As a wedding planner in Yorkshire there is lots of scope to incorporate different elements of this very special county into my client’s weddings. I often get asked what has been my favourite ‘Yorkshire wedding’ so below is the story of one of the best.
The bride and groom lived and worked in London but had spent many holidays in a cottage in the beautiful village of Muker in Swaledale. When they got engaged they asked the local village farmer if they could rent his field for a wedding (as you do!) So, when I met them we had a very remote field in a stunning setting, the village church and a pub nearby and not much else. To me the obvious choice was tepees, rather than a traditional marquee, and a truly Yorkshire themed wedding. Sheep feature prominently in Muker so they were incorporated into the hand drawn sketch on the invitations and stationery as well as the table names. The decoration was kept rustic and in keeping with the setting – long tables, straw bales to sit on outside and the food all featuring good local produce including a ‘cheese’ wedding cake consisting, of course, of Yorkshire cheeses!
Guests walked from church to the tepees and were asked to bring wellies – we even decorated the bride and grooms wellies with flowers as a surprise. It was an absolutely beautiful day and as a special request the local silver band played for everybody in the drinks reception – it really was very special and a great honour. In the evening the village pub provided Yorkshire ales and a local ceilidh band played well into the night. I am not sure if the Londoners, or the locals had ever seen anything like this wedding but it was talked about for a very long time after as Yorkshire at its finest.