English Barn Wedding: Gemma + Neil

wedding party

Gemma + Neil knew from the start that they didn’t want a traditional wedding. Instead, they wanted a celebration that was relaxed, informal + full of laughter. The York Maze proved to be the perfect setting for a heart-felt wedding ceremony + fun-filled reception! I love how they utilized the industrial and rustic space with long communal dining tables, simple garden-like florals + some lovely homespun details!

Big thanks to James Melia for the absolutely gorgeous images and congrats to Gemma + Neil!

wedding sign


groomsmen socks


How pretty are Gemma’s sparkly Jimmy Choos?! Love them!

glitter heels

flower girl

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

The ceremony, marrying Neil felt like the most natural thing ever.


flower girl



bride and groom


The personalized crate filled with herbs, greenery + florals is such a fun detail.

seating chart

ladder with babys breath

sweetheart table

long reception tables


place setting

long reception tables

Gemma + Neil’s cake by Patisserie Viennoise looks SO good!


first dance

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Decide on what you want before you start looking at venues, etc. There is so much to choose out there and knowing what you want is half the challenge.

photography: James Melia //  venue + catering: York Maze York, England // prop hire + lighting: We Love This // floral design: Leafy Couture // wedding dress: 1960’s by The Vintage Wedding Dress Company from The White Closet in Didsbury // hairpieces: Hair comb from SO Jewellery // shoes: Jimmy Choo // bridesmaid dresses: Warehouse // hair + makeup: Jo Bilham, Hair by Bang Hair // groom suit: Jaeger // paper goods: Artcadia // cake: Patisserie Viennoise