Vintage lace

22 Jan 2014

Vintage lace

Rob King and Emma Cunliffe

Where: Ceremony and reception at Bartle Hall, Bartle, Lancashire

Photography: Ashton Photography

We always knew we wanted an intimate yet luxurious venue and although Bartle Hall was only the second venue which we viewed, we knew it was right for us. The staff were so welcoming and we felt at home right away. The day went seamlessly and we really couldn’t have asked for more.

My dress was by Justin Alexander from Bride 2 Be in Leigh. If I am being honest I didn’t like it on the hanger, it was mum who suggested I try it on as the lace detail reminded her of her own dress many years ago. Once I had the dress on I felt like a million dollars and mum’s tears sealed the deal.

Rob wanted something a bit different to the traditional top hat and tails and the snappy blue suit from TM Lewin certainly fitted the bill. He chose to buy the suits rather than hire as the groomsmen would then have the suit for future occasions. The bridesmaids wore gowns from Occasions in St Helens in an antique gold colour.

We chose antique gold and ivory as our colour scheme and the general theme of vintage and lace. We had a vintage suitcase (courtesy of Rob’s nan) in place of the traditional card postbox. I love anything vintage and artsy. Our family were really supportive throughout all the planning but we tried to take care of most arrangements ourselves. They really helped out on the big day, ferrying dresses and people about from home to the venue and making sure that everyone was where they should be.

I am a very creative person so I really wanted to add as many personal touches to the big day as possible. Rob and I made all our invitations by hand along with Forget Me Not seed packet favours, place names and table plan. I even made a button bouquet which now takes pride of place at home.

I would highly recommend Flower Design to future brides in Lancashire. The service they offer is top class and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process from creating a mood board to tailoring the corsages and buttonholes. We had a blend of ivory flowers with pink hydrangeas to add a bit of colour.

A family friend baked the cake and decorated it to complement our lace theme, we were absolutely thrilled with the result and it almost looked too good to eat!

On the morning I felt very nervous but mostly excited. I think Rob just felt sick! Walking down the aisle is one of those moments I will never forget. The ceremony was really special. We had all our favourite people in the room and Rob’s granddad read a beautiful poem. I should also mention that Rob, being the joker that he is, even managed to slip in ‘awful’ wedded wife amongst the vows too.

We had no doubt that we had selected the right photographers for us. We got on really well with Steph and Steve Ashton and they understood exactly what we wanted for our photographs. They were excellent at capturing those natural moments that you don’t even realise are taking place. They also set up some really cool shots in the bar area involving cocktails which we loved!

We had a sweet buffet (which kept the little ones entertained) and DIY photobooth and our first dance was Your Song by Ellie Golding - it mainly involved a lot of twirling around and shuffling! We then partied the night away with the DJ playing some Northern Soul classics which got everyone on the dance floor.

WHO DID WHAT

Photography: Ashton Photography, 01772 435184

Venue: Bartle Hall, Lea Lane, Bartle, Lancs, 01772 690506

Dress: Bride 2 Be, Leigh, 01942 262606

Accessories: Debenhams

Bridesmaids’ dresses: Occasions, St Helens, 01744 757753

Groom’s outfit: TM Lewin

Stationery: The bride

Flowers: Flower Design, Fylde, 01253 724100

Catering: Bartle Hall

Venue dresser: Creative Coverhire

Entertainment: Simon Gee DJ

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

A relaxed spring wedding shoot at College Farm in Norfolk

This team of Norfolk suppliers put together a vintage and country-inspired bridal shoot ...

Wedding Photo of the Week: Jennifer Jordan

Each week we’re inviting all wedding photographers to submit their images to be Bri...

A natural bridal shoot on Dorset’s beaches

Celebrating the simplicity of true love, the team went barefoot for this beach-side shoot...

Mobile bars and caterers in the South West and Cotswolds

If you're looking for a mobile bar or caterer in the South West or Cotswolds, take a...

Expert make-up tips for Asian brides

From key trends to skincare routines, Sabina Hannan advises Asian brides how to get ...

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

the wedding show

Sat 06
Sledmere Wedding Fayre, Yorkshire find out more »
Sun 07
Bride: The Wedding Show at Holkham Hall, Norfolk find out more »
Sun 07
Lythe Hill Hotel & Spa Wedding Fayre, Surrey find out more »
Sun 07
Broome Park Wedding Fair, Kent find out more »
Sun 07
Camel Studio Wedding Open House, Cornwall find out more »
Wed 10
Inn On The Lake Wedding Fayre find out more »
Sat 13
Majestic Hotel Harrogate Showcase Day, Yorkshire find out more »
Sun 14
Bride: The Wedding Show at Dunston Hall, Norwich find out more »
Sun 14
Frogmary Green Farm Wedding Fair, Somerset find out more »
Sun 14
Stanbrook Abbey Luxury Wedding Show 2019 find out more »
Sun -Sun 22
Glenfall House Wedding Fayre, Cotswolds find out more »
Sun 14
The Wedding Fayre, Chippenham Park Essex find out more »
Sun 14
Kent Showground Wedding Experience find out more »
Sun 14
Holiday Inn Rochester Wedding Fayre find out more »
Sun 14
St Augustine's Wedding Fair, Kent find out more »
Sun 14
The Norfolk Royale Hotel Wedding Show, 2019 find out more »
Sun 14
The Suffolk Wedding Show, Spring 2019 find out more »
Thu -Sun 25
Maria Modes Sixpence Sample Sale, Cheshire find out more »
Sat 27
The Bridal Sessions, Norfolk find out more »
Sat 27
The Old Nene Wedding Show, Cambridgeshire find out more »
Sun 28
Holiday Inn Ashford North (A20) Wedding Show, Ashford find out more »
Sun 28
The Dorset Wedding Festival, Wareham find out more »
Sun -Sun 28
Prested Hall Wedding Fair, Essex find out more »
Sun 28
Copdock Hall Wedding Fayre, Suffolk find out more »
Sun 28
The Dorset Wedding Festival 2019 find out more »
Sun 28
The Orchid Hotel Wedding Showcase, Bournemouth find out more »
Sun 28
Elmore Court Spring Wedding Fair ‘BLOOMKSA’, Gloucestershire find out more »
Sun 28
The Bloomska Wedding Festival April 2019 find out more »
Mon -Sun 29
Brides Do Good Open Pop-Up Bridal Shop at Bicester Village find out more »