Happppppy Wednesday lovely reader!! It is my sisters birthday today, so merry birthday to you Lili. We have the beautiful wedding of Sam and Lucy on the blog this morning. I am definitely trying to make the most of all the pretty pastels before we move in to the sultry darker colours of Autumn. The florals in this wedding are heavenly, captured magnificently by Melissa.
photography | Melissa Beattie
My Dress was chosen from Lulu Browns in Whalley, Blackburn.
I saw their website on Facebook and fell in love with a lot of their dresses; they were just the style I was looking for. Although it was over an hour away and the first bridal shop I had properly tried on dresses in I found my dress the first time I visited! Little did I realise myself and my mum would have to visit another 7 times to order, pick up and have alterations done. But the journey was well worth it, I couldn’t have wished for nicer staff that we dealt with. The headpiece was from Lou Lou Puchalka Accessory & Millinery Boutique.
Northorpe Hall was somewhere you can completely style and accessorise to your own vision.
Firenza Floral Design – our florist Fiona was the perfect style for relaxed rustic but still pretty flowers.
The suit was hired from Groom Hire after finding them at a wedding fair in Manchester.
After browsing Pinterest I had soon decided I wanted a vintage relaxed style wedding. Our wedding theme was vintage, with pinks, greens and creams. We chose birdcages for the centre pieces with candles inside and flowers round the outside of them sitting on log slices. I wanted it a bit rustic with the barn setting we chose; With very loose flowers lots of green with pale pink flowers, I styled the venue with fairy lights, candles, flowers, and hay bales outside.
The wedding cake was made by The Little Tiny Baking Empire.
It was my mum’s friend’s daughter. I asked for very pale pinks, a 3 tier cake with a tea cup and flowers on top to match our theme and to complement our afternoon tea choice. All our cupcakes were sat in tea cups and saucers too. We chose sponge for the top 2 tiers of our cake with carrot cake for the bottom layer.
There was no doubt after seeing Melissa’s work we just had to have her as our wedding photographer. Her work is just amazing, so eye catching and very natural but artistic at the same time. After our Pre-Wedding shoot at the beginning of May we just couldn’t wait for the wedding photos and we certainly have not been disappointed. I am finding it near impossible to only choose 60 for our Album as they are all so lovely! Melissa fitted in perfectly and everyone at the wedding commented on how lovely she was and you just didn’t notice she was there, which you most definitely want on your wedding day.
The only thing I found testing and worried about is so many things you book in advance, I was worried they wouldn’t have booked me in or something would go wrong. But of course it didn’t everything goes perfectly and you don’t even notice it if somethings not just quite right anyway as you are enjoying you day too much!
Top three tips for a bride-to-be…
- Don’t stress! There is no need to; everything will run smoothly as long as you are organized. I tried not to and a lot of people commented on how chilled out I had been, much better than being Bridezilla. (although maybe Samuel would disagree Haha)
- Choose your suppliers wisely! The little details are what you remember, especially your photos as these are your memories forever! We couldn’t have picked better!
- Just enjoy the day! Take every minute in as it just flies by in a flash. I wish we could do it all over again.