Tickled Pink at The Normans

No, you're not looking at a photo shoot for some hot new bridalwear range, rather, the bevy of beauties who made up The Normans latest bridal party - just hanging out, laughing, looking cool. #standard

Indeed! Couples don't come much cuter than Dan and Kat, who hot-footed it up from London Town to say 'I do!' in The Normans Ceremony Barn. 

Needless to say, everyone was pretty darned excited - cue a mad and merry champers-fuelled reception in The Normans courtyard. 

The newlywed pair stepped out to make the most of some just-wed snaps around The Normans farm... 

... and this one allows us to coo over that darling dress for a moment! Orobia by Pronovias, from London's Bridal Rogue Gallery (there's one such boutique in Harrogate too, don't you know). 

But we'll let you into a little secret... Those rather fabulous bridesmaids' dresses? Kat tells us they were an "absolute steal" at £25 each in an ASOS.com sale! #outfitgoals 

Let's admire the flowers too! Kat's wonderfully wild blooms were courtesy of a friend's father, who just happens to be a former florist. We particularly love this rustic, hand-tied bouquet. After all, how to tie one's bouquet can be quite the quandry!

Kat's mother, meanwhile, was good enough to spend many months growing wild flowers, which she then used to fill our Cow Stall troughs. 

The couple got creative too, turning "silly" photos of the pair into Polaroid-style bunting, strewn casually from our Cow Stall mangers on twine. 

The Polaroid theme continued in The Normans Marquee, where photos were used for both the table plan and each place setting. 

Tables were each named after the couple's favourite Soul and Motown singers - tunes of which played out as guests ate. (Later, band Apollo Soul had everyone on the dancefloor, completing the musical theme.)

Other decorative touches came in the form of these fun letter balloons...

...while groom Dan put his artistic side into action with fun and personal signage. 

For the cake, Dan's chef brother made a colourful tower of chocolate and vanilla cupcakes. 

'What the devil's happening here?' We hear you cry! Following traditional speeches, three of Kat and Dan's friends presented a trio of interactive games to guests, including a laugh-a-minute round of 'Mr and Mrs'.

There's frankly too much loveliness to share on one blog post - so be sure to check out our Gallery for more from their big day! We wish this loveable pair a fun-filled future as Mr and Mrs Noller. 

The Normans is the perfect mixture between rustic and romantic with a set up that means the day is as stress-free as possible - and ours was! We had the best day, and that in no small amount was down to Oliver and Laura. They were incredible hosts and couldn’t have made us feel more relaxed and prepared for the big day.
— The beautiful & beaming, Kat

All photographs are courtesy of Leeds-based photographer, Tim Dunk Photography. We like him so much, in fact, you can now find his details on our recommended suppliers list.