Rudding Park Wedding Photography
Amanda & Steve
Rudding Park Wedding Photography- Rudding Park on the edge of Harrogate has stunning groups that in my opinion looks just the best in autumn…. You can read more about this wedding on Brides UpNorth
Enjoy this little preview of this lovely autumn wedding at Rudding Park, Harrogate
We got engaged when we were on holiday in LA. We had gone over for a few days to New York, then flew from there to LA, where we then travelled over to Orange County to stay with some friends for a week. We then went from there to LA for a few days, which is where Steve proposed! We were at the hotel waiting for our friends to join us and I had just woken up from an afternoon nap, when Steve got down on one knee! As I had just woken up I was a bit confused and though I was dreaming! We then rang my mum to tell her the good news and she didn’t believe us!! (We had been together for over 8 years at this point, so I think she thought it was never going to happen!)
Our wedding date was 29th October 2016. We chose this date as (to be honest) we knew it would be cheaper than getting married in the summer and we both love autumn and the colours! There’s also no expectations with the weather!!
We got married at Rudding Park, Harrogate. We chose this venue as it was not only stunning with amazing food, but also reasonably priced and a good location for family and friends to easily travel to. We would highly recommend Rudding park, they really helped make our day amazing and everything run smoothly. The staff were all so lovely!
My dress was an ivory strapless trumpet/mermaid gown by Vera Wang. I was really lucky as I managed to find one in my size on Still White, so I got it much cheaper than what it originally cost!! I chose it as I love Vera Wang’s designs, I just loved the bottom of the dress, there was so many layers! I got my shoes from Office and for the night do I changed into a Needle and Thread dress.
My bridesmaids wore grey multi way maxi dresses. I chose these as all my bridesmaids loved them and felt comfortable in them, and could also all wear them slightly different.
Our photographer was Bethany Clarke. I would highly recommend Bethany, she was so professional and friendly and we absolutely loved the photographs. We loved Bethany’s beautiful effortless style, it was just what we wanted.
I had a mixture of white roses and freesias that I got from Marks and Spencers.
We made a couple of decorations ourselves to try and save money! We made the flower wall that we had as a photobooth backdrop and also the table plan frame and the order of the day. For the other decorations that we thought we had better not attempt even trying to make we used Cube events in Manchester who were absolutely brilliant!
The cake was made by Steves mum, who is so amazing at baking that we are trying to persuade her to go on the GBBO!!
We chose The Jive Doctors from Leeds as our entertainment. We saw them play at our friends wedding and thought they were amazing. It saved us from spending hours looking for a band, we knew we wanted them straight away!!
My top tips are to not spend much money on things like invitations and favours and instead spend the money on good entertainment and a good photographer. When it comes to decorations, try and make some of these yourself!