Rachel and Jack
It hit 40 Degrees in Yorkshire... yes, you read that right, 40 degrees, IN YORKSHIRE! Now, I know I'm British and its the most British thing ever to complain about the weather but I'm pretty sure I could have cooked an egg on my forehead that day.... yet, despite this unprecedented heatwave that temporarily transformed Yorkshire into the surface of the sun, the weather wasn't even the hottest thing on display that day... enter Rachel and Jack stage right.
However before we get to the wedding, lets rewind a couple of days before the wedding. I met up with Rachel and Jack (and Jack's legend of a Dad!) get a few informal pictures and have a good catch up as we strolled around Dovestone's Reservoir, somewhere special to Jack's side of the family as that was where a tree had been planted in memory of his Grandma.
Rachel and Jack's Plans
"The aim of the wedding was to create a moment that made our friends and families feel special and included. We have taken inspiration from music festivals. The wedding itself is quite bohemian and relaxed. Two of our closest friends are marrying us and my aunt is master of ceremony. We just want the day to feel really chilled out and informal."
The wedding was at the beautiful Crayke Manor, a stunning country estate in North Yorkshire. It was built in 1620, and is spread across 16 acres. The estate, in the heart of North Yorkshire was the perfect setting for Rachel and Jack's relaxed bohemian wedding. As it was exclusive use across the whole weekend it meant that the wedding, although not abroad certainly had a feel of a destination wedding. The 40 degree sunshine only added to that narrative.
Styling wise, Rachel and Jack and their community of family and friends had helped dress the venue adding to that relaxed bohemian DIY vibe they really wanted from their day. From custom bunting, photo montages to every guest receiving a hand written note as a favour, from top to bottom, this wedding had Rachel and Jack running through every element of it.
The ceremony was hugely personal and personality driven, conducted by two of their closest friends. This meant that what is often the most formal element of a wedding had been turned on its head. A mid ceremony sing-along from another one of their other friends to "All You Need Is Love", top and tailed with personal vows and beautiful nostalgic readings made this wedding ceremony one of the most unique and wonderful experiences not only for the couple but for all those sat there witnessing it too.