The best-laid plans

Holly and Peter's day at Le Petit Chateau was a stylish black tie affair.

Holly Ryder, 27, married Peter Jackson, 31, at Le Petit Chateau on 2nd July, 2017.

The best-laid plans: Image 1
I work for Le Petit Chateau and knew I always wanted to get married there. However, I let Peter have the final say, so when he saw it and said it was perfect we didn't look anywhere else!


The best-laid plans: Image 2I was really picky and tried around 40 dresses before I found the one! I had my heart set on a big Cinderella gown, but after exhausting this style I tried on a trumpet style and loved it!

The best-laid plans: Image 2b My bouquet was amazing and it smelt divine! I've always known how I wanted it to look – a mix of white peonies and my favourite white O'hara roses, with additional flowers to bulk it out.


The best-laid plans: Image 3
My bridesmaids were a range of ages, so we decided on long pale grey evening gowns for the older girls and shorter, more playful versions for my 12-year-old nieces.


The best-laid plans: Image 4I hired some lighting to dot around the venue and the company surprised us with a love heart-shaped light – it featured a personal message covered in white and pink artificial roses and looked incredible.

The best-laid plans: Image 4b I've worked alongside hair stylist Lisa for a few years, so I always knew I'd use her for my wedding. My make-up artist was recommended by friends – and I loved the copper smoky effect she used on my eyes.


The best-laid plans: Image 5
We really enjoyed our entertainment – our caricaturist and magician got people chatting and interacting on the day.


The best-laid plans: Image 6Our photographer Lee was the first supplier we booked. Peter loved the black and white images he captures and thought it would look perfect with our black tie theme.

The best-laid plans: Image 6b We had a harpist during the ceremony and drinks reception, then switched to a DJ for the evening, as we wanted a mixture that everyone could enjoy.


The best-laid plans: Image 7
Peter and the groomsmen were in black tie, which looked stunning. It was tricky to get the fit right due to different sizes in the party, but we managed it in the end!


The best-laid plans: Image 8My mum made our cake – look how clever she is! Made up of fruit, chocolate and coconut and lime, it was a five-tier creation decorated in rose gold foil.

The best-laid plans: Image 8b HOLLY'S TOP TIP!
“Only you will know if the favours didn't turn up on time or if the speeches took longer than expected – chances are your guests are having too much fun to notice!”


Holly and Peter's contact book

Bride's dress
The Harrogate Wedding Lounge

Bride's hair
Lisa Jones

Bride's make-up
Becky MUA

Bridesmaids' dresses

Barrie James Art

AMV Live Music

Fleur Couture Floral Design

Groom's suit
Hugo Boss

Helena Pearson Harpist

Rosewood Co Paperie

Coco Luminaire

Paul Lytton The North East Magician

Lee Scullion

The Jewellers Guild

Le Petit Chateau

One Digital Image