Born in the USA

14 Feb 2013

Born in the USA

Major Gregory and Andrea Field

Where: Ceremony and reception at Wrenbury Hall

Photography: Ryan Browne

Image gallery

Image gallery

A Brit marrying a US Marine was never going to be an easy exercise. The original plan was to run off to a beach but in the end we wanted our families, including Gregory’s son Adam (the best man) and my two god daughters Katie and Kathryn (bridesmaids) there, so it was one wedding in the UK and another in the USA.

My mum and dad researched every venue in Cheshire and in the end we chose Wrenbury Hall. The theme was kept very simple; sunflowers (such a happy flower) and a traditional English feel with a cap to America. The cocktail hour had a mix of British canapes such as Beef Wellington and English strawberries covered in chocolate, all accompanied by a string quartet in the gardens of the hall. The menu was five courses, but the highlights were roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, and English raspberries with clotted cream for dessert, and a very large selection of English cheeses. The favours were biscuits, one with stars and stripes on and one with a Union Jack and the cake was three tiers of different chocolate (Greg’s favourite) with a US Marine and bride on top. A good friend of mine, Alison, made each of the place cards, multiple layers of cut out sunflowers that popped from the card. Sitting in each sunflower was a cut out of either the bride, groom, best man or bridesmaids - the little characters could even be swapped and moved around. The flowers for the wedding were very simple; sunflowers and nothing else! In the evening in keeping with homely comforts, we had a hog roast and an ice cream van for dessert.

The day after the wedding we flew back to the USA and did the whole thing again on a Potomac River Paddle Steamer. We’re all very happy living in the USA, but believe it or not I do miss the rain!

THE DETAILS

Photography: Ryan Browne, 01226 786617, ryan-browne.co.uk

Venue: Wrenbury Hall, Wrenbury, 01270 781198, wrenburyhall.co.uk

Dress: Suzanne Neville, suzanneneville.com

Wedding Planners: Faerie Godmothers, Crewe, 07736 429642, faerie-godmothers.co.uk

Mother-of-the-Bride: Florentyna Dawn, Hazel Grove, 0161 487 1679, florentynadawn.co.uk

Entertainment: The Palm Court String Quartet, 01625 820675, thequartet.co.uk; M Lewis Ice Cream, 01270 501784, mlewisicecream.co.uk

To see more of Gregory and Andrea’s wedding pictures see our online gallery or the 2013 issue of Cheshire and Lancashire BRIDE

supplier finder

Get a quote

Looking for that perfect local supplier?
Let us know what you need and we’ll start looking for you.

supplier finder

Find a supplier

Search over 200,000 Suppliers in the UK.

or

Leave a comment

Comments

There are no comments to display, be the first!

bride

Everything for your wedding

Sights on Santorini: Planning your destination wedding

Drawing on her own experience, bride-to-be Georgia White shares her advice on planning an...

How to choose your wedding venue

Make sure you make the right choice when it comes to your wedding venue by taking heed in...

Four important things to do in the month after your wedding

Make a list of your post-wedding to-do list and stay on top of your tasks after you&rsqu...

Sensational wedding venues in and around Dorset

Find a wedding venue that meets your needs and takes your breath away with these seven se...

A decade in the making; budgeting for a wedding

With 10 months to go until her Cheshire wedding, bride-to-be Alicia Dunning advises how t...

Looking for that perfect local supplier?
Let us know what you need and we’ll start looking for you.

