REBECCA & MIKE | Rustic, Sage, Boho Wedding at White Skye Fields, nr York.
Updated: Jul 13, 2022
These two kicked off their love affair with sunburnt knees, a lingering look and a trip to see some owls. Let me explain… Just over six years ago, Rebecca was greeted by a blond-haired, blue-eyed guy, who very helpfully made sure she was ready and fully prepared for the task she was about to endure. The main thing Rebecca remembers about this experience is the lingering look, the guy gave her and how it was somewhat distracting, just moments before she began her interview. Mike however, doesn’t remember a lingering look.
After being told she had secured the job, Rebecca began her new placement, but it wasn’t until a work night out when they properly got the meet and chat informally. After consuming a few tequila shots they exchange numbers and arranged their first date.
Mike being very thoughtful and attentive had already discovered Rebecca’s fascination of owls, so arrange a trip to a country fair where he knew they would be able to see some. It was here where their romance blossomed; realising they had much to discuss, the day drifted by so quickly they actually missed the owls they’d gone to see and Rebecca had been enjoying the weather so much, she had sunburnt her knees. Nevertheless, they’d had the loveliest of days and since have been pretty much inseparable.
When it came to planning their wedding, after Mike unexpectedly proposed, last September they knew they wanted their day to be memorable, relaxed and fun. Although they live in Chesham, they decided to plan their wedding closer to Rebecca’s parents', and when they found White Syke Fields they both loved what it offered. It was a blank canvas for them to put their stamp on. They both liked the idea of a clean, rustic-palette of greens and whites that would mingle in well with the bare bricks and white-washed walls.
Mike’s friends Katie and Dan helped to bring their vision to life with Katie creating country styled bouquets for Rebecca and her bridesmaids to carry down the aisle along with a stunning floral hoop, which was focal point in both the ceremony room and the function area. The rest of the table decor was kept to a minimum, using ivy and candles to create an ambient atmosphere in the dining area. The table names were named after their favourite authors of books they had enjoyed together, which they placed with the book itself at intervals on the trellis tables.
The couple chose to have a humanist ceremony, lead by Rachael, they like that it would be much more personal to them both and that they could add their own choices of readings along with a hand fastening to seal the marriage. They wanted to have as many of their close friends and family involved in both of these events, but not just in the form of bridesmaids and ushers. Rebecca and Mike were able to choose close friend Ollie and Mike's sister, Kate to do the readings along with various family members and friends to help with the fasting. The ceremony was made extra special due to Rachel's meticulous planning and making time to get to know both Mike and Rebecca, she told their love story so far and talked about major milestones they have already undertaken and achieved together to date.
Both Rebecca and Mike are vegetarian, so they chose to serve a veggie banquet for all of their guests, Baba Ganoush cooked the most delicious “chicken” and mushroom pie, served with fresh veg and mash, which seemed go down stunningly well. After the meal the cocktails were in full flow and they enjoyed more chat with their friends along with their extra guests that turned up for the evening too.
When it came to the party, they’d put the most incredible playlist together for the DJ to get everyone going, I’ve not seen a dance floor like this for a while….
Credits to Suppliers: Photos: Anoif Photography | Venue: White Sykes Fields | Humanist Ceremony: Rachael Bowers | Flowers: KIDGE | Food: Baba Ganoush | Bar: The Yorkshire Bartender | Cake: Sarah, Rebecca’s clever sister.