by Emma Hla

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Wedding Venues in North Yorkshire - Luxury Monochrome at Thicket Priory

Images by Josey Grace Photography.

In our recent Trend Report we hailed 2020 as the year of the pearl! This organic gem is having a little update and we love how it’s been used in this styled shoot at Thicket Priory by Planner & Stylist My Pretties UK.

This elegant country house in North Yorkshire, recently restored, is full of history and character but retains a blank canvas feel for your big day. It fits perfectly with this stylish and modern monochrome palette, with a subtle nod to a vintage era of glamour and elegance.

Come and take a peek inside…

Notes from the Planner & Stylist

Jen says…

I designed this luxury editorial bridal shoot based around a black & white Vogue cover with Audrey Hepburn from 1959. I wanted this shoot to be the epitome of English glamour so chose the most beautiful and historical venue that has been fully restored. Thicket Priory opened it’s doors last year as one of the premier wedding venues in the North of England.

The venue was the perfect setting for this luxury shoot, it has been so lovingly restored and marries the old and the new perfectly. We used two of the stunning bedrooms for our bride and groom to get ready in and these turned into some of my favourite images.

The black and white theme runs throughout the entire design, with shades of grey to highlight the idea of a black and white photograph. I wanted there to be pearls woven into the details as pearls always remind me of Audrey Hepburn. The dress designer, Stephanie Moran Couture, designed and made this incredible dress with low back and pearl detailed sleeves especially for the shoot. We used pearl hair accessories and even one of the three beautiful cakes had a pearl design.

Although the shoot was inspired by the late 1950’s and the venue has so much history, we still wanted to bring modern trends and design to make sure it was contemporary enough to inspire couples planning a modern wedding. We used modern black acrylic stationery for the place settings, welcome sign and the show stopping seating plan.

Our stunning couple Will and Anna were such a pleasure to work with and I think they portrayed the romance of the shoot with a timeless and glamourous love.


Venue Thicket Priory

Photography Josey Grace Photography

Planner & Stylist My Pretties UK

Florist Frenchie Loves Flowers

Dress Designer Stephanie Moran Couture

Cake Poppy Pickering Cakes

Film Rock & Rose Wedding Videos

Hair Lottie Haigh Wedding & Event Hair

Makeup Charlotte Wilson

Stationery Somers Creative

Props & Styling Set the Scene

Jewellery Lister Horsfall

Hair Accessories The Bobby Pin

Musician Sophie Jane Musician

Embroidered Lingerie Extra Special Touch

With thanks to Models Anna, Will and April

Thicket Priory

North Yorkshire, Yorkshire & Humberside


Thicket Priory is an elegant country house nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside. Surrounded on all sides by a peaceful nature reserve, you and your…

Venue Details
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  • 70 - 200
  • 200
  • 350
  • Yes
  • In-house
  • In-house
  • 35 bedrooms
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes

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Emma Hla

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Emma Hla

Emma is the founder & curator of these award-winning pages. Passionate about venues, interiors and a good Whiskey Sour. You'll also find Emma working as a Creative Director consulting for wedding venues around the UK.

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