Lodore Falls, Cumbria
Lorri and DJ
Planning your wedding is no easy task. From choosing your venue, your dress, the suits, who will be bridesmaids, best man, the cake, will it be chicken or beef, all way right down to the little details of which font will go onto the place cards for the table plan!
I like to send out a few questions to my brides and grooms about a month before the big day to get to know them a little and to find out which lovely suppliers they’ve asked to help make their day so special.
Lorri and DJ tied the knot at the stunning Lodore Falls Hotel set in an achingly beautiful area of the Lake District on the banks of the River Derwent and Derwentwater. An absolutely stunning setting and for any wedding on any day come rain or shine.
This was a day filled with so many happy moments, fun with lots and lots of laughter. We took a little trip to Ashness Bridge and Surprise View to complete the couples wedding story.
Here are the details of planning and suppliers that made their day so special.
Where and when did you get engaged? Tell me what happened?
23rd September 2017 on Derwentwater island Keswick, Lake district, DJ hired a rowing boat and rowed to the island in middle of Derwentwater lake where he presented a lovely picnic. After the picnic he produced a ring on one knee and popped the question. We then celebrated with two engraved glasses and some champagne sat on the island.
All was perfect!
Why did you choose your wedding date?
We wanted a summer date to hopefully have an outdoor wedding. This was an available date at the venue.
Why did you choose your venue?
The hotel overlooks Derwentwater lake where we got engaged so was a perfect choice and the hotel and outside was stunning.
What is your wedding colour scheme?
Rustic – wood etc to try and fit with the location and outdoors.
Grey, peach, ivory, hessian and blush pink – lovely colours with the wood and just came together.
What sort of dress/outfit did you choose and where from? Why did you choose it?
Ivory lace dress, option of strapless and can add straps or possible halter neck style strap. Beautiful train.
It was from Coco Mio Bridal.
What has your partner chosen to wear?
We’ve bought a 3 piece suit (not Hired) from Slaters Menswear in Cheltenham.
What are your bridesmaids/ groomsmen going to wear and where from?
2 Bestmen (Same suit as Groom different tie/shirt colour) Bridesmaids older three in Grey and younger two in peach.
How will you travel on the day? If the transport is hired, where is it from?
Bride to be will be at the hotel and Groom and Bestmen will arrive together in a family car.
What flowers have you chosen, if any? Who is providing them?
Artificial flowers for Bride, wicker hearts with artificial flowers for bridesmaids to hold and bestmen and groom to have button holes only.
What flowers and decorations have you chosen for the wedding reception? Who is providing them or helping you?
We have sorted for the tables log slices, birdcages, artificial flowers, lights and empty rum bottles for decoration. For the room we have a wicker light up ‘LOVE’ sign, a gin bottle table plan, more log slices, chalkboard signs, sweet table.
Are you giving out favours? If so, what?
Yes adults Grasmere gingerbread as local and Mint to be hessian mini sacks with mini tic tacs inside. Children having chocolate shaped gingerbread men in cellophane.
What cake have you chosen? Who is making it?
Semi nude cake 3 tiers with cream buttercream style icing showing the cake in places, log sign at the top, ‘love’ scrabble word and artificial flowers sat on a log slice Local bakers making the sponges and Mum in law (grooms mum) decorating the cake.
Who have you chosen for beauty (Makeup and Hair)
Jaye Adams make up lady based in the Lake district. Hair Sister in law
What food/ wines have you choose? Why?
Prosecco for toast and arrival drink and hotel wine for tables. Food starters prawn cocktail, garlic mushrooms or tomato and mozzarella tart, mains Belly pork, chicken or vegetarian spinach pasta Desserts Brownie, Crème Brulee and strawberry and prosecco cheesecake.
What entertainment have you chosen?
Hotel providing a DJ
What other “special touches” have you added to your day?
We have organised a caricature for 3 hours and we are hoping to set up our own photo booth type table, possible sparklers, learnt a routine for first dance.
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