Wedding table layout

This week we are sharing with you the amazing pictures from Chloë and Gareth’s summer wedding at Woodlands Hotel. We love the bold black and white stripes theme that brings this wedding together, as well as the beautiful flowers in purples, pinks, yellows, greens and oranges. What we love even more is that Chloë took the inspiration for their wedding styling from the style of the bikini she was wearing on holiday! See, wedding styling ideas really can come from anywhere!

Thank you to Mark Dolby Photography for capturing this fabulous wedding in all its glory.

“The theme for our wedding was black and white stripes with flowers; I’ve always loved this kind of print. When I was on holiday last year in Greece, I was wearing a bikini in that style whilst reading a bridal magazine trying to think of ideas for our wedding theme. The thought suddenly came to me that I could combine the two, and from there onwards I got really excited about having this theme for our wedding.

“Everything pretty much contained black and white stripes with flowers! All the stationery (save the dates, wedding invites, thank you cards, orders of service, menus), the cake, the table plan etc. The favours were coloured bon bons in jars with stripey black and white ribbon, the table runners were black and white stripes which formed a contrasting background to the bright table flowers… there were even black and white straws mixed in with ditsy floral straws at the bar! I made a lot of the different items, with help from my mum and sister, the table runners were made for us in the US, and other bits and bobs were sourced online or provided by the venue.

“We held the ceremony and reception at Woodlands Hotel in Leeds. We went there in July 2013, and it was only the 2nd place we had visited, but we fell in love with it straight away. It is a boutique, restored hotel set in beautiful landscaped gardens. We then had a sit down meal with a traditional Sunday roast dinner, with a hogroast in the evening. The evening’s entertainment included an acoustic singer, a band and then a DJ.”

Woodlands Hotel, Leeds

Bridal bouquet

Colourful bridal bouquet

Bridal bouquet on end of bench

Wedding dress hanging

Detail on wedding dress

Detail on wedding dress

Silver wedding shoes

Flowers in heart shaped holder




Bridesmaid bag

Bride to be bag


Bride smiling

Bridesmaid in purple dress

Bridesmaids in purple dresses

Bride and mother

Back of bride's dress

Black and white striped wedding order of service

Wedding ceremony room at Woodland Hotel, Leeds

Wedding rings on old picture



String musicians

Father with bride

Bridesmaids entering wedding ceremony

Bride walking down aisle

Groom waiting at altar

Groom taking bride's hand

Wedding reading

Bride and groom laughing

Bride and groom kissing

Bride and groom walking through bubbles

Bride hugging man

Wedding reception outside Woodlands Hotel, Leeds

Two men sitting talking

Giant Jenga

Giant chess set

Giant dominoes box

Bride talking to bridesmaids

Groomsmen lifting up groom

Groom getting in way of wedding picture

Bride with groomsmen

Bride and groom

Bride and groom

Bride and groom

Black and white stripes wedding table plan

Wedding table layout

Items on wedding table

Wedding menu

Flowers on black and white striped table cloth

Sweets in jar

Flowers on black and white striped table cloth

Flowers on black and white striped table cloth

Black and white striped wedding cake

Black and white striped wedding cake Black and white striped wedding cake

Bride and groom entering wedding reception

Father of the bride speech

Woman wearing large hat

Groom speech

Laughing at speech

Best man speech

Best man speech

Bride laughing at speech

Cutting wedding cake

Chandelier hanging in marquee

Bride and groom walking to dance floor

Bride and groom first dance

Bride and groom first dance

Wedding singer

Wedding singer

Dancing at wedding

Images © Mark Dolby Photography