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CAKE and DESSERTS
Amy’s cakes are incredible. I have seen many, many wedding cakes and nothing comes close. Amy’s bespoke cakes are inspired by the countryside, wild flowers and all things vintage. And the best thing is Amy’s talents don’t end there – she can create matching head dresses, stationery and accessories. She’s one talented woman indeed.
Based in West Yorkshire, Dominique (One of the loveliest people in the business) from Poppy Pickering signature classic style is unmistakable. Her favourite colour is white – which is perfect for this industry, and her handmade cakes offer a stylish twist on the traditional, Plus, her Poppa makes chocolates – who can resist?
The detail, the detail! Oh, Suzanne, you are incredible. Suzanne’s cakes have to be seen to be believed. From hand painted birds to lace detail and flowers, these cakes are all individual and incredible.
Sweet not your bag? Well then a cake made of real cheese may be just the thing.
CATERING and BARS
We first met Steve and the GFS team right back when we started, and we have loved working with them ever since. These guys know their stuff, there is no doubt. The team run like clockwork, are professional yet warm and friendly. They don’t just turn up and slap plates of food in front of you, they know every detail of your wedding, remember who vegetarian, that Nan doesn’t eat tomatoes and Great Auntie Gladys likes nothing more than a good tipple of sherry. They are, in short, the best friends you never knew you wanted.
If you are looking for a well stocked, well presented bar then this is for you. We love the styling and the staff are knowledgeable and friendly with a side order of fun.
If you just can’t find what you want, or you want something unique to you, these are your girls. We just LOVE them and regularly hook up for our photo shoots as we know not only will no one else be showing the same dresses, but the quality is second to none.
I can not think of a nicer place to try on wedding dresses. Elizabeth and Camilla have a wonderful boutique, full of designer dresses. They are also super talented at finding the right style for you, and accessories are all taken care of. DREAM TEAM.
If Vintage is your thing and you want original, not a replica, then Ann is your woman. The best part is you can try her dresses on in the luxury of her beautiful Georgian Manor House near Lancaster. Go forth and find something unique.
EVENT DRESSING AND STYLING
With an eye for detail, Rachel’s wedding designs are classic, elegant and understated. Her carefully curated selection of props add to any venue without detracting. Mainly to be found in Yorkshire, she often teams up with Stems Design and when that happens – KAPOW.
For all you Lake District Couples with a sense of style, Emma is your go-to. She takes on only a few weddings a year, but each one is stunning.
If your venue’s crockery really is not cutting the mustard then Marc at Whitehouse is the person to head to. Mix and match to create the perfect look for you day – and be safe in the knowledge that all the best suppliers use Marc’s cutlery, crockery and glass-wear to make their themes truly magnificent.
If you are looking for jaw-dropping, catch your breath floral displays Mat and his team are the ones for you. We have the pleasure of working with them on several weddings and we are blown away every time.
Jane and Jason are a fabulous husband and wife team based in Lytham and covering the North. Being fabulous florists isn’t enough for this pair, they are great industry friends, and are constantly living life to the full whilst raising money for their charities. They love nothing more than a good mood board and being able to bring your floral fantasies to life!
Kevin from Brackens is a flower wizard. Fact. I’ve seen it with my own eyes. His gentle, calm way is inspiring in the crazy world of weddings. Kevin and his team work throughout the Lake District. I swear he gets into your head and extracts the thoughts before you even have them….
We have the pleasure of working with Lynne on a very regular basis over in Yorkshire. Along with her team she creates wild, free flowing, beautiful floral designs. Lynne is also extremely lovely – I think it’s a Yorkshire thing!
HAIR AND MAKEUP
I have never seen so much make up in all of my life, yet, somehow she manages the most beautiful of makeovers, bringing out your best features and making you the most stunning you have ever looked.
Stewart and Gareth from Aqua in Windermere are a scream. With a few years (20) of wedding hair under their belts you can rest assured they will make you look truly amazing when you marry your beau. What more could you want?
If vintage hairstyles is your thing, Katie is the girl to call. Victory rolls, pin curls and French Pleats are Katie’s best friends.
She’s award winning. And Crazy. And Funny. And Talented. And that is all you need to know.
The ever-so talented Tiree can take a photo of just about ANYTHING and make it look amazing. We love her so that every image used for our website was taken by Tiree. (It’s pronounced TIE-Ree, if you are wondering!)
Ok, so not photographers, but masters of the moving photo! We have been lucky enough to feature in a wedding or three that these guys have filmed. They make me cry every time I watch one of their films – and in a good way!
Somehow this kid gets all the good gigs, travelling world wide for weddings and concerts, it’s hard to believe that he is based just down the road from us. He is a great laugh, and has a brilliant eye and is in HOT demand. And he has been known to be mistaken as the lead singer from The Script.
If you want your wedding video to look like Hollywood film, Philip is your man. We love his understated filming techniques, which some how morph into mini movies. Again, he is based in Lancaster, but travels all over the world with his award winning ways.
Cath at Raspberry Toast is talented, there’s no doubt. But almost as importantly she’s funny and down to earth. Perfect attributes for when you’re planning your wedding.
Lovely Lau is new to the wedding scene, but super talented. Offering hand written calligraphy and watercolour stationery suites, she will soon be in massive demand.
VENUES, TEEPEES and MORE!
And it’s sister hotel, The Forest Side, are some of the best hotels in Cumbria. If you can’t book your wedding with them then we highly recommend them for a mini-moon or anniversary.
The fabulous Priory Cottages near Wetherby, Yorkshire is one of our favourite stomping grounds. Serena and the team offer the best of service in this truly unique venue. We can not speak highly enough of them – they have welcomed us from the start of our journey and continue to be one of our most popular venues.
There’s barely a weekend goes by when we are not at East Riddlesden Hall. This incredible original 17th Century Barn near Bradford is a dream for those couples who like to do things their own way. The team here are super slick too , which we love.
It’s rustic, it’s on a farm and had views of the sea. It is my kind of venue. And it looks schamazing with our lights in. Go book.
Based in Carlisle and covering the North, these guys offer something unique for your BIG day. And of course, they look all the more special with loads and loads of our festoons.
This small, but perfectly formed, wedding venue is just perfect. And if you are sorted for your wedding, it makes a perfect mini-moon destination.
Once upon a time we launched our DANCE letters in a Papakata tipi – it was Christmas and the vodka was flowing, the gale’s were blowing and the dancing was Dad-like. Luckily for us, though, Sue White happened to attend and, months later, we got a phone call about a certain celebrity wedding. If you are wondering WHO organises all the best weddings and parties in and around Harrogate then wonder no more. The secret is out…