When Rebekah cheerfully agreed to take an impromptu trip with Robert to beautiful North Yorkshire, little did she know how events would unfold. The pair were staying at Dalesend Cottages in Bedale, which boasts a lovely little secret garden amongst the grounds. It was here, in July 2017, that Robert found the perfect romantic spot to ask Rebekah to marry him.
Soon the pair were looking at venues and The Tithe Barn at Meols Hall struck a chord. Rebekah says, "It was so picturesque, and fitted the relaxed feel we wanted for our wedding day."
Join us as the bride shares her account of the big day…
I wore Savannah Miller's Lucinda with shoes by Harriet Wilde, Peony.
Robert was dressed in a blue tail suit with a grey double-breasted waistcoat and striped trousers. His groomsmen all wore matching suits and waistcoats, with plain trousers.
The bridesmaids looked gorgeous in Dessy dresses in cameo.
We were forced to change our ceremony venue just a few weeks before the big day as the roof of our local church, where we originally planned to say "I do," had been condemned. Luckily everyone managed to get to the right church on time!
We chose to donate £2 per guest to the British Heart Foundation since we've both had family members affected by heart conditions.
The bouquets featured a tranquil colour palette with purples and herbs to give the appearance of wild country flowers. While the centrepieces inside the barn were bright, bold and colourful in contrast to the bouquets to create a secret garden feel as guests entered.
Robert made our order-of-the-day pallet and terraniums.
Carringtons provided our catering during the day, and in the evening our guests all enjoyed a Jamaican style barbecue provided by Graham Eyes Butchers.
The cake complemented our stationerywith a pale blue and gold marbled effectthrough the icing. The three-tiers includeda traditional fruit cake, plus a bakewelltart flavoured bake with a white chocolateganache, and a chocolate and saltedcaramel flavour with a chocolate ganache.
Ceilidh band,It's No Reel from Glasgow, supplied our evening's entertainment. It was a great way for guests to mingle while having a great time on the dancefloor.
We both enjoyed the day despite the rain. You can't control the weather after all, but it'd advise having back-up plans so that you can relax and embrace it. Plus, it was great to have all of our family and friends together in one place.
Instead of sharing a traditional father/daughter dance, we played our bagpipes together. It was a huge surprise to our guests, as well as the groom!
We planned our honeymoon together at Kuoni. It was a once in a lifetime trip to Kenya – a safari in the Masai Mara. It was then on to Zanzibar for a beach holiday.