Pure & Simple at The Normans

 Fairylights Galore at The Normans Photo by www.lukebellphotography.co.uk

Now, we realise Pure and Simple was a hit for pop band Hear'Say, but once we had the song in our heads we simply couldn't think of another title. Happily, there wasn't a hint of pop-tastic nineties style about Anna and Jonathan's wedding. Not a jot. Rather, pure elegance and simple style, creating an effortlessly timeless look for the London duo's day. 

 Arriving in Style at The Normans wedding venue Photo by www.lukebellphotography.co.uk

After tying the knot at St Wilfrid's Catholic Church in nearby York, the dapper newlyweds rolled up to The Normans in style - and photo ready, naturally!

 Bridesmaids at The Normans Photo by www.lukebellphotography.co.uk

While bridesmaids' wore elegant floor-length lavender gowns by Biba (bought from House of Fraser, in case you were wondering) ...

 Bride in The Normans Cow Stalls Photo by www.lukebellphotography.co.uk

... Anna looked every inch the lady in a chic Mikaella Bridal gown (a design that also lends itself well to reclining in our Cow Stalls when things all get a bit much).

 Chillax in The Normans Cow Stalls Photo by www.lukebellphootgraphy.co.uk

Take note, too, of the white and green flowers that filled the Cow Stall mangers. Jonathan's mother not only grew said flowers, but went on to create these very arrangements - forming the prettiest of backdrops for a good chinwag. 

 Rainy Days at The Normans Photo by www.lukebellphotography.co.uk

While outside the rain fell, it didn't dampen revellers' spirits - they simply supped their champers beneath The Normans courtyard parasol, or inside the 18th-century threshing barn, before dinner was called. (In your face, rain.) 

Farmland Smooch at The Normans. Photo by www.lukebellphotography.co.uk

As luck would have it, the dove-grey sky created a rather romantic atmosphere for wedding photos on The Normans farmland.

 Newlyweds at The Normans Photo by www.lukebellphotography.co.uk

In fact, we can't resist sharing another similarly splendid shot from Luke Bell Photography (more well-deserved plugs for him at the end of this post).

 Top table style at The Normans. Photo by www.lukebellphotography.co.uk

As evening drew near, guests were called to dine inside The Normans Marquee. Inside, tables were set in the couple's trademark timeless style, dressed simply with white flowers and cream candles, placed in glass and punched silver holders. 

 Party Hard at The Normans Photo by www.lukebellphotography.co.uk

And with dining and speeches complete, all that was left to do was, well, party hard. And party they did! Our heartfelt congratulations go out to Anna and Jonathan - a class act. 

The Normans provided the perfect contemporary space for everyone to enjoy themselves. We weren’t particularly lucky with the weather, but The Normans went above and beyond to make sure that both our preparation and the wedding day itself went as smoothly as possible. We couldn’t have asked for more.
— the ever-so elegant, Anna
Anna Laverty weds at The Normans Photo by www.lukebellphotography.co.uk

The photographer responsible for capturing Anna and Jonathan's day is one Luke Bell Photography. To contact the man himself, click on our list of recommended suppliers (he's really very good.)