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Welcome to another week! and what a way to start off the week, I have a totally gorgeous wedding for you courtesy of Shelly from Toast . It’s the wedding of Cass and John who got married at Danby Castle, which although I am still to pay a visit to, is fast becoming one of my favourite venues.
The wedding is amazing on so many levels! I just love the relaxed, laid back manner of the day, Cass and John are just super cool and have totally taken the day as their own, they haven’t stuck to any traditions they didn’t’ want and done their own thing. The venue is AMAZING!! anywhere that has their own hay bales is a winner for me! All the lovely details that both the venue laid on and that Cass and John brought in them selves are all so well thought out. This really is a completely personal wedding with a couple who have gone all out to do it their own way!………….I LOVE!!
Shelly has been kind enough to tell me more about the day.
‘Cass and John’s wedding was one of my faves of 2011 – plus I get to see Cass quite a bit as she works at East Riddlesden Hall where I am one of their preferred suppliers. She and Jon decided not to get hitched at East Riddlesden but opted for the beautiful Danby Castle instead.’
‘They dispensed with all kinds of tradition in favour of laid back loveliness. No bridesmaids, no ushers, just tons of fun family and fabulous friends. Jon and his best man (who is also his brother) wore sneaks and jeans and beautiful velvet jackets.
‘Then Jon and Cass decided that they would walk each other down the aisle – so they got two gos at it!’
‘Danby is a fantastic venue for the kind of bride who doesn’t want the usual boring trappings of a traditional wedding. After all, there aren’t many venues that can play host to hay bales round the dance floor, cockerels in the garden and a jury room. It’s perfect for brides who love a vintage, bunting laden affair complete with castle ruins.’
‘It made for the perfect backdrop for Cass and John’s nuptials. There were some beautiful little touches provided by both Cass and Carolyn (who is the lady in charge over at Danby), including tin cans and jam jars wrapped in lace and stuffed full of pretty country flowers, a vintage sweetie bar (yeah, so i had a few flying saucers and some strawberry jellies… what of it?) and napkins adorned with a sprig of lavender.’
‘And then there were the unusual touches… like the fact that Cass and John named all their tables after their favourite packets of crisps! And all the games for guests to play stacked high on a wheelbarrow.’
‘Cass looked stunning in her off the shoulder gown (normally she is a fan of the jeans) and brandishing a bouquet created by her new mum-in-law, went to the ceremony in an open topped red sports car. As a little surprise, we stopped off at a little bridge for a few photos on the way with Danby Castle in the background, before arriving in style in front of her guests.
The speeches were some of the funniest and most moving I’ve ever had the pleasure to listen to and the BBQ was as tasty as it looked.’
‘Congratulations to them both. And thanks for letting me be a part of your big day.
Big thanks also to the lovely folk at Danby Castle for looking after us.’