We met at work in 2013, and Elliot proposed to me on the little bridge where we had our first kiss. The engagement ring was beautiful, and I was 7 months pregnant with our second child at the time so it was very special.

We got married at The Holmfield in Wakefield and it was just a beautiful location for a wonderful day. Living locally meant that Holmfield was a perfect venue for our relaxed familiy wedding in the marquee outside. We had planned everything together (apart from the dress, of course!) which was lovely. The only theme we had was the colours. We wanted autumnal so chose blush, white burgundy and rose gold.

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I knew I wanted a dress with some ‘wow’ factor, but we found my dress by accident! I’d visited three dress shops, and tried loads on, but not found anything that suited me. My nan and I were on the bus back from shopping in Leeds. I’d not long had a c-section and couldn’t drive. If we hadn’t been on the bus, we’d have never passed Hoops A Daisy and seen the Nora (style 69326) in the window. It was displayed so beautifully, as though it was floating in the air. You could see all the gorgeous details and appreciate its full glory. We both spotted it at the same time. Nana turned to me and immediately said ‘that’s your dress!’ and I absolutely agreed. I booked an appointment for that week and tried it on, and bought it. The shopping experience was amazing, and the ladies at Hoops A Daisy made me feel incredible and helped me with my decision; being only 6 weeks post partum I was feeling self conscious. This dress was perfect for making me feel confident and beautiful.


The day itself was absolutely perfect, everything went to plan and we had the most incredible weather. My favourite part of the wedding was the speeches; everyone did so well and it was so emotional. I had organised a singer-songwriter called Jamie Mathias to write and perform a song about our life to my new husband and perform live on our wedding day. It was such a special moment.

The advice I would give to any bride is to take time to stop and stare, enjoy the day and watch what’s happening around you, it’s worth it.

Our photographer was Rob Ellis Photography, and you can see from the photos that he captured the happiness of the day completely.

Written by Emily Cook