• Fiona Bielby

LOUISE & CHRIS | A Deepdale Farm, stress-free, charming barn wedding complete with outlandish PARTY!

Drawn to Deepdale, for their love of spending quality time with friends and family. Louise and Chris, loved the idea of spending the whole weekend here with everyone, setting up camp in tipis with their guests, a BBQ the night before, after decorating the spot from floor the ceiling with beautiful whites and greens.


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Their guests couldn't wait to get the party started!

Discovering the place through word of mouth, they couldn't have been more pleased: Louise's sister-in-law had been to a wedding there, she was really taken with the place, so recommended it to Louise later.


The groom and the groomsmen made quite the statement in their cream chinos and blue jackets, teamed with white shirts and pale green bow ties and ties. Chris stood out with his tan, braces too. Both Chris and Louise wanted a relaxed informal dress code to go with their venue, so with a bit of help from Pinterest they 100% smashed this.his.is.s.rides love of greenery, it stood proud and looked magnificent, garnished with white roses muted greens and simple candles. Sometimes, less is more.



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Their cake stood pride of place, lit up with the meaningful words behind.
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Sentimental gifts were scattered around the tables for certain guests to find.
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White blossom trees framed the barn's doorway and feathered the agricultural frame.
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Linen table runners, added a touch of sophistication next to the tea lights setting a romantic atmosphere.
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Need I say anymore, what a vision to pull together.
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They may have kept the decor straightforward, but that doesn't go to say they kept everything that way...They decide to personalise their vows and rehearse their incredible, first dance. Chris loved Louise's lines in her vows that much, he decided to steal her lines half way through the ceremony, making the guests howl.



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The ceremony room at Deepdale all ready for the big event.
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Louise's step mum, Rose, had helped create the flower displays at the venue.
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The addition of an acoustic guitar and live singer added another level to their day.
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The rings, keeping things simple but bold.
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Chris had two Bestmen, leaving him open to two speeches.
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Here's she comes!
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I think this job was an important one to Louise's Dad.
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The Bride's mother, she looks so proud.
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This is the point where Chris tried to highjack Louise's limelight...
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The new Mr & Mrs Fox!
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Ready, steady...
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GO!!!
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SO BEFORE WE GET THE PARTY STARTED, LET'S CHECK OUT THE OUTFITS!

Louise, your dress was beautiful, remind me, it was personalised by Rose, your step mother...


"The dress was from bridal rogue gallery in York. I wanted a full lace dress but ended up buying a very plain dress. During lockdown I bought some lace off Etsy and took it to my step mum Rose who pinned it on and made it look perfect. I liked that my dress was a one off after Rose modified it for me. The final touch was Rose added beads and sequins off her dress (from when she married my dad!) and also the same from my sisters wedding dress so that was borrowed from other dresses."


Honestly, this is such a lovely idea, I've not seen this done before, you're a one off Louise!

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Here it is!
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The way Rose added the lace and beading was second to none, she did a stunning job, it looked as though this is how it came.
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The highest of heals, to bridge the gap of the height difference...Louise, you said it 🤷🏻‍♀️
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You've got to love them!

The groom and the groomsmen made quite the statement in their cream chinos and blue jackets, teamed with white shirts and pale green bow ties and ties. Chris stood with his tan, braces too. Both Chris and Louise wanted a relaxed informal dress code to go with their venue, so with a bit of help from Pinterest they 100% smashed this.



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Love, love, love the statement braces!
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Don't they look fabulous!
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These lot were so much fun to work with...
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The bridesmaids wore beautiful silk, green dresses from H&M can you believe!
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And apparently this is tradition in their friendship group...the groomsmen need to lift the bride!
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So we thought, why not lift the groom 🤔😂
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Darn, these girls are strong!
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Simple but stunning, the bridesmaids bouquets were made by Leoni at All in Bloom Floristry.
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What a wicked combination.

 

MOVING ON TO THE DAY ITSELF


Everyone had stayed at Deepdale in the tipis the night before the wedding. Louise couldn't risk missing out on any of the fun, so she had departed early doors on the morn of the wedding, to Riverside Farm Cottage, about a mile down the road in Kirbymills. When I arrived, there was so much going on, it's been a while since I've seen this much action on the morning of a wedding, it was just brilliant to see it again, once more!


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There was something happening invert room in every corner!
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Squeals or excited friends ricocheted around the cottage.
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Some guests were styling, full-on brushes in their hair whilst doing the makeup in the great outdoors.
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Other guests were snacking in the shade.
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Getting a little nervous, Louise headed off to the venue, feeling like she was watching someone senses day.
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She said it was the strangest feeling.
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All the while, Chris was here!
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Getting ready with his groomsmen.
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What were the best moments?



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Louise: Chris fudging the vows trying to steal my line!!

 

Chris: the last hour of the band with all our friends and family on the dance floor


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Both: our first dance....



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I knew they'd been practising but this was incredible.
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These two even ended their performance in style.

Tips from the couple!


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Don’t stress too much it will all be ok on the day!

 

Here's the rest of the action....



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