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Swan Hotel, Newby Bridge


Claire and Dave



Peruga at Woodheys

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.

Peruga at Woodheys
Peruga at Woodheys

Claire and Dave tied the knot at the historic and stylish Swan Hotel located on the banks of the River Leven. An absolutely stunning setting and for this day lots of atmospheric fog.

This was a day filled with so many happy moments, fun with lots and lots of laughter. 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?

NYE 2018, Dave popped the question at our family get-together!

Why did you choose your wedding date?

We wanted a winter wedding with a date close to the anniversary of the proposal.

Why did you choose your venue?

Cumbria is Dave’s home county and we like the Lake District. The Swan Hotel Hotel and Spa had a wow factor that gripped us the moment we first stepped into the hotel. It has a unique, quirky, relaxed vibe and is situated in a beautiful location right on the water.

What is your wedding colour scheme?


What sort of dress/outfit did you choose and where from? Why did you choose it?

Pronovias The White One FE….first I cast my eye on, loved it the moment I tried it!

What has your partner chosen to wear?


What are your bridesmaids/ groomsmen going to wear and where from?

Navy M&S & Monsoon for ladies. Navy rustic from Groom for men

How will you travel on the day? If the transport is hired, where is it from?

We’re staying in the hotel the night before.

What flowers have you chosen, if any? Who is providing them?

Silvery leaf/eucalyptus, white flower bouquets & eucalyptus leaf runners, white flower heads for tables from Bluebell & Ivy, Ulverston.

What flowers and decorations have you chosen for the wedding reception? Who is providing them or helping you?

As above.

Are you giving out favours? If so, what?

Mini mason jars, mini bottles of Bottega (adults) homemade Gingerbread (kids).

What cake have you chosen? Who is making it?

Naked Skimmed cake. Wooden Dove Cake co

Who have you chosen for beauty (Makeup and Hair)

Anna Sorbie.

What food/ wines have you choose? Why?

Traditional Dinner with a quirky twist! Rose & White wines with dinner.

What entertainment have you chosen?

The Folklore (Mumford & Sons) style band

Peruga at Woodheys
Peruga at Woodheys
Peruga at Woodheys
Peruga at Woodheys

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