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George and Lisa’s May wedding at Rudding Park, with Alfred and Co Photography

We’re all about the elegant styling and simple venue and table decor today on the English Wedding Blog! This is a beautiful wedding – I love Lisa’s dress, the flowers… and that summery sunshine at the end of the day is simply perfect! Lisa and George chose Rudding Park as their wedding venue, and Alfred and Co Photography to capture their day. Flowers are simple white roses with gorgeous foliage from Flowers by Colette in Harrogate.

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Wedding photographer’s website:

www.alfredandcophotography.co.uk

We were recommended Kirsty by a friend, who used her the year before. After looking through their pictures, our mind was made up that we would like Kirsty to shoot our wedding.

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We were very pleased with Kirsty from the very first point of contact with her. Not only is she a fantastic photographer, she also is very easy to deal with, and is very helpful with any questions or issues we had. When we saw our wedding photos for the first time we were thrilled, neither of us really like having our photo taken, but we both loved them. She captured so many natural moments, and that’s what made us delighted to have chosen her.

www.alfredandcophotography.co.uk
Facebook – @alfredandcophotography
Instagram @alfredandcophotography

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Wedding venue:

Rudding park, Harrogate

Wedding month:

June

Can you describe your wedding in fewer than 10 words?

Quite simply, the best day of our lives.

Your wedding style or theme:

Simple, elegant

Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)

Hotel recommendations, family and friends suggestions.

What’s your top tip for saving money?

Shop around…. Try not to mention the word “wedding” when enquiring to places.

… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?

The venue

Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?

Sid Horner in Knaresborough.

Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?

Absolutely..

Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:

The Wedding Lounge Harrogate.

Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!

Accessories were from Monica Vinader,(bracelet), earrings from Hugh Rice Jewellers in Harrogate, shoes LK Bennett (bride).

And what did the groom wear?

Navy suit, with grey waistcoat, and Marroon tie with white dots. Brown Shoes.

Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?

Grey long dresses

Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?

Jenny Chatterton Make up… Fantastic.

Describe your wedding flowers. Who arranged them for you? (florist details would be lovely please)

White roses, “Flowers by Collette” based in Harrogate

General styling – did your venue need much decoration?

Not really, Rudding Park is fantastic.. we personalised certain areas to make it special to us.

Crafts and makes – tell us about any homemade elements of your wedding… did you enjoy them?

The centre pieces were our design, a simple vase with white stones and white candle with flowers surrounding them.

The wedding cake: what kind of cake did you choose and why?

A 3 tier naked cake.. neither of us like traditional cakes.

Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?

The band we used were called Barr Lane, superb local band. We also used Ramona Rose for initial entertainment when we arrived at the venue.

Words of wisdom: share your best piece of advice for other couples:

Don’t try to please everyone, it’s impossible

What’s the best thing about being married?

All of it… Best feeling ever.

Favourite supplier web links for other brides and grooms:

www.alfredandcophotography.co.uk
www.flowersbycolette.co.uk

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Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in 2011 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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