Andy and Sian Phillis were married in the barn at Cubley Hall on Friday June 3rd this year.
The barn, with its stone floors, high ceilings and oak beams, helped to create exactly the right atmosphere for the couple who have set up their marital home in the village of Grimethorpe near Barnsley.
Sian works as a carer and Andy is the Managing Director of a telecommunications business. The couple, who are both from Cudworth originally, met through mutual friends and have known each other for nine years.
Over 70 family and friends attended the wedding ceremony and then enjoyed a wedding breakfast and evening party with Andy and Sian.
For the ceremony, the bride who stayed in the stunning surroundings of Cubley Hall the night before the wedding, wore an ivory vintage lace dress with short sleeves, an A-line skirt and a scalloped hemline.
Her wedding dress was a case of second time lucky – as she took her first choice dress back to the shop after falling in love with a different design. “I bought my first dress off-the-peg but then saw another dress which I loved so it was all change’’, said Sian.
She carried a bouquet of shabby chic inspired blooms which included some wild flowers and a mix of various pink flowers, ivy and other green foliage. She was attended by two bridesmaids who wore peach dresses and carried lace and gypsophilia bouquets, and two flower girls who wore ivory coloured dresses. The flower girls, including little daughter Ruby, carried Love Heart signs.
The shabby chic theme continued through to the reception where the couple had a three-tier sponge wedding cake covered with pastel coloured iced flowers. The barn venue had been decorated with vintage bunting, hessian table runners, floral centrepieces – all inspired by the shabby chic look.
Guests enjoyed a traditional wedding breakfast and then in the evening danced the night away with a disco and supper of hot pork sandwiches and roast potatoes. Sian said: “The day couldn’t have gone any better, the weather was lovely and the sun came out in time for the wedding photographs. We wanted to create a real shabby chic look for the wedding and being in the barn was perfect for that look. The team at Cubley Hall were wonderful and couldn’t have done a better job for us.’’
The couple left for their dream honeymoon to The Maldives, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, the day after the wedding. Cubley Hall is a popular venue for weddings and has various rooms to suit any size of wedding.
Photography supplied courtesy of Daze Photography www.dazephotography.co.uk
Brides Dress: Celebration Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Internet
Flower Girls Dresses: Debenhams
Groomswear: Burton & Top Man
Rings: Goldsmith & Ace Jewellery
Flowers: Fleur Chappelle
Make-up: Sarah Gray MUA
Hair: Beth of BH Hair
Venue Decor: Brides own
Transport: Couples own
Cake: Cakes by Kathryn Lovick
Jewellery & Accessories: Accessorize