SAMANTHA & RICHARD'S | OUTDOOR, COUNTRY WEDDING, AT BURYTHORPE HOUSE, NORTH YORKSHIRE.
Because they both grew up in the same village, in the countryside, which they loved, they wanted to bring a bit of this to their wedding day. Homely, rural and as outdoors as they could do it, whilst keeping the day as local as possible.
When they came across Burythorpe House, just outside of Malton, they discovered it was all of the above, what's more, Alison, the in-house wedding coordinator, had recently added a beautiful area for outdoor weddings. They were made to feel at home instantly and with the venue being set in the most stunning of locations it was perfect for them.
Samantha and Richard affirm, "The service was above and beyond every single person from Alison to the house keepers, waiting and kitchen staff, just everyone we cannot thank them enough."
I also second that! When I do a wedding at Burythorpe, they make you feel like one of the team and looked after me impeccably well, keeping me fed and watered, so thanks all at BH!
CHOOSING THE DRESS
Unlike a lot of brides, Samantha always had a good idea of what type of dress she would like to wear on here wedding day, which gave her a head start. She visited The Little Pearl Bridal Boutique shop in Pickering with her mum, Nan and two sisters, Chloe and Megan, where she picked the long-sleeved, lace frock for her day. Samantha looked utterly incredible, the dress was classic and timeless.
The dress went perfectly with the Country House setting, along with her bridesmaids pastel-pink gowns which floated beautifully along the ground in the summer breeze. Believe it or not, Samantha told me afterwards that she's not a fan of pink at all, she confesses pink goes ever so well with green and due their love of being out in the countryside walking their dogs, they decided that the colour duo would work well.
THE DAY ITSELF
Samantha and Richard made a weekend of it, with Richard being a farmer and a bit of a workaholic, so I'm told, Samantha took full advantage of having him by her side before the wedding too, they stayed the night before with close family and friends, where they enjoyed a fish and chip supper together.
On the morning of the wedding, Samantha, her Mum, sisters and friends got ready together in their rooms, enjoying the build up to the big event before the bride made her grand entrance with her dad on the back of his vintage, grey Fergie, proud of both his daughter and his tractor was an understatement for Michael.
The couple enjoyed the still and the sunshine as they exchanged their vows and rings (brought to them by Humphrey, their dachshund) then they left under a shower of confetti canons to enjoy fizz and canapés in the garden with everyone. It's good job we weren't limited to numbers as they had a couple of unexpected guests in the form of chickens and a guinea fowl, this made for some grand entertainment with the younger guests along with the older ones too.
They later enjoyed the incredible three, course meal followed by coffee and speeches before they headed back outside, to their outdoor dance floor, well the grass! Sticking to the restrictions, they decided to diversify and set the DJ outside where they enjoyed their first dance and then boogied like crazy for the rest of the night.
THE COUPLES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY
I love finding out what the Bride and Grooms favourite moments of the day are...
Richard: "Having all the family together to celebrate with us and marrying my wife! And of course can’t forget having Humphrey as our ring bearer!"
Samantha: "I’m not sure if I could say which part was the best bit I loved it all! An extra special moment was my dad seeing me for the first time as I kept my dress a secret from him so he had no idea. And of course marrying my now husband!"
Lots of tips! Plan well ahead but also enjoy every minute of it and do whatever you want to do listen to your heart!!
CREDITS TO THE SUPPLIERS
Photography: Anoif Photography
The dress: Little Pearl Boutique, Pickering The Flowers: W.P Horselys The Shoes: Dune The Bridesmaids dresses: Missguided, ASOS and Monsoon Suits: Jenson Samuel Richards boots: Barbour The Venue: Burythorpe House The Cake: Jayne (Rich sister) The DJ and photobooth: Aqua Entertainment