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Invitation to a real wedding – Sharron and John

by Kloe Forster

This is one of the prettiest and quirkiest weddings we’ve ever seen on Your Wedding Hub!

Sharron and John have been together 26 years. Sharron set up and helps to run a local dog charity – so she had to invite some of the pups along to share in her big day! Take a look at their amazing wedding.



The Ceremony Details

“We had our ceremony at Ashmount Country House, Haworth. We opted for an outdoor ceremony in the gardens and folly.”


“We wanted a more intimate feel, so we decided on a very small guest list of 48 of our nearest and dearest… and our dogs of course!”

dogs at wedding

The Reception Details

“We served up a vintage afternoon tea… with champagne, it was delicious!”
afternoon tea wedding

The Bridal Party

“For our bridesmaids, we had our daughters Saffron and Jade and my best friend Sharron. Our Flower Girl was our Granddaughter, Faith. We had our Grandsons Kobe, Leo and Teddy as Page Boys.”
real wedding party

“John chose to have his brother Stuart as his Best Man.”

real wedding party

“The Bridesmaids wore mint green maxi dresses from ASOS and New Look. We chose an ivory handmade dress with lots of tulle for our Flower Girl, which we found on Etsy. Our Page Boys wore tweed and beige linen suits.”

bridesmaid and dog

The Bride and Grooms Outfits

“I wore an Evening gown by Pissaro nights from TK Maxx; I chose this as it had a vintage 1920 Gatsby look about it. I made my own headdress using vintage inspired lace diamantes and ostrich feathers. My shoes were by Irregular choice. I borrowed a vintage inspired handbag with pearls from my daughter.

John wore Racing Green jacket and waistcoat with dark green trousers from Next.”

bride and groom

The Finer Details

“I made all of my own flowers including the bridesmaids bouquets and venue flowers. I had a vintage inspired cascading floral hand tied bouquet. I wanted to incorporate lots of ivy and greenery as well as roses and berries. Believe it or not, all of the flowers were silk/dried. They are very realistic looking as I used very good quality flowers…

flower details

“The Bridesmaids had hydrangea, white lilac and foliage with mint green ribbon to match there dresses. They also wore halo of ivy and small roses. Our Flower Girl had a halo of the same, but I added some asparagus fern too – she carried a rose pomander.”

flower crowns

“Everything was vintage inspired and I had flowers everywhere! I made a huge mirror table plan covered in lots of realistic flowers. All of the venue tables had silver vintage inspired 3 tier cake stands with peonies, hydrangea and garden roses.”

vintage flowers

“We made the place card holders from plastic dogs found in Poundland and sprayed them silver! I help to run and established a dog rescue charity: Aireworth Dogs In Need. So I felt this was a nice touch.”

dog place name

“For favours, the ladies were given Wedding Day Yankee Candles and the men were given a miniature bottle of Jägermeister.

We bought our wedding cake from Asda – it was £35.00! We covered it in ivy and it looked gorgeous.”

wedding cake

“Standing in the beautiful gardens saying our vows – it reminded us of a secret garden. The folly where we stood was just magical, with all of the ivy everywhere, whilst Christina Perri ‘A thousand years’ played in the background…”
real bride and groom

“You don’t need to spend a fortune to have the best of everything. I made many things myself to save money… Just take a deep breath and enjoy!”

labrador wedding

Photographs courtesy of Jenna Meeking Photography

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