Summer Beeston Manor Wedding
Katy and Jonny
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.
Katy and Jonny planned a rustic summer wedding at the beautifully restored 16th century Beeston Manor.
Beeston Manor is family run wedding and events venue, famous for its hospitality from the staff. Amy, Kath, Jenny, Janet and their teams are amazing. They make it look so effortless working together to give couples the best day ever.
There’s another thing the Manor is also famous for and that’s its sunsets, Katy and Jonny were not disappointed. The sun turned to a big red ball in the sky, the cake was moved outside and we witnessed the cake cutting and then first dance outside under the sunset. It was not until the sun had actually gone down that the sky turned an amazing orange. Quite rare in August.
Such a special and emotional day with so many happy moments, fun with lots and lots of laughter, and maybe a few tears.
Here’s Katy and Jonny’s wedding story.
Where and when did you get engaged? Tell me what happened?
In Peurto Rico, Gran Canaria 30th September 2016. Just the 2 of us on the balcony of our hotel overlooking Peurto Rico Bay. Oh and down on 1 knee.
Why did you choose your wedding date?
Wanted summer wedding and the bank holiday meant nobody had work to go to the next day allowing them to party!!!
Why did you choose your venue?
We didn’t, it picked us!
Do you have a special “theme”/ style for your wedding? Why did you pick this theme/ style?
What is your wedding colour scheme? Why did you choose it?
Pink, silver and white
What sort of dress/outfit did you choose and where from? Why did you choose it?
A line dress high neckline with low back in white. It was exactly what i was looking for. Bridal Couture Italia in Bolton
What has your partner chosen to wear?
Navy check pattern 3 piece suit with grey and light blue waistcoat. From Moss Bros Preston
What are your bridesmaids/ groomsmen going to wear and where from?
Matching suits also from Moss bros, page boys suit from next. Blush pink bridesmaids dresses from ASOS
How will you travel on the day? If the transport is hired, where is it from?
Volkswagon Campervan called Lucy Love Bus, a 1963, 21 window Samba model from California, hired from split-the-difference vintage vw campervan hire.
What flowers have you chosen, if any? Who is providing them?
Flower button holes and corsages with white and blush pink roses, brides bouquet with white and pink blush roses with gypsophelia, gypsophelia bouquets for the bridesmaids. White roses on the cake. All from Greenhouse flowers, Preston. Dealt with Julie and she did an amazing job. Fresh cut home grown flowers for vases on the top tail grown by Mother of the groom Barbara
What flowers and decorations have you chosen for the wedding reception? Who is providing them or helping you?
Creative cover, Homemade centre pieces and table plan and top table pieces
Are you giving out favours? If so, what?
Scrathcards in holders and mini glass jar with mints
What cake have you chosen? Who is making it?
Three tier rustic cake with flowers on log slice. From Lisa Marie Cakes
Who have you chosen for beauty (Makeup and Hair)
Hair done by my sister Sue at Off Yer Head hair salon on New Hall Lane Preston, Siobhan from Feel Unique Preston
What food/ wines have you choose? Why?
Leek and Potatoe soup to start, Roast beef dinner with all the trimmings and trio of deserts, assorted red, white and rose wine
What entertainment have you chosen?
Danny P guitarist through DFC dancefloor couture Dj Jason – wedding dj Magic mirror – Carey events
What other “special touches” have you added to your day?
Sweet buffet Table games Nephew performing magic and brother playist keyboard.
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