Fay and Mark’s wedding took place at The Devonshire Fell hotel in Yorkshire, with the magnificent scenery of the Yorkshire Dales the backdrop for their day. With a hint of Hollywood vintage, the couple kept their wedding styling simple yet beautiful.

Pretty foliage and eucalyptus brought the soft colour pallet of cream and ivory to life, giving a soft blue hue. The wedding ceremony room included chiavari chairs with ivory sashes tied with cream ribbon, cream roses and foliage, and hurricane lamps down the aisle.

For their wedding breakfast, wedding place settings with clear silver bead edged chargers gave a nod to the Hollywood vintage theme, laid with a simple sprig of rosemary tied with cream ribbon to match the ribbon of the chair sashes. Fay made homemade limoncello and jam as favours in a cream chiffon bag, and pretty floral arrangements displayed on each table mirrored Fay’s bouquet, where the cream roses, calla lilies, stephanotis and eucalyptus looked stunning against her ivory off the shoulder fitted Suzanne Neville wedding dress.

For anyone looking for an alternative to the traditional wedding cake, check out Fay and Mark’s six tier cheese stack decorated with fruit and a cute Lego cake topper! And if you are looking for something different for your wedding entertainment, then how about Morris Dancers? Fay secretly arranged this as a surprise to Mark and their guests, and it went down a treat!

Even the rain couldn’t dampen everyone’s spirits. In fact their photographer, Bethany Lloyd-Clarke, captured some fabulous couple picture, with the dark, moody sky adding to the effect!

Breathtaking Views

“Mark proposed in Paris, at the Place du Trocadero overlooking the Eiffel Tower. We were on a European tour which took us from the Goodwood Festival in Chichester, to London, Paris, then onwards to Zurich in Switzerland, and then into Italy — Milan, Bologna, Florence and Lucca. It was a complete surprise. Mark did his proposal planning in the run up to the holiday whilst I was sorting out trains.

Flowers around a door frame

Wedding shoes with sixpence in them

Message on bottom of wedding shoe

Blush flower girl dress

White roses and lilies in wedding bouquet

Small white flower buttonholes

Bride having make-up done

“We married at the Devonshire Fell in the Yorkshire Dales. It was the breathtaking views that did it and, once we visited, we didn’t look anywhere else.

“My dress was a slim fitting Suzanne Neville dress, ‘Sanzio’, from The Bridal Boutique in Baildon, which I wore with a veil and accessories from Sasso Bridal in Leeds. Mark wore a custom made suit from Michelsburg Tailoring in Leeds, his sons wore suits from John Lewis, and my two flower girls wore dusty pink dresses from Monsoon.”

Ladies doing up back of bride's dress

Groom putting on jacket

Best man helping groom put on buttonhole

Groom practising speech

Basket of confetti pouches

Wedding chairs in ceremony room of The Devonshire Fell

Flowers tied to sash on wedding chairs

Flower girl walking down the aisle

Father walking bride down the aisle

Groom shaking father of the bride's hand

Young girl laying on floor during wedding ceremony

Bride and groom smiling during wedding ceremony at The Devonshire Fell

Confetti shower outside The Devonshire Fell

Bride and groom walking over bridge in the rain

Bride and groom on bridge

Bride and groom standing under umbrella on bridge

Bride and groom standing under bridge

Bride and groom kissing

Hollywood Vintage

“Our wedding styling was simple, and a little Hollywood vintage. We had some 1940’s tunes playing as guests arrived, cream and green colours, and lots of foliage. Donna Wojtas from Ambience Styling styled the room with hurricane lamps, candles, chiffon chair drapes, rosemary threaded into the napkins, and rose and eucalyptus florals at the end of aisle chairs.

“Vanessa Wellock from Wild Flowers based in Ilkley arranged our flowers. They were mainly cream and included roses, lilies and stephanotis, along with some foliage.”

Wedding canapés

Playing Scrabble at wedding

Wedding seating plan

Wedding tables in The Devonshire Fell

Elegant wedding table styling

Paris wedding table name

Wedding table name card

Glass plate at wedding place setting


Wedding table flowers and Zurich table name card

Bride looking up at groom after speech

Best man holding up sign during speech

Groom embarrassed by speech

Young girl bored at wedding

Bride and groom kissing by wooden summerhouse

Bride laughing as groom hugs her

Surprise Morris Dancers

“We decided to have a cheese stack instead of a traditional wedding cake, and it had Lego men on the top of it. For our entertainment we had surprise Morris dancers. Mark once mentioned that he had seen some Morris dancers and it was fun, so I arranged some for the wedding day. Mark had no idea until they started!

“We found our wedding photographer, Bethany Lloyd-Clarke, online. We wanted a laid-back approach, and were so pleased with Bethany’s unobtrusive, professional approach on the day. The photos are simply wonderful — we love them all!”

Bride with Morris Dancers

Morris Dancers at wedding

Groom Morris Dancing

Morris Dancers lifting up bride

Bride and groom cutting cheese stack cake

Bride and groom on dance floor for first dance


Photography: Bethany Lloyd-Clarke

Venue and Catering: The Devonshire Fell Hotel, Burnsall, North Yorkshire

Styling: Ambience Venue Styling

Flowers: Wild Flowers, Ilkley

Wedding Dress: ‘Sanzio’ by Suzanne Neville from The Bridal Boutique of Leeds

Bride’s Shoes: Charlotte Mills

Bride’s Veil and Accessories: From Sasso Bridal, Leeds

Bridesmaid Dresses: Monsoon

Groomswear: Michelsberg Tailoring

Entertainment: Hi-Life DJ and Morris Dancers Of Yorkshire