Emily and I first met a good 12 years ago when I lived with a mutual friend of ours and I now have that said friend to thank for suggesting my services to Emily and Alex once they’d set their date.

Both Emily and Alex live in London but were getting married back in Emily’s hometown of York so distance planning can be difficult and that’s where I like to step in and help.

The couple had chosen the gorgeous venue The Normans which I was really excited to work at as I’d heard so many good things about the place. On the day, it really didn’t disappoint, with stunning cascading lights hanging from the ceremony barn, converted cow barns to relax in and a huge reception barn for entertaining in.

Emily and Alex also both work in the fashion industry so I always knew it was going to be a stylish event to be part of; from the table accessories, to the cake, the food choices to the lighting choices and of course the outfits! The guests all looked amazing but the showstoppers (quite rightly so) were Emily and Alex.

Emily wore Catherine Dean with a feather wrap by Jenny Packham and Alex had a made-to-measure tux by Richard James.

The couple tied the knot intimately in front of family in Emily’s village church before arriving at The Normans for a ceremony officiated by their friend; I love ceremonies like this as they’re so personal and can inject humour that all the guests can relate to.

Guests then bravely filed out into the rather chilly, foggy air but were very quickly warmed up by mulled wine refreshments and nearby heaters in between the professional photographs before being welcomed into the reception barn for a feast by Taste Cuisine.

The couple beat the record in my experience of speech length HOWEVER, they were some of the funniest ones I have ever heard and captivated everyone from start to finish so there were definitely no complaints.

It was then time to cut the cake and straight onto the first dance before guests filled the dance floor to party the night away.

My last task of the night was to make sure the evening food was in place, which was yummy pizza by The Pizza Peddlers who I’ve had the pleasure of working with before. They are such a treat when you want a nighttime feast to keep you going, or if like me, you want one for the drive home after clocking off!

Thank you Emily and Alex for letting me be a part of your big day and thank you to the talented Dylan Nolte for these pictures!