We think you’re going to love Gemma and Alex’s wedding. Colour, kilts and ceilidh dancing all added to this joyful celebration. Include one excited little boy, one huge cake and an even huger pork pie, and you’re left with a wedding to remember! Stunning Rogerthorpe Manor, near Pontefract in West Yorkshire, provided the perfect backdrop for this amazing day.
Dating from the seventeenth century, Rogerthorpe Manor is stylish, imposing and full of romantic charm. The bridal party made their preparations in the pampered surroundings of the hotel suite before heading out to the church ceremony. The hotel’s award-winning landscaped gardens were an amazing setting for a cheeky photograph or two, with ornate archways, old stone follies and sunlight dappling the grass.
A beautiful classic car was on hand to transport the bride to the church on time, provided by Cartwright Cars. Gemma looked exquisite in her bridal gown of elegant simplicity. Hair by Shaun Stanton and makeup by Emily Stanton complemented the elegance of the outfit. Following Gemma down the aisle were her bridesmaids. Led by maid of honour, Kendall, they provided a dazzling splash of colour in their orange gowns. The bridal outfits were from Finery Bridal and Leading Ladies.
Buchanan tartan provided further pops of colour, with the groomsmen, pageboy Euan and the bride’s father all donning kilts for the occasion. Euan was the cutest little show-stealer with his jacket, tie and little Buchanan tartan kilt. Keeping with the colour theme of orange, purple and green were the beautiful wedding flowers from Liz at Flowerworks in Pontefract.
When the bride, groom and Gavin spotted the sunlit rapeseed fields on the way from the church to the venue, they couldn’t resist! Gemma and Alex jumped right in. It was a perfect photography moment (as long as we don’t mention Gavin’s hayfever!).
Euan was a bundle of fun at the reception, running around the gardens and entertaining everyone. The wedding cake, made by Gemma’s mum, was much admired. It was so large it took two people to transport it to the room…but only one bride to get it from the trolley to the car! A sign of love, and of Alex’s fondness for pork pies, was the massive pie Gemma had made him instead of a cake.
The dancing started early, even before the ceilidh. And when the live ceilidh band, Huntsman Chorus, started up, the party really got going with a swing. Gemma and Alex sneaked out as dusk was dropping. In the amazing light of the countryside at sunset, Gavin captured some last photographs of the happy couple. A reminder for them forever of their special day.
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