We know you’re going to absolutely love this real wedding, because it’s fresh, innovative and has totally cheered us up on this wet and miserable day. Think festival, but wayyy better. Here’s Paris and Liam’s gorgeous day captured by Jamie Mac Photography…
Although Paris and Liam tied the knot at the Holy Trinity Church, in Washington Village in the North East, they gathered their friends and family at the Sledmere Barn, in Driffield, for a Mexican-inspired fiesta like no other.
“We never wanted a traditional style wedding, we wanted something to reflect our personalities. We initially wanted a tipi wedding, but after much liberation decided it was just too expensive for us. We then decided on a barn wedding, but we wanted a total blank canvas so we could put our own stamp on the day. We initially had a different barn, however, unfortunately they contacted us to say they couldn’t pursue weddings any more because of the licence they had. This was only a year before our wedding and we had the previous one booked for a year, so this was a bit of a throwback. After painstakingly searching Google for hours we eventually found Sledmere Barn. The pictures looked exactly what we were after so immediately made an appointment to see it. The only downside to this was it was an extra 40 minute drive, but we didn’t let this to stop us making the decision to book it. We didn’t have much more time on our hands and we knew from a gut feeling this was meant to be; everything happens for a reason, as everyone kept telling us and how right they were.”
“The theme over the planning did change; at the beginning we were looking at lilacs and metallic colours, but again we felt it just wasn’t very ‘us’. I was researching images and it started to become a theme of boho/festival/Mexican vibes. We made the decision to go with a really colourful day to reflect us, and because of it being a summer wedding I felt this would really suit the season. Even if it did rain on the morning!”
How did you choose your photographer?
“We really didn’t look at many, and Jamie was the only one who stood out to us and his style is exactly what we wanted. Even better, he’s from Washington too so he recognised a few faces. He was honestly amazing throughout the day and made everyone feel at ease, and got on with everyone. Totally relaxed and down to earth – we still can’t thank him enough!”
Advice for other brides and grooms when it comes to wedding planning?
“Try and have a few days off work before hand to get everything together. You will probably forget some things, and think it’s something that will have a massive effect on the day, but in reality it will probably be something that the guests wouldn’t even notice. SAVE, SAVE, SAVE. We had a budget of £15,000 but we know we went over this quite a bit. So if you can afford to just keep saving every month then do so, even if you think you don’t need to. If you don’t spend it all, it’s money you will have together after the wedding. Make sure you get to spend time together throughout the day even if it’s just for half an hour. You won’t get to speak to everyone so don’t feel guilty about it, after all you will be the two most wanted people of the day!”
What was your highlight of the day?
“Mine was the overwhelming feeling I had coming into the church and seeing everyone’s faces and actually seeing all of the people who you care about all in one room looking at you and their emotions too. I honestly didn’t think I would have been so emotional at that point, it’s hard to prepare yourself. Liam’s was the overall vibe of the day, which I can totally agree with. Everyone keeps saying how much they all had an amazing time, which just means the world to us because of how much love and work we have put into it all with the help from everyone.”
Bride's Dress (number two)
Catherine Burns at Elevate Dancewear
Handmade by Bride
Done by the bride
The Green Washington Village