Morning! Phil and Charlotta Hargreaves met at Manchester University and used this to tie in a little decor to their day, focussing on the colour purple. (Stirling was forest green and silver, yuk!) I love Charlotta’s fresh floral headpiece, and the back of her Mori Lee dress is beautiful. Also really liking the mother of the bride outfit in this wedding. Very elegant but modern.
Mori Lee – My simple lace gown was the first dress I tried and it was perfect. Although I tried other dresses, I knew I’d found the one. I took my shoes off the minute we got to the reception swapping them for a pair of the evening flip flips we have for the guests. No one knew because the dress covered it, and I could dance all night.
Hair accessories – fresh flowers from The Flower Farm.
My maids are all different in looks and personality. I was keen to not make them wear identical dresses so looked for slight variations on similar dresses. I spent a great deal of time on the website etsy.com and this is where I eventually found the dresses and had them tailor-made in 3 shades of purple, chosen by the girls.
St Saviours chapel, Ribchester, We stumbled on this hidden gem, when we took our dog for a walk in the lovely Lancashire countryside. The minute I saw it, I knew that was where I wanted to marry Phil. The chapel dates back to the 12th century and is used only a couple of times a year as it has no electricity or heating. It was incredible to be able to say our vows in such an old and amazing piece of history.
Reception – Tithe Barn, Borwshome Hall. I found the barn early on in the planning process and once again, I knew we had to have the reception here. It was everything we were looking for and more. And once we met with Rebecca I couldnt have been happier with the chice. She was great.
Although there was no theme to out wedding, we knew we wanted to incorporate the colour purple as it is the colour of Manchester University. which is where we met. We wanted to ensure that the wedding was relaxing and hoped to portray that through the simple homemade decor
Favours were homemade blueberry or blackberry gin made by Phil in taster bottles.
Julie Fortune – Neither Phil nor I wanted to spend too much time away from our guests on the day taking photos. We wanted someone who could capture the day and all the happy memories in a natural way and Julie did this perfectly! She blended so well with the guests and took some incredible shots.
Phil wore a traditional morning suit from Groom Hire, Manchester. His waistcoat and cravat were matched with out dad’s ties, in a soft silvery paisley print. He looked great!
Clare Ashcroft, The Flower Farm. Clare grows all her own flowers on her farm in Lancashire. The arrangements were beautiful and had an organic, freshly picked feel to them. The only request I made was roses, my favourite. I left the rest up to Clare’s creative flare. perfect.
String Quartet, Serenade wedding Music played out church music and at the reception drinks. Chris Fletcher, played some acoustic tracks after the meal and Dancefloor Couture Dj at night.