Although Amelia and Jack attend the same school it wasn’t until the pair worked for the same company that they started speaking to one another. “We never really spoke until Jack had left school and we both worked for the same company doing bar work. (Jack actually took my number from my CV!) We went out on our first date eight years ago and have been inseparable ever since!
“The couple then tied on the knot on April 7th 2018 in the picture-perfect setting of Falcon Manor. “Our overall plan for the day was to really make sure that everybody had fun. I wanted to make sure that, in particular, our parents had the best day and it would be stress free. At first Jack wanted a huge wedding and to invite everybody we ever knew, but I really wanted a small intimate wedding with nobody invited just to make up numbers. We compromised and went for 80 day and 100 evening.
“I had always had some specific ideas – much fuelled by my addiction to Pinterest. The main things I wanted where were fairy lights and lots of them, a wooden floor for the venue (got a thing against carpets!) A day with rustic style is how I pictured the wedding. Jack’s main things were a bar, another bar and another bar and a really nice honeymoon suite. We had narrowed our options down to Coniston Hall, Yorkshire Weding Barn or Alnwick Treehouse, but when we visited Falcon Manor we just knew. The staff there are lovely, the whole place is exclusively yours, it’s dog friendly (winning!) the bedrooms are beautiful and it met all of our wants. We just loved it! The venue is actually the venue Jack’s parents got married in 25 years earlier on the same exact day! So, not only was it really sentimental but it was just magical and beautiful!
“We wanted the day to be romantic and fun and we achieved just that, the music, ambience, venue and well just everything worked together to make our magical wonderland Yorkshire wedding come true.”
How did you choose your photographer?
Amelia and Jack loved Barnaby’s photography style and knew they wanted him to capture their special day. “So, Jack really does not like awkward, posey, stand there, do that style photos and we wanted to find somebody who would fit right in, make themselves at home and take natural photos to really capture the whole story of the day.”
Advice for other brides and grooms?
“Make sure you spend time together on the day. So, many other brides kept telling me to do this and so we did make sure we spent time together to take everything in – its really important because you spend so long planning it together.
“Decide on a few shots you 100% need – it rained on our wedding day and I was so determined to get the just out of church confetti picture – because I had told Barnaby this he made sure to speed things up to capture it before it rained – he even got an amazing picture in the rain – he got all the shots we asked for and that meant a lot!
“Get a hair trial a few weeks at least before hand – I left mine very last minute and my hairdresser was lovely and really good but I changed my mind last minute and had no chance for a trial at it!
“Take an outfit for the night – I was SWEATING like mad! I wished I had taken an emergency thin dress I was just so hot but nothing I could do!! I embraced it needless to say after a few G+Ts but earlier in the night I was really conscious about the dress getting dirty/sweaty. Enjoy every single second!”
What was your highlight of the day?
“My absolute highlight was our first dance. For months before I was really stressing out about it, I have always done cheerleading and so always performed choreographed routines, it just made me really cringe to think that we where actually going to just randomly start dancing. Despite our best efforts (yeah right) we never managed to practice the dance so it really was a lets see how it goes moment.”
Justin Alexander from Ava Rose Hamilton
Flower Girl Dress
Flowers And Confetti
Mark Darcy from Jenson Samuel
Beauty In Bloom
Natasha Coustal Floral Design
Wildflower Confetti from Boutique By Laura Ann
Creative Cover Hire
Yorkshire Wedding Car Hire