Yorkshire Dales Wedding

October 21, 2014

in Accessories, Centrepieces, Decorations, Detail, Flowers, Real Weddings, Wedding Cake

Yorkshire Dales Wedding

Recently Norah Sleep styled a beautiful rustic themed Yorkshire Dales wedding, which was a very low key affair to celebrate the couple’s relationship with family and friends in a fun environment.

The wedding’s location was in the small village of Grinton, set in the idyllic Yorkshire Dales, where the groom had popped the question several months earlier on the hill over looking the marquee site.

The ceremony was held outside on the river bank, and the wedding reception was inside the marquee and both place were position to ensure a fantastic view of the hill where the couple got engaged.

Personal touches, including a washing line of photographs of the couple from their world travel memories, lead the way to the riverbank ceremony, which was a great idea to set the scene for their vows.

The ceremony was a relaxed atmosphere, with hay bales for seating, a rustic archway set in heather filled wheelbarrows and flower filled milk churns denoting the space, with a line of small jam jars filled with flowers marking the aisle.

hay bales and wheelbarrows

Riverbank ceremony

Jam jars of flowers

Riverbank ceremony details

For signing of the register an old barrel was sourced from a local brewery.  It needed a little work to make it look respectable for the occasion.

As for the reception, a clearspan marquee was used with panoramic windows to ensure the view.

Rustic Wedding Interior

The marquee had a very rustic feel from the chosen interior styling:

Hessian and lace detail

Hessian and lace table runners.

Table detail

Handwritten slate menus, napkins and tea lights dressed with sprigs of lavender and natural twine, tables scattered with fresh lavender confetti and eco-freindly paper hearts and small hessian bows were tied to every other reception chair.


Each table was named after a  favourite location of where the couple had travelled, bespoke rustic holders were used for displaying the name.

Placename pebbles

Homemade sloe gin was given as a wedding favour and handwritten pebbles used for placenames.

Cornflower blue arrangement

Wooden crates displayed vivid cornflower blue flowers,  mixed in with white heather and miniature white rose buds.

Hanging Birdcages

wedding interiors

Watering cans spraying flowers, painted ladders, old suitcases, birdcages filled with flowers  and designer bunting added to the marquee decor.  A world map provided the seating plan.

Fresh Hops

Fresh hops dressed the bar area.

Wedding cake on a wooden barrel

A wooden barrel displayed the rustic designed wedding cake.

With wine flowing and fabulous food, it was a fantastic day, despite the wet weather in the morning (mother nature unfortunately cannot be 100% planned). However the sun shone on the couple in the afternoon when they arrived at the wedding reception, so reception champagne could be served outside to toast their future happiness.

Congratulations to them both and their life ahead.

Love luck and happiness

All items featured can be  hired directly from norahsleep.co.uk.

The flowers were arranged locally by Janine from Ello Flowers.

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– who has written 114 posts on Norah Sleep Wedding Style Blog.

Sharon Maher is a wedding and party planner, event venue stylist and also writes the blogs Norah Sleep Wedding Style, Norah Sleep Living Style and My Wedding Marquee about weddings, food, fashion, style and things that inspire her in life. Find her on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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