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.”
Images © Mark Dolby Photography