Today’s delightful real wedding, brought to us by Jenny Maden Photography, based in Ilkley, England is brimming with exuberant laughter and understated elegance! Here’s Rebecca, the bride to tell us more:

Alex and I have known each other for 14 years but we didn’t get together until university. We have a shared love of house renovation so Alex rather fittingly proposed on the last night we had in the first home we had renovated to actually live in together.

See more after the cut!


It was important to both of us that our wedding day remained relaxed (or as relaxed as possible!) and that the focus was on family and spending time all together. For this reason we chose to have a marquee wedding in the grounds of the house we were living in at the time and the ceremony was held in the small local church which was only a few minutes walk away.

Keeping things simple, pretty and using the environment we were lucky enough to be in was our mantra throughout the organisation process and ultimately the day reflected this really well. We finished the night as we intended, surrounded by family, dancing to our favourite music and drinking sparkly cocktails filled with flowers.

Congratulations to the happy couple and thank you, Jenny, for sharing! For more information about Jenny Maden Photography, please visit her WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to her website.

What do you think about today’s real wedding? Let us know in the comments below!

Bride’s gown/Bride’s accessories: The Wedding Dress Lounge Harrogate
Bride’s shoes: Snooty Frox, Harrogate
Bridesmaid accessories: They brought their own, ranging from Doc Martin boots to KG sandals, wanted the girls to feel as comfortable as possible and make their outfits their own.
Bridesmaid dresses: Debenhams!
Caterer/Cake: The Lakeside Cafe, Newmillerdam Joe
Ceremony music: Colour Blue
Ceremony venue: Black Cherry Events
Flower girl attire: Accessorise
Flowers: BlossEm, Ackworth
Gift registry: John Lewis
Groom’s attire: Military Attire
Groomsmen attire: Marks and Spencers
Invitations / Stationery: Papier
Makeup: Nicole Horner
Photographer: Jenny Maden Photography
Wedding night accommodation: Rudding Park
Wedding planner: Grace Mullins