18 Nov 2013
Zack and Sarah Hughes
Ceremony at St Bartholomew’s Church, Marsden followed by reception at Crow Hill, Marsden, Huddersfield
Photography: Nicole Photography
We found the venue on Google a day after the proposal. I had two dresses, one was Victoria Jayne by Ronald Joyce and I wore my grandma’s wedding dress in the evening – she wore it on her wedding day 60 years ago. The groom wore a classic check English gentleman’s suit and the bridesmaids, floral 1950s style dresses from Phase Eight.
We had a green and ivory colour scheme inspired from the bridesmaid dresses. I designed the stationery myself and my stepfather printed it. My flowers were English garden flowers in ivory and green from Fletchers Florist, Grotton, Oldham. They included a charm of my grandad and best friend who have passed away – I wanted them to be a part of my big day. The cake was a fruit cake from M&S, also decorated by our florist.
On the morning I just felt excited, there were no nerves, I couldn’t wait to get to church. I loved seeing my guests at the church and wanted to take it all in and savour every moment. I looked like a Cheshire cat - I couldn’t stop smiling at Zack. We had a traditional church ceremony with readings from my bridesmaid and Zack’s uncle.
Zack and I had photos taken by the river next to church then we had our group shots by the archway on the lawn at Crow Hill.
For our wedding breakfast we had a choice of smoked trout or Mediterranean veg and mozzarella to start, then hearty local steak and ale pie followed by a trio of desserts, chocolate torte, elderflower jelly and Eton mess. After the meal came the speeches – the groom’s was emotional, my dad’s was funny and the best man’s was hilarious and quite shocking – he relaxed quite quickly after his third shot of sambuca!
Our first dance was The Beach Boys’ God only Knows, followed by Stevie Wonder’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered.
WHO DID WHAT
Photography: Nicole Photography, 07910 621134, www.nicolephotography.co.uk
Venue: Crow Hill, Marsden, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, 01484 843777, www.crowhillcottages.co.uk
Accessories: Bespoke fascinator ‘by Harriet’, Hessle, East Yorkshire, 01482 646436
Bridesmaids dresses: Phase Eight, www.phase-eight.co.uk
Hair & make-up: Slender World, Lees, Oldham, 0161 652 0525
Groom’s outfit: Next, www.next.co.uk
Flowers: Fletchers Florist, Oldham, 0161 624 8279, www.fletchersflowersgrotton.co.uk
Cake: Marks and Spencer, www.marksandspencer.com
Catering: Crow Hill
Transport: Little Limos, 07956 433 570, www.littlelimos.co.uk
Entertainment: Crow Hill’s own DJ