A Quintessentially English wedding in York


Nick and Victoria met whilst working together in London and after getting engaged in New York they set about planning their summer wedding.

Rather than marrying in the city, they opted to travel back to Victoria’s family home in Sutton on the Forest in York for their wedding as they both felt that the village and grounds would be the perfect setting for a quintessentially English wedding.

As Nick is originally from Australia, they decided to incorporate some Australian elements too, brought out in the styling and entertainment, which added personal touches to the overall look and feel of the day.

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The wedding was held in the 16th century village church, All Hallows, which provided a great backdrop for the ceremony.  With beautiful original features, very little was required to decorate the church other than flowers and confetti.

Victoria arrived by vintage car, wearing a gorgeous lace Pronovias dress that she had purchased from Harrods, while her bridesmaids wore striking magenta maxi dresses from Mori Lee to match the colour scheme.

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Following the ceremony, guests made the short trip back to the reception, which was held in the grounds of the family home.   Whilst guests enjoyed drinks and canapés overlooking the Yorkshire countryside, photographer Steve Ramsden took Victoria and Nick away to take some couple shots.

As the light started to fade, guests were welcomed into the marquee for dinner.  Once inside, one guest per table was made ‘chef’ – complete with apron and hat – and invited to carve the meat for the table. This created a great talking point and made for a real buzz over dinner.

Tall floral arrangements adorned every table along with crisp white linens to make the pink flowers pop.

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Victoria and Nick opted for a tiered wedding cake made up of lemon and chocolate flavour sponge but rather than a traditional cake topper, they opted for a figurine of a couple embracing.

Once dinner was finished and the cake cut, guests were invited back outside to take part in a balloon release with each guest making a wish for the Bride and Groom.

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Once back inside, guests made full use of the photo booth, and DJ Greg Leith kept the dance floor full all night playing a mixture of music – even some Aussie classics!

We created a bespoke wedding planning service for Nick and Victoria to match their requirements which involved sourcing suppliers and attending and overseeing the wedding weekend.  If you are interested in finding out more about our wedding planning services, please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.

Church: All Hallows Church, Sutton on the Forest  // Photographer: Steve Ramsden  // Marquee and Caterers: Poppy Caterers  // Videographer: Simon Manning  // Cake Maker: Imaginative Icing  // Florist: Wards  // DJ: Greg Leigh  // Balloon Release: The Little Balloon Company

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