Images by Fiona Kelly Photography.
Black tie attire and a minimal palette oozes all the sophistication for Shauney & Matt’s wedding at Saltmarshe Hall in East Yorkshire.
We very recently welcomed this fabulous country house to the collection and I’m so pleased we get to show it off in such glorious fashion on the blog today! Oh and I mean fashion… With Stella and Manolo making an appearance alongside guests dresses in jewel tones, this is one gorgeous fashion feast for the eyes!
Jesse, from Fiona Kelly Photography, shot this beautiful day and I’m honestly so excited to share it with you all.
Over to the bride…
Notes from the Bride
We had looked at various wedding venues around Yorkshire but when we were recommended Saltmarshe Hall from a friend we knew we needed to take a look. The flow of the house worked really well for an intimate wedding and as soon as we saw the walled gardens we knew that would be the perfect place to get married. The house had also recently undergone a lot of updating and the symmetry and interior design of the rooms made it really photogenic!
I spent a lot of time trying to find the ‘perfect dress’ and tried on so many different options. In the end I knew something simple and timeless was exactly the type of dress I was after which proved quite difficult to find in a regular wedding dress shop. I actually ended up finding my dress and shoes on Net-a-Porter! I ended up choosing a Stella McCartney floor length dress and white Manolo Blahnik hangisi 105 ivory satin pumps which ended up fitting like a dream! The only alteration that was required was the dress was quite long so a lot of length needed taking off the bottom as I’m only 5ft 4″! The cathedral veil and headband were bought from a charity shop for £15 which completed the look.
The bridesmaid dresses were bought from M&S and are the ‘multi way’ dresses in navy. As my sister (Jaime) and cousin (Ellie) are very different sizes I wanted them both to have the same colour but knew asking them to wear the same style would be wrong as they are different body shapes, thankfully the dress was a perfect compromise and they both could choose their own looks.
Matt’s outfit was a Richard James tuxedo suit, black Eton Loake shoes, and the shirt was from Hackett. It took us half an hour to find and buy Matt’s entire outfit – it was the easiest part of the wedding!
We wanted to keep the décor very simple and not to take away from the loveliness of the house, so we decided flowers were the best way to complement the day. We also had an abundance of white candles. Keeping it so simple made a huge impact. All stationery was provided by Lilac & White which pulled together the look.
We chose All Occasions Florists as there were based in the next village along from the venue. They are a mother/ daughter business who have built up the business from scratch. Without them I don’t think the day would have looked as beautiful as it did! It was very easy to bounce ideas off them and they were so easy to deal with. I choose a variation of white hydrangeas, white roses, white peonies, white lavkspur, eucalyptus and ferns for my bouquet and a smaller selection for the bridesmaids. We used white blossom tress and a flower ring on the ceiling that had similar flowers to my bouquet which tied everything in nicely.
Our cake was made by Alice, Howell Bakes, and we had an elderflower layer, Victoria sponge layer and lemon sponge layer.
As we decided to book a last minute wedding (we had 12 weeks to plan!), I couldn’t spend the time going to wedding fairs so had to rely on google. After a lengthy google search I narrowed it down to my top 3 favourite photographers and emailed Fiona as she was my first choice, thankfully Fiona’s associate Jesse was free on the day so travelled from London up to Yorkshire. Before the wedding we had a face-time call to discuss the vibe of the day and I took Jesse to the venue the day before so she could find good places for photos and work out lighting. Jesse was so easy going and made the whole day run like clockwork.
Best part of the day
The wedding vows and just before I walked down the aisle were so magical as the sun came out and it turned into a beautiful day. We had a harpist playing some of our favourite songs, and I walked down the aisle to Erik Satire gymnopedie no.3 which was such a beautiful moment to share with all our friends and family.
From one bride to another…
Take a moment to take the day in, it goes by so fast, enjoy every minute of it and don’t worry about the small things!
Venue Saltmarshe Hall
Photography Fiona Kelly Photography
Florist All Occasions Florist
Bridal Dress Net-a-Porter
Bridesmaids Marks & Spencer
Hair Clarke & Me
Makeup Elizabeth Amy
Stationery Lilac & White
Cake Howell Bakes
Harpist Hannah the Harp