Today I am thrilled to share this gorgeous Country House Wedding in West Yorkshire with pretty blue and yellow details
Images were captured by Stevie Jay Photography.
Stevie is a wedding and elopement photographer based in Huddersfield but covering the whole of the UK and Europe.
Her style of photography is relaxed, laid back and fun.
Stevie says of the couples day…
Linsey and Adam had booked the King’s Croft Hotel in Pontefract, a Grade 2 listed building set in acres of grounds and surrounded by fields for their country house wedding.
Their wedding ceremony took place in the beautiful glass house, as an added bonus for Linsey the ceremony was in the late afternoon so she had a nice, leisurely bride prep.
It makes everything so relaxed when people aren’t rushing the bride along or constantly checking the time.
After the ceremony Linsey and Adam spent some time with their guests, and then headed in to enjoy their afternoon tea wedding reception. I always love a good brew at a wedding!
After their meal we ventured out to a wheat field for portraits, and as the sun was setting I knew we’d get something really special.
It was also a good opportunity for Linsey and Adam to have a quick practice of their first dance too!
Bride Linsey tells the story of the couples country house wedding…
How did you meet?
We originally met via an online dating website. We began talking and had an instant connection.
Our first date was at xScape, Castleford. I must have dared Adam to wear his ‘short shorts’ because he turned up in the brightest, shortest orange shorts I had ever seen!
When he stripped down to his boxers to change into his jeans, I knew he was crazy!
We sat watching the snow sports and having a few drinks, and the night just flew by.
We got to know each other and spoke of future plans, planning for Adam to join me and my cousin at Creamfields Festival in three weeks time…
Tell us about the Proposal…
My mum had always joked about ‘swapping her daughter for as goat!’
Although Adam says he tried, a real goat was not possible.
We were due to fly to Egypt for Christmas 2015, but the terrorism in the country meant our plans changed and we were flying for our first holiday to Lanzarote.
The night before we flew, Adam presented my mum with a toy goat.
She didn’t click at first, but when she did, she instantly said yes to his request to marry me.
We were enjoying our holiday when one night we were talking about engagement and marriage, and Adam said (what I thought jokingly) that he had a ring.
Of course, I asked him to prove it, and he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Without hesitation, I said yes.
Even now he jokes about how I didn’t see the ring. Even when it was in his mum’s kitchen and I was stood in front of it, or how I unpacked the suitcase and it was right there, but I didn’t see it!
Tell us about your wedding planning journey …
Our wedding planning journey started in January/February of 2016.
We decided we would get married in the Pontefract area because it was halfway between my family in South Yorkshire, and Adam’s family in West Yorkshire.
We googled wedding venues and made a few appointments. We visited a couple but felt restricted by what they offered.
It was all ‘set menus’ and ‘rules’ which put us off every venue we looked at.
We had more on the list to visit, and on visiting Kings Croft Hotel we fell in love as soon as we saw it.
We fell even more in love when the wedding coordinator’s first words to us were ‘right, what do YOU want for your wedding? We will do everything we can do give you your perfect day!’
For the next few months we would spend evenings discussing guest lists, outfits and favours, but wee didn’t really get stuck in for another year or so.
The time goes so fast and we were in Summer 2017, with a baby on the way and very little done.
We made a list and began ticking bits off one by one. It took a while, but we eventually got there…even if I didn’t buy the wedding dress until 6 weeks before the wedding…
We had a very relaxed approach to wedding planning, which helped us get things done without stress!
Any special touches/DIY?
The only DIY features of our wedding were the favours. We wanted something different, so as my mum took annual trips abroad she starting bringing us an array of shot bottles.
Once the colour scheme had been decided, we put together our favours – a shot, a bag and a gift tag which we spent a good few hours sorting out!
We also put together small packs for the children at the wedding – a personalised activity book, crayons, bubbles…things to keep them amused throughout the day!
What was the theme /colour palette of your Big Day?
I don’t know how we came to choose it, but we went with blue and yellow.
This made my family happy as they are avid Leeds United supporters, but it was simply because I love yellow flowers and had found beautiful blue bridesmaid dresses!
I think we went through every colour combination possible for our country house wedding before choosing a bright blue and bright yellow!
What was the best bit of your day?
For me, it was marrying Adam and having all our friends and family with us, being part of our special day.
It was wonderful having our beautiful daughter with us, witnessing her parents get married. I know it sounds cheesy, but it really was such a wonderful day.
We had quite a small guest list and it means our day was more intimate.
Adam says his best bit of the wedding day was when I said ‘I do’. He says this it was because it meant we were officially married and he knew I was mine.
Is there anything you would do differently?
Honestly, no. I am sure every couple says it, but for us, the day was so relaxed and perfect there is nothing either of us would change.
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
Don’t sweat the small stuff. People aren’t going to remember your wedding day for the ‘favours’ or the flowers you hold.
To be honest, people don’t give a toss about those things.
Always focus on why you are getting married – to cement your love for one another and not impress others.
Do what works best for you as a couple, and not what you think others will like.
The day goes fast its easy to forget the small details, so focus on enjoying the day with your new husband/wife and being with those you love the most!
Photographer – Stevie Jay
Venue – Kings Croft Hotel – Pontefract
Wedding Dress – Elite Bridal Boutique Outlet – Pontefract
Bridesmaid Gowns – Debut at Debenhams
Suit – Bridgewater Menswear – Colne
Cake Maker – Celebration Corner – Knottingley
Florist – Richard Law’s – Doncaster
Rings – H.Samuel
Stationery – Paper Soul Design
Make up/Hair stylist – Creative Hair and Beauty – Wakefield
To Contact Stevie Jay Photography
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