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  • Writer's pictureFiona Bielby

HAYLEY & JOHN | A Scottish-Yorkshire, inspired wedding at Cross House Lodge, Harome.

With ties to Scotland and North Yorkshire, Hayley and John wanted this to shine through on their wedding day. By choosing one of North Yorkshire’s most thought after venues and encouraging guests to wear kilts, including friends from different heritages, they did a wonderful job in doing so.


Outside of Cross house lodge the bride and groom are stood together, the bride is wearing a simply koko wedding dress and the groom is wearing a blue and white kilt.

These two have been together for 13 years having meet at work in London, where they instantly got on enjoying each other’s company as Hayley passed over clients to John on the job. Now here we are, with the pair tying the knot and recently (within the last few weeks) moving to Aberdeenshire to start a new life together, with their two dogs.


The wedding seemed to be perfectly timed in the end, after being moved 3 times due to covid, over the last couple of years. I believe, it ended up being like the celebration of not only their years together so far, but perhaps a last last hurrah- not goodbye, for this exciting new chapter in they’ve begun.

Being inspired by blues and whites from the kilts, they chose flowers to match not only in colour but in meaning too: Thistles, for the blue, due to their Scottish links and white roses to link back to the Yorkshire Rose. Hayley and John loved the venue, due to all it’s clever quirks and intermit, ambient atmosphere, which is why they chose Cross House Lodge, part of The Star Inn to get married and celebrate.


a wooden sign is hanging from the wall saying cross house lodge, the star inn

Eucaliptus is strung down the banister in cross house lodge


jimmy choo shoes are on a window sill next to a bouquet made by queens flowers, the bouquet has thistle and white roses in it

inside of cross house lodge the walls are smoky green and there are stuffed animals on the wall above the kitchen  area

Little spire is heather and a cardboard heart are decorating the napkins on the dark wooden tables




The bride is kissing her groom who is wearing a blue suit and a kilt, she has a tiara in her hair and is wearing a diamond encrusted simply koko dress.

They didn’t so much want the day to feel like a wedding, but more a relaxed meal with friends and family, Hayley was excited for her brother to meet their friends and for everyone they care about to come together at last. They didn’t have loads of family going, with just Hayley’s Mum, Dad, brother and sister-in-law, therefore this was significant to them both. They enjoyed a sophisticated menu of multiple courses at the Michelin Starred restaurant, placing a speech between each course to mix it up and make it feel a little less formal, it was more like their friends and family just got up and shared some really amazing memories with everyone.












































John is especially passionate about music, it was important to him to share this. Over his life, John has enjoyed being part of different bands and playing the guitar, along with singing, so after their meal himself a close friend Charlie picked up their guitars and did a set of music for everyone to enjoy.




Credits to suppliers... Photos: Taken by Natalie Coultas, Edited by Anoif Photography | Hair & MUA: The Cutting Shed | Wedding Dress: Simply Koko | Flowers: Queens Flowers | Venue & Food: The Star Inn


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