Di & Mick's Rich, Red Wedding at The Pavilion Hotel, York.
For Mick and Di it all began on Christmas Day 2018, when Mick took his lovely lady totally by surprise and asked her to be his wife, they laughed fondly of this memory when they told me at our first meeting and then said, “I can’t repeat what Di said really!!” This is such a precious part of the job, getting to find out about how it all began, it’s not always just about the day, but how the couple got there too.
So the question was asked and Di I can only assume accepted eagerly, so what was to point in waiting? They got straight on to it and planned their wedding in just 7 months starting with the venue, they told me that The Best Western Pavilion was about the third place they enquired at and it was unexpectedly just around the corner from where they live, so this sealed the deal, they decided it must be fate. When they arrived at the venue, Craig, the wedding coordinator there was welcoming and really helpful too which made the couple sure that they had made the right choice!
In July last year, they were married in the hotel with their loved ones watching over them, Mick with his son at his side as his Bestman and Di with her Uncle on her arm and Grandchildren at foot (or the ones that could walk anyway) as flower girl and pageboys. They were lucky with the weather, which meant they got to enjoy drinks and canapés in the garden whilst meeting and greeting everyone as the live music from the violinist drifted through the grounds.
Di and Mick chose a rich-red as the colour scheme for their day, a timeless colour that worked even in the height of summer and it was chosen purely because Di found the most beautiful, little, red, kitten-healed shoes…Here they are!
These was the inspiration behind the flowers, the ties, waistcoats and the room being decorated with red details such are the chair cover-wraps, the favours and the odd red rose in the country, styled floral arrangements on the tables. Don’t you just love it, girls and their shoes! The bonus was that the Pavilion Hotel’s dinning room already has lots of reds involved in the décor, so Di and Mick’s additions just added to it perfectly.
The pair had recently started Rock and Roll dance classes together, I’m not sure if this was to get ready for the wedding and their first dance or just for fun, but it has certainly turned in to a bit of a shared passion for them both. They were proud of this and wanted their cake to represent it, Chelle Holmes from Holme Made Cakes did the most amazing job of creating and decorating their vision for them. I have honestly never seen a wedding cake like it, it even lit up!
Di and Mick's fondest moments from the day...
“The whole day was memorable, but if we had to pick anything we would choose our little dance back down the aisle straight after the service and obviously our first dance in the evening.”
Their advice to other couples…
Their words, not mine and I was touched to read them…” Remember to take it all in and get a good photographer like we did, because you were truly amazing.”
"Ahh, thanks so much Di and Mick, this made my day!"
Photography: Anoif Photography
Hair & MUA: Nikki Winterburn
The Dress: Wed2be in Kirkstall
Flowers: Amanda Jopling
Page Boys: M&S
Suites: Moss Bros
Cake: Holme Made Cakes