Your North West Wedding - August/September 2022 (Issue 75)

AUG/SEPT 2022 HONEYMOONS, BEAUTY, FASHION, GROOMS, EXPERT ADVICE, FREEBIES AND MORE £3.55 A two-night stay in the Lake District WIN! Classic elegance Fabulous real weddings and shoots Hollywood GLAMOUR Must-see wedding dresses Delectable ELIGHTS The latest cake trends We explore... Stately homes and manor houses for the big day

The iconic hotel’s stately facade and boutique interior create an inspirational wedding setting, with lake views as an iconic backdrop for your photography. Whether you’re planning an intimate affair or a big day with many guests, we have a choice of rooms and packages for a flawless event. Our talented chefs can provide the perfect menu and you will be assisted by a personal wedding planner through every step of your journey. where magical moments meet memorable ones TheRoHotel throhotelwindermere therohotel Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3BA | +44 (0)1539 232625 |

REGULARS 6 EDITOR’S LETTER What to look out for in this issue 9 NEARLYWED NEWS Catch up on the latest from around the North West 12 COMPETITION Win a stay in a five-star inn in the heart of the Lake District at The Wild Boar 13 FREEBIES & OFFERS Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs 71 HOT TOPIC Our experts answer your questions CONTENTS AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2022 On the cover... This issue's stunning cover has been sponsored by renowned wedding venue Kinmount House ( It was captured by Willow & Wilde Photography ( at the wedding of Ashley & Ross. VENUES 15 SPOTLIGHT ON CUMBRIA Discover some of the best venues in the area 23 A ROYAL OCCASION Tie the knot in a stately home 15 FEATURES 45 THE ONE FOR ME Aisha and Yamin tied the knot at Stanley House Hotel & Spa 49 DELECTABLE DELIGHTS The latest cake trends 54 FROM MISS TO MRS County Wedding Magazines’ senior editor Melissa Cullen shares her wedding planning journey 57 BEAUTIFULLY BOHO Feast your eyes on this beautiful styled shoot at The Dunes in Cumbria 61 DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY Meet local musicians and entertainers 67 LOVE IS PURE Whimsical and romantic, this breathtaking styled shoot took place at Farleton Knott Wedding Barn 75 NEVER LET ME GO Hidden amongst Cumbria’s stunning countryside is The Den At Four Acres, a new wedding venue which is full of inspiration 45 3

FASHION & BEAUTY 80 FASHION FOCUS The latest bridal fashion news, buys and launches 81 STYLE DOWN THE AISLE These boho-inspired dresses in luxe lace and flowing fabrics were made for fun and flirting 86 LEADING LADY Mothers-of-the-bride will love these stylish dresses and accessories 87 PARTY PIECES These glamorous gowns are worthy of the red carpet 90 FASHION Q&A Local professionals solve your problems 39 27 REAL WEDDINGS 27 ONCE UPON A TIME Elyse and Kyle had a princess-inspired wedding at Bolton School Weddings & Events 32 WINTER LUXE Wendy and Andy tied the knot at St Michael’s Church in Clitheroe and had their reception at Browsholme Hall and The Tithe Barn 39 MADE FOR EACH OTHER Amber and Steve said ‘I do’ at the Ferrari's Country House Hotel & Restaurant surrounded by their friends and family HONEYMOONS 92 HONEYMOON NEWS Travel editor Melissa Cullen reveals new openings and honeymoon essentials 94 CARIBBEAN VIBES Enjoy breathtaking, tropical views whilst listening to turquoise waters rolling in with a glass of St. Lucia’s famous rum punch in hand 96 TRAVEL GOALS An island country nestled in South Asia, Sri Lanka has always been a bucket-list destination for Louise Prance 32 96 4

