Katy and Ben met during a night out whilst at university. They are best of friends who share the same love to have fun and spend their days laughing like they just met!
They decided to have an intimate wedding with a romantic and laid-back feel. They chose a venue in Cheshire, as this was where Katy grew up. It was also nice and close to the airport for Ben’s family who were travelling from Switzerland for the wedding.
The stunning vintage cream Land Rover used at their wedding was actually a surprised arranged by Katy, as she arranged a surprise pick up to take the groomsmen to the venue. She also surprised Ben with a new Tom Ford aftershave so that they could always be reminded of their wedding day by the scent.
This relaxed and fun wedding colour palette included an elegant mix of ivory, blush, creams and greenery. This tied in with their gorgeous floral arrangements and their stunning 3 tier cake with roses and peonies.
A special thanks to Lumiere Photographic for capturing this relaxed and fun wedding day and for sharing it with us.
Romantic, Relaxed and Fun wedding Details
Wedding Date: 24.08.2018
How many guests? 50 – day guests, 60 – evening guests
How did you and your partner meet?
We met during a night out whilst at university.
How did he propose?
During an anniversary trip to titanic spa in Huddersfield.
Length of Engagement? 22 months
What do you love most about your partner? I love that we are the best of friends and that we share the same love to have fun and spend our days laughing like we just met.
How would you describe your wedding in one or two words? Amazing
Tell us about your wedding gown and how you chose it: I visited a number of shops before choosing ‘the one’. As soon as I walked into Knutsford Wedding Gallery the quality of the dresses was on a different level. I fell in love with the feel of my dress and when I put it on it suited my shape perfectly. I knew I would be comfortable in my dress from the ceremony to the last dance. I wanted to be able to enjoy every minute of our day and I did!
Did you do a ‘first look’ before the ceremony? No
What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day?
We always knew we wanted a small wedding with a romantic laid-back feel. We didn’t want any harsh colour schemes or anything over the top to take away from the beauty of the venue and the reason why we first fell in love with the venue in the first place.
How did you come to choose the location and venue?
We chose the location because Cheshire is where I grew up and with Ben originally being from Switzerland meant the Airport was an easy distance for family who were traveling in for the wedding. We took Ben’s mum to view the venue and she walked in and burst into tears because she knew Ben’s dad would have loved it if he could have been there to see it. We didn’t need to look anywhere else after that.
Can you describe what type of ceremony you had and how you were able to personalise it.
Vows – did you write your own vows, if so, would you be willing to share them in the feature. If you didn’t write your own vows, can you share what you said or were asked by your officiant? We used personalised vows to be more personal.
Were any of your guests involved in the ceremony in any way?
Our youngest guest was ring security.
How did you enter your wedding ceremony? (Accompanied? Together? Solo?) I walked down the aisle with my Dad to Carrie Underwood Look At Me
What made you choose the type of ceremony that you had?
We wanted it to be personal and a reflection of us.
Describe the cake (including the flavors) and cake topper:
Our favours were personalised cookies.
Our cake was a simple white 3 tier with roses and peonies to tie in with the wedding flowers and wedding style. We added a sparkle top tier to add a little something and had x 3 different flavours for each tier – vanilla salted caramel, Chocolate and Vanilla and Raspberry. to suit our differing tastes and ensure something for everyone.
What flowers did you use in the bouquet and at the venue?
The bouquet was a mix of Ivory, blush and champagne avalanche roses. The bridesmaid bouquets were full head to head white hydrangeas.
How did you choose your table décor?
We chose a long top table with assorted glass vases and floating candles interspersed with flowers to suit our romantic wedding feel. We then chose round tables filled with floating candles and glass votives filled with clusters of matching bridal flowers.
What was the menu for the reception?
We wanted a summery feel to compliment the time of year and a sharing starter to encourage guests to mix – we then chose a selection of all our favourite foods to complement.
Specialty Breads and Bruschetta with Dipping Oil and Balsamic Syrup
Baby Leaves and Rocket with Toasted Pine Nuts
Sun Blushed Tomatoes
Prosciutto and Salami
Gorgonzola, Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheese
Chicken Breast Stuffed with Baby Spinach and Sun-dried Tomato Mousseline, Wrapped in Parma Ham on Parmesan Mashed Potatoes with a Chive Sauce
Fillet of Local Beef Served with a Pink Peppercorn Sauce on Dauphinoise Potatoes
Trio of Miniature Desserts
Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding with Toffee Sauce and Vanilla Custard
“Chardonnay Shots” Fresh Berries in Chardonnay Jelly
White Chocolate Cheesecake with a Fresh Lime Infusion
Name your wedding soundtrack (aisle entrance & exit, reception entry, first dance songs):
Carrie Underwood Look at me – aisle entrance song
Beyonce Ave Maria (signing of register)
Shania Twain From this moment (leaving ceremony)
Jasmine Thompson Like I’m Gonna Lose You (First dance song)
Any sentimental personal touches?
I gave Ben a box of personalised items on the morning of the wedding and a new Tom Ford aftershave so we could always be reminded of the wedding day by the scent. I also surprised Ben with a cream land rover to take the groomsmen to the venue and a saxophonist came out to play our first dance.
Where did you go on honeymoon?
A mini moon in Sorrento and Positano followed by the Maldives.
Any tips that you can give to future brides?
Enjoy the planning and the day – it all goes so fast.
If you could sum up your wedding in one sentence, how would you describe it?
Our favourite day ever!
The Wedding Team
Photographer: Lumiere Photographic
Wedding features thanks to Adorn Invitations:
Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Oak Tree of Peover
Dress: Knutsford Wedding Gallery – Rosa Clara
Groom’s Suit: Whitfield & Ward
Wedding Invitations + Wedding stationery: Lilac & White
Shoes: Dune London
Bridesmaids Dresses: Cari’s Closet
Groomsmen Suit: Whitfield & Ward
Cake: The Pretty Sugar Cake Company
Veil: Knutsford Wedding Gallery
Makeup: Frankie Noone
Hair: Vicky Millington
Food: Top Table
Flowers: Lily Rose
Entertainment: Josh Hindle Singer , Alastair plays sax , Andy Murphy DJ , Jessica Malone
Celebrant: Cheshire West and Chester registrars
Transport: Love Machine Cars
Wedding Favours: Personalised Cookies – Little Beaus Bakery
Any Other Vendors: Sid and Olive outdoor games, Big Adventure wedding films