Scott & Holly live together in Whiston with their son Mason, 2 dogs and cat.
The pair met through Holly’s best friend at a get together and stayed in touch. Fast forward to December 2011 and they became a couple. Then on Christmas Day in 2013 whilst Holly was pregnant with their son, Scott popped the question. ‘Scott had put the ring on the Christmas tree and said I had to find it, I found the ring and he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him’. Christmas Day is also Holly’s birthday, so the moment was even more special.
The couple wanted to wait until their son was a little older before planning the wedding, so he could be the page boy and enjoy the wedding more. So the couple started planning the big day towards the end of 2018.
The choice of church wasn’t as straight forward as they’d like as their original choice decided three weeks before their wedding that they would be keeping restrictions on masks in place. ‘Holly said, ‘I would’ve had to walk down the aisle in a mask and I didn’t imagine the day to be like that, so thought we had to find somewhere else.’
However, it was meant to be at Aston All Saints church as they were lovely from day one. Holly said they were a busy church and only had one date available, 20th August, which was their actual wedding date! The couple booked it right away and had a string quartet play in the church and at the reception. It must have been fate.
Holly and Scott settled on Aston Hall Hotel as they’re quite local to the area and the grounds are beautiful. It took one look at the wedding packages and the reception venue was decided.
For their wedding theme, Holly wanted her bridesmaids in blush; so her colours were ivory, mixed with different shades of blush pink. Their Venue Dresser Nicola from Perfect Finishes in Sheffield took care of some of the décor, with uplighting and vases of different sizes with floating candles in them. Nicola also took care of the floral arrangement in both the church and in the hotel reception.
Holly got the help of a close family friend, Alexandra, along with her Cricut machine to help with the seating plan and table names; she was hailed a lifesaver by Holly.
When shopping for her wedding dress, Holly first started looking online and did a little window shopping. She eventually went to Lily’s boutique in Sheffield. They were an outlet and moving premises at the time so had a sale on. ‘I tried on dresses and some fitted ones as that’s what I thought I wanted’, Holly said. She tried on another dress and her mum and nannan who had gone with her, agreed that it was the perfect one for her. The gown was full of sparkle with lace on the arms, lace on the back and buttons from top to bottom. It was very fitted at the top and came out in a princess style for the skirt.
The wedding day arrived; Holly and her bridesmaids got ready at her mum’s house in the morning and then went to her nannan and grandad’s house for photos, where the car came and picked everyone up. This was a very special moment as Holly’s mum had also left from there on her own wedding day and had her photos taken outside too. Holly said, ‘It was so very special to have everyone there together’.
Holly’s mum leant her an earrings and necklace set from years ago, her something borrowed, and her mother-in-law gave her a lucky sixpence for her shoe.
The ceremony was held at Aston All Saints Church at 12pm.
Scott said how when he first saw Holly walking into the church, he was so nervous and emotional and trying to keep the tears in.
‘I couldn’t keep the tears in so was trying to discreetly wipe my eyes. It was quite magical in the church as it was what I always dreamed, a wedding in a church, very traditional. It felt like a fairytale day where everything went so perfect.’, Holly said.
After the ceremony, the couple and their guests arrived at Aston Hall Hotel, where they were greeted with arrival drinks and chocolate strawberries.
Guests sat down to a 2-course meal, followed by dessert as you could choose that on the day. Guests could choose from wedding cake, or a cheese cake made by Holly’s Auntie Dawn, which featured lots of cheeses and a basket of crackers too.
The couple’s first dance was A Thousand Years by Christina Perry; they actually did a routine for it which luckily went to plan. ‘On the videos it looks better than how I thought it went’, Holly said.
The Gypsy King himself Paddy Doherty even congratulated the happy couple on their nuptials on Facebook.
When talking about their wedding day, Holly said, ‘It was everything we imagined it to be’.
A huge Congratulations to Holly and Scott!
Flowers and Décor: Perfect Finish Events, Sheffield
Transport: Cupid Carriages
Stationery: self-made and family friend Alexandra did on-the-day stationery
Hair: Lox in Rotherham
Makeup: Danielle Milnes at Creative Makeup, Joanie at The Dolls House in Sheffield
Bridesmaids dresses: Debenhams
Cake: Angel Cakes Studio, Rotherham
Cupcakes: made by sister Natalie
Bracelet: The Swan Lake Bracelet from Swarovski
Dance: Time Step School of Dance, Rotherham
Personalised cufflinks: Etsy