halifax-based Firenza’s Fiona Pickles. Fiona also provided a selection of table flowers and a spectacular floral chandelier made from jasmine, larkspur and white blossom, providing a beautiful focal point instead of a disco ball, to add to the light and airy atmosphere created within the yurt.
Bringing the day come to life was experienced wedding photographer, Joe Dodsworth of York-based JD Photography who has travelled for wedding shoots as far as New York and Hong Kong.
We work with a number of specialist wedding suppliers and watch this space for exciting news in this sector coming soon!