Firstly a big congratulations on your engagement to those of you getting married! No doubt you are slightly overwhelmed with the amount of organisation you are now faced with and are scouring Google with searches such as "wedding photographer leeds" "Yorkshire florist" "Yorkshire wedding entertainment" etc. Are we right?
We luckily for you we have compiled you a handy list of the Yorkshire independent wedding suppliers that we know and LOVE. We promise you, these are a lovely bunch of people who have lots of experience and a whole wealth of positive reviews - so stop your stressing and visit their pages!
Looking for an absolute SHOWSTOPPER of a wedding cake? Well there really is only one lady for that - Zoe's Fancy Cakes!
Zoe is a truly lovely, bubbly lady who is a true perfectionist. Her cakes are so beautifully detailed, she uses a whole range of techniques including sugar craft and even painting! With such a variety of styles, you are sure to find the perfect cake to suit your wedding style and personality.
Zoe even hosts cake decorating classes - how fun is that? What fabulous hen-party idea!
Having been featured in Yorkshire Living and Your Yorkshire Wedding magazines, and being an international gold award winner in the wedding cake category, you can rely on Zoe for a spectacular cake!
Phone: 07974 560742
Looking for a gorgeous bridal bouquet or perhaps some beautiful floral decor? Check out The Flower Shop in Ossett! With over 30 years of experience, they are a company you can truly rely on.
Faye, the lovely owner, is always on hand to provide you with the most bespoke and personal treatment <3 They are super convenient as well, delivering anywhere in the Ossett, Horbury, Wakefield and surrounding areas so you don't have to stress if you can't travel!
Don't miss their #winitwednesday on their Facebook page! A chance for you to win a gorgeous bouquet - you'd be mad not to enter!
Give them a ring on: 01924 260496
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Well you really are rather spoiled when it comes to finding a dress in Yorkshire - there's even a huge range of options for your bridesmaids and mother of the bride! Whether you are after a true vintage piece from the 60s-80s or a modern high end designer dress. Or perhaps your a true patriot and want a beautiful dress hand designed and made by a local, independent British designer? There's even the option to have a bespoke 'made-to-measure service' if you are really after something super personal <3
The Bridal Emporium Leeds
Well, I suppose we are a pretty good place to start aren't we? Stocking a huge range of dresses from a huge range of wonderful designers, we are sure to have the perfect dress for you! Whether its vintage or modern! We also have independent British designers who work in store to help you with alterations and can even design and hand make you your very own dress for the ultimate bespoke piece!
We've been featured in a whole range of magazines and blogs, including Wedding Ideas, Boho Weddings, Rock My Wedding, One Fab Day, Belle Bridal, Whimsical Wonderful Weddings and And So To Wed (so we're pretty fab really!)
Find us in Leeds city centre:
The Bridal Emporium,
4-5 Grand Arcade
Give us a call on 0113 244 3454 or email at email@example.com
Or contact us on Facebook
Designers we LOVE:
The wedding dress collection was launched by designer Claire Amelia, after studying for 5 years in fashion, tailoring and historical costume and then going on to work in the wedding industry in some fabulous bridal shops in Yorkshire she was besotted with weddings.
Having a love for vintage, she found herself collecting vintage treasures and before she knew it she was selling vintage gowns to brides to be. This brought on the Bridal Emporium and her dream to start designing her own collection of couture gowns, knowing that brides love to be different on their wedding day.
One of her most popular collections includes her multi-way dresses (pictured above), which are the perfect option for your bridesmaids! You can style them in a way to suit you and choose from 40 colour options. Made of a a comfy stretchy material and super flattering - who said "pretty hurts"?
Contact Claire on her Facebook page or give her a ring at The Bridal Emporium on 0113 244 3454. You can also email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephanie Moran Couture:
Working from her home studio in North Yorkshire, Stephanie Moran offers a welcoming, individual experience for the modern bride and bridal party. Stephanie has such a glamorous style to her dresses, and creates something truly bespoke and different from regular high street designers. She loves a bit of sparkle and glamour!
Visit Steph on Facebook or arrange an appointment with her at The Bridal Emporium.
KMR Bespoke Bridal Designer:
KMR Bespoke Bridal Designer is a contemporary bridalwear company that designs and hand makes wedding dresses to fit your specifications. Kelly allows each client to be part of the design process creating a one-off bespoke gown that is made to measure. Kelly works with each bride from start to finish ensuring your specifications are met considering, silhouettes, shape, style, fabrics and colour.
Check out her gorgeous collection of dresses in store or contact her directly!
Claire Paver Couture:
Claire Paver Couture is an independent, British fashion designer, specialising in Bridal and Occasionwear. Claire brings a new dimension to British fashion, which can be seen in her unique collections. Claire Paver Couture hand makes wedding gowns, bridesmaids and prom dresses along with evening wear, and offers a bespoke service, to allow the client an entirely personal experience. In addition to this, we offer ready to wear collections of each range, enabling the client a happy and straightforward shopping experience.
Looking to hire a suit for your big day? Then Yorkshire Menswear in Harrogate is the perfect option for you! You can hire your grooms and groomsmen suit from their lovely staff, who will be on hand to assist with finding you the perfect style and fit! They even have a spectacular deal: Hire 4 suits and the groom goes FREE! They can deliver to any UK address so you can't tick one more job off of your list!
