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!!
- Annemarie King - Wedding Photographer
- Busy Liz’s Floral Design
- Celebrate Country Cake Design
- David Robertshaw - Piano Artist
- Emma Dodsworth – Wedding Photographer
- Fabulously Finished - Event Decor & Hire
- Kate Pymm Hair & Make-Up
- Libby Butler Jewellers
- Noble Fine Art
- The Yorkshire Chauffeur Company
- Val Hill Music
Annemarie 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.
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
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
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.
T: 07974 487644
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
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.
T: 01439 772008 | M: 07774 490252
Fabulously Finished offers a wonderful range of props, lighting, accessories and decorations to help you make your day spectacular!
Create an ambience of romance with flickering candles in lanterns and candelabras or go for the sugary sweet pastels in the hanging lanterns & bunting range. From fairy & festoon lights to vintage china, Fabulously Finished supply those little touches that you and yours guests will remember forever.
T: 01439 788416
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, so in busier times they’re available if Kate herself isn’t.
T: 07803 926445
Carolyn and Andy took over Libby Butler Jewellers in June 2009 and have built an excellent reputation with both locals and visitors to Helmsley. You are sure to find something you like here, as they have a wide range of styles for everyone from traditional to contemporary, whether you are shopping on a budget or blowing the budget!
You will always find something new and different here, they choose all their jewellery personally from the makers or designers both in the UK and internationally, with a focus on quality and design, and firmly believe that jewellery needs to be practical and affordable as well as beautiful.
Libby Butler’s also offers a range of services including engraving and made-to-order wedding rings.
T: 01439 771770
Noble Fine Art are specialist printers, using traditional methods to create exquisite Wedding Stationery, Social and Business Stationery. All of their bespoke stationery design and letterpress printing is undertaken in their North Yorkshire studio where our emphasis is on traditional hand crafted work.
T: 01325 378133
Travel in luxury and comfort on your special day and arrive in style at The Black Swan in a luxury black Range Rover. The Yorkshire Chauffeur Company can be used for the Bride and/or Groom, Bridesmaids, family or friends, and are perfect throughout the year – ideal for country and winter weddings. As their vehicles are licensed through the local authority they can offer a bespoke chauffeuring service throughout the day. This service is especially popular at the end of the evening to transfer the Bride and Groom and/or guests back to local accommodation.
T: 07933 784306
Val Hill 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.
T: 07787 165536