Posts By Sally Barber

So much to say – so little time!

I think I will work backwards over the last few weeks.

This weekend we had two weddings to oversee, starting with Libby and Paul married at Newburgh Priory. Newburgh Priory has the most amazing setting next to a lake – on the hills you can see the famous white horse.

Libby and Paul where married in the house itself which is crammed full of history – if you have never seen it let me assure you it is amazing.

The wedding breakfast was then held in part of the main house that was damaged by fire and just part of the outside walls remain, the roof has gone but worry not they were in a marquee with clear sides and top to lets of light in.

During the drinks reception games were played on the beautiful lawn there,Newburgh Priory photo (64)

It was a truly amazing day – Congratulations Libby and Paul Meigh



The second wedding overseen by myself on Saturday, was of Carleen and Andrew Booth, who were married at Goldsborough Church.

The drinks reception was held in the family grounds of Mr and Mrs Booth snr. It was a beautiful afternoon and lots of Pink Champagne went down very well.

A marquee was the setting for the wedding breakfast and followed by lots of dancing and drinking. A pork pie made an amazing wedding cake and went down really well with a huge amount of cheese and biscuits.

I made the wonderful (even though I say so myself) seating plan.

A wonderful time was had by all – I believe the last guests left sometime after 3am (phew)

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Let the countdown begin

Saturday 30 August sees the wedding of Carleen and Andrew and Libby and Paul.

Carleen and Andrew are getting married in a marquee in the grounds of Andrews family home. I have known Andrew for many years and it is a privilege to be overseeing his big day.

Libby and Paul are getting married at Newburgh Priory in a beautiful marquee in the grounds of this fabulous estate. Lucy is looking after Libby and Paul and she is looking forward to it very much. We have had a couple of last minute gliches butย we soon smoothed things out !

We are all very excited for this fabulous weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

I thought you might like some images of my table plan.

This new idea is really taking off, (not literally !) It can be designed to fit in with any theme. The last bride that had it had some great photos with it. I love it – I hope you do too !bike 2 bike 8 bike 5 bike 6

As you can see it looks stunning! The basket on the back is used for cards – so double purpose ! The whole lot for ยฃ50 – it’s a steal !

I hope you love it as much as I do ! ๐Ÿ™‚

Bank Holiday weekend

It has been a fantastic Bank Holiday – it started on Thursday with the wedding of Sarah Ninnes marrying Oliver Turner at the prestigious Rudding Park Hotel. Their ceremony was in the regal libraryย .

The cream stretch covers with ivory organza looked so elegant, finished off with Gyp in each chair! A beautiful classy look !

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I have done some beautiful weddings this last two weeks – here are some images

Have you ever wondered what a wedding planner does on their day off ? :)

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We make a handsome couple ๐Ÿ™‚

Apologies for not keeping you updated this week – I am struggling with tonsillitis :(

Tell me what do you think of this? – love it or hate it ?

A busy day collecting chair covers

Not forgetting the beautiful Michelle who married Jamie, (married by my beautiful friend Anita Armitage-Joyce) yesterday at The Sun Pavilion ! – Congratulations ! what a day for an outside ceremony !

Another crazy weekend;

Today we have had our update with the lovely Elizabeth who is getting married at the stunning Newburgh Priory next month. My colleague Lucy will be looking after them on their special day. I don’t know who is more excited. the bride or the wedding Hostess!

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Congratulations to Yvette and James Boland who had a lovely woodland theme at Chevin Country Park Hotel today. Covers in ivory with sage green and lace sashes . Added finishing touches gorgeous little bunches of gyp with lavender – very pretty.





Congratulations to Fran and Dave Metcalfe married yesterday at Rudding park Hotel – They chose our brand new silver taffeta on lovely Loose covers, Flowers by Anna at Arcadian Designs – stunning as usual.





I am just leaving to go and sample an outside caterers lunch today for all you lovely Brides to be! Hard work this job ! I will tell you all later how it was ! yum yum !!!

Funny old week

Its been a funny week this week. I have had lots to do, lots of brides to meet and just a couple of events! Sometimes this job is very stressful and this week I feel stressed – and I cant really cant say why!

Any way below is a beautiful photo of the lovely William and Victoria’s Wine Bar all dressed for a lovely intimate wedding for 35


!Will and Vics

Warm warm weekend !

Well after the excitement of the TDF and The Great Yorkshire show it is back to work!

I started this week on Friday at The Bridge Inn- Congratulations to Kate ๐Ÿ™‚


Next stop The Old Swan Hotel – a beautiful day for an outside ceremony !


Now the Majestic……

The big clean up !

Well it has been a mammoth clean up this week (still a bit to do!)

The photos are here now to share with you ! Photos by my friend Ozzy Ozkan! Lets Start with Ripley Castle. Gorgeous in Lemon and Silver, ivory covers and an ivory table swag.


I survived the weekend – phew!

A quick peep of the Majestic and Ripley Castle – more photos later jarvis 1jarvisphoto 1 (4)photo 2 (4)photo 4 (2)photo 5 (2)photo 1 (3)

First 120 done

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Busy Weekend

Today was the start of my busy weekend ! Up at 5 am making hand made table numbers – followed by a trip to the Hilton at York setting up 120 covers for a dinner there. Back home shopping for flowers – stationery finished – a few more bits and bobs before bed ! phew !

Busy Weekend

I have a really busy weekend ahead – 4 weddings and a large party! So busy busy busy ! I am making a table plan using my new bike and table numbers and table names – so lots of gluing and sticking ! Watch out for photos of the results next week ๐Ÿ™‚

Car Sorted !!

My car at last is sorted but it has left me with a huge bill – no holiday for me then !

Sarah and Ian’s wedding – I would like to share some photos with you !

Back to Wood Hall to collect the wedding decorations – looks like plenty of washing to do !

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Thank goodness it wasn’t raining as I haven’t got a passenger side window !

A lovey Thank you from the beautifull Christina Mrs McCarthy

Aww Sally Thank You! I did it was all just perfect I wouldn’t have changed a thing! Thank you so much for everything the room looked stunning! Sooo many people commented on how beautiful it looked all despite the car problem….of which we would never have known if we hadn’t seen you!! Thank you again Sally…fantastic job!! Lots of love Christina and Nick xxx

Day 2 of my car saga

Thank goodness I don’t have a wedding today! I have smashed one of my windows (that was fun ) The key fob works in the ignition – so I could drive it away but I cant lock it ! I have been able to collect the chair covers from the Sun Pavilion – so I can get on and wash them.

Christina looking beautiful at her wedding today at Wood Hall in Wetherby- Christina chose coral and ivory organza sashes. The bride and groom chose my cream candelabras with gyp to match the gyp in the aisle chairs.

Sarah and Matthew married at The Sun Pavillions today. Beautiful sunshine shone for the happy couple as they said their vows outside on the Terrace. The sashes are my brand new lilac sashes – I hope you like them!

What a day !!!

Well I have to say today I have been tested to the limit – let me explain; the day started well, I went to Wood Hall Hotel to set up for the ceremony of Christina Barber, it looked delightful – photos to follow. Then on to the Sun Pavilion to finish setting up the wedding for Sarah and Mathew- which was very pretty – they got married outside ๐Ÿ™‚

Back to my car to return to Wood Hall to set out my table centres and Swag the top table; Disaster I couldn’t get back into my car !!! I borrowed my step fathers car, went to buy more material for the table swag (as it was locked in my car) Drove rather fast back to Wood Hall to get there and put the Swag on with 30 seconds to spare ! But I did it !!!!

Now the car…………………………………………

Well I have driven very fast home to watch the football!

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