2 Rodley Lane
LS13 1 Leeds
0113 257 1145
Your Decor and Planning...
If you are looking for some stunning, classy and bespoke wedding planning and styling, then you definitely want to be talking to the lovely Pamella Dunn Weddings. Following a successful corporate senior management career, Pam launched Pamella Dunn Events in 2010 to bring glamorous, sassy styling, planning, and design to you. Pam can sort everything out for you, from prop hire, to flowers, to planning and wedding decor. She has even launched a course for those of you wanting to break into the wedding industry!
You are sure to have a ball planning your perfect day with this lovely, fun and bubbly lady!
As if we need to persuade you to head to Bears Pantry - just look at that food! Bears Pantry is an alternative catering company offering exciting food with a rustic feel, based in Leeds. They even offer a 'boozy bears' service, where you can hire one of their fully managed portable bars! They cater for any wedding, whether you want cute canapés or get your hands dirty tucking into some succulent meat!!
Who doesn't love a good magician eh? Perfect for entertaining all of your guests, from your little flower girls to the father of the bride! Tom The Magic Guy is one of Yorkshires most fabulous entertainers, a real lovely man and an extremely impressive magician!
Tom has been a full time working magician for the last 12 years, performing all over the world with his unique brand of comedy and magic. Tom started magic at the age of 15 after seeing a magician on board a cruise ship, since then he has never looked back. Tom is always looking at adding new material to the show to keep it fresh and modern - so you are guaranteed to be kept on your toes!
07859 894 111.
DJ and Music
Looking for a class DJ with a bit of something different from an old guy banging out 'Come on Eileen'? Then you definitely need to get in contact with JAM Entertainment. A modern, quirky and fun company who will work with you to create the ultimate set of tunes to suit your big day! For example, at our very own catwalk, they produced the most beautiful set of modern songs with a vintage twist - we were super impressed!
Call Chris on 07710 147591 or email at email@example.com
If you're looking for the ultimate classy and glamorous acoustic, you need to check out Kate Chruscicka - classic and electric violinist!
You really can't go wrong with this extremely professional lady, she's one of the best violinists in the UK!
Kate Chruscicka is a world-renowned, award-winning violinist. With her incredible talent for playing her extraordinary violins, Kate can elevate any function—private or public—to an ethereal experience. Whether she is performing at a Wedding, Charity Ball, or any Private or Corporate Event, Kate can create an ideal ambience. Her audiences have been enraptured with her unique musical fusions. She plays everything from acoustic classical sets that subtly entrance, to electric pop favourites that can move even those unaccustomed to dance.
If you're looking for gorgeous natural photography for your big day, then you have to check out Tim Dunk Photography. Tim is the most lovely man who's relaxed style will make you feel completely at ease in front of the camera. We particularly love his black and white images - they are simply stunning and theres not a shred of fakeness - just pure natural happiness <3
If you are looking for some truly stunning, eye catching wedding pictures, then Drazen from Soulmate Wedding Photography is your guy to go to! Drazen is a fun and loveable character, and is guaranteed to make you look like a super-star! An absolute perfectionist in nature, you can really rely on Drazen for a fun experience and some quality shots <3
If you want your wedding photos to be fun and fresh then Pastel Sky Photography are the company for you! Not only do Pastel Sky have a range of qualified and professional photographers, but they also provide a videography service for those wanting to bring their pictures to life! Pastel sky can also double up as your entertainment - they provide the most silly and fabulous photo booths for all your guests to dress up and get ridiculous pictures (after you've got your classy wedding shots of course!)
What is it they say about a woman's ability to multi-task? Well - it seems to be very true, as our lovely JB Creatives is a full-time professional wedding photographer who also designs and makes gorgeous wedding stationery - how fab is that? Jane aims to capture real emotive images, ones that will make you look back and get a little teary and plant a massive grin on your face <3
07709 350 141
Your Hair and Make Up...
Want to look super glamorous on your wedding day? Well of course you do! You can't go wrong with Jennie Vieve hair stylist and MUA. Jennifer Reeve has a passion for vintage but with a funky, modern twist - she's always rocking Leeds city centre with her vibrant hair and on-fleek winged eyeliner! Jennifer and her team did a FABULOUS job of glamming up our catwalk models for our wedding showcase, and really showcased a variety of vintage and modern styles. She's also branching out into pin-up photography - what a fabulous idea for a cheeky hen do <3
07972 215 000
If you are looking for a truly gorgeous and bespoke piece of jewellery for your big day, or perhaps you want to get your bridesmaids a really special gift, you simply must check out Isiko Jewellery. Paula, owner of the the business, is a truly lovely lady who is talented enough to actually make the glass in her jewellery herself! Whether you are looking for a necklace, earrings or even the grooms cufflinks, don't hesitate to get in contact with our lovely Paula for something truly special <3
Looking for a show-stopping bouquet that you can keep as a treasured memory forever? Then head to Bejewelled Bouquets for the most glamorous and vintage glitzy bouquets! Their bouquets are slightly different in construction to wire bouquets as they consist of interlocking crystal pins all over the bouquet creating a greater surface area for brooches to be placed at all angles of the bouquet, and allowing a beautiful show to your guests as you walk down the aisle.
Well theres a compiled list of all our wonderful suppliers - a real bunch of hardworking, independent and lovely people with a passion for making your big day super special <3
Shop local people and support our Yorkshire Businesses!
Until next time,