Here's a few suggestions...
We only recommend to our guests suppliers who we have personally used, and have found to be of exceptional quality. Detailed below is a selection of suppliers who we feel confident that we can recommend to you and they will deliver the results that you desire.
Black Swan Moments
The planning was fantastic - everything was very well organised and seamless. The venue was perfect - all rooms consistent for people staying and the reception venue itself for the wedding breakfast was stunning - overlooking the gardens with candles lit. The food was amazing too!!
- Busy Liz’s Floral Design
- Kate Pymm Hair & Make-Up
- Annmarie King –York Wedding Photographer
- Emma Dodsworth – Wedding Photographer
- Celebrate Country Cake Design
- Val Boyers Music
- David Robertshaw Pianist
Busy Liz’s is a Yorkshire-based floral design company comprising mother and daughter duo Maureen Elizabeth and Liz Wood. Their passion makes them different, together with their painstaking attention to detail and care in their work.
You will find only the freshest, most beautiful flowers and materials in their displays which take their inspiration from the natural world. They especially love using seasonal flowers and believe nature has provided a rich palette of colours and ideas.
Busy Liz’s understand that your wedding is one of the most important days of your life and your wedding flowers need to be beautiful. Busy Liz’s will listen carefully to your ideas and turn them into fabulous floral designs that you will remember forever.
Based in Kirkbymoorside, just 6 miles from Helmsley, come and talk to them about how they can help you with: colour schemes (including matching flowers to bridesmaids’ dresses/male attire), seasonality of flowers, theme, style and atmosphere. As always, they do understand that you will have a budget in mind and will always work with you to ensure that your flowers add beauty – but without blowing the bank balance!
T: 01751 430009
Kate Pymm is a professional make-up artist and hair stylist, who has over 8 years experience in the cosmetics industry and holds qualifications in Cosmetic Make-Up, Beauty NVQ, Bridal Hair Styling, and Theatrical and Media Make-Up.
Kate travels the whole of the UK not only for bridal styling but also as a creative practitioner, a make-up artist/stylist for fashion events, photo shoots, editorial, film and media.
For bridal styling Kate will travel to your preferred preparation address whether it’s at your own home or at the hotel. Kate has also recently taken on a couple of make-up artists who work under the Kate Pymm Make-Up standards who she has personally trained and groomed, so in busier times they’re available if Kate herself isn’t.
For more information on Kate and her work, please visit her website, Facebook page or follow her on Twitter.
T: 01642 593057
M: 07803 926445
Simple, uncluttered images with a sense of light, colour, environment, emotion
Annmarie King is an award-winning photographer from York. Annemarie won both BIPP Yorkshire Traditional Wedding Photographer of the Year 2011 and BIPP Yorkshire Contemporary Wedding Photographer of the Year 2011. (www.annemarieking.co.uk)
Annemarie specialises in shooting country style weddings, making simple, uncluttered images with a sense of light, colour, environment and emotion. She loves big skies, whether stormy-cloud-grey or ‘lonely as a cloud’ bright blue and sunny…her pictures show couples experiencing their wedding day with laughter and joy. Sometimes, her pictures show a quiet or contemplative romantic moment.
Her influence is the English countryside and the ever changing seasons, she loves to show the unique environment of the wedding and the couple within.
T: 01904 777323
Emma Dodsworth is a local, innovative photographer who is carefully and unobtrusively able to capture the moment of your special day. Her friendly and personal manner enables her to capture emotions and feelings which are then re-created onto paper showing the intensity and beauty of your wedding day.
Emma works using a mixture of reportage/documentary and formal photographs, your personal taste and requirements will decide the ratio of this.
Celebrate Country Cake Design is based in the picturesque market town of Helmsley close to the sweeping moorlands of North Yorkshire. The business was established in 2008 by Rhian Crusher, a professional baker with more than 20 years experience in baking and decorating cakes, and whose inspiration and expertise has led to them getting the accolade of being the leading Wedding Cake maker in the area.
They love to make individual creations that are specifically designed for that special person in your life. If you can think it up they can make it, from five-tier wedding cakes to Buzz Lightyear and Beyond – a cake perfect for a baby’s Christening, a London Wedding or a 99th Birthday party.
Val Boyers is a singer based in the Tees Valley region of the North East, UK.
She plays acoustic guitar & enjoys singing covers of well known songs – both old & new! Her style is perfect for creating a lovely relaxed atmosphere, whether it be for your civil ceremony, drinks reception, or informal after dinner entertainment.
Here’s a link to Val’s website so that you can have a listen to her sing.
T: 01642 949391
M: 07787 165536
David is an international award winning pianist, songwriter & composer who plays professionally at restaurants, recording studios, hotels and some of the most prestigious venues throughout the UK. He uses his ability to play by ear and amazing musical talent to perform beautiful piano renditions of newly released music currently found in the official UK top 40 charts, an area in which David now specialises.
David takes great pride in being one of the most requested pianists available today.
If you’re looking for a pianist to create an ambient atmosphere on your wedding day, you need look no further. David’s experience and knowledge, built up over many years of playing live, ensures that he will always provide an extremely professional and tailored service.
T: 07950 463363