Amy and Dan marry at Rudding Park, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

At last a wedding without even the threat of rain, just a day for the happy couple and their guests to enjoy in the glorious sunshine.

Amy and her bridesmaids visited Rudding Park spa before getting dressed in the new Rudding Park wing, fresh, modern, extremely contemporary and beautifully styled, and overlooking well tended gardens.

The first thing we noticed when we joined Amy and her bridesmaids was her Augusta Jones dress from Scarlet Poppy – it was in three bits! First came the corset and long skirt, to form the main wedding dress. The dress was cleverly designed to have the long skirt section interchange with a shorter skirt for after the first dance, a very sexy number (hope I’m allowd to say that!) we all had to be keep secret from the groom until after the first dance, when Amy nipped away to change.

Amy’s tasteful colour scheme of slate grey for the gents and a shiny mocha colour for the bridesmaids (I’m not sure that the colour description does the bridesmaids’ dresses justice, suffice it to say they all looked gorgeous), was complimented with flowers by Rudding based Colette.

To be specific, the bride and bridesmaids both had hand tied posies, Amy’s with akito roses, white bouvardia, white arabicum chincherinchee, with flexi grass around and over the bouquet, and the bridesmaids carried akito roses with silver aluminium wire around and across the bouquets. The tables sported a mix of martini vases and low arrangements with white flowers such as hydrangea, roses, bouvardia, veronica, arabicum chincherinchee and anthurium with foliages. It’s amazing what you can spot when you’ve seen a few of these things – kidding – thanks to Colette for filling me in on the details.

A civil ceremony in the Radclife Room was followed by a full church blessing by Father Michael in Rudding Park Chapel, and a champagne and canapes reception on the terrace.

There was also something of a music theme, with The Event Music Company playing a selection of popular tracks during the ceremonies and the afternoon reception. Tristan Mackay of The Bedroom Orchestra has a strong voice and plays guitar unplugged, and was called back twice by the guests to play some more, before the speeches could get under way. Later, Hussy Band rocked the guests into the night.

All in all, a fabulous wedding, professionally overseen by venue hosts Craig and Agnes, set against the amazing backdrop of Rudding Park. Our congratulations to Amy and Dan and their friends and family on a wonderful day.

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The new wing at Rudding Park

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Dan and his best man Marcus, before the ceremony

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Amy and her wedding party walking through the new library at Rudding Park

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Amy meets the registrars in the Blue Room before the ceremony

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The Event Music Company played during the civil ceremony, in the chapel, and later during the drinks reception on the terrace

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Dan, Amy and Amy's dad during the civil ceremony in the Radcliffe Room

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The ushers look on as Amy and her dad enter the chapel for the second service

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Guests enjoy champagne and canapes on the terrace

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The Radcliffe Room set for dinner

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Amy and Dan are cheered into the Radcliffe Room for their wedding breakfast

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Tristan Mackay of The Bedroom Orchestra takes a bow

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The Hussy Band rocking out the Radcliffe Room

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