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A Classically Romantic Wedding In East Yorkshire To Inspire You

A dreamy photograph of Sarah and Chris at their classically romantic wedding.

If you love the idea of a classically romantic wedding, then I am in no doubt whatsoever that Sarah and Chris’s big day is going to appeal to you. The couple married on the 22nd October 2016 at their village church, South Cave in East Yorkshire. Their wedding reception took place at Saltmarshe Hall, which is in Saltmarshe, Howden in East Yorkshire. ‘Saltmarshe Hall is a Georgian Grade II listed property, which is set in beautiful grounds, walled gardens with sweeping lawns and is just on the River Ouse,’ says Sarah. ‘We had perfect weather and were so fortunate to have the most beautiful autumnal colours for our photographs.’

Sarah and Chris first met when Sarah was studying Law at University. ‘I got a work experience placement at the firm which Chris trained at, we met whilst I was on the placement,’ says Sarah. ‘Chris like to tell everybody I was his ‘apprentice.’

According to Sarah, the proposal was unconventional in that there was no formal proposal. ‘Typically Chris asked me to help him find a ring, very dangerous to ask a woman this!’ says Sarah. ‘We went on a shopping trip to Leeds and unsurprisingly I had no trouble in helping him find a ring! He did get on one knee when we got back home, which was lovely.’

Sarah found her Amelie Love Marley Watters gown from Agapé Bridal boutique in Altrincham. ‘The girls were lovely there and knew just the look I was going for,’ says Sarah.

Luckily for Sarah, her best friend Lucy is a florist and made her a floral crown from Gypsophila. She owns Orange Blossom Flowers in Cottingham, East Yorkshire. ‘I wanted the flowers to look elegant and romantic, yet simple,’ says Sarah. ‘We opted for cream hydrangeas for the bouquets (mine was slightly larger than the bridesmaids’). The centerpieces were balls of gypsophilia on candelabras/bowls full of gyp. It looked simple yet really classic. We used the bridesmaid bouquets on the top table by placing them in vintage silver vases.’

Everything about Sarah and Chris’s wedding was classically romantic. From Sarah’s wedding dress to the decorations for their wedding reception, everything looked elegant and chic. To complement the large sash windows and light grey/white colour scheme, they chose to have a lot of candlelight and vintage silver crockery from Cherry Williams Party Hire. The couple didn’t have an official wedding planner. They were lucky enough to have her mum and sister as their ‘unofficial’ wedding planners.

Sarah is so pleased she enlisted the services of her hair and make-up artist. ‘I would highly recommend my make-up artist Lesley Wilks,’ says Sarah. ‘She made us look and feel fabulous.’ Sarah and her mother’s hairstyles were by Diva Hairdressing Hull. Her bridesmaids’ hairstyles were by Sophie Pearce who owns Definintion in South Cave, East Yorkshire.

Sarah didn’t have flower girls or page boys. Her bridesmaids looked elegant in dove grey dresses, with lace capped sleeves.

According to Sarah, the highlight of her day was sitting back at the reception and taking it all in.

Sarah and Chris’s photographer was Jon Dennis of S6 Photography. ‘I had spotted Jon’s work through social media, and also seen a few of his films which he describes as “amateur”- they are in fact incredible, ‘says Sarah.’Jon’s eye to detail is phenomenal, and he sees things we don’t see. The film he created for us was truly breathtaking, and he is a rare talent.’

Sarah believes that it is important that brides to be enjoy the planning and go with your instinct. ‘It is your day, so own it,’ she says.

A classically romantic wedding in East Yorkshire

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A dreamy photograph of Sarah and Chris at their classically romantic wedding.

classically romantic wedding

I love the feel of Sarah’s pretty wedding gown.

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Sarah getting ready,

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I adore Sarah’s gypsophila headdress.

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Sarah looking radiant.

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The prettiest of bouquets.

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Sarah’s beautiful wedding dress hanging up.

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Sarah and her father on the way to the wedding ceremony.

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Confetti waiting at the church.

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Chris looking very smart with his ushers.

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The couple’s local church.

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Sarah and her father on the way to the church.

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Sarah on the arm of her father about to marry Chris.

wedding vows

Exchanging wedding vows.

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A kiss for the couple.

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Sarah and Chris being sprayed with confetti.

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The bridesmaids coming out of the church.

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A kiss in the car on the way to their reception.

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A fabulous photograph of Sarah and her bridesmaids.

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Sarah and Chris’s elegant wedding reception.

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The chic greys of the room added to the feel of Sarah and Chris’s classically romantic wedding.

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Don’t you think Sarah and Chris’s wedding reception looks so chic?

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Sarah and Chris on the dance floor.

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A lovely photograph of Sarah and Chris.

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