Coniston Hotel Wedding
Lauren & Dom
Coniston Hotel Wedding
Lauren the lovely Bride says;
Our Coniston Hotel Wedding- We tied the knot on 4th May 2019. No Star Wars reference! We wanted a Bank Holiday weekend so that we could be assured guests coming from further afield would not have to rush back on the Sunday. Plus, it would give them more time to recover from almost certain hangovers.
We chose Coniston Hotel Country Estate as it seemed to offer the perfect Yorkshire setting. Something we both really wanted. The rolling hills and picturesque lake that the hotel overlooks were the deal clinchers and we were already thinking of the fantastic photos we could get .
We had discussed potential themes on a number of occasions and both naturally gravitated towards the ‘travel’ concept. Where we could create a bit of a narrative about places we had been together and also tie this in with a native cocktail that could form part of the wedding favours.
I visited The Bridal Boutique in Baildon and loved these lacy A-line dresses in an ocean blue, which suited all my bridesmaids. From there, we used the ocean blue to add hints of colour – from the groomsmen’s ties to the sea holly in my bouquet. We also used blush pinks across the wedding to tie in with the blush of my dress.
My Wedding dress was from Wed2B in Leeds. After trying on a few longer dresses, I fell in love with this tea length, vintage style dress from the Bellami range. The blush colour made it even more special and unique. After buying the dress, I went to The Wardrobe in Otley for alternations where Nicola made sure the dress fitted me perfectly. I paired the dress with lovely beautiful peep toe blush heels from Rachel Simpson.
Dominic wore the same suit he had picked for the groomsmen, from Brook Taverner. He vamped it up a bit by choosing a slick white shirt from Charles Tyrwhitt and shoes from Moss Bros.
Bethany Clarke of Lloyd Clarke Photography captured our day. Bethany was very clear about her style from the start and made sure that this was in line with what we wanted and our expectations. She was able to make two rather awkward posers feel relaxed enough to capture the best photos on the day and struck a great balance between creating an informal setting and ensuring that we got the pictures that we wanted.
Her unobtrusive style meant we got some great ‘fly-on-the-wall’ type shots that really captured the true emotions of the day. Furthermore, she was really flexible and efficient in getting the photos without disrupting our day and leaving us feeling that we were being dragged away from our party. She was really lovely to work with and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her for any future event!
Sophie of Walter and Blossom was recommended to us and was an absolutely massive help to two novices. From the first meeting, she was extremely patient and understanding. Whilst talking us through the various options in a relaxed and informal setting. Where we needed guidance and some expertise, she was able to steer us in the right direction and this gave us the first visualisation of how our wedding would eventually look.
Creative Events, who are one of Coniston’s chosen suppliers, also supplied the chair covers and fairy light backdrops which made the room come to life. They had flexible approaches to mixing and matching & what we had seen looked good on open days.
I had been searching for wedding bands and mainly went off online recommendations, YouTube videos and playlists. Agent Smith were really good and completely made the wedding – effectively getting everyone up to dance at one point or another.
We had requested that Coniston put on a local beer from Goose Eye Brewery called Chinook that a lot of us are big fans of and that went down very well!
For a very true Yorkshire wedding, I would definitely recommend Coniston Hotel. It truly is a beautiful setting.
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