Just look at this beautiful celebration, featuring the most romantic details! Bride Katy reveals all about her laid-back, vintage wedding…
How did Ben propose?
During an anniversary trip to titanic spa in Huddersfield.
Tell us about your wedding gown and how you chose it:
I visited a number of shops before choosing ‘the one’. As soon as I walked into Knutsford Wedding Gallery the quality of the dresses was on a different level. I fell in love with the feel of my dress and when I put it on it suited my shape perfectly. I knew I would be comfortable in my dress from the ceremony to the last dance. I wanted to be able to enjoy every minute of our day and I did!
What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day?
We always knew we wanted a small wedding with a romantic laid-back feel. We didn’t want any harsh colour schemes or anything over the top to take away from the beauty of the venue, and the reason why we first fell in love with the venue in the first place.
How did you come to choose the location and venue?
We chose the location because Cheshire is where I grew up and with Ben originally being from Switzerland it meant the Airport was an easy distance, for family who were traveling in for the wedding. We took Ben’s Mum to view the venue and she walked in and burst into tears because she knew Ben’s Dad would have loved it if he could have been there to see it. We didn’t need to look anywhere else after that.
Can you describe what type of ceremony you had and how you were able to personalise it?
I walked down the aisle with my Dad to Carrie Underwood Look At Me, and we used personalised vows. Our youngest guest was ring security
What sort of wedding cake did you have?
We had a simple white three-tier cake with roses and peonies to tie in with the wedding flowers and wedding style. We added a sparkle top tier to add a little something and had three different flavours for each tier – vanilla salted caramel, Chocolate and Vanilla and Raspberry – to suit our differing tastes and ensure something for everyone.
Our favours were personalised cookies.
What flowers did you use in the bouquet and at the venue?
The bouquet was a mix of Ivory, blush and champagne avalanche roses. The bridesmaid bouquets were full head to head white hydrangeas.
How did you choose your table décor?
We chose a long top table with assorted glass vases and floating candles interspersed with flowers to suit our romantic wedding feel. We then chose round tables filled with floating candles and glass votives filled with clusters of matching bridal flowers.
Name your wedding soundtrack
Carrie Underwood Look at me (aisle entrance song)
Beyonce Ave Maria (signing of register)
Shania Twain From this moment (leaving ceremony)
Jasmine Thompson Like I’m Gonna Lose You (First dance song)
Any sentimental personal touches?
I gave Ben a box of personalised items on the morning of the wedding and a new Tom Ford aftershave so we could always be reminded of the wedding day by the scent. I also surprised Ben with a cream land rover to take the groomsmen to the venue and a saxophonist came out to play our first dance.
Where did you go on honeymoon?
A mini moon in Sorrento and Positano followed by the Maldives.
Any tips that you can give to future brides?
Enjoy the planning and the day – it all goes so fast.
If you could sum up your wedding in one sentence, how would you describe it?
Our favourite day ever!
Wedding Date: 24.08.2018
Wedding feature thanks to Adorn: https://adorninvitations.co.uk
Wedding stationery: Lilac & White
Makeup: Frankie Noone
Hair: Vicky Millington
Shoes: Dune London
Bridesmaids Dresses: Cari’s Closet
Groom’s Suit: Whitfield & Ward – https://whitfieldandward.co.uk/
Groomsmen Suit: Whitfield & Ward
Cake: The Pretty Sugar Cake Company – https://www.theprettysugarcakecompany.co.uk
Food: Top Table
Flowers: Lily Rose
Photographer: Lumiere Photographic https://lumierephotographic.com/
Ceremony and reception venue: The Oak Tree of Peover https://www.oaktreeofpeover.co.uk/
Entertainment: Josh Hindle Singer , Alastair plays sax , Andy Murphy DJ , Jessica Malone
Celebrant: Cheshire West and Chester registrars
Transport: Love Machine Cars
Wedding Favours: Personalised Cookies – Little Beaus Bakery
Outdoor games: Sid and Olive
Videographer: Big Adventure wedding films