Some rustic vibes today from Rachel and Andrew’s romantic barn wedding set at The Normans in Yorkshire! Beautiful surroundings and intimate touches made their big day theirs. We’re in love with the twinkling lights, the rustic florals and the naked cakes. Here we catch up with Rachel and Andrew who tell us all about their romantic barn wedding…
How did you and Andrew Meet?
“At a hostel in San Francisco – we were both travelling around California with friends! We’re best friends and I can’t imagine spending my life with anyone else. He brings out the best in me and supports me to be me. He proposed at Camber Sands beach during a weekend away.”
Planning the Wedding
We wanted it to really feel like ‘us’ so quite informal where all our friends and family could relax and let their hair down. We tried to keep things simple and focus on how we could spend the most time with the people we love and what would help them to have a great time.
“Rachel grew up in Harrogate so wanted to be able to get ready at home with her bridesmaids on the morning of the wedding. We stumbled across the Norman’s after a lot of searching and loved how beautiful it was whilst also being laid back.”
“It was the second wedding dress I tried on. I thought I wanted something simple but as soon as I tried it on (along with a veil!) I knew I wanted something more dramatic. I tried on a fair few more dresses but kept on coming back to it. The Bridal Emporium were amazing at helping me choose the beading, colours and alterations so it felt like it fitted perfectly on the day.”
“The cake was made by Rachel’s best friend from university – Gayle Russell. Gayle made 3 different sized cakes, all of different flavours; white chocolate and orange, Victoria sponge and lemon and elderflower. The wooden boards were chopped down at her boyfriend’s farm! She decorated the cakes using flowers from Clock Dandelion. Jo from Clock Dandelion gave amazing advice. We wanted to keep it simple whilst also adding colour with the flowers in milk bottles and warmth with the tea lights. We used lots of different flowers and leaves in beautiful autumnal colours. Our wedding favours were chocolate coins from Bettys – a favourite of Rachel’s and a link to Yorkshire.”
The Best Part of the Day
“The weather being warm enough to have drinks and spend time outside, walking into the grain shed as a married couple, serving after dinner cocktails, having all our friends and family on the dance floor.”
Words of Wisdom
“Enjoy it! The day goes so quickly so take all the moments you can to remember it and soak it all up.”
The Suppliers – Romantic Barn Wedding in Yorkshire With Rustic Boho Styling
Wedding Invitations: Papier
Dress: Watters Wtoo – Anastasia
Veil: The Bridal Emporium, Leeds
Makeup: Jules Daniels
Hair: Craig Parkinson
Accessories: my late Grandma’s diamond necklace
Bridesmaids Dresses: a range – ASOS and brands at Debenhams
Groom/Groomsmen Suits: Hawes & Curtis
Cake: Made by Rachel’s best friend – Gayle Russell
Food: Hog & Apple
Flowers: Clock Dandelion
Photographer: Lumiere Photographic
Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Normans
Reception Venue: The Normans
Entertainment: Free to Roam, Hi-Life entertainment (provided DJ)
Celebrant: Selby registrars
Wedding Favours: Chocolate gold coins from Bettys
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