Ashleigh Rowland and Oliver Britland met during army training, so it was only fitting they added a touch of military flair to their traditional wedding.
“Military guests wore uniform and were part of the guard of honour saluting us as a newly married couple,” Ashleigh, 30, says.
The couple chose North Yorkshire’s Allerton Castle for their traditional celebrations on July 18, 2015.
“We both agreed we wanted to get married in a castle; Olly for his love of history and me because I wanted to be a princess for a day!” Ashleigh says.
Ashleigh and Olly, 28, wed in front of 120 friends and family before the evening celebrations with 150 guests.
“At the evening reception we danced like crazy from the moment the DJ started and we remember thinking we didn’t want the night to end,” Ashleigh says.
“We loved the ice-cream van, where we got to have a go of serving ice-cream to our guests, and the takeaway-style burger and chips served in the evening to soak up the alcohol.”
Photos courtesy of Duncan McCall Photography.
A guard of honour greeted the newlyweds.
Olly proposed on a surprise helicopter ride in Newcastle. “We were thousands of feet up in the air above the north east of England when he pulled a ring out of his pocket and asked me to marry him,” Ashleigh recalls.
The reception was elegantly decorated along the couple’s major colour theme of gold.
Bomboniere: We Love Jelly / Brides Accessories: eBay, By Harriet / Brides Gown: Justin Alexander / Brides Shoes: Kurt Geiger / Bridesmaid Shoes: Dorothy Perkins, New Look / Bridesmaids Accessories: Accessorize / Bridesmaids Dresses: Debenhams, Tiffany Rose Ltd / Cake: Cakes by Rachel Capstick, Sculpted Bliss / Caterer: Dine / Celebrant: Harrogate Registry Office / Ceremony Music: Georgina Wells / Entertainment: Harrogate Wedding Hire / Flowergirl Dress: Accessorize / Flowers: Twisted Willow / Groomsmen Shoes: Own shoes / Hair: Aimee Long / Honeymoon: Various / Invitations: Handmade / Lolly Buffet: Ian Super Whippy Ltd / Makeup: Natalie Willingham Makeup Artist / Photographer: Duncan McCall Photography / Rings: Jewellery Quarter / Venue: Allerton Castle / Venue Decor: Twisted Willow, Magpie Linens / Wedding Night Venue: Allerton Castle