Festive finery at The Normans

New Year's greetings, one and all! While The Normans has closed its doors for January, we're still feeling the love for weddings - especially now that photos of December's big days are ready to share with you! 

Mrs Megan Mitchell at The Normans Photo by www.cliquevisuals.co.uk.jpg

Meet the gorgeous Megan née Bottomley who says she wanted a "classy Christmas" theme for her December day. She chose an Olvis gown - from York's Bridal Rogue Gallery -  for herself, while her bevy of bridesmaids wore a seasonal, rich-red hue.  

 Step down the aisle at The Normans Photo by www.cliquevisuals.co.uk

After readying themselves onsite, at The Normans Cottage, the girls sauntererd to our Ceremony Barn in those rather fabulous top-and-skirt combos, from Coast. 

 Canine ushers at The Normans Photo by www.cliquevisuals.co.uk

Hot on their heels was this smart fellow, the couple's miniature labradoodle, Albert - quite possibly the most dapper pooch to step down The Normans aisle. 

 The Normans Ceremony Barn Photo by www.cliquevisuals.co.uk

Inside the Ceremony Barn, pew ends were festive and seasonal, with Christmas tree branches and fir cones hand-tied with taffeta bows. 

 Decorative detail at The Normans Photo by www.cliquevisuals.co.uk

Two tall, standing candelabras marked the spot where Megan and Ryan would say 'I do', dressed in seasonal foliage and white flowers. 

 String quartet at The Normans Photo by www.cliquevisuals.co.uk

The Kendal String Quartet set the most romantic of tones, playing as guests took their seats - and as Megan walked down the aisle toward husband-to-be, Ryan. 

 Cermony by candlelight at The Normans Photo by www.cliquevisuals.co.uk

Here, Ryan and Megan said their vows by candlelight, before being declared Mr and Mrs Mitchell - huzzah!

 Puppy love at The Normans Photo by www.cliquevisuals.co.uk

Outside, the winter climes stayed crisp and dry, allowing photo moments aplenty - with Albert, of course. 

 Festive wreaths at The Normans Wedding Venue Photo by www.cliquevisuals.co.uk

Guests sought cosy retreat in The Normans Cow Stalls, which Megan and Ryan turned into a festive snug, with Christmas garlands hugging the mangers...

 Snuggle up at The Normans Photo by www.cliquevisuals.co.uk

... and oh-so-soft blankets placed in baskets for those wishing to snuggle up.  

 Winter bridesmaids at The Normans Photo by www.cliquevisuals.co.uk

In The Normans Courtyard the bridesmaids embraced the season, donning these georgeous faux fur-collared capes, from Doncaster-based Amon

 Floral splendour at The Normans Photo by www.cliquevisuals.co.uk

Megan's flowergirls looked angelic in snow-white dresses and capes by Monsoon - not to mention those floral crowns, created by the couple's appointed florists; Ryan's aunt and Megan's best friend. 

 A slice of the season at The Normans. Photo by www.cliquevisuals.co.uk

Megan's mum, Janet, also showcased her creative skills with this yummy three-tier creation, comprising a vanilla sponge, chocolate sponge and, finally, a carrot cake!

 vMistletoe moment at The Normans Photo by www.cliquevisuals.co.uk

When the time came for guests to make their way into The Normans marquee, the couple ensured a photo-worthy entrance for all! Mistletoe was suspended over head... 

 Table plan inspo at The Normans Photo by www.cliquevisuals.co.uk

... and we just love this trailing ivy encircled doorway by What Katy Did

 Light it up at The Normans Photo by www.cliquevisuals.co.uk

This neon sign proved a real crowd-pleaser too, hired - along with giant initial lights - from Party Pics Photo Booth Hire

 First Dance at The Normans Photo by www.cliquevisuals.co.uk

Indeed, those words couldn't have been more fitting for newlyweds Megan and Ryan - who didn't just look good on the dancefloor, but utterly amazing. Congratulations!

We both fell in love with The Normans and booked it at our viewing – even though the venue wasn’t yet complete! The team were fab throughout all the planning and made sure everything ran as smooth as possible on the day – everyone commented how fab they were! We had the most amazing day ever, I just wish we could do it again!
— The marvellous Megan
 Just wed kiss at The Normans Photo by www.cliquevisuals.co.uk

All photographs - and videography - of Megan and Ryan's December day are by Alfie Wright at Clique Visuals. To see more, check out our Gallery  soon!