the wedding show

Sat -Sat 05
Bride: The Wedding Show at Knebworth Barns find out more »
Sun -Sat 20
Wasing Park's Winter Wonderland, Aldermaston find out more »
Sun 06
Manor of Groves Wedding Fayre, Hertfordshire find out more »
Sun 06
Houchins Wedding Show, Colchester find out more »
Sun 06
Maison Talbooth Open Day, Colchester find out more »
Sun 06
Liverpool Wedding Show 2019 find out more »
Sun 06
PMN Spinnaker Tower Wedding Fayre 2019 find out more »
Sun 06
Bride: The Wedding Show at Dunston Hall, Norwich find out more »
Sun 06
The Chiseldon House Wedding Show, Swindon find out more »
Sun 06
Whittlebury Wedding Fayre, Towcester find out more »
Sun 06
The Birmingham Luxury Wedding Show find out more »
Sat 12
The Barn at Alswick Wedding Fair find out more »
Sat 12
Brighton Harbour Hotel Open Day find out more »
Sat -Sat 12
The Great Western Wedding Show at STEAM, Swindon find out more »
Sat -Sat 12
The Decidedly Different Winter Wedding Show, Exeter find out more »
Sat -Sat 12
Bluewater Wedding Fair, 2019 find out more »
Sat 12
Priestfield Stadium Kent Wedding Fair find out more »
Sun 13
Something Blue Wedding Fayre at Holiday Inn Winchester find out more »
Sun 13
Balmer Lawn Wedding Showcase find out more »
Sun 13
Wedding Showcase at Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel find out more »
Sun 13
DIY wedding fair at Hamworthy Club find out more »
Sun -Sun 01
Guildford Harbour Hotel Open Day find out more »
Sun 13
Smeetham Hall Barn, Essex find out more »
Sun 13
The Kings Lynn Wedding Festival find out more »
Sun 13
National Railway Museum Wedding Showcase 2019, York find out more »
Sun 13
DIY Wedding Fair, Bournemouth find out more »
Sun 13
The Elvetham Wedding Showcase, Hook find out more »
Sun 13
Crowne Plaza Reading Wedding Fair find out more »
Sun 13
Cheltenham Bride & Groom Show 2019 find out more »
Sun -Sun 14
Stanbrook Abbey Luxury Wedding Show 2019 find out more »
Sun 13
Wedding Open Day at Penshurst Place & Gardens, Tonbridge find out more »
Sun -Sat 20
Harefield Barn Open Weekend, Devon find out more »
Sun -Sat 20
Wedding Fair: Caswell House Open Day find out more »
Sun 20
Grand Harbour Hotel Wedding Showcase 2019 find out more »
Sun 20
Cow Parlsey Wiltshire Wedding Fair find out more »
Sun -Sun 20
Cow Parsley Wedding Fair, Wiltshire 2019 find out more »
Sun 20
Ufford Park Wedding Show 2019, Suffolk find out more »
Sun 20
Hylands Estate Wedding Preview Day, Essex find out more »
Sun 20
Hereford Racecourse Wedding Fayre find out more »
Sun 20
Winter Wedding Fair, Rochford find out more »
Sun 20
Dunster Tithe Barn Wedding Fayre, Somerset find out more »
Sun 20
The Hythe Imperial Hotel Wedding Show, Hythe find out more »
Sun 20
The Lydiard House Wedding Show, Swindon find out more »
Sun 20
The Wrag Barn (Highworth) Wedding Show, Swindon find out more »
Sun 20
Hever Castle Wedding Showcase, Edenbridge find out more »
Sun 20
Bisham Abbey Wedding Fair, Marlow find out more »
Sun 20
The Stoke on Trent Luxury Wedding Show find out more »
Sun 20
The Italian Villa Winter Wedding Show, Poole find out more »
Sun 20
The Barn at Avington Open Day, Hampshire find out more »
Sun 20
The Devonshire Wedding Fair, Spring 2019 find out more »
Sun -Sun 20
The Hop Farm Wedding Experience, 2019 find out more »
Sun 20
Wrenbury Hall Open Day, Cheshire find out more »
Thu 24
Richmond Hill Hotel Wedding Showcase find out more »
Fri -Sat 25
Hannah Elizabeth Bridal Sample Sale, Southampton find out more »
Sat -Sun 26
Glenfall House Wedding Fayre, Cotswolds find out more »
Sun 27
PMN New Place Wedding Fayre find out more »
Sun -Sun 27
The West Midlands Luxury Wedding Show 2019 find out more »
Sun 27
A Classic Wedding Fayre at Avington Park find out more »
Sun 27
Trunkwell House Hotel Wedding Fair, Reading find out more »
Sun 27
Avoncroft Museum Wedding Fair find out more »
Sun 27
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Swindon Wedding Show find out more »
Sun 27
Holbrook Manor Wedding Showcase, Somerset find out more »
Sun 27
Crabwell Manor Hotel Wedding Fair, Cheshire find out more »
Sun 27
Capesthorne Hall Wedding Event, Cheshire find out more »