07 Mar 2014
Flower petal confetti made by two loving mums scattered a very special touch over Kyle and Jen’s wedding
Kyle Langenegger and Jen Findlay
Where: Ceremony at St Mary the Virgin, Goldsborough, followed by reception at Goldsborough Hall, North Yorkshire
Photography: DJB Photography
As we both grew up in Leeds, we were keen to find a venue in Yorkshire, but there weren’t any obvious ones that stood out from our childhood. We wanted a venue that would be just us. We fell in love with
Goldsborough Hall, it was the perfect venue, with a church next door, stunning gardens and stylish rooms.
We were engaged for more than two years and, being perfectionists, we had every angle covered. It did take over our lives, but it was all worthwhile as we had the most perfect day. We even designed our own personalised stationery with logos that reflected where we were born and where we grew up. We had wonderful support from our families, especially our mothers who helped us choose our flowers and my dress.
They also spent two years collecting and drying rose petals which meant we had baskets and baskets of confetti for our exit from the church – a real highlight of the day. I tried on loads of dresses to find which style suited me. It was the same designer that I kept liking so I went back for a specific designer weekend to be able to try on more. I ended up with a dress that had been my favourite on my first visit.
The morning of the wedding was predictably busy but also a lot of fun with my two bridesmaids, Lucy Shore and Nathalie Parker. I was fine until I started the walk to the church, then once I saw Kyle at the end of the aisle and held his hand I relaxed and was able to enjoy it all. The ceremony was lovely, especially the readings and a beautiful rendition of Ave Maria and Can You Feel The Love Tonight by Sophie Wellings, during the signing of the register.
After our confetti walk outside the church, we led our guests the 100 yards to Goldsborough Hall’s terrace where we had our reception drinks.
Our wedding breakfast was excellent and after dinner and cake cutting, it was time for the first dance. We had found an excellent local five-piece band, The Beat Collective, who volunteered to learn our first dance song. It felt really special to dance with my new husband as they sung It Must Be Love.
WHO DID WHAT
Photography: DJB Photography, York, 07944 742241, www.djbphotography.com
Venue: Goldsborough Hall, Goldsborough, 01423 867321, www.goldsboroughhall.com
Dress: Ava Rose Hamilton, Silsden, 01535 653331, www.avarosehamilton.co.uk
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Coast, www.coast-stores.com
Hair: The Green Hair and Beauty, Horsforth, 0113 258 8895, www.thegreenhairandbeauty.co.uk
Make-up: Annabel Bailey, Ilkley, 07739 460299, www.annabelbailey.co.uk
Groom’s outfit: Ede & Ravenscroft, London, www.edeandravenscroft.co.uk
Best men/ushers’ outfits: Moss Hire, Leeds, www.moss.co.uk
Stationery: Printed by The Printxchange, www.theprintxchange.com
Flowers: Jill Springall, Leeds, 0113 284 3070
Cake: Waitrose, www.waitrose.com
Videography: Digi-Scope, Leicestershire, 0116 279 1008, www.digi-scope.co.uk
Entertainment: The Beat Collective, 07921 170655, www.thebeatcollective.co.uk