Middleton Lodge Wedding
Rachel & Chris
Middleton Lodge Wedding Photography – Rachel & Chris wedding was at the lovely Middleton Lodge with the ceremony at St Michael and All Angels Church in Middleton Tyas.
Middleton Lodge Wedding Wedding Photography
Bethany Lloyd-Clarke and she was fantastic! Chris doesn’t particularly like having his photo taken and I was very conscious of the fact that I didn’t want to leave the guests for a long time whilst we went off to have a big photo shoot and Bethany suited this perfectly. For the majority of the photos we completely forgot that she was there and she captured so many natural moments. For the more organised photos she took these really quickly and we felt so relaxed. We’re currently in the process of choosing which ones to put in the album but it’s too hard as they’re all amazing.
Rachel Says; The wedding Ceremony
The ceremony was at St Michael and All Angels Church in Middleton Tyas and the reception was at Middleton Lodge. Rachel’s parents live nearby and we had been to the Coach House at Middleton Lodge several times before and absolutely loved it. The fact that they have a cellar bar that opens til 2am was also a big selling point! The church is really cute, up a country road and surrounded by fields.
My dress was from Harrogate Wedding Lounge and it was called Ingwiller by Blue by Enzoani. It was the second wedding dress shop that I visited and it was after a long day at work so I very nearly cancelled the appointment as I didn’t think I was in the right mood for trying on dresses! I chose a long veil to go with it and wore shoes from Monsoon.
I had found Maids to Measure dresses online and fell in love with their Soho dress. However they are based in London but luckily Sophie Likes in Harrogate (where we live) stocks them so we went to try on at her shop.
Chris had a tailor made jacket and waistcoat from Moss Bros. He chose a grey bird’s eye fabric with copper thread for the button holes and a copper inscription inside with the date of our wedding. He then wore black trousers, black shoes and a copper tie.
The groomsmen wore a French Connection light grey waistcoat and jacket from Moss Bros which we hired. They then wore black trousers, black shoes and a copper tie to match Chris. Their button holes were wrapped in a copper ribbon.
Chris’ main job for the wedding was to hire himself a car which he has always wanted to do! He got an AC Cobra from Classic Car Hire North in Keighley so him and his best man collected that the day before and drove to the wedding in it.
Eliza Blooms in Darlington was our florist and we couldn’t have picked better. I carried a gorgeous bouquet with lots of eucalyptus, succulents, ranunculas and lots of other greenery. The bridesmaids had a smaller version and my flower girl had a flower crown.
Rachel’s best friend/maid of honours own a bakery business called Tarte and Berry and they make THE best tray bakes. We had a range of white chocolate and raspberry brownies, triple chocolate brownies, lemon and blueberry crumble and berry crumble that they cut into bitesize pieces and put into small white boxes.
Again I didn’t want a traditional wedding cake and had seen a marble effect cake on pinterest that I loved. My mum and I went to a small wedding fair in Stokesley and found Cakcophony Wedding Cakes and the cakes tasted AMAZING.
Our band were amazing!! They were called Hipster and we found them on the Alive Network. As soon as they arrived they introduced themselves to us and were so friendly. The range of music was perfect and the dance floor was constantly busy. We have had so many compliments about them since, they were ace.
Lucy Matthews did our make up and she was incredible. It lasted for the entire day and all of us felt flawless! I would highly recommend her to any soon-to-be brides.
Middleton Lodge itself was amazing. Our wedding co-ordinator (Chloe) was so attentive and reassuring – I am quite a control freak which I think she soon realised so kept me up to date with everything that was going on and made sure it all looked how I had imagined. She was brilliant and made sure the day ran perfectly.