Hannah's Country House Fairytale


Hannah and Tim wed on April the 30th 2022. Their special day was filled with happy smiles with so much love to go around, set against the backdrop of the timeless Rise Hall estate in East Yorkshire.


Harriet Ivory – such a classic shape that I never get bored of after working at Emmy London for 4 years! The shoe is special to me as Emmy & I spent a lot of time on the development. I already knew this style was the ultimate comfortable pair of heels, having worn the same style and shape ‘Harriet Jet’ to other weddings I knew I could wear these shoes without worrying about dancing or being in pain. ‘Harriet’ also paired perfectly with my customised Suzanne Neville ‘Astrid’ dress & Helen Martin veil.


We have been together for just over 6 years & knew we wanted to get married. Tim wanted to keep it traditional and ask my Dad for his permission and for my hand in marriage, he found the right moment on a trip to a local pub near my parents’ house in Beverley. He then came back to my parents’ house where we were staying for the week, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was a very special moment and we celebrated that night with my parents in the kitchen, drinking champagne and calling our friends and family to tell them the good news!


The ceremony was my favourite part of the whole day. I was very nervous about it. It was probably the part I was least looking forward to, but it was so perfect, and it turned out to be one of the most MAGICAL moments! Having everyone we love in one room and saying our vows, it really was the most emotional & joyful moment of our lives. The whole day was perfect though! Everyone says this, but time went way too fast - We wouldn’t change a thing we wish we could relive the whole day again.


Our wedding date was booked for the first May bank holiday weekend, so based on the time of year we wanted to keep the style very fresh with spring colours. We wanted to make sure that the overall theme for everything we selected was timeless & classic.


Once you decide on your venue, it is easier to plan the smaller details and everything will gradually come together in terms of the theme. Once you have your dress, it is much easier to decide on your shoes, even though it’s tempting to look at all things wedding related as soon as you are engaged and enter into a ‘Pinterest’ wedding hole! Check the lead times for items you need to order ahead – don’t leave things to the last minute! Bespoke shoes, for example can take up to 12 weeks to produce.

My main advice would be to just try to relax throughout the planning process and especially on the day! All these little details which might seem like the most important thing ever, you probably won’t even have time to notice on the day of the wedding, so just enjoy it!


Venue - Rise Hall, Photographer - Paul Liddement Wedding Stories, Dress - Suzanne Neville via The Bespoke Wardrobe, Essex, Veil - Helen Martin Veils, Norfolk, Bride shoes & accessories - Emmy London, Groom & Groomsmen Suits - Hawes & Curtis, Groom Shoes - Jones Bootmaker, Bridesmaid Dresses - Whistles, Flowers - Wonderland Blooms, Cake - Grace Eva Cakes, Stationary - Stylists in Stationary, Styling - My Pretties, Neon Sign - I DO Hire, Mother of the Bride dress - Russell Blackburn Fashion, Blackburn Bridal Couture, Mother of the Bride shoes & bag - Emmy London, Mother of the Bride Hat - Hostie Hats Millinery, Honeymoon - Romani Francis, Travel Councillors