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It’s official, I’m a married woman – eeek! After being engaged for nearly 18 months, and with all of the lockdowns and uncertainty, it’s been quite a rollercoaster of emotions, but I couldn’t have asked for a better day. It seems like just yesterday that I was telling our loved ones that we were engaged, and here we are as husband and wife (I don’t think I’ll ever get used to saying that). My number one piece of advice is to enjoy the process and make it about what you want. We found that many of our nearest and dearest were quite vocal about what they wanted and how the day should be, which can feel quite overwhelming at times but try to remember it’s meant to be about you and your partner. Pick things that you want, and that will make you both happy and forget about everyone else. The day goes by in a flash so take some time out just the two of you to have a chat and take everything in. Things will go wrong, but that’s okay. On the day, you won’t notice the little things, and all that will matter will be celebrating with your friends and family. Surround yourself with people that you love and trust. My bridesmaids were amazing at keeping my nerves in check and making sure I felt like a special bride. I couldn’t have asked for better, and I can’t wait to look back on our photographs with them. This issue is full of inspiration, we highlight the latest cake trends, meet local musicians and entertainers and take a peek at gorgeous venues in Cumbria. If that’s not enough, we also look at showstopping wedding dresses and wow-factor honeymoon destinations. If you’d like your wedding featured or have been involved with a styled shoot, you can submit it at: Melissa x Melissa Cullen, Senior Editor Whimsical and romantic, this breathtaking styled shoot took place at Farleton Knott Wedding Barn. 67 81 12 These boho-inspired dresses in luxe lace and flowing fabrics were made for fun and flirting. Win a stay in a five-star inn in the heart of the Lake District at The Wild Boar. EDITORIAL 01376 535 611 Melissa Cullen | Senior Editor, Grooms and Travel Editor Danielle Harvey | Managing Editor Kelly Andrews | Deputy Managing Editor and Beauty Editor Claire Ridley | Fashion Editor DESIGN 01376 535 616 Graphic Designers Stephanie Hodder | Vicky O’Connor Production Assistant | Lorna Butcher Digital Marketing Coordinator Katie Laley Web Development Manager Stuart Weatherley ADVERTISING Sales & Events Director Sarah Ellis | 01376 538 490 Account Manager Nicola Hawkins | 01376 538 480 SUBSCRIPTIONS 01376 514 000 ACCOUNTS 01376 535 616 Accounting Manager | Derrick James Your North West Wedding is solely owned, published and designed by KD Media Publishing. Whilst every effort was made to ensure the information in this magazine was correct at the time of going to press, the publishers cannot accept legal responsibility for any errors or omissions, nor can they accept responsibility for advert content, or of the standing of advertisers or by the editorial contributions. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher. Your North West Wedding is published six times a year. Subscription rates are £18.20 per annum (incl. p+p). Cheques should be made out to KD Media Publishing and sent to Your North West Wedding, c/o KD Media Publishing, Pantile House, Newlands Drive, Witham, Essex CM8 2AP. Visit us online at and DIA ISHING NTS ISHING EVENTS & PUBLISHING cwe COUNTY WEDDING EVENTS ISSN 2392-2802 @CountyWeddingMagazines @CountyWeddings @countyweddingmagazines FromMiss toMrs 6

57 80 15 45 39 94 92 The latest bridal news, buys and launches. Be inspired by this bright and bold shoot at The Dunes Hotel. Aisha and Yamin had a stunning boho-inspired wedding at Stanley House Hotel & Spa. Tie the knot at a beautiful venue in Cumbria. Amber and Steve chose a silver and grey theme for their wedding at Ferrari’s Country House Hotel & Restaurant. The latest openings and honeymoon destinations for couples post-vows. Enjoy tropical views whilst listening to the turquoise waters rolling in with a glass of St. Lucia’s famous rum punch in your hand. EDITOR’S LETTER 7

The Belsfield Hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of the Lake District and is surrounded by 6-acres of beautifully manicured lawns. Only a stone throw fromThe Belsfield Hotel, Lake Windermere is the ideal romantic setting for your special day all year round. As soon as you walk into our glazed reception lobby, you will be greeted cordially by our friendly team, who will immediately make you and your guests feel at home. Enjoy bubbly champagne and delicious canapés, whilst you soak up the stunning Lake Windermere backdrop. Take to the floor for your first dance in our elegant Windermere Suite. Our talented local decorators flawlessly dress our venue to provide you with an experience you will never forget. We strive to make your special day perfect, even down to the finest detail. Please join us on Sunday, 4th September 2022, from 12-4pm for our Inspiration Day, where you can further discuss your picture-perfect day with our expert team. THE BELSFIELD, KENDAL ROAD, BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE, CUMBRIA, LA23 3EL | | 01539442448

All the latest from around the North West A RELAXING GETAWAY Ribblesdale Park at Gisburne Park Estate is one of Lancashire’s finest historic estates, set in the ancient and mythical Ribble Valley. This summer, discover the new exclusive glamping village, featuring 10 luxurious, fully-furnished bell tents. Wake up to wild deer outside your tent, as the grounds are home to 1,000 acres of wildlife; relax with the on-site masseuse for treatments in your tent or by the river; and kick back with live music at the atmospheric Hindelinis Restaurant and Bar. The estate is home to a collection of luxury glamping bell tents, lodges with their own private hot tubs, cottages, and historical houses, perfect for couples and larger groups. Amidst the sublime grounds of Ribblesdale Park are flowing rivers, a wildlife sanctuary, an outdoor swimming pool and ancient forests. Located just an hour’s drive from Manchester, Ribblesdale Park is an idyllic location for a minimoon or pre-wedding getaway. To book and for more information, visit A MEMORABLE GIFT Desert Diamonds Cumbria, a local jeweller, is launching a range of friendship/mother-daughter rings which will make the perfect gift for your bridal party. The owner, Sue Mounsey, tells us more about the company: “Our stones are of the highest quality available, we start by hand-cutting them and then hand-polishing to create a lasting lustre. All our items can be made from a variety of golds and sterling silver with gold/rhodium plating. For bespoke items, we discuss the customer’s dream ring and draw a computer-aided design to meet their specifications. Once they’re happy, we will manufacture the ring, which will take approximately six to eight weeks. Bespoke designs require a mould to be made, meaning it’s more time-consuming and expensive, but we are certain you will love the finished look and treasure it for many years. We also offer an after-care service should you ever want your items re-dipped, polished or repaired.” Discover more at NEWS Nearlywed TRAVEL IN STYLE The Lake District is known for its breathtaking scenery, peaceful walks, and luxurious hotels, making it the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. If you’re planning to pop that all-important question to your other half, Lakeside Travel Services knows the best and most romantic locations for you to get down on one knee. Lakeside Travel Services can provide chauffeured luxury wedding cars for hire, so you can arrive in style on your big day. The team also offer 38 exclusive tours, so you can explore and make the most of The Lake District. Visit for more information. LOCAL NEWS 9

