Step into Spring at The Normans

Spring has finally sprung (huzzah!) and, boy, do we have some glorious weddings lined up for you!

First up, Danielle and Craig! Marrying in March can fill a girl with all sorts of weather-related worries, but not Danielle, who tied the knot without a raindrop in sight.

The couple's day was all about pretty spring style - and the girls' dresses set the tone, with a delicate, lace Catherine Deane design for Danielle and soft pink bridesmaids' gowns from high-street favourite, Coast

After discussing her favourite seasonal flowers with Tadcaster's Melanie's Florist, Danielle chose pastel-hued blooms for the bridal bouquets. 

The Normans Cow Stalls were prettified too, with jars of wild flowers and a touch of bunting - just the spot to sit back with a glass of fizz. (Or a celebratory smooch!)

After tying the knot at noon in The Normans Ceremony Barn, Danielle and Craig hired the talented female trio Simply Strings to entertain their guests during an al fresco drinks reception (and entertain they did - we heartily recommend them!).

While guests supped champers in the courtyard, the newlyweds sneaked off to the surrounding farmland for those all-important couple shots. (Who knew chopped-down trees could look so wistfully romantic?!)

Back in The Normans Marquee, Danielle and Craig themed their seating plan 'Our World', naming each table after a meaningful destination to the pair, from Hitchin to the USA!

Counting pre-wedding calories? Look away now! This three-tiered beauty from the Blossom Tree Cake Company comprised fillings of chocolate salted caramel, zesty lemon and - keeping it real on the top tier - vanilla. We just love the broken silver leaf and marble-effect fondant icing! 

There's nothing like a gigantic light-up letter or two to get people on the dancefloor, and these dazzlers were set up on The Normans stage, courtesy of Elite Sound

While guests threw their finest wine-induced shapes on our chequered dancefloor... 

... others supped hot chocolate and marshmallows outside on The Normans patio, beneath our mega umbrella (space enough for 100 guests - we counted!) 

And as the day drew to a close (sob!), where better to pause for 'reflection' than our courtyard's water feature? Captured rather beautifully here by Bloom Weddings Photography. Congrats!

When we saw The Normans we instantly knew it was the place for us. A hidden gem in the heart of Yorkshire, it had the quintessential British rustic charm of a farm, updated with contemporary yet sympathetic additions.

The day itself was all we hoped it would be, the organisation of everyone at The Normans and our caterers, Friends4Dinner, meant we had nothing to worry about and all our energy could be spent enjoying the day with our friends and family!
— The very lovely, Danielle

The super cool Bloom Weddings Photography took these splendid images of Danielle and Craig's spring day. Bloom Weddings' details can now be found on our Suppliers page. For yet more photos from this, the prettiest of days, check out our Gallery page soon!