We’re throwing it back to pre-pandemic days today on the #BelleBlog, and with the clocks going back, what better time to revel in a little summertime magic…
This real wedding as captured by our #guestlist snapper Kristie at Daze Photography is a much-welcomed reminder of how magical marriages can be.
All the friends and family, food, drink, dancing and love. Not long now…
Jenny and Ben first met on a night out with mutual friends, and their whirlwind romance reached a high while on holiday in Cyprus when Ben popped the question in the most magical of settings.
Wishing for a laid back rustic affair, the couple began planning their dream day – and Holdsworth House in Halifax really stood out as the friendly, country characterful destination they were looking for.
“The history of the venue really made it special for us, and we knew it would be somewhere we’d like to keep visiting in the future. We would definitely recommend it to others looking for a wedding venue.” – Jenny
When it came to decor, the couple stayed true to tradition. Their reception room, with overhead oak beams and a warming ambience, was decked out in natural whites, with little details like tree-stump centrepieces and raw card designs helping to epitomise their natural nuptial vision.
While outside was a celebration of colour, as guests milled in the manicured gardens with ice cold tipples and tonnes of chit chat.
A Gown of Nostalgia
Jenny dazzled in a beautiful Kenneth Wilson gown, with intricate embroidery detailing and a heavenly halter neck creating a traditional touch of elegance.
Unlike the extensive gown hunts we hear of from other brides, Jenny knew just where to find this number – she used to admire it in the window of Leeds boutique Scarlet Poppy every day on her walk home from school as a teenager!
This was the only decision hubby Ben wasn’t involved in – with the groom throwing himself into every part of the planning process. Just what we like to hear!
“Kristie was recommended by a few friends who she had photographed weddings for. As soon as we met her we felt at ease and she listened to everything we said.
She really understood what kind of photography we wanted, and we love the photos!” – Jenny
Want to find out more about Kristie and her photography and video services? Check out her dedicated Guest List portfolio here.
Following their joy-filled day, the couple jetted off to South Africa and Mauritius for the honeymoon of a lifetime.
“We were very lucky that we got back just before the first Covid 19 lockdown.” – Jenny
For more magnificent real wedding inspiration, head to our dedicated Real Weddings page!