claire & paul's tea party wedding at fishlake mill in yorkshire

Claire & Paul's wedding... where to start...! After meeting Claire & Paul on Facetime back in Spring, Claire & I met up for a brew and got on well straight away, so I was really looking forward to this wedding, especially as she'd told me that the venue was an old windmill, the theme was to be afternoon tea, the baby was the best man and there would be a peacock AND a magician. Er... amazing! Read on for more...

A wooden sign in a bucket pointing to a wedding
The old windmill at Fishlake Mill near Doncaster
A peacock outside a marquee at Fishlake Mill Wedding Venue
A wedding reception room set up in a tea party theme at Fishlake Mill
Bright and colourful wedding props and wedding games

When I arrived, Claire and her bridesmaids were all getting ready in the amazing converted old windmill at Fishlake Mill (talk about a unique, Yorkshire wedding venue!), where bridal parties can stay the night before, and the bride and groom can stay on the wedding night. It's a bizarre experience, walking around a windmill... put it this way, you don't want to have a few drinks and then attempt the stairs!

The marquee at Fishlake Mill is fantastic, with its own bar and a ton of space. I was blown away by the detail that had gone into this wedding! SO many fun things to do. Fancy dress & selfie props, glow sticks, blow up musical instruments, a GIANT treasure chest full of sweets, mini table tennis, the list goes on. And the FLOWERS! Good grief, they were gorgeous and they were everywhere. In teacups, in vintage jugs & candlestick holders, in little buckets... 

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A peacock and matching colourful flowers at fishlake mill
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a vintage typewriter and flowers in teacups at a wedding reception
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bride and bridesmaids getting ready on the wedding morning
A makeup artist putting lipstick on a bride
a pink, purple and green wedding bouquet
A wedding dress hanging in a wedding suite at fishlake mill
A bride drinking bucks fizz while having her hair done
A bridal party having their hair and makeup done
a bridesmaid putting a necklace onto a friend

The table centre pieces were absolutely ace. Claire had spent ages collecting old books to use as bases, the vintage jugs displayed the flowers and vintage photo frames were draped around them. So clever & very Alice In Wonderland-esque! I especially loved that one of the vintage jugs on the top table belonged to Claire's Grandma. In fact, one of my favourite parts of the wedding decoration was the table of photographs they'd dedicated to the family & friends they'd lost as a way of making them part of the day. Sticking with the afternoon tea theme, the wedding cake was a teapot pouring flowers and the tables were names after afternoon tea treats... The Yorkshire Parkins, The Fruitcakes & The Fondant Fancies amongst others!

A bride drinking from a straw while having her hair done
two bridesmaids kissing and playing with the bride's baby boy
a smiling horse
A bride putting her wedding dress and jewellery on
A gazebo and hay bails set up ready for a wedding in Yorkshire
A bride and groom saying their vows at fishlake mill wedding venue
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A bride and groom walking back down the aisle in outdoor ceremony in yorkshire

The detail didn't stop there... Their married name is Wainwright, so each guest had a bottle of Wainwright's ale at their table with 'Mr & Mrs' stuck on in gold glittery letters!

Later on there was an epic game of beer pong, an amazing magician (seriously, I saw him perform these tricks about 4 times as I'd followed him around each table and they blew my mind every time!) and of course, the dance floor bangers! 

All polished off with a hog roast, which I can confirm was YUMZ. 

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Cake - Cake Bakes | Venue - Fishlake Mill, Doncaster | Hair - Rach Grieves | Makeup - Rebecca Asquith | Flowers - Passion Flowers | Magician - Oliver Parker