At Hornington Manor we love seeing the landscape change with the seasons, and with all the burnt oranges and deep reds, Autumn at the Manor is so beautiful. Even more so on Rosie and David’s wedding weekend where the autumn theme was fully embraced. Rosie is amazingly talented and did all the floral decoration herself. Her centrepieces saw explosions of colour sat in vases and pumpkins, while pine cones acted as place name holders. Tiny pots of home-made jam, labelled ‘Spread the Love’ were waiting for each lucky guest.
The top table was dotted with golden candelabras and a garland of luscious green foliage and autumnal toned flowers. As a finishing touch to the theme, Rosie and David’s cakes, lovingly made by Rosie’s step-mum Sue, were stunning towers of rustic sponges decorated with barely-there buttercream, chocolate drip detail and topped with deep red Hydrangeas and figs.
Rosie’s dress was simply stunning- a strapless, satin, fishtail gown with gorgeous bow detail on the train. Aimee Long did a fantastic job on hair and makeup, creating a delicate milkmaid braid dotted with dainty flowers. Groom David and his Ushers, James, Joshua, Simon and James, were very smart in their royal blue suits with burgundy ties and matching button holes.
The weather was glorious as Rosie and her Father left for Bolton Percy All Saints Church, where the beautiful service was filled with Hymns including ‘Lord of the Dance’ and ‘Give Me Joy in My Heart’, and readings by Harriet Johnson and Phil Bloomer. Photographer Daniel Hudson captured the ceremony, and the whole day of celebrations and we can’t wait to see the photos!
When the wedding party returned to Hornington after the ceremony, they were greeted to a drinks reception in the sunshine on the front lawn. Rosie and David provided us with over 100 individual prosecco coupes which were each topped with an edible Viola flower and they were just beautiful! Michael Mullholland serenaded the guests on his guitar and everyone had a wonderful time.
As the guests moved in to the barn, it was time for the speeches and Rosie’s father Tim was up first! He described Rosie as a loving daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and niece and through tears, told us how it was an honour to walk her down the aisle. We learnt, growing up, Rosie was in to performing arts and would play Shania Twain, ‘That Don’t Impress Me Much’ on repeat for what felt like years! When she met ‘Yorkshire Lad Dave’, he did ‘impress her much’ and she thought he was the best thing since sliced bread! But for Tim, the best thing about David is his unshakeable love for his daughter.
David’s best man was up next and he had prepared a handout for all the guests! Under each chair was a hilarious picture guide of Dave’s life which took us through many stages form childhood to adulthood. He said the best phase, however, was yet to come – being married to Rosie.
Groom Dave was up last. He thanked the bridesmaids, Laurie, Maxine, Molly and Erin, for Rosie being on time for the wedding! He described his and his new wife’s romantic first date, whereby he hadn’t enough money to buy any drinks, and he forgot Rosie’s name! Miraculously, Rosie wanted to see him again and now Dave gets to call her his wife. He emotionally described Rosie as his everything – together, a fantastic team and his love for her is greater than words.
Once everyone had dried their eyes (including us!), dinner was served. The amazing Hog and Apple had prepared a feat of crispy cod cheek for starters, and delicious hand cooked chips with a huge platter of steak, tomatoes and mushrooms, accompanied by ‘David’s Home-Grown Beetroot Salad’. Guests enjoyed the amazing wedding cakes for dessert, and later in the evening were treated to pastrami sandwiches with all the trimmings to refuel! The Players, Rosie and Dave’s band were fantastic and provided a wonderful soundtrack to the most perfect evening.
We are so thrilled to have been a part of Rosie and David’s wedding and we hope they enjoy the rest of their loves together as Mr and Mrs.
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