Osmotherley is a teeny-tiny, beautiful little village in North Yorkshire.
Gary and I were there (with his parents) this weekend to celebrate the wedding of his lovely cousin Amy and her now-husband Sam.
It was an absolutely GORGEOUS wedding, full of family, friends, love, wine, heather and perfectly-cooked steak…
They had a purple color scheme, and instead of flowers, the church and venue were decked out with bunches of gorgeously-scented heather, freshly cut from the North Yorkshire moors.
It was such a home-feeling wedding. Everything had been organised by family or friends, and all of them had known the bride and groom for years. Everyone worked so hard to make the day special and I’m so honoured to have been invited to be a part of it.
First of all: thank you SO much to all 17 of you lovely, lovely ladies who helped me out on Twitter last week when I had a bit of a wardrobe meltdown.
As you can see, I went for dress #2!
This little beauty is from boohoo and only cost me a bargainous £20. I had to have a little sew on the shoulders as my torso was too small for it originally, but that only took me about 15 minutes so definitely worth it!
I covered up with a simple navy cardigan to match the ribbon-belt, and paired it with my super-comfy blue platform heels from New Look and trusty Primark clutch (remember it from my Prague trip?).
Orange nails courtesy of Barry M, simple diamond (fake!) studs and my Clinique Chubby stick in Hefty Hibiscus, and I was ready to partaaay!
PS. I have absolutely NO idea where any of Gary’s outfit is from but doesn’t he look handsome?!
Osmotherley is gorgeous.
It’s a proper English country village, with three pubs, and just one small shop. The cottages are pretty and picturesque, with colorful front doors and flowers dotted everywhere. It kind of reminded me of the village in Calendar Girls. Remember that film about the naked calendar ladies? Well picture that and you’re pretty close!
We stayed overnight at the Golden Lion pub/B&B which (conveniently) was also where they held the wedding breakfast.
I need to mention right now that the food was FAN-TAS-TIC. The baked brie was divine, and the steak was quite possibly the best I’ve ever had. It was just absolutely perfect! And can we take a moment to appreciate that they were cooking steak for 60+ people and they were ALL perfect?
The en suite bedrooms were lovely: spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. The staff were brilliantly helpful and friendly. We also had the most amazing full-English breakfast included in our room price, complete with coffee, juice, toast, cereals, yoghurt and fruit.
If you’re ever after a weekend in the country, I’d definitely recommend them for a stay!
There are plenty of walking trails that pass through Osmotherley and it is really REALLY beautiful. The only downside? Not much phone signal!