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Kelly and Dean

Kelly and Dean

On  19th April 2014 Kelly and Dean said 'I do' at Crosscrake Church and then celebrated with family and friends at The Plough in Lupton. We hear from Kelly as she shares her big day.

I really wanted a classic country wedding, with a vintage feel, our day including lots of handmade details which made it feel original and special. I had a light grey and yellow colour scheme which made it feel very spring like and complimented the Easter weekend.

The day started early, waking up at the hotel with my family and bridesmaids, it was a really relaxed atmosphere getting ready and dancing to my pre-wedding playlist. I had a lovely moment of calm waiting in my dress before we set off to the church at 2.30.

There was a small crowd outside the church, people from the village where I grew up to wish us well. The ceremony was perfect, all my nerves went away when I saw Dean. 

Once we got back to The Plough the day just got better and better. I remember just loving every minute, all our guests were happy, relaxed and enjoying themselves, the hotel looked beautiful, I had the biggest smile on my face all day! Before I knew it the evening guests were arriving and all our family and friends were dancing the night away.

I loved the bunting which my mum and I spent weeks making, it was a great feeling knowing that nobody else will have anything like it. Also all the cakes which my mum made looked amazing, I roped my dad into making all the icing buttons. All the little handmade details I got from hours and hours of trawling wedding blogs, and Pinterest. The flowers made my whole theme come together, they were perfect, and the jam jars made a great little gift to give my guests as they left.

One of the best engagement presents I received was a 'Wedding' USB stick. By the time my wedding came it had everything on, from my cost spreadsheet, to all the contact details I needed, hair, dress and make up ideas, wording for invitations, etc. It was great, it came everywhere with me. My advice is it's never too early to start planning! Also, on your special day get your bridesmaid to say 'click' to you, in that moment you take a mental picture of everything that's happening around you. My bridesmaid kept saying it to me when we crossed paths and now I have some very vivid memories of little moments of my day that otherwise would have gone unnoticed.

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I know everyone tells you to enjoy every moment because the day goes so quickly, but it's so true! Don't stress too much the week before, enjoy the run up, it's a great part of the wedding experience!


Photography -  Tiree Dawson

Dress - Mears Ghyll Bridal Room

Flowers - Abi Garnett at Blossoms and Bees Wedding Flowers

Make Up - Amiee Chorley

Hair- Shelley Gibson

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