Emily & Alex wed in festive fashion at The Normans

We've got yet another wintery beauty for you all today! Meet the achingly stylish Emily and Alex, who tied the knot at The Normans on November 29, 2016, to a backdrop of festive finery.

The London-based duo tasked the groom's friend with the role of celebrant - and we'd say he did the pair proud with a personal and witty service, taking place in The Normans candle- and fairy-lit barn. (Note: the extra lanterns added along the aisle by bride, Emily!)

After a heartwarming ceremony, it was on to a drinks reception (huzzah!) of Hot Toddys, mulled wine and champagne. Guests spilled out into the courtyard or warmed their cockles in The Normans cosy Cow Stalls, before returning to the Barn for more pre-dinner merriment. 

True to form, the North Yorkshire weather ensured Emily and Alex's late November day was see-your-breath chilly. But, if you ask us, it only enhanced the beauty of the shots to be had on our beloved farmland...

Of course, we can't take all the credit: the pair's outfits proved more than a little easy on the eye, with Emily's dress by Catherine Dean (not forgetting that feather wrap by Jenny Packham) and Alex's made-to-measure tux by Richard James

Happily, the couple's largely London crowd weren't put off by our Northern climes either, but mingled in the courtyard - and beside our new, spank-spank outdoor heaters. (You are welcome!)

Emily and Alex evoked the Yuletide spirit in style, with an abundance of decorative details across The Normans...

Over-sized, eucalyptus garlands hung from our Marquee doors, forming the perfect backdrop for those all-important bridal party shots. 

Beyond our grand doors, guests found the table plan hung delicately on the walkway wall, set beneath a super-sized star. 

Mince pies featured at the bar, for those who enjoy a morsel with their tipple (ooh, yes.)

The couple added an abundance of Christmas trees to The Normans Marquee too, each simply lit with chic strands of fairylights

Tables, meanwhile, featured wild seasonal blooms, courtesy of Kate Mell Flowers.

Each place setting had its own menu - tied simply with hessian string, a name tag and a sprig of rosemary. 

Here at The Normans we never need an excuse to add lighting (just call Oliver the 'Fairylight Queen') But at Christmas, Christmas you say? Well, there's even more cause for it. So imagine our delight when Emily and Alex added this stunner to our stage, courtesy of Love Light Hire...

...super-cool dancefloor shots guaranteed. (Regardless of the shapes you throw.)

With lights and Christmas trees galore, gorgeous greenery and a bridal party dressed for the catwalk, Emily and Alex lit up The Normans for all the right reasons. A hearty congrats to you both! 

Thank you to The Normans for an amazing day! So many of our friends said the venue was so beautiful and the day went so well. Thanks for making it so special!
— Emily, one super-stylish bride

The talented Dylan Nolte Photography took these uber-cool wedding photos of Emily and Alex's big day. Dylan's details can be found on our Suppliers page. For yet more photos from this wintery wonder of a day, check out our Gallery page.