FLORAL ROMANCE Blossom Resin By Verity in Lancashire is a new company offering flower preservation. Couples can choose from a three-piece initial set, ring holders, paper weights, love signs, coasters, wall hangings and much more. We spoke to Verity McNally, the owner, to find out more about her company: “You plan your wedding down to every detail, and before you know it, you will be happily married! Being a floral preservation specialist, I know how best to dry your flowers and create stunning bouquet resin pieces that you will cherish forever. Epoxy Resin is a two part compound that, when combined, makes a chemical reaction and hardens to a solid piece that, once dry, means you can keep your wedding flowers forever. I have more than two years of experience using trusted methods. After my own wedding I delved into drying my wedding bouquet and preserving in resin, and now I give the same love and care to all my couples’ pieces. I can preserve whole flowers, press smaller blooms or use the petals to make a confetti-style design with something to suit every taste and budget. I am also launching a new bridal jewellery collection that ranges from minimal classic to boho chic pieces. All flower preservation orders are taken via my social media pages, so you can easily ask me any questions and it means I will get to know your style and preferences before making your piece. For all jewellery pieces and other resin creations, visit my Etsy or social media pages.” Head over to and for more information. NEW COMPANY ALERT! Shimmer North Cumbria is a new company offering shimmer sequin wall backdrops for weddings and special occasions. Based in Cumbria, the company offer a range of colours and designs to choose from. The owner, Catherine Moffet, tells us more: “We feel our shimmer walls are the missing piece to a gorgeous wedding day, adding a touch of class, luxury and a beautiful backdrop for special memories. We have recently purchased a glimmering gold shimmer wall, perfect for the big day and have branched out into bespoke balloon garlands to add a luxury feel to the walls. We offer neon signs which always go down a storm!” The team will be attending Cumbria’s Premier Wedding Show at Carlisle Racecourse on the 25th September, which is the perfect opportunity to discuss your big day with them. For more information, visit STYLED TO PERFECTION Allure Venue Styling, an event styling company in Cumbria, is collaborating with a new business called The Creative Cup. This creative café provides a variety of workshops for the community, and Allure Venue Styling will soon be providing wedding workshops to help couples plan their special days. Dai Watson, the owner, said: “I have had a lot happen since the relaunch of the business in October last year. The company has suddenly exploded, and I’ve gone from working out of my own home to having a dedicated office and enough work that I’ve reluctantly had to turn events down. The new premises in Cleator Moor, from which Allure Venue Styling and The Creative Cup will be based, gives me the opportunity to run bridal workshops and small hen parties. This is still very much in its infancy, with the hope to open in September this year and for the bridal workshops to begin shortly afterwards. These workshops will cover everything from how to budget for your wedding, plan your day and how to create DIY décor.” To find out more, visit and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Flower B Florist, a studio-based florist in Lancashire, is celebrating two years of business. Owner, Belinda Buckley, tells us more: “I created Flower B Florist after my passion and love for all things flowers made me want to launch my own brand. Before this, I had worked as a florist for more than 15 years. Throughout my career, I have worked all around the UK in some fantastic locations for weddings and special events, giving me vast experience and knowledge. I offer a personal one-on-one service with the flexibility of venue and home consultations. Each design is bespoke and created by hand in a very natural and relaxed style using seasonal flowers. I love to make floral dreams come true and create everything from bridal bouquets to showstopping centrepieces and archways.” Check out more at GettyImages 10

