Look what catches the eye of the editor with a special emphasis on local wedding businesses, shops and suppliers in Yorkshire.
Meet Ilkey's Beauty in Bloom: “We're known as the go-to bridal experts when it comes to hair and make-up,” says Charlotte Hawkins. “With a team of incredible hair stylists and make-up artists, we are both a professional and enthusiastic outfit ready to make you wedding-day ready. Our team's passion for creating your perfect look is underpinned by years of experience, plus a real gift for listening to what you really want. This, coupled with our beautiful new Ilkley salon – where you can relax, unwind and enjoy a glass of bubbly with a piece of cake! – makes Beauty in Bloom the perfect choice for any bride.”
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On the hunt for someone to help style your day? Say hello to Worksop's All Occasions Venue Stylists!
“Although the majority of our weddings take place in Yorkshire, we provide national and global coverage, ranging from venues as far as Cornwall, and even Gibraltar,” says Karen Widdison. “We pride ourselves in creating bespoke artificial florals, including flower centrepieces, wreaths, ceremonial flower displays, tailored bouquets and more. We also provide decorations including creative and stylish chair dressings, floral and twinkle backdrops, glass table candelabras and dance floors. As a three-generation family run business we love what we do, and pride ourselves by our floral designs and attention to even the smallest of detail.”
Laura and Oli met at school when they were added to the same Year 7 form group. “After a year of dropping hints that I liked him, my friends highlighted I was clearly being too subtle – so told Oli for me! The following day, he asked me to be his girlfriend; and we've been together ever since!”
The couple set the date of 4th May, 2023, choosing Sandburn Hall as their venue. Read our July/August issue for more about their big day...
Sadie and Joshua met at nursery aged three. “We went to different primary schools, then a few months before starting high school a friend reintroduced us – and we became best friends pretty much straight away!” says Sadie. “It was a gradual process falling for each other, and it was only when we left sixth form that I realised how much I missed seeing Joshua every day – and that being with your best friend is all you could ever wish for.”
The couple set the date of 30 April, 2022, marrying at St Katherine's Church and choosing Unique Occasions at Loversall Farm for their reception. Read the July/August issue for more about their big day...
Don't want conventional music for your wedding? Marcus Groundwater from Harrogate's High Row Music says: "There are many ways to make the music at your wedding unique and different from the norm. Incorporating traditional folk music from your cultural heritage can be a great way to pay homage to your roots and add some personal touches to your celebration. Alternatively, a surprise act such as our Love Actually Band is a brilliant way to add colour to your celebrations. Another idea would be to incorporate some of your more daring guests in a musical flash mob! You can even hire a live band that plays a genre of music that's not typically heard at weddings. The back catalogue of Aqua may be considered a bit lame by most but if you like it go for it, as everybody secretly loves a bit of Dr Jones and Barbie Girl!"
Did you know in the heart of Leeds City Centre lies Leeds Library; the oldest library of its kind in the UK; available for ceremonies with up to 88 guests. The 150-year-old New Room provides the setting for intimate and atmospheric ceremonies; and the galleries, spiral staircases, sash windows, window seats, book-lined office and reading room are the perfect backdrop for lovers of both books and history. For info go to https://www.theleedslibrary.org.uk/weddings/
Who fancies a great competition? One lucky Your Yorkshire Wedding reader can enjoy an overnight Titanic Spa experience for two including an indulgent light lunch and tranquil treatment. You're also free to journey through their Heat & Ice Experience; a collection of warm and cool rooms to guide you to ultimate wellbeing and relaxation. A sumptuous evening meal follows an afternoon spent relaxing in the bean bag pit, before retiring to your private and modern apartment suite. To enter visit www.youryorkshire.wedding/giveaways – and for info on Titanic's facilities head to www.titanicspa.com.
Looking for a wedding bake? Consider Harrogate's Blossom Tree Cake Company. “My background is in fine dining desserts and French patisserie,” says Kean Ong. “I combine my passion for using the freshest locally sourced natural ingredients and make everything from scratch. Taking inspiration from nature, I'm always looking to continue to develop my own style rather than following trends.” For info visit https://www.blossomtreecakeco.co.uk and for more Yorkshire cake makers head to our July/August issue!