Sometimes my job can be very glamorous and none more so than an exclusive invitation to dinner and an overnight stay at Broughton Hall, near Skipton. Situated in some of the most stunning countryside in Yorkshire, Broughton Hall is set within 3,000 acres of extensive landscaped grounds. The Hall is the private home of the Tempest family who have been established in the area for 900 years and the lineage now runs through
Back in 2012, on a cold winters day, I had been to visit the building site of the new Raithwaite Hall near Whitby, and amongst the diggers and dumpers  had to imagine how lovely it would be when finished!  Now in 2013 I was invited back for lunch with the wonderful wedding co-coordinator Clare Goldsmith, and it exceeded all my expectations. Situated just outside the seaside town of Whitby, Raithwaite Hall manages to perfectly combine
Published this January 2013 and now available in newsagents and at weddings fairs, we are thrilled to be featured in the new Bride magazine, from the publishers of Yorkshire Life. We have 3 of our gorgeous bride and grooms featured in ‘Real Life weddings ‘  Alex and Javier and  Francesca and Ben both in marquees at home, and  Dave and Jen  having an exclusive wedding  weekend at    Many thanks to all the suppliers who
The gorgeous Louise Redknapp and International make-up artist Kim Jacob recently launched their new make-up range “Wild about Beauty”  .  When I met Louise in Morgan Claire, Harrogate  for the launch of their range I was really impressed by such gorgeous and natural products at truly affordable prices. Available in House of Fraser and Debenhams, I have no doubt this range will be really successful and I would urge you to try it. 
Sometimes we come across a wonderful new wedding venue that we would love to keep a secret but on the other hand we want to spread the word to all you brides and grooms and suppliers! Just before Christmas I was invited to a party at a fabulous new wedding and party venue in North Yorkshire. Thorp Perrow is a beautiful family home, dating from around 1800and located near Bedale. It has become available for
Urban Retreat started life in the world’s most famous department store, Harrods, and covers 22,000sq ft.  of beauty heaven.  Combining the finest salon brands and the industries top therapists it is acknowledged by many as one of the ultimate destinations for beauty. I recently met a lovely lady called Philippa who is one of the first therapists to set up ‘Urban Retreat at Home’ and is based in Yorkshire.  You can now have the indulgent
 – as featured on ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’s’ Y Wedding Blog 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
You may have seen them associated with glamping or on programmes filmed in Mongolia, but what exactly is a Yurt? “A yurt is a circular wooden framed tent structure with a lattice wall and a cone shaped roof. The outer fabric shell of the yurt can be made of felted wool, coated canvas, or a modern architectural fabric.” I particularly love them because they are so versatile and the space inside is light and airy,