Beauties and the beast (from the East!)

If you've been soaking up the sun lately, spare a thought for super-cool Catherine and Paul - whose March wedding was gatecrashed by the mighty Beast from the East!

But did they let the gale force winds and snow put their big day on ice?

Did they heck!

Snow storm at The Normans Photo by www.julesbarron.com

Bride-to-be Catherine arrived with a gaggle of gold-drenched girls and together they fought off the elements in these rather fabulous customised leather jackets... 

 And the bride wore leather Photo by www.julesbarron.com.

The bridesmaids' dresses were by Jenny Packham at Debenhams, while hair-dos were the handiwork of Emily Hawkes and make up artistry by Meg Lindow

 Here come the girls at The Normans Photo by www.juliebarron.com

And here's a better look at that dress: from The Harrogate Wedding Lounge, the show-stopping Micah by Sottero and Midgley marries a bejeweled bodice and layer upon layer of tulle!

 Here comes the bride at The Normans Photo by www.juliebarron.com

Not to be entirely outdone, groom Paul looked mighty dapper in an emerald-green suit by Paul Smith, teamed with braces from Mrs Bow Tie

 Man of the Moment at The Normans Photo by www.julesbarron.com

With everyone wedding-ready, The Normans Ceremony Barn welcomed guests with warm candlelight and white flora and greenery - ivy, eucalyptus and pampass grass among them - by Serendipity Floral Design

 Flowers by Serendipity Floral Design at The Normans Photo by www.julesbarron.com

For yet more greenery, the Pew ends were garnished with a simple sprig of eucalyptus.

 Eucalyptus pew ends at The Normans Photo by Jules Barron

After a heartfelt ceremony, the just-wed pair walked back down the aisle amidst a flurry of multi-coloured confetti, carrying their flowergirl and daughter, Róisín

 Just wed at The Normans Photo by www.julesbarron.com

As The Beast from the East continued to rage outside, guests inside were oblivious, and moved onto The Normans Grain Shed for the next stage of revelries... 

 Floating Table Plan at The Normans Photo by Jules Barron

We just love this floating table plan, just one of the creations made by Catherine herself (the lady behind CJ Designs), who also made all of the stationery for her big day. 

 Take a seat at The Normans Photo by Jules Barron

Mismatching table settings gave the couple's chic decor a modern feel, with flower-filled bottles and decorative books on some tables ... 

 The table is set at The Normans Photo by Jules Barron

... and tall floral displays, courtesy of Serendipity Floral Design, gracing others. 

 Chic centerpieces at The Normans Photo by Jules Barron

Menus - also the handiwork of CJ Designs - revealed the delicious dishes to be served up by The Hog & Apple Food Co, with Yorkshire Deli Boards to start, followed by a relaxed and meaty main of Tomahawk and Chateaubriand steak and triple-cooked chips ... 

 Fine Dining at The Normans Photo by Jules Barron

... and the couple's decadent red velvet chocolate wedding cake (courtesy of Marks and Spencer) for dessert. 

 Let them Eat Cake at The Normans Photo by Jules Barron

Happily, outside the weather proved no obstacle for some fabulous photos - indeed, we'd say the wind showed off Catherine's princess dress to perfection!

 Windy weddings at The Normans Photo by Jules Barron

While the Cow Stalls provided cosy - and romantic - respite from the elements.  

 Cosy moments in The Cow Stalls Photo by Jules Barron

Come nightfall drinks flowed while Pretty Little Faces performed festival-style face painting of glitter and jewels on grown-up guests: the party spirit was well and truly on!

 Shot o Clock at The Normans Photo by Jules Barron

Our hearty congratulations to the super Catherine and Paul!

 Party time at The Normans Photo by Jules Barron
From the minute we walked into the Ceremony Barn we knew The Normans was ‘our’ venue - it suited us perfectly. On the day it all went perfectly, even with The Beast from the East returning to give us a -6 chill factor and snow! I’ve never smiled so much and we can’t thank The Normans team enough for making it a day we’ll never forget.
— the fabulous Catherine

SUPPLIERS

BRIDE'S DRESS & VEIL THE HARROGATE WEDDING LOUNGE

BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES JENNY PACKHAM AT DEBENHAMS

BRIDE & BRIDESMAIDS' HAIR EMILY HAWKES BRIDAL HAIR STYLIST

BRIDE & BRIDESMAIDS' MAKE UP MEG LINDOW

CATERING THE HOG & APPLE FOOD CO. 

FACE PAINTING PRETTY LITTLE FACES

FLORIST SERENDIPITY FLORAL DESIGNS

GROOM'S SUIT PAUL SMITH

GROOM'S BOW TIE MRS BOW TIE

MUSICIANS SAM DOWNING

PHOTOGRAPHER JULES BARRON

WEDDING STATIONERY CJ DESIGNS

*PHOTOGRAPHER JULES BARRON IS OFFERING COUPLES WHO HAVE BOOKED THEIR WEDDING AT THE NORMANS A 10% DISCOUNT OFF OF HER PHOTOGRAPHY RATES! 

*SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. APPLICABLE WHEN BOOKING DURING 2018.

 Catherine and Paul at The Normans Photo by Jules Barron