A White Syke Fields Wedding for any Halfpenny London Bride
On 19 August 2021, Jess, founder of Manchester PR agency Petal & Co wed Michael, founder of Freshwalks, inside a modern, unique, flower-filled trip to White Syke Fields. Sand Hutton near York. The venue was an ideal combination of a pretty countryside venue and industrial warehouse and would be a wonderful blank canvas for that couple to inject their very own personal touches as whimsical, wild meadow flowers, bright, vibrant colours and a lot of music.
With constantly-changing Covid restrictions, Michael and Jess delayed their planning for a few months once the pandemic first hit.
"We decided White Syke Fields was the venue for all of us on our first visit. It was an ideal mix of pretty countryside venue and blank canvas industrial warehouse, and that we felt enjoy it allowed us to complete the day within our way since the setting is natural to us."
"The location worked perfectly. We reside in Manchester, I was raised in York and we got engaged in Malton, therefore we had a close reference to the area. We knew it might be easy for local guests to get at, having a gorgeous glimpse of Yorkshire for all those travelling towards the venue."
Jessica had one bridesmaid dresses, a maid of honour and four 'Mates of Honour.'
"My maid of honour and bridesmaid wore dresses from Reformation in various styles and different shades of green. The mates of honour wore their very own outfits but each was styled having a different real flower accessory (headbands, bracelets and hair flowers)."
The bride walked on the aisle to satisfy Michael together with her dad, Pete.
"Our music was The Supremes' 'A Lover's Concerto'. It has beautiful lyrics and it is a special song for all of us."
Jessica visited The White Closet in Didsbury where she selected the Halfpenny London Daffodil gown, overlaid using the organza Ruffle Rose skirt for daytime glam.
"When I saw the dresses in the real world, it would be a no-brainer. The fabrics and textures meant I was spoilt for choice and may have happily gone for any few options. The Daffodil dress felt like something I would wear anyway, and I loved the special moment of the Ruffle Rose skirt which would be a new and exclusive design."
Music was central to the wedding's entertainment, and also the couple hired an authentic Wurlitzer Jukebox from Stephen at Jukebox Hire for that meal and early evening. The first dance was towards the Arctic Monkeys' cover of 'Baby I'm Yours.
"Tom Byrne from Wedding Jam joined us to DJ for that evening and kept the dance-floor lively having a mix of Indie, disco and Motown. These guys are class – the playlist is based on your taste and what's keeping people dancing so no cheesy hits."
Before the evening party, the newlyweds headed out into the Yorkshire fields for many portrait shots using their photographer.
"Our favourite moment, unexpectedly, was having our photos taken together early evening. Neither of us is a huge fan of the camera but Victoria made us super-relaxed. It is perfect to trap up on your day so far and spend half an hour together using the night of partying still ahead."
Words of Wedded Wisdom
"Enjoy the look together and go ahead and take pressure off. The day does indeed go quickly so it had been ace to appear back around a couple of months planning together as part of the overall experience. Consider continuing into day two. A number of us visited York Races your day after the wedding and it would be a great way to debrief and extend the festivities."
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