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Rustic countryside wedding styling ideas, from Danby Castle

Where on earth did Friday come from?! I’m totally chasing my tail this week with some lovely calligraphy work for early bird brides! We’ve also had a lovely response from some fabulous vendors to English Wedding’s January HALF PRICE sale – and you still have time to grab 50% off all Tier 1 and 2 advertising packages on the blog if you join in January!!! With Tier 2, as well as a listing in our UK wedding supplier Directory you also get 3 home page features on the blog throughout the year to really raise your brand profile so if that sounds good to you, email me!

Today’s images on the blog are blissfully creative, romantic and rural. An inspiration shoot for luxury countryside weddings, showcasing some of Yorkshire’s finest. For those couples wanting a truly rural location, Danby Castle nestled deep in the North York Moors couldn’t be a more perfect setting. With a Wuthering Heights aesthetic, the ruins of Danby Castle (once the home of Catherine Parr, Henry VIII’s last wife) stand strong between a landscape of barren moors and deep dales. The weather delivered in true Yorkshire style, flitting between sunshine and showers as the mist quickly rolled in.

Organised by Chloe Hart, a bespoke Yorkshire wedding planner from Hart Country Weddings (who specialise in creating Luxury Country Weddings in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside), Chloe’s ADORABLE puppy Beau also came along for the adventure.

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (11)

 

Hand finished tailoring from Brook Taverner ensured David & Isaac looked very much the country gents in their Waveney Tweed – warm, rugged, and uniquely British. Nina opted for a Grecian classic, reminiscent of 1920s styling, with a pleated cream dress and plaited headband courtesy of the talented Lipstick & Curls – simplicity at its most elegant.

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (19)

Stunning pastel summertime flowers by The Countryside Florist brought together the rolling green farmlands and the purples from the moorland heather with a wild bridal bouquet and flower crown. Yorkshire Vehicle Hire’s Land Rover Defender ensured we were able to explore the surrounding area in style, through fords and corn field alike. Finished off with a wedding floral and white ribbon, the Defender is the authentic rural way to add a little adventure to your wedding day if you’re looking for something a little bit different.

With Di from That’s Pawfect pet chaperone service on hand, it means that your dog doesn’t have to be left out of the wedding celebrations and can be a part of the excitement of the day. Beau the puppy was well entertained, walked and loved with That’s Pawfect on board until his moment in the limelight came around. After all a countryside wedding isn’t complete without an animal or two!

Venturing a bit further, we headed over the foot bridge & through the ford in the Defender to the river, for an Abbey Road inspired stepping stones shot amongst the dappled sunlight and grazing cows. Braving the weather, Hannah & Isaac drove up to the heather covered moors in the Defender for some great outside bride and true English Country wedding inspiration. Lastly, a countryside wedding wouldn’t be complete without a walk through the cornfields, with Danby Castle sitting proudly on the hill behind.

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (8)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (9)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (10)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (12)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (13)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (14)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (15)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (16)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (17)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (18)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (1)

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Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (3)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (4)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (5)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (6)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (7)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (20)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (21)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (22)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (23)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (24)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (25)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (26)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (27)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (28)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (29)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (30)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (31)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (32)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (33)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (34)

Rural English wedding style at Danby Castle, photo credit Rosanna Lilly Photography (35)

Supplier websites:

Photographer – https://rosannalilly.com
Stylist – https://hartyorkshire.co.uk
Venue – https://www.danbycastle.com
Suit designer – https://www.brooktaverner.co.uk
Florist – https://www.thecountrysideflorist.net
Dog Chaperone – https://www.thatspawfect.co.uk
Defender – https://yorkshirevehiclehire.co.uk
HMUA – http://www.lipstickandcurls.net
Confetti – https://www.prettypetals.co.uk

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 November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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