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The Wild Boar Inn is set adjacent to 72 acres of beautiful woodland with its own tarn and some beautiful wild settings. A traditional Lakeland inn with oak beams, log fires, an in-house microbrewery and smokehouse all in the rolling countryside of the Gilpin Valley. For the discerning foodie, when it comes to food there’s an extensive choice: from sharing plates to succulent steaks, traditional British to Mediterranean, its Alternative Afternoon Tea and Wild Afternoon Tea Picnic – there’s certainly something for everyone! WILD WEDDINGS AT THE WILD BOAR One of the best things on offer is... choice! There are indoor-outdoor options of where to exchange vows, home-brewed beer and a library of single malt whiskies, outdoor activities in its stunning woodland, as well as a choice of individually designed rooms and suites for the couple and their wedding party. Nearlyweds can also choose: a Lake District Falconry Hawk Walk in the woods – perfect for stunning photographs – Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery or even Axe Throwing on the day! For those who want to embrace the outdoors completely, why not opt for a tipi wedding? From the first enquiry, the dedicated wedding coordinator will ensure that you have all the information needed to create a dream day. After a show round of the inn, grounds and woodland you’ll be offered support right up to the wedding and beyond. The team are happy to introduce to you to a great selection of local wedding suppliers hand-picked for their quality and expertise. When it comes to the all-important wedding breakfast, with the aforementioned culinary options on offer, the chef is also happy to discuss your bespoke ideas. The Wild Boar can comfortably accommodate between 70 to 90 guests for the wedding breakfast, and between 70 to 130 guests for the evening buffet. Creating the picture-perfect backdrop for a stunning wedding album is easy here both within the inn and in the beautiful woodland. Some of the most popular shots are beside the secluded tarn in the woods, or surrounded by a variety of trees – or for fun photographs head to the shooting range! The venue’s Wild Boar Land Rover also features in quite a lot in images as couples are driven to their chosen backdrop. LOCATION: The Wild Boar is located close to Bowness-onWindermere, in the south of the Lake District. Situated next to the B5284, part way between Windermere Golf Club and the small Lake District hamlet of Crook. The hotel has parking to the rear, next to the inn’s own private woodland. For more information visit: Instagram @thewildboar Facebook @thewildboar Twitter @englishlakes THE PRIZE: County Wedding Magazines has teamed up with English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues, to give the readers a chance to win a two-night stay at The Wild Boar with bed and breakfast, and dinner on the first night. To enter: Answer the following question via our website. Q: Which lake is nearest to The Wild Boar? WIN Closing date is 14th October, 2022. Terms and conditions. A TWO-NIGHT STAY IN THE LAKE DISTRICT Stay in a five-star inn in the heart of the Lake District at The Wild Boar 12

ENTER ONLINE AT WWW.YOURNORTHWEST.WEDDING Closing date is 30th September, 2022, unless otherwise stated. WIN A PRE-WEDDING PHOTO SHOOTWORTH £200 We’ve teamed up with Alin Turcanu Photography to offer one lucky reader a pre-wedding photo shoot worth an amazing £200. We spoke to Alin to find out more about the company: “I’m a Manchester-based creative wedding photographer, and I offer a blend of posed and natural photography. A documentary photographer is someone who will click the button and will document exactly what happens there. I include this style when shooting weddings, it’s an art where nothing can be posed, nothing can be repeated, and it takes some special skills to be able to capture everything. “I cover Cheshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire and beyond, and I always go the extra mile for every couple I work with. I’m the guy behind the camera who will capture the sweet emotion, priceless moments and tears of happiness so you can enjoy them over and over again. Being a wedding photographer isn’t just my job, it’s the thing I want to do every day, with passion and involvement for every couple I meet.” The photo shoot needs to take place within 50 miles of M30. To enter the competition and see the full terms and conditions, please visit our website. To find out more about Alin, visit Take advantage of these gorgeous giveaways and fab offers Freebies &OFFERS Award-winning British contemporary jewellery designer and silversmith Lucy Quartermaine has had a passion for designing and creating jewellery from a young age, having been inspired by her grandmother’s craft and skill. Loved by A-list celebrities in the UK and around the world, Lucy’s brand is renowned for stylish designs and luxury aesthetics. What’s more, for every piece of jewellery purchased a tree is planted meaning eco-concious consumers can rest assured their purchases are sustainable. With elegant jewellery and accessories perfect for the big day, County Wedding Magazines has teamed up with Lucy Quartermaine to offer readers the chance to win an Art Deco Oval Pendant worth £95. The 925 sterling silver with rhodium overlay pendant is inset with white topaz gemstones and can be worn at a 16 or 20-inch length. Visit ACCESSORISE AND SHINE Images provided by FREEBIES & OFFERS 13

