Dahlias and Douglas (the Pug)

 Dahlias and Douglas the pug at The Normans Photo by www.mjhstudio.co.uk

Dahlias! Delphiniums! Douglas the Pug! There's so much cheery stuff to love about Danielle and Andy's big July day that we can't wait to share it with you!

 Douglas the Pug at The Normans Photo by www.mjhstudio.co.uk

First up, a Pug named Doug. As proud owners of Betty the Pug, we have a lot of love for squashed-faced pooches here at The Normans. But, we think you'll agree, Douglas looked every inch the dapper chappy in his dusky pink bow tie, awaiting his human's arrival down the aisle.

 Flowers galore at The Normans Photo by www.mjhstudio.co.uk

Next up, the flowers! Bright and bold was the look of the day, with jewel-coloured hydrangeas, peonies, delphiniums, dahlias, from Manchester's Northern Flower.

 Floral Hair dos at The Normans Photo by www.mjhstudio.co.uk

We just love Danielle's choice to adorn her bridal hair do with flowers too. (What a babe!)

 Pretty in Pink at The Normans Photo by www.mjhstudio.co.uk

And just check out these dramatic bouquets! The bridesmaids' dresses - from ASOS.com - tied in with the pretty pink theme too, while Danielle's gorgeous 'dress' was actually separates by Martina Liana from Ava Rose Hamilton Bridal, near Leeds. 

 Bridal shoes at The Normans Photo by www.mjhstudio.co.uk

Even Danielle's shoes had a floral feel - available from her fave shoe shop, Moda in Pelle

 Just wed at The Normans Ceremony Barn Photo by www.mjhstudio.co.uk

With an intimate guest list of 62, Danielle and Andy said their 'I do!'s in front of our cascading fairylights, before heading out into The Normans courtyard, where plenty of treats awaited their nearest and dearest.

 Bride & Pugsmaid at The Normans Photo by www.mjhstudio.co.uk

And, while Dani managed to keep Douglas away from the bar... 

 Live music in The Normans courtyard Photo by www.mjhstudio.co.uk

...other guests supped drinks in the sunshine to live music by funky acoustic duo, Colour Blue. (Who doesn't love a bongo on a Saturday afternoon?!)

 Jenga at The Normans Photo by www.mjhstudio.co.uk

Stylish wooden garden games also kept guests amused - Giant Jenga, anyone?

 Photo moments at The Normans Photo by www.mjhstudio.co.uk

After much merriment, guests moved into The Normans marquee, perusing photos of Danielle and Andy as they went. 

 Newlyweds on The Normans farmland Photo by www.mjhstudio.co.uk

Meanwhile, the couple of the hour headed out onto The Normans' farmland to capture more memorable moments for their photo album. 

 The finer details at The Normans Photo by www.mjhstudio.co.uk

After tucking into a delicious wedding breakfast - with rustic, flower-filled milk urns as table centrepieces - sweet treats awaited guests outside in the courtyard... 

 Ice cream carts in The Normans courtyard Photo by www.mjhstudio.co.uk

Cue retro ice cream cart, Scoop n' Sandwich from York. But this isn't just your average scoop in a cone, oh no... 

 Ice cream carts in The Normans courtyard Photo by www.mjhstudio.co.uk

...think myriad ice cream flavours, sandwiched between giant cookies and garnished with all sorts of sauces and toppings, from mini marshmallows to M&Ms. 

 Let them eat cake at The Normans Photo by www.mjhstudio.co.uk

But for those craving for yet more sugar, behold this rustic lovely from York-based White Rose Bakes: tiers of elder flower or lemon-infused sponges, with a white chocolate and raspberry filling. 

 Time to disco at The Normans Photo by www.mjhstudio.co.uk

After savouring so much loveliness, all that was left for the couple to do was party hard - on this occasion to top tunes from Jonny Ross Music.  Our hearty congratulations to the newly wed Mr and Mrs McCulloch - and, of course, a big shout out to Douglas the Pug!

From the moment we first viewed The Normans, we knew it was our ideal wedding venue (helped by the fact our Pug Douglas made friends with resident Pug, Betty!)
The Barn allowed us to have a ceremony in an original and beautiful setting and the Courtyard was a perfect space to celebrate with our friends and family in the sunshine. But the thing we loved the most was that The Normans offered us a stunning venue to create a wedding that was personal to us.
— The marvellous Mrs McCulloch
 Party on brides of The Normans Photo by www.mjhstudio.co.uk

All photos are courtesy of talented Leeds-based wedding photographer, Mark Hillyer. Stay tuned for yet more snaps of the couple's day - coming to our Gallery soon!