Wintry wonderment at The Normans

While most Yorkshire folk are cursing the cold right now, we're feeling all nostalgic about winter weddings gone-by: take these newlywed babes, Laura and Nick Jackson who wed here at The Normans in December. 

 December dreams at The Normans Photo by Luke Bell Photography.

Laura looked beyond lovely in a St Patrick dress, from Harrogate's Bridal Rogue Gallery.

 December bride at The Normans Photo by Luke Bell Photography

Her bevy of bridesmaids, meanwhile, sparkled against the Ceremony Barn's candlelight in golden, sequinned gowns by Maya at ASOS.com

 Winter bridesmaids at The Normans Photo by Luke Bell Photography

And while, in our opinion, nothing says 'Christmas' like a bit of sparkle, The Lofthouse Brass Band really set the tone: playing the likes of White Christmas and Jingle Bells, as guests gathered in the crisp Courtyard to toast the happy couple. 

 Festive tunes at The Normans Photo by Luke Bell Photography.

For festive fauna, Laura opted for simple posies of Baby's Breath for her bridesmaids - which looked positively snowball-like on a December day. 

 Babys Breath Posies at The Normans Photo by Luke Bell Photography

And we just loved these over-sized wreaths by the couple's florist - Natasha Coustol Floral Designs - using thick, rich green foliage with pops of dark berries and white buds. 

 Christmas couple at The Normans Photo by Luke Bell Photography

Inside The Normans Marquee, meanwhile, it was a show of winter elegance: delicate pinks and wedding whites combined, with Pussy Willow branches giving centrepieces added height. 

 Sparkling interiors at The Normans Photo by Luke Bell Photography

Place settings were kept simple, with sprigs of rosemary, each tied with a guest's name. 

 Rosemary napkin rings at The Normans Photo by Luke Bell Photography

The couple's stationery too, was simple yet super chic. We love these menus by online company, Papier - not to mention the mouthwatering courses listed, courtesy of top caterers The Hog & Apple Food Co.

 Dining at The Normans Photo by Luke Bell Photography

For the wedding cake, York-based Crumbs Cupcakery created three tempting tiers: red velvet, lemon and Victoria Sponge. 

 Crumbs Cupcakery at The Normans Photo by Luke Bell Photography

And as if the food offering's weren't enough to feed guests' senses, a pianist - James Hey Piano - took to the stage to tinkle those ivories as guests dined.

 James Hey Pianist at The Normans Photo by Luke Bell Photography

Come nightfall, the couple managed to take a few moments away for those all-important just-wed photos ... 

 Cosy Cow Stalls at The Normans Photo by Luke Bell Photography

Before dancing the night away, thanks to the floor-filling hits of DJ Grant Saker. Our hearty 'congratulations' to Mr & Mrs Jackson!

 Party time at The Normans Photo by Luke Bell Photography
We searched for our wedding venue for over a year (including a trip to Italy!) but instantly knew we had found ‘the one’ when we stepped inside The Normans.
It gave us everything we had been looking for and our day really couldn’t have been better. The team were brilliant right from the start and we couldn’t have done it without all their help. We just want to do it all over again!
— the lovely, Laura
 Just wed at The Normans Photo by Luke Bell Photography

SUPPLIERS

Caterer The Hog & Apple Food Co

Bride's dress St Patrick at Bridal Rogue Gallery

Bridesmaids' dresses Maya at ASOS.com

Florist Natasha Coustol Floral Design

Groom & groomsmens' suits John Lewis

hair stylist Hair by Craig Parkinson

make-up Laura Maria Makeup Artist

Photographer Luke Bell Photography

Pianist James Hey Piano

RECEPTION BAND Lofthouse Brass Band

Stationery Papier

Wedding cake Crumbs Cupcakery

 

 Winter stroll at The Normans Photo by Luke Bell Photography

These oh-so-fabulous photos are the handiwork of Luke Bell Photography