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CUMBRIA Spotlight on... LONG ACRE BARN, CA10 3BS 07739 709 841 | Set in the Eden Valley, Long Acre Barn is discretely located on a working farm amongst pastoral countryside with stunning views across ancient woodland and a flower meadow. There’s a rustic, Victorian charm throughout, with a long drive through open fields and the sandstone barn and granary lovingly restored in a natural, pared back way to create an authentic venue. The exterior is welcoming with a large patio and pergola, and the windows and doorways framing the barn are flooded with natural light. Long Acre Barn has been in the Addison family since 1859, and like many farming businesses, the owners explored several diversification options before deciding to transform the space into a wedding venue. After two years of planning and a further two years in renovation, the barn was completed, with the first weddings successfully taking place. Every part of the décor has been thoughtfully planned, including the oak and larch used for the staircases, bar, pergola and doors and the recycled animal drinking bowls incorporated into the patio walls. Celebrate in style With a wedding licence for the whole venue, couples have the flexibility to tie the knot anywhere at Long Acre Barn – from the orchard, lawns or Log Store to the main Barn or Granary. As a venue with lots of break out options, it can easily cater for any wedding. On the left side of the property is The Barn and Granary, which has a large sandstone patio, pergola, and quirky wall. The Barn can accommodate up to 140 guests throughout the day, while the Granary can hold 30. The Victorian orchard is a very relaxing space, with a meandering hoggin path leading to the walled garden, a patio and a seating area outside the Barn. There’s also a large lawn that overlooks the woodland and wildflower meadows. Across the lawn is the Log Store, a fun and quirky covered space with a firepit, lights and room for 40 nearest and dearest. It’s perfect for barbecues and hog roasts or creating a festival vibe and comes complete with a glitter ball tied to the corrugated roof with a piece of baler twine. We love... With acres of space, there’s plenty of room for camping, and there are family cottages nearby. For couples, there’s a traditional farmhouse cottage with a stunning dual-aspect master bedroom complete with a copper bath, which is included the night before and evening of the wedding. 15 REGIONAL VENUES

ASKHAM HALL AND BANK BARN, CA10 2PF 01931 712 350 | Askham Hall is a late 12th century Grade I listed castellated Pele Tower building. The main house was extended in the 1400s with various annexes, and again in the 16th and 17th centuries when it was transformed into a grand Elizabethan mansion. Bank Barn is one of the largest vernacular Cumbrian bank barns ever built. The terraced gardens are Grade II listed and full of stunning features, including colourful terraces, a 230ft long double herbaceous border, unusual species of plants, formal lawns, kitchen gardens, woodland, meadows and ponds. Inside, the property combines modern furnishings and fresh décor with the charm and character of this historic house. Featuring a stunning barn, outdoor pavilion, Michelin starred restaurant, 19 bedrooms, terraced gardens and an outdoor heated pool. Celebrate in style The largest wedding space is the charming Grade II listed Bank Barn, which has been sympathetically converted into a first class wedding venue. With original features, bare stone walls, an open-beamed oak ceiling, contemporary lighting, an oak dancefloor and large glass doors, this really is a special setting for celebrations. The Medieval Hall is a slightly smaller space within the courtyard of the main house on the first floor with a capacity for up to 70 friends and family. It connects directly to the bedrooms and dates back to the 1400s with original oak beams and two large fireplaces. Smaller ceremonies take place in the main house on weekdays, including in the original oak-panelled Dining Room, which seats up to 18 loved ones. Alternatively, the Outdoor Garden Pavilion is also licensed for ceremonies, weather dependent, for up to 150 people. We love... Couples will receive a voucher to try food at the sister pub, the George and Dragon Clifton, which uses the same ingredients and has a similar cooking ethos. The venue also offers a complimentary night’s stay for couples in return for the use of their wedding imagery. LINDETH HOWE HOTEL, LA23 3JF 01539 445 759 | Originally owned by Beatrix Potter, Lindeth Howe Hotel is a traditional country house situated in six acres of stunning countryside. The owners have invested £1million and combined the original decor with modern amenities to create a grand venue that’s perfect for weddings. The property has a private drive, free parking for guests, outdoor seating and space for a grand fireworks display. Celebrate in style The largest space available is the Restaurant which can hold 120 people. Couples can walk down the red carpet and admire the beautiful magnolia tree that’s visible through the windows. Boasting a large apex roof, the Hilltop Room has art on the walls, large hanging plants and room for 40 guests for the service. The Morning Room is where Mrs Potter used to sit and wait for her daughter, Beatrix, to arrive for tea. The last space available is the Sitting Room. Boasting garden views, a fireplace from the original house and a bay window where Beatrix used to sketch, it’s capable of holding 16 friends and family for the vows. We love... The happy couple can personalise the menu to suit their needs and will receive a complimentary anniversary stay. 16

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Elegant & exclusive – yours to make your own With undisturbed panoramas of Lake Windermere 365 days a year and gardens that stretch right down to the edge of the lake, Silverholme Manor is a breath-taking wedding venue that you will never forget. Whisk your guests away with you to the place of your dreams and cement your love in a world that has romanced, not only some of English literature’s greats, but a whole nation. From intimate weddings for 18 to celebrations of up to 200, we pride ourselves on our relaxed approach, allowing you to tailor your wedding to fit your wishes. We provide the canvas and the rest is down to your imagination. Silverholme is licensed to hold civil ceremonies in the Coach House, the Library and the Dining Roomor youmay choose tomake the most of Windermere’s natural beauty and invite your guests to watch you tie the knot overlooking the lake’s stunning backdrop. Our amazing team are here to help you every step of the way with the planning of your special day. Please contact us today for more information. Silverholme Manor, Graythwaite Estate, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AZ | 01539 531248 |

