June 03, 2016
Andrew and Jenny met at Wetherby races and Andrew had his work cut out to gain Jenny's affection as she already had another man in her life, her horse Billy! With horses and horse racing being a big part of their lives, it was without doubt that their wedding would have an equestrian theme.Photographs by Laura Calderwood.
Gorgeous Andrew and Jenny were married at the local village church where Jenny grew up. Andrew's dad made lucky horseshoe decorations to hang on the edges of the pews for a really personal and of course lucky touch!
The blue and white detail in the horseshoes were a perfect complement to the couple's colour scheme, picked because Jenny's always teased she owns nothing but blue and white striped clothes! The blue looked stunning throughout the bridesmaid dresses, ties, confetti, flowers and the cake and were a beautiful contrast to the cream and white.
Following the ceremony the party moved onto Woodhall Hotel in Linton, another personal choice as Jenny's father boarded there when it was a school in the 60's.
Our At the Races wedding table plan was the natural choice to continue their equestrian wedding theme and Andrew and Jenny spent ages on the detail.
The tables were all named after race courses that were special to couple and included ones they'd visited abroad and some closer to home. Each guest was given the name of a real racehorse that had run and had a name to suit, for example one guest was a huge fan of Hugh Jackman as The Drover in Australia and so her horse was called Drover Crazy. I can't imagine how long this process must have taken! Lots of guests took their place name cards home with them and many could not believe that they were all real racehorses.
Billy also had an invite to the wedding and his picture was hung up in the reception room.
Andrew and Jenny doubled up their wedding cake to become the guests' favours and it was actually made of soap! It's such a great idea and the smell of it still reminds many guests of the wedding day now.
Thanks so much to Andrew and Jenny for sharing these beautiful photographs and their amazing wedding story with us. If you'd like more details on any of the suppliers then these are listed below.
Dress: Ronald Joyce from Bridal Factory Outlet in NorthallertonHair piece: Lou Lou PuchalkaCake: Honeyz Bath Products, WhitbyMen's suits: Sarto Menswear, Stratford
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February 16, 2018
I always think buying gifts for Mother's Day is harder than for a birthday; there's a little more sentiment behind it. The months and years seem to roll around so quickly these days and each year seems to get a bit harder!
I've actually started a kind of present diary now, I make a note of what I get people (mainly family) so that I can refer back to it; I can also make notes of gift ideas I think of throughout the year. It helps avoid repeating presents too!
With Mothers Day just around the corner, I've put together a list of my favourite gifts for Grandma (or Nanny, Nana, Granny, whichever name you use!).
February 02, 2018
From doughnut walls to abstract masterpieces, wedding cake trends continue to evolve, but what will be big in 2018?
I've got the low-down together with some gorgeous examples to get those creative juices flowing!
January 15, 2018
I don't know about you, but I always feel like a Valentine's gift has to hit the right tone. Somewhere there has to be some kind of meaning or romance to make it worthy of being presented on the day of love!
Well, I've spent hours exploring ideas to fit the bill (and the budget) and assembled my ten favourites here.