Introducing… The Yorkshire Vintage Crockery Company

This English country garden wedding ~ with all its charm, DIY and personal touches ~ is among my favourites from the blog so far.

For months before the wedding, bride Charlotte Lloyd and her mum Victoria Herring scoured local charity shops and car boot sales to add authentic vintage touches to their garden party theme.

Now the pair from Beverley, East Yorkshire have set up The Yorkshire Vintage Crockery Company.

Charlotte says: “My mum and I spent months collecting crockery for my own wedding and became quite attached to it therefore decided to hire it out so other people can enjoy it too.  It has now become more of a hobby so we are constantly updating the range.

“We are both really passionate about beautiful vintage pieces and love collecting new items to add to the collection. It also gives us a great excuse to shop!

“As well as the crockery we have picnic baskets, tinned buckets, lace jars, water bottles….the list goes on!

“The crockery can really transform any table at a wedding and add that vintage charm to make it special and wow your guests.”

They can also set up for your wedding ~ and do the washing up afterwards!

♥ The Yorkshire Vintage Crockery Company have a special offer for Angel in the North readers ~ 10% off all orders over £100 placed before the end of February 2012.

Need to know: web ~ http://www.yorkshirevintagecrockery.co.uk/; email ~ info@yorkshirevintagecrockery.co.uk; phone ~ 07801 043066 or 07790 618405

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Real Yorkshire castle wedding: Becca and Charlie

Becca and Charlie planned a low key and understated wedding… but then they fell in love with Allerton Castle, a magnificent 18th century gothic castle near Knaresborough in North Yorkshire.

Allerton also has 200 acres of parkland and gardens. Unfortunately with non-stop rain there was no opportunity for the wedding party to explore the outdoors, but the castle’s opulence made for a fabulous backdrop to Yusuf Ozkizil’s photographs.

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Becca said of their venue: “I’ve always loved 1920s and 1930s vintage so it was great to find somewhere that fitted that so well, it really just gave us a theme to plan round and made it quite easy to choose things to fit.”

Becca describes herself as “not exactly bridal” but spoke highly of her “fantastic” dress designer Sally Lacock. “I absolutely love my dress and I can’t imagine having found a better one. Her dresses are beautiful and they were just the right side of actually being a wedding dress while not causing me to have a meltdown in the shop – unlike one memorable moment when the assistant in a bridal shop tried to put a veil on my head (she didn’t make that mistake again…!)

“Sally was practical without making me feel like I was on some kind of conveyor belt, and she has a great sense of style that really comes through in the way she puts the dresses together. She is pattern cutter by trade, so there aren’t endless fittings. I would recommend Sally and her dresses to anyone.”

Need to know:
Bride’s gown designer: Sally Lacock
Bride’s hair: Westrow, Wetherby
Bride’s make up: did own
Groom’s suit: A Suit That Fits, top hat from Christy’s
Wedding rings: Cred
Flowers and centrepieces: Twisted Willow
Invitations, place names: did own
Table numbers: Cox and Cox
Favours: teacups bought from charity shops
Catering: Dine
Cake: made by bride’s mum
Entertainment: Brideshead Ballroom Stompers
Honeymoon: Cuba