New venues, scrumptious street food and floral fusions for 2018 weddings…


Bolton Abbey’s Tithe Barn is the perfect spot for rustic, enchanting celebration. The stunning 16th century barn will open its doors for summer weddings this year. Surrounded by rolling countryside in the heart of North Yorkshire, it’s a true reflection of country-charm in an elegant environment. Cripps Barn Group are the brains behind the new venture, transforming its untouched, timber frame into a luxurious wedding venue fit for luxe brides. With a breathtaking backdrop overlooking the Priory ruins and the River Wharfe, we can’t think of a more romantic, country barn location.Stylish touches will include roaring outdoor fire pits and foodie highlights will include delicious street food options and a huge indoor BBQ. An elegant, English wedding venue in the lush landscape of North Yorkshire


If street food is your supper of choice during your wedding celebration, and you just happen to love a traditionally British pie, then look no further than Pie Jackers. Neil and Julie, serve handmade, gourmet pies to the people of the North East and North Yorkshire, using top-notch ingredients from local suppliers. Their hearty portions are the perfect addition to your evening reception.


Newcastle’s Boiler Shop has to be one of the coolest, quirkiest wedding venues in the North East. It’s a bold, blank canvas – perfect for a couple wanting to make their own mark on the space they get wed. Have you got a Pinterest board packed with DIY wedding inspo? Boiler Shop’s industrial backdrop lets future brides and grooms turn their Pinterest dreams into reality with space to be creative when it comes to the fun bit – decorating!


Get lost in the whimsical world of Manor Garden near Darlington – all in the name of research! This beautiful, botanical paradise celebrates the art of great British growing, in a rustic, romantic environment. Complete with a blooming flower studio and a walled garden, it’s a very special place growing old favourites such as cornflowers and unusual flowers including succulents and clematis.  Barney and Clarey are the brains behind the blooms. The duo can help style your venue, create your unique bouquet or simply guide you through the flower fields with a bucket and some snips so you can pick your own blooms for the big day. Make a date with our floral friends and be part of the new flower revolution!


The bride and groom have to ride in style on their wedding day. But what about the guests? The Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company’s vintage buses are the perfect solution – getting guests from A to B in serious style. Their growing fleet of old school London buses, open top double deckers and picture perfect single deckers are a great addition to your day. They’re great for fabulous photo opportunities, fun for all your friends and family and a nice way to keep the wedding party together throughout the day of celebrating. We love the Guy Arab III – with its beautiful ivory finish, plush interiors and polished woodwork, oozing with style and sophistication.


Weddings are all about sharing the love, so why not shout about it? Deluxe’s illuminated love letters are the perfect way to decorate a room using light and design. You can spell out anything you wish – whether it’s your initials, your new surname or a word that means something to you. With an antique, wooden finish, these letters look great in any rustic wedding venue or DIY environment.

Light up letters


Go all out with a designer wedding cake. It is your special day after all. The Designer Cake Company is based in Gateshead and specialises in creating beautiful, bespoke celebration cakes. Isabelle Bambridge is the brains behind the business. She started her career as a professional dancer with The Royal Ballet, however after having two children, she discovered her cake making talents. From the elegant art of ballet, to elegant edibles perfect for your special day.


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