Your Yorkshire Wedding - May/June 2023 (Issue 60)

FIRST TIME LUCKY Alison found dress-shopping a breeze, as it was the first gown she tried on! “I’m normally quite a minimalistic person when it comes to dresses, so my Zavana Couture Amira Gown was a little out of character for me! I teamed it with a long, plain veil, as it was stunning enough without additional accessories.” The rest of the bridal party also looked the part, starting with the couple’s daughter. “The team in Chloe Jane Bridalwear; where I bought my dress, provided me with material in the same style as my gown, so I could have a flower girl outfit made for her,” continues the bride. “I found an amazing dressmaker on social media, and she matched us perfectly. My bridesmaids looked just as gorgeous in their sage green dresses, while Roman and his groomsmen wore tuxedos – including the kids!” LET’S EAT Food-wise, Alison and Roman were keen to keep their guests wellcatered for. “Bunny Hill Weddings use an amazing company that let you choose whatever you want,” says Alison. “For canapés, we enjoyed mini Yorkshire puddings with beef and gravy, chicken burgers and sliders, and mini pies with steak and pea purée. They even added a tiny steiner of real ale to this! We then had Italian antipasti platters, roast meat boards and chocolate brownies for our wedding breakfast; with loaded fries in the evening. Our guests still say now how much they loved the food.” For their wedding cake, the couple kept things simple. “We wanted a minimalistic design so chose a plain white three-tier style, decorated with flowers from our florist. After sampling a lot of lovely cake, we decided on white chocolate, chocolate and lemon and poppy seed flavours.” ZIP TO IT Entertainment-wise, the couple took full advantage of the venue’s own facilities. “A lot of our guests – including myself! – were on the zip line throughout the day and night, which was brilliant fun,” continues the bride. “We also hired singing waiters who performed after the main course. They got everybody up standing on their chairs, waving napkins in the air, and the party continued after that! The DJ then started and the dance floor was always full, which was how we wanted it to be.” Looking back, there were many memorable moments the couple will cherish forever. “Getting ready was a lovely part of the day, as it was filled with anticipation and excitement,” remembers Alison. “Our best friends were in charge of the speeches, and they really did us proud; both packed with laughter and emotion. Our photographer, Terri, was also amazing, keeping us relaxed and capturing so many incredible shots.” 34