Your Cheshire and Merseyside Wedding - May/June 2022 (Issue 63)

Katie and Tom met at their university Freshers’ Week and by the following year they’d decided to move in together, just the two of them. Tom got down on one knee and proposed to Katie on holiday in Greece seven years later. “We feel incredibly lucky that we decided on September 2021 as our wedding date. It was our 10-year anniversary and we thought it would give us lots of time to save some money,” Katie says. Little did they know the disruption the intervening pandemic would have caused them if they’d chosen an earlier date. “Somehow, everything worked out completely in our favour,” Katie continues. The couple adore North Wales. Katie has holidayed around Conwy since she was tiny and since being together she and Tom have spent many a week walking the hills in and around Snowdonia. So, the area holds a special place in their hearts. “When deciding on a venue we wanted to choose somewhere that showed off the area to our friends and family and we were so impressed with Plas Maenan that we didn’t really consider anywhere else,” Katie explains. Join us now, as the bride tells us more about the big day itself... BOTANICAL CHIC Katie and Tom have over 60 houseplants and these served as their inspiration for their venue styling. Table and place names matched the invitations and order-of-the-day, designed in a botanical style with foliage. The tables were all named after various types of houseplants such as pothos, fern and palm. Other venue décor, as well as the centrepieces, was kept simple and classic, using candles, glass jars, foliage and plants. And the wedding favours? Why houseplants all round, of course! The beautiful bouquets, buttonholes and corsages were predominantly made up of foliage including eucalyptus, pine and ferns, with small white wax flowers and navy thistles dispersed throughout. Katie remembers, “Amanda and Jane at Plas Maenan went above and beyond in decorating the venue for us, with green and white everywhere, and even a blossom tree at the top table. It was truly perfect.” “Attend a wedding fair early on in the planning process.This way you can tick off all the suppliers in one go and get them booked well in advance.” – Katie 36