Colour me purple
Gary and Devereaux Hackett
Where: Ceremony and reception at Capesthorne Hall
Photography: Mark R Williamson
We wanted a venue with character for our wedding and Capesthorne Hall ticked all the boxes. With a sense of old English heritage, a stunning backdrop and breathtaking scenery it’s a ‘real Cheshire jewel’.
I chose a champagne, A-line dress with a little sparkle. As soon as I tried it on I felt special and knew that this was ‘the one’. And, in memory of mum, we used a lot of purple, butterflies and ice sculptures for the winter theme of our wedding.
On the morning I felt nervous and emotional. While the bridesmaids were having their hair done I met up with my brother to receive a very special surprise present, a diamond and emerald ring which had once been my mother’s.
My dad took me and the bridesmaids to the venue for a glass of bubbly while we were getting ready and I made my entrance down the grand staircase into the drawing room for the ceremony. There was a lovely relaxed atmosphere with music provided by two lovely ladies ‘The Two Of Us’ playing on piano and flute.
After the ceremony we had a drinks and canapé reception in the hall and gallery. Our photos were very relaxed. We didn’t even know Mark was there! We wanted to capture the moments with friends and family and had some lovely group photos.
The room for the wedding breakfast was beautiful. We had soft purple uplighting around the edges, with ice towers as centre pieces and deep red roses and thistle surrounds. Wayne Allan sang during the wedding breakfast which led to our guests singing and dancing along!
In the evening the room was transformed by I Catching Events, continuing the purple theme. There was also an ice luge in the shape of a celtic knot which was the talking point of the night.
Photography: Mark R Williamson, 07774 990939, markrwilliamson.com
Venue: Capesthorne Hall, Siddington, Macclesfield, 01625 861221, Capesthorne.com
Dress: Sense and Sensibility, Stockport, 0161 285 7711, sasbridal.com
Hair: Alison Warren
Make-up: Jenny Quarrell
Venue dresser: I Catching Events, Hyde, 0845 833 6372, icatchingevents.co.uk
Cake: Celebration Cakes, Warrington, 07546 127926, celebrationcakescheshire.co.uk
Flowers: Potting Shed, Alderley Edge, 01625 585819, pottingsheduk.com
Jewellery: Henry D Johnstone Jewellers, 01625 583565, henrydjohnstone.co.uk
To see more of Gary and Devereaux’s wedding album see our online gallery or the 2013 issue of Cheshire and Lancashire BRIDE