SADIE & WILL | FUN, INFORMAL, LODGE FARM WEDDING, WITH A TOUCH OF ROMANCE, NEAR YORK.
It was such a relief for Sadie and Will, in many ways, for the wedding party to finally happen, after their rollercoaster affair of planning it! In the end, it was just what they wanted; fun, informal, with a little touch romance..
Sadie and Will booked Lodge Farm during the first lockdown. Their original venue cancelled, so after a FaceTime tour with Jen, they booked Lodge Farm, in Cundall, near York. At this point it wasn’t yet built, but the area looked gorgeous, the artists impressions looked great, plus the couple vote, Jen was great to deal with. The pair had spend much time and had researched probably every venue in the whole of North and East Yorkshire, they told me there was nothing else like it anywhere and they wanted their day to be memorable.
They didn’t actually see it in person for several months as Sadie was shielding and was one of the individuals that had to stay entrapped in the four walls of her home most of last year. Will however, didn’t actually see it completed until they arrived the day before the wedding!
About a week before the wedding they found out that the company, who was meant to be supplying their crockery, could no longer do so; taking this in her stride with the help of her nephew, Sadie choose these awesome paper plates with bees on.
Sadie and Will commented afterwards, "Jen and Rob were fantastic to deal with, and even sorted out an issue on the day with a late supplier rather than bother us. They left us to enjoy the day, but beavered away in the background to make sure everything went smoothly."
Because Will and Sadie are fun-loving, free spirits they wanted to make their party as fun as they could; they both love going away in their camper van together and whilst they do this, they play LOTS of games, so it made sense to make this part of it. They also thought it could be a good way to entertain the guest between the ceremony and reception too, plus it ended up being an awesome icebreaker for the guests who had not previously met.
I'll let you in to a secret now! These two were already legally married by the time their party arrived, as last summer they decided to hop on down to the registry office in Pocklington to become Mr & Mrs Mawson, as they couldn't wait any longer. So once this was done they debated long and hard about what to do at their party, neither Will nor Sadie are keen on being centre stage, but they did appreciate that some friends and family would love to see them unofficially tie the knot again, this is when they came across Lisa Wilson and her celebrant ceremony's.
They loved how Lisa spent time, getting to know them both properly and she'd had some great ideas on her website, along with talking about how she tailored each ceremony to the couple, to make it as personal as possible. She inspired them with her ideas and when they got together they decided they'd go for toasting the marriage with mead and exiting the barn by jumping the broom. Pretty fitting for their venue and lots of fun too!
What did the Mead taste like? Will, I'm not sure you looked to enjoy it so much 😂
I didn’t mind the mead too much, it was strong and sweet. I was thinking through the ceremony that I wish we’d planned to do that bit before the vows for a bit of Dutch courage! But it was too late to change it by that point. Will wasn’t a fan, he much prefers whisky!
Both: The band were incredible
Sadie: watching Wills face during the ceremony
Will: trying to cut the cake
Helen Greening Sadie and Will's friend, who just makes cakes for friends and family, did the wedding cake. It looked amazing!
Credits to suppliers because they all deserve it! The Bride The dress: Rosa Clara The Shoes: Rachel Simpson The Flowers: The Florist North Yorkshire (based in Sinnington) for bouquets, buttonholes, and confetti. Sadie did the flowers on the tables herself, and made the confetti that my nephew scattered down the aisle with petals from my garden. Hair & MUA: Handford Hair (she also helped fasten me into my dress) and Queen Beauty, both from Helmsley. The Groom Will's suit: A mish mash of stuff he’s bought over the last few years! (Mainly from Next- Harris Tweed I think) The Shoes: Some he found on the shoe rack that looked ok! Food The cakes: Little Blondie Bakehouse The actual cake: Helen Greening (a friend who just makes cakes for friends and family, though I think she should start a business) The Pizza: The Beverley Pizza Co Venue and entertainment
Photography: Shot by Natalie Coultas as my associate, edited by me Anoif Photography The music: The Marc and Abi 5 piece band (booked through Jonny Ross Music) The Venue: Lodge Farm Weddings The ceremony Leader: Lisa Wilson Celebrant