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Statham Lodge


Sam and Chantelle



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

Sam and Chantelle tied the knot at the beautiful Georgian Manor house, Statham Lodge. A former family house, then casino and now a well maintained and run hotel. 


Such a lovely couple, who I am so happy to have spent the day with. Their family and friends who helped them to celebrate in style. Delamere forest was Chantelle’s inspiration for the styling, her stunning vintage Ellis dress, handsome suits for the men all set the style perfect for Statham Lodge. The table place pictures decorated with their pets was also a pretty addition.

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


Here’s Sam and Chantelle’s wedding story.

Where and when did you get engaged?

Delamere Forest 18th July 2016.

Why did you choose your wedding date?

We really enjoy autumn

Why did you choose your venue?

In-between for both families and we love the Georgian building

Do you have a special “theme”/ style for your wedding? Why did you pick this theme/ style?

Greenery and simple to reflect Delamere Forest. Green is Chantelle’s favourite colour.

What is your wedding colour scheme? Why did you choose it?

Same answer as above

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

Ellis Bridal dress from Sarah’s Boutique in Northwich. They were the only ones in the north west who supply Ellis willing to order it specially from the brand for me. I found my dress from Pinterest, vintage style glass beaded champagne colour.

What has your partner chosen to wear?

Grey check wool suit from Slaters

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

Bridesmaid dark green vintage style shoulder and simple dress from JJ’S House in America. Groomsmen Brown tweed Slaters

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

Staying over the night before

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

Autumn, green, wild looking bouquets, jewel toned flowers. Flower time florist

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

Flower time florist and the bride. Bride boxing up each table/area then wedding co-ordinator

Are you giving out favours? If so, what?

5 ivory coloured sugared almonds in boxes

What cake have you chosen? Who is making it?

4 tier ivory/white iced. Georgian pipe detail. Carrot, Bakewell, chocolate and fruit from Jo’s Cakery

Who have you chosen for beauty (Makeup and Hair)

Andrea Pickford hair and makeup

What food/ wines have you choose? Why?

Minestrone soup. Chicken roast dinner. Raspberry Panna cotta. Selection of wines

What entertainment have you chosen?

The four monkeys band and additional sax.

What other “special touches” have you added to your day?

“kissy bench” and our pets dotted around the cake, tables, doggy bags. Man and wife cake topper. Vintage style pop up room photobooth. Love lock fence


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

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