I was so pleased when Chloe and Callum choose me as their Tanfield House wedding photographer. This is a stunning venue set on the banks of a river near Ripon in North Yorkshire. Tanfield house is run by Riverside Events and is a very personal venue for the couple. Chloe had grown up kayaking past the venue many times seeing the water high and low with family paddling alongside. The location allowed for a very intimate experience and the couple really went all out with a DIY wedding. They found the venue really matched their style being relaxed, yet elegant and classic.
They are a very creative family and with Chloe’s line of work they were able to create a lot of the clothes and decorations for the day. Chloe and Callum told me that they sat for good few nights and discussed exactly what they wanted from the day and then went ahead to design and plan this. Chloe and her Mum and bridesmaid amazingly made all of the dresses, which were absolutely stunning! Chloe also spent a year sourcing silk flowers and spent many fun hours making garlands, bouquets, buttonholes and head pieces in advance of the big day. I was so impressed ! Also a lovely touch was that the hairpiece that Chloe wore was the one her mum wore on her own wedding day.
The ceremony was very moving with lots of laughter and a few tears all around. The little flower girl did an amazing job throughout the day including walking down the aisle in front of Chloe and her Dad. Also Chloe’s nephew Riley was the perfect gentleman handing over the rings to the couple during the ceremony.
A stunning feature of this day was the Bugatti Teal, an amazing classic car that the couple had borrowed from Callum’s grandparents. Using this car for the couple portraits and watching the children play in it was certainly a highlight of the wedding.
Suppliers for this wedding at Tanfield House:
Dress: made by Chloe. Inspired by dresses she tried on in Andrea Bambridge and of course Pinterest!! Fabric bought from Fabworks mill shop, abakhans in Chester, world of fabrics in Cheltenham and avoca from Ireland.
Shoes: Chloe’s Shoes were from Bijou Bridal Boutique in Holmfirth, design was Harriet wilde, Callum’s and the groomsmen were from Pavers
Bridesmaids dresses: made by Alex.
Flowergirl dress: made by Chloe’s mum Lorraine, Chloe made the flower crown.
Groom’s suit: Waistcoats were made by Chloe, the ties and shirts were from Debenhams and chinos from Next
Hair: Chloe’s mum Lorraine.
Flowers: Chloe collected silk flowers from country baskets for over a year to make the garlands and bouquets, head pieces and buttonholes in advance
Car: Callum’s Grandparents Dot and Phil let them use their beautiful Bugatti Teal, Callum was picked up by his father and the car was left at the venue for all to have a go in!
Wedding planner: Chloe and Allanah
Table settings: Chloe and Alex
Decorations /Styling: Chloe and family helped to decorate on the day
Food: Hogroast Yorkshire provided the hogroast and Pizza van, Callum’s mum Debbie provided a sweet trolley from Cake Creations
Cake: Debbie, Callum’s Mum
Lighting and Marquee: King Marquees