Nicola & Joe

A Stately Home and DIY Barn Wedding

  • Lianne, of Blonde Army was on hand throughout the whole process- from the moment we booked her to the follow up calls and thank yous. She was personal, professional and extremely organised throughout the entire process. Lianne would go above and beyond to make the wedding exactly what we wanted. She understood our wants and needs (as well as our personalities) and made sure that they were met to really make our day our dream day. We can't thank her enough. Nicola, The Bride

Nicola & Joe took a very hands on approach when designing their wedding. It was a very personalised and thoughtful occasion with the groom hand crafting a lot of the props and decorations. Their day began with a Civil Ceremony at the stunning Sledmere House, York. A wonderfully grand and picturesque venue.

Their reception followed at Barmbyfield Barn, York. A rustic blank canvas that the couple really made their own. Their creative friends and family hand crafted accessories and centre pieces, to bring to life the Brides’s vintage and romantic theme. Sumptuous tones of reds and natural browns fitted both venues perfectly, suggesting that classic ‘old time’ love. Blonde Army was on hand from the very beginning and assisted with styling ideas, preparation and set up as well as on the day coordination.


Venue 1: Sledmere House, York // Venue 2: Barmbyfield Barn, York // Photographer: Fire Horse Photography // Florist: Sarah Elizabeth Flowers // Carriages: Family Friends // Catering: Purple Chilli followed by The Pizza Guy // Bride's Dress: One off from North Allerton Bridal Outlet // Bridesmaid Dresses: Jarlo @ ASOS // Groomswear: ASOS // Decorative Props: Made by the Groom & sourced by Holly @ Grey Bear, York