Yorkshire Rose at The Normans

Born and raised in North Yorkshire, Amie felt it was only right to go back to her roots on her wedding day - tying the knot in her village church before heading to The Normans, with husband David in tow, for the classiest of receptions. 

 Kiss me quick at The Normans Photo by www.wynndaviesphotography.com

The handsome couple arrived at The Normans in style, cruising up in a Beauford Tourer - courtesy of The Yorkshire Wedding Car Company

 Just Married at The Normans Photo by www.wynndaviesphotography.com

Stepping out of the car, Amie looked the picture of elegance in a bespoke Suzanne Neville bridal gown, from her Knightsbridge boutique. (Swoon!)

 Suzanne Neville  at The Normans Photo by www.wynndaviesphotography.com

Inside The Normans Courtyard, the men of the moment sported traditional morning suits from Moss Bros with a Yorkshire twist: tweed flat caps. 

 Men of the moment at The Normans Photo by www.wynndaviesphotography.com

The venue was imbued with a simple yet chic colour scheme of white and green - from the duo of milk churn displays (made by Amie's aunt) were filled with roses and delphiniums... 

 The Normans Courtyard Photo by www.wynndaviesphotography.com

... to the pretty tubs that filled the Cow Stall troughs (the handiwork of Amie's green-fingered father, no less).

 The Normans Cow Stalls Photo by www.wynndaviesphotography.com

The white rose of Yorkshire was the central theme of the bouquet arrangements, which were punctuated with a touch of pink to tie in with the bridesmaids' Jenny Packham dresses. 

 Wedding ready at The Normans Photo by www.wynndaviesphotography.com

Aside from the white roses, the bouquets featured astrantia, eucalyptus, gypsophila - all from Flowers by Joanna Keely.

 Yorkshire roses at The Normans Photo by www.wynndaviesphotography.com

That symbolic Yorkshire rose reappeared at the entrance of our Grain Shed, framing the couple's table plan, which was perched upon The Normans' potato sack hoist!

 Take a seat at The Normans Photo by www.wynndaviesphotography.com

Roses also cascaded down the side of the sumptuous cake, designed by Happy Tiers Yorkshire. Once cut open, the cake revealed itself to be a combination of fruit cake, chocolate and Victoria sponge. 

 Cut the cake at The Normans Photo by www.wynndaviesphotography.com

As "absolute National Trust geeks" (Amie's words, not ours!) the couple named their tables after trust properties, with the top table 'Fountains Abbey' - where the pair got engaged. 

 Table talk at The Normans Photo by www.wynndaviesphotography.com

Joanna Keely's floral touches formed centrepieces too, surrounded by pretty tea-lights... 

 Floral touches at The Normans Photo by www.wynndaviesphotography.com

... while dinosaurs - David's childhood love - were used as place settings for the groomsmen, after David says he feared "everything was getting a bit too girly". 

 Dinosaurs at The Normans Photo by www.wynndaviesphotography.com

And to ensure everyone could capture the day on camera, the couple constructed a DIY photo booth in the Cow Stalls - all the better after a glass or two of celebratory champers. Cheers!

 Say cheese at The Normans Photo by Wynn Davies Photography
We felt so lucky to have had our big day at such a special and unique venue. The Normans team were amazing with any queries or questions from day one, up to the big day. Our guests are still talking about what an incredible venue it was… Thank you!
— the awesome, Amie
 Wellies at the ready at The Normans Photo by www.wynndaviesphotography.com
 Newlyweds at The Normans Photo by www.wynndaviesphotography.com