And just nine short months after giving birth to gorgeous baby daughter Lara in September, boy did she pull it off!Rachael had her heart set on getting married at her father’s farm which holds special memories of her childhood. In fact she never considered any other venues! Rachael tied the knot to her beloved Aidan on May 8th – the anniversary of their first date! A marque at Home Farm Tong Village provided a stunning rural setting to give the newly weds a day and night to remember. Here’s what Rachael had to say about their big day:
It was absolutely awesome! I loved every minute, and the rain didn’t spoil it for us at all, it added to the fun and giggles.I loved planning the wedding…. I had our daughter Lara-jorge in September so I had quite a rush of a job on to get it all prepared for May. I did everything myself, I made all my own decorations, bouquets, centerpieces and I really enjoyed it, I found a creative streak I didn’t realise I had! The Dress…. I refused to go dress shopping until I had lost my baby weight so didn’t end up going shopping until two months before the wedding. I went with my sister and best friend. We went to one boutique and I thought I had found ‘the dress’ and I didn’t want to go to the next shop we had planned straight after. But I went along just in case something caught my eye. It was Confetti and Lace in Leeds, and when I put my dress on I just knew that was ‘the one’ and the other dress was quickly forgotten about. It was exactly what I had imagined and I was thrilled that I found it.
Celebration Ceremonies & Weddings specialise in designing, writing and conducting boutique personal ceremonies for a new generation of bride looking for a more unique and personal ceremony experience that can be held outdoors, at private home or estates or off the beaten track venues or locations.
Owner Jan Shillito, was one of the first in the UK to nationally qualify as an Independent Celebrant which means there are no set rules or etiquette, unless you want there to be and no restrictions on the content of ceremonies.Here’s what the happy couple said about their experiences working with Celebration Ceremonies.
“I would just like to thank you so much for making our day so wonderful… aside from the monsoon, it was everything we had hoped for and we are both happy that you were a part of it and that we chose you.
“Everyone loved the ceremony and commented how good you were, so a truly massive thank you, we think you are fab and keep doing what you are doing Jan!”Photography – Kev Rayner at Imagination Photography Bride’s gown – Confetti and Lace in Leeds Bridesmaid dresses – Monsoon The Suits – High Street stores Hair and Makeup – Harmonize in Batley *If you visualise your day as being completely out in the open the option is to hold a blessing instead of a legal civil ceremony. Here’s some official guidance on the legality of ceremonies. To have your wedding considered to be featured on Yorkshirerosebrides.com get in touch on the contact us page.