THE BELSFIELD HOTEL, LA23 3EL 01539 442 448 | The Belsfield Hotel is situated within six acres of landscaped gardens and is surrounded by the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the Lake District with striking mountains, wild-grass moors and shimmering lakes. The hotel boasts stunning Victorian Italianate architecture and a magnificent glass reception area. The luxurious four-star property combines style and elegance with classic British glamour. Each of its 62 designer hotel rooms feature attractive décor, elegant furnishings and delightful fabrics, providing a welcome retreat at the end of a wonderful day. Inside is a grand staircase which leads to the Drawing Room and Library, the perfect place to unwind in the evenings with a delicious cocktail or glass of wine and good company. Decorated with wallpaper from the classic Chinoiserie range, the décor stays true to the building’s Victorian heritage. Celebrate in style There are several spaces available for ceremonies. Guests can relax and enjoy a drink whilst admiring the elegant accents and classic wooden furnishings of the Library and Drawing Room, which has space for up to 30 people. The refreshed Brasserie is a relaxed dining area, offering an excellent selection of delicious dishes and fantastic lake views with room for 30 loved ones. Alternatively, the Adam’s Lounge is perfect for more intimate weddings with room for up to 40 nearest and dearest. Adorned with luxury, designer wallpaper and fabrics, the Adam’s Lounge can be dressed to reflect the couple’s style and personalities. The exquisite AA Rosette-awarded Belsfield Restaurant offers spectacular views and can accommodate up to 124 friends and family throughout the day. Receptions take place in the Garden Terrace, which can hold 124 guests and is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of prosecco with loved ones or unwind in seclusion in the evenings when the terrace becomes romantically lit by candle lanterns. The Windermere Suite looks out directly across Lake Windermere, with luxurious floral drapes, elegant décor and has room for 150 people. We love... The Belsfield Hotel hosts a range of wedding shows and tours, so there’s plenty of opportunities to visit. SILVERHOLME MANOR, GRAYTHWAITE ESTATE, LA12 8BA 01539 531 248 | Silverholme Manor is a traditional Georgian manor house surrounded by extensive grounds with lawns rolling down to the lakeside and stunning views of Lake Windermere. The elegantly-furnished property is the perfect combination of original character and modern comfort. Celebrate in style The venue is licensed for ceremonies in The Coach House, the Dining Room and the Library. There is also the option of having an outdoor service on the patio, with panoramic views of Lake Windermere, which is perfect for taking photographs. We love... Couples who book Silverholme Manor will enjoy exclusive use of the manor house and grounds for three days, perfect for extended and relaxed celebrations. Scan to view video 19 REGIONAL VENUES

THE DEN AT FOUR ACRE, CA7 5HW 07753 686 785 | Set in the North Cumbrian countryside between the Cumbrian fells and the Solway Coast is The Den At Four Acre. Nestled in a four-acre field surrounded by trees and natural hedgerows, it’s a secluded spot with plenty of car parking and room for campers. Celebrate in style There are three giant natural-coloured tipis, a small tipi and a catering tent available for weddings of up to 200 guests. The catering tent and smaller chill-out tipi are furnished with characterful furniture, and there’s also a designated dancefloor tipi with a mirror ball and coloured lighting. We love... Nearby accommodation is available at Bowness Farm Bed and Breakfast, with transport available. There is also room for tents and glamping behind the tipis. TWEEDIES BAR & LODGE, LA22 9SW 01539 435 300 | Tweedies Bar & Lodge is a rustic wedding venue in Grasmere. Nestled amongst some of the most famous Lake District fells, guests can enjoy 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains, perfect for photographs. The venue’s grounds play host to the Lake District’s largest beer and music festival and has a great reputation for both food and drink. Celebrate in style There are three areas licensed for ceremonies. The Lodge features tweed made by local Herdwick sheep farmer, Charlotte Harnby, and is capable of holding 70 guests for the vows and sit down meal. Alternatively, the Lounge can be used for up to 25 loved ones for the service. Couples looking for al fresco celebrations can tie the knot in the garden, or a marquee can be erected for large nuptials. The property is within walking distance of St Oswald’s Church for those looking for a traditional church ceremony. We love... The on-site bedrooms feature individual Harris Tweed, bespoke cushions and soft furnishings that create a modern yet cosy space. 20

