EMILY & ROB | A Howsham Hall Wedding with Sunflowers in spring and whole lot of love and laughter.
These two have never done anything by halves; from the day they met at Uni over 10 years ago to Rob's Cambodian, beach proposal, where he asked his in-laws to be to travel half way around the world with the ring for the job.
When Covid hit all that time ago, Emily and Rob decided to postpone their wedding like a many; however, with all the uncertainty of how long restrictions would continue to remain in place and their dreams of a big wedding where they could celebrate with everyone they made the decision to delay their day a little longer and just get on with life. Needless to say, they had an extra guest at their wedding in the form of Theo, their son who waited with Dad for his Mum to arrive on the day of their wedding. Theo was a perfect little man, sleeping at all the right times and waking for the best moments, he didn't miss thing.
Right from the beginning, Emily and Rob told me how they wanted a relaxed day where they could enjoy spending time with their favourite people. The wanted live, acoustic music during the day and a proper band at the night. They chose a venue that encompassed pretty much everything they needed for the day and they did this to save the worry and stress of having to organise so many different suppliers. Emily and Rob told me, Howsham Hall coordinated the day so they didn't need to worry and they agreed the extra cost was definitely worth it so they could just enjoy themselves.
Howsham Hall is 16th century, Jacobean Mansion set in 80 acres of its own private park land; formerly an independent all boys school, it was taken over by Dine just a few years back. Dine is a family run business, who are known for expertly planning and delivering events and have been doing so for over 20 years now. They have a portfolio of other venues impressive venues: Rise Hall, Sefton Park, Palm House and The Mansion, all the properties have their own unique charm along with impressive architectural grandeur.
Howsham Hall boasts of the most incredible bridal suit with plenty of space for the bridal party get ready, it also offers an extensive range of bedrooms and a unique experience where your wedding day is not only set in the country house itself, but you get almost a mini tour of the property as the day goes by. Starting off in the front of the house for the ceremony and wedding breakfast, you will also enjoy drinks and canapés in the gardens before going deeper inside for the party, with full private use of a walled courtyard too.
Emily chose a bespoke wedding dress for her day, designed and made by the fabulous Deborah Ann of The Bridal Studio in Malton. Emily wanted an elegant but easy to wear gown, which would reflect her relaxed nature and style. What a superb job Deborah did, the simple gown had the most stunning backless design, finished thoughtfully with a satin bow and covered buttons running down the back. Emily teamed the frock with glittery, Dune bridal trainers completing her look.
It was important for the couple to have live music drifting through their celebrations, so Clark from Undercovered made the perfect addition to the afternoon. The acoustic singer entertained the guests on his guitar as a solo artist by day and for the party he was joined by his band members, who did the best job of filling the dance floor and getting everyone up for a must needed party!
Credits to suppliers: Venue: Howsham Hall | Photography: Anoif Photography, by Fiona Bielby | Food: Dine Cake: Cakes for all Occasions, Louise Hodsman | Flowers: Gemma at The Topiary Tree, Malton | Hair and Makeup Artist: Poppy Lear | The dress: The Bridal Studio Malton
Music : Undercovered