• Fiona Bielby


Updated: Jul 22

During the heatwave we’ve all recently been experiencing, Olivia and Jonathan became Mr & Mrs Piatka in the sunny gardens of The Old Lodge, in Malton.

The Old Lodge is a 17th century Tudor mansion set within nearly 3 acres of it's own grounds. It's a local venue to myself, just a 10 minute drive from my home, I absolutely love working with the team here and have got to know them well over the years. Not only is the team fantastic, the picturesque gardens make my job of working with couples an absolute treat.

Bride and groom are stood looking towards each other, holding hands, she is wearing a white dress with a veil in her hair, he is wearing a grey checked suit. You can see the old lodge in malton in the background, the guests are watching fondly.

Olivia and Johnathan chose the venue for their wedding day, as its a place very close to Jonathan’s family; they are now the third couple to get married here within his family. Although planning the wedding for 2020 and having moved the date 3 times now, both Olivia and Jonathan were totally on trend with their colour choices, choosing pale greens and whites to inspire their day. The couple had selected a few shades of green and a style of dress they liked, with the key points chosen they handed over the difficult bit to their bridesmaids, asking them to choose their favourite green from the mix-they did the same with the groomsmen’s ties too.

A superb way of getting everyone involved with the wedding day styling.

the bridal party are linking arms and walking towards the camera, they are wearing shades of green and laughing at one another as they walk under the trees at the old lodge in malton

the bride is stood laughing in the middle of her three bridesmaids, they are all holding bouquets from the topiary tree and their dresses are different shades of green. they are stood in the gardens at the old lodge in malton

the groom is walking towards the camera with his three batsmen, they are all holding their suit jackets and looking in different directions smiling.

When it came to the decor of the tables, they knew exactly what they wanted, they love nature and the great outdoors; Olivia works in the animal world as a veterinary nurse, so there were no surprises she’d be incorporating this in to her day somehow. Each centre piece for the tables were made up of a tree trunk disk, artfully decorated with mosses, fairy lights and a little bird for good measures. They had attached everyone’s name to a pine cone and for the favours had supplied everyone with a bottle of Rhubarb gin.

a table plan has been decorated with ivy and a white decorative mirror, it is stood in the doorway to the dining room at the old lodge

the dining room at the old lodge in haltom is decorated ready for a wedding the chairs have white green and turquoise bows on them

the table is named chestnut it has a tree disc in the middle of it with moss and a bird its a woodland themed wedding

Olivia was welcomed in to the ceremony by the string quartet they’d asked to play for part of their day, a great investment on anyone’s wedding day it created the most romantic of atmospheres in the sun drenched gardens of The Old Lodge. Luckily, for the couple and their guests, the dappled shade was plentiful and offered in many parts of the grounds by the leafy oak and other established trees. With the temperatures hitting well over thirty degrees, this was much appreciated, as were the cool cocktails and glasses of bubbly that were being passed around everyone.


Would you dance, if I asked you to dance?

Would you run, and never look back?

Would you cry, if you saw me crying?

Would you save my soul, tonight?

Would you tremble, if I touched your lips?

Would you laugh? Oh please, tell me this

Now would you die, for the one you loved?

Hold me in your arms, tonight

WORDS OF ADVICE FROM THE COUPLE Ensuring that it is not just down to the bride. Everyone says it’s the brides day (which is half true), it is the couples day. Don’t stress about the little things that go wrong, its very hard as you just want everything to go smoothly and unfortunately that’s not always the case. This being said there’s always a solution. Therefore they should both be involved. Jonathan’s process was very easy as he did as little as he could…. Haha. His only wishes was to write our own vows and the food choices!

the wedding couple are walking in the cornfield in malton they are holding hands and smiling att each other as they walk along. the bride is wearing a white fitted wedding dress and the groom has a grey checked suit on with a green tie

a close up shot of the bides hand, she is wearing a ring on her finger and a floral corsage from the topiary tree in malton

CREDITS TO SUPPLIERS Venue- The Old Lodge Photography- Anoif Photography Hair: Anna Green Bridal Hair

Florist – Topiary Tree

Suits – Joshua Adams

String quartet – York String Quartet

Cake – ABC creations

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