Grade I listed Askham Hall is an exciting new style of country house hotel and wedding venue for Cumbria. Its style? Luxurious, intimate, unpretentious, up-to-date and full of charm. Featuring a stunning barn with capacity for 150 seated, an original medieval hall and private dining rooms for smaller weddings, 19 en-suite bedrooms, Michelin starred restaurant, gardens and an outdoor pavilion. In-house catering using locally sourced produce, much of it grown and reared at Askham Hall itself and on the 800 year old family estate. 01931 712350 | d Askham d wedding unpreten stunning dieval hal Grade I listed Askham Hall is an exciting new style of country house hotel and wedding venue for Cumbria. Its style? Luxurious, intimate, unpretentious, up-to-date and full of charm. Featuring a stunning barn with capacity for 150 seated, an original medieval hall and private dining rooms for smaller weddings, 19 en-suite bedrooms, Michelin starred restaurant, gardens and an outdoor pavilion. In-house catering using locally sourced produce, much of it grown and reared at Askham Hall itself and on the 800 year old family estate. 01931 712350 | www.askhamh ade I listed Askham Hall is an exciting new style of country e hotel and wedding venue for Cumbria. Its style? Luxurious, intimate, unpretentious, up-to-date and full of charm. eaturing a stunning barn with capacity for 150 seated, an riginal medieval hall and private dining rooms f r smaller weddings, 19 en-suite bedrooms, Michelin starred restaurant, gardens and an outdoor pavilion. In-house catering using locally sourced produce, muc of it grown and reared at Askham Hall itself and on th 800 year old family estate. 01931 7 2350 | wed ing ww .askha Grad I listed Askham Hall is an exciting new style of country house hotel and wedding venue for Cumbria. Its style? Luxurious, intimate, unpretentious, up- odate and full of charm. Featuring a stunning barn with capacity for 150 seated, an riginal medieval hall and private dining rooms for smaller weddings, 19 en-s ite bedrooms, Michelin starred restaurant, gardens and an outdoor pavilion. In-house catering using locally sourced produce, much of it grown and reared at Askham Hall itself and on the 800 year old family estate. 01539 435300 A day, a weekend, a memory that will last a lifetime. With three acres of gardens hidden in the UNESCO national park, your celebrations can take place inside the Lodge or outside in our gardens. We offer 12 delightful bedrooms and 4 luxury private mews. Come. Say I do. TWEEDIES BAR & LODGE REDBANK ROAD, GRASMERE LA22 9SW

Wedding Consultant & Manager CREAT IVE . CALM. HONEST Did you know you can get married wherever you wish? Caves, ruins, gardens, name it and we can organise it! Need some inspiration? Here are some venues across Cumbria & the Lake District that are managed by Weddings by Annabel, you can also find a fantastic selection and more information on our website. WWW.WEDDINGSBYANNABEL .CO.UK presenting... RYDAL MOUNT & GARDENS A romantic & historic home in the Lakes HUNDHOWE An elegant & serene space to suit your style BARN IN THE FELLS A big old barn nestled in epic scenery

OCCASION A royal WEST TOWER, L39 7HJ 01695 423 328 | West Tower is a luxury wedding venue that offers uninterrupted views of the Lancashire countryside. Nestled within eight acres, the property sits proudly at the end of a secluded driveway surrounded by well-kept gardens. Guests will be wowed by the 27 beautifully appointed guest bedrooms, the bridal suite, state-of-the-art dressing room, glass skylight, grand wooden staircase, charming apex covered entrance, secluded patio and terrace. Celebrate in style Weddings of up to 145 day and 250 evening guests take place in The Ballroom. Full of natural light, the room has wooden floors, PA facilities, impressive views and an elegant décor throughout. Al fresco celebrations are held on the manicured lawns under the pagoda. We love... The venue will provide couples with a complimentary menu tasting, accommodation in the bridal suite and an invitation to monthly open evenings. Tie the knot in a stately home STANLEY HOUSE HOTEL & SPA, BB2 7NP 01254 769 200 | Situated within 54 acres of Ribble Valley countryside is the grand Stanley House Hotel & Spa. This Grade II listed manor house dates back to the 17th century and boasts original brickwork, modern features, a restaurant, a spa and striking views. Celebrate in style The Barn Suite is a large, elegant space with a mirrored ceiling, exposed beams, elegant chandeliers, a stone wall and room for 180 guests. Boasting neutral tones throughout, The Stables Suite has an exposed stone wall and can accommodate 90 nearest and dearest. Adjacent to the bar area is The Lodge, which has a wall of floor-toceiling windows and views of the gardens and courtyard. We love... Stanley House Hotel & Spa offer happy couples a complimentary spa voucher. 23 THEMED VENUES

RYDAL MOUNT & GARDENS, LA22 9LU 01593 433 002 | Rydal Mount & Gardens, which was a focus for romantic literature, continues to be owned by the Wordsworth family and retains the feel of a lived-in family home. Wordsworth was a keen landscape gardener, and the five-acre garden remains very much as he designed it. It consists of fell-side terraces, rock pools, an ancient mound and plenty of secret spaces to explore. This historic property has plenty of photograph opportunities, including Rydal Water, the fells and Dora’s field, which hosts an abundance of daffodils in the spring. Celebrate in style The Drawing Room is registered for civil ceremonies and can be emptied of the current antiques if required. It’s a light and friendly space with an air of elegance and comfort with room for 70 guests. The Bottom Lawn can fit more than 200 friends and family, and the Mound can accommodate 100 people. We love... The bridal suite is available the night before, for bridal preparations and the wedding night. This room has a four-poster bed and a separate single bed next door. LANCASHIRE MANOR HOTEL, WN8 9QD 01695 567 260 | Lancashire Manor Hotel is a charming ivy-covered property with parts that date back to the 16th century. The original stone manor house, which dates back to 1770, is at the heart of the hotel and contains the lounge area and above in the original farmhouse bedrooms, is the honeymoon suite. The glass-fronted reception connects the lounge to the traditional Great Hall and contemporary Lathom Suite. Guests can enjoy the garden, with colours changing throughout the seasons and patios with a giant chess set. Celebrate in style The Great Hall is a stunning space, complete with a galleried balcony, crystal chandeliers and a golden bar. It seats up to 200 loved ones and has its own kitchen, to ensure the meal is served at exactly the right time. The Lathom Suite, seating up to 100, is a mixture of traditional and contemporary décor and has a bar, natural light, movable dancefloor and can be divided into a smaller reception room for more intimate weddings. We love... Packages include drinks, complimentary hire of a cake stand and knife, the hotel’s own master of ceremonies, who will keep the big day on track, and the use of the beautiful honeymoon suite on the night of the wedding. 24

WEDDINGS AT HUNDHOWE, LA8 9AB 07788 906 164 | Hundhowe is a gorgeous wedding venue that’s been decorated to create a homely yet elegant feel. The beautifully-painted pale exterior features a grand doorway, formal balustrades, leaded windows, trailing roses and wisteria. Each section of the intimate garden has been lovingly cared for to produce glorious blooms and stunning photo opportunities. Celebrate in style Although the venue is not registered, blessings can take place in numerous places, including the Main Hall, which has an impressive fireplace, woodpanelling and room for 50 friends and family. Alternatively, the Garden Room, with its fold-away doors and skylight, can accommodate 30 guests. The Billiards Room is also available. It has stained-glass features, majestic mirrors and space for 60 loved ones. Each area has a different feel and can be turned around for the evening celebration. We love... As part of the hire, couples will receive furniture, glassware, bar services and linens. Some additional extras can be added to the package, such as a tasting evening with wine pairing, additional breakfasts for nearby guests, an English wine list and floral arrangements created from the garden. HOLLAND HALL HOTEL, WN8 0QZ 01695 624 426 | Nestled in the picturesque West Lancashire countryside, Holland Hall Hotel is a Grade II listed wedding venue that dates back to 1654. The manor house hotel is accessible via a long driveway, adorned by luscious greenery, which leads onto a private car park with a charming stone fountain. The stone pillared entrance leads to grand wooden doors that provide a dramatic entrance into the foyer. Elements of the original Baroque architecture balance perfectly with the recent refurbishment, creating a classic yet rustic charm throughout. There are 25 elegant and spacious en suite bedrooms/suites for guests to choose from and a luxurious apartment. Celebrate in style The Ultimate Purveyors is a modern space decorated with luxury handcrafted tiles, heritage fixtures and large shuttered glass doors that open onto the private patio area with seating for up to 40 loved ones. Alternatively, the Terrace Suite is a large, elegant room full of natural light with access to the private garden area and space for 100 guests. Outdoor celebrations are held under the Garden Pagoda with up to 100 friends and family. Boasting a wall of bi-folding doors that open up to the terrace suite, The Garden Suite is a spacious room capable of holding 250 nearest and dearest. We love... Lovebirds will have access to the bridal suite on the night of the wedding, a complimentary master of ceremonies and the services of the wedding manager. 25 THEMED VENUES

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ONCE UPON Elyse and Kyle had a princess-inspired wedding at Bolton School Weddings & Events Images courtesy of S&J Walkden Photography & Film a time Elyse and Kyle lived close to each other but didn’t meet until a night out. “We were best friends from the second we met,” says Elyse. “Not long after we’d put a deposit down on our first house, Kyle proposed on my birthday. It wasn’t much of a surprise as he had told me he wanted to be with me forever.” Here the bride shares some of her favourite moments from their big day... REAL WEDDINGS 27

For our favours, we gave our guests little boxes of chocolates. We wanted to show off the room, so we opted for a combination of tall and small centrepieces. We also had a floral arch and flowers from The Lavender House that lined the aisle. Kyle and I decorated the room with a large dancefloor, a post box, Chiavari chairs and a curtain behind the top table. I attended the wedding in my dad’s Tesla, and Kyle arrived in his friend’s car. We hired a car from Special Wedding Cars for the bridesmaids, which they loved. Our cake was a four-tier design from Victoria Cakes. It had a castle on the top and our wedding date and initials written on it in navy icing. We’re both from Bolton and had always loved the exterior of Bolton School Weddings & Events. We didn’t know it was also a wedding venue until we visited during a wedding fair and fell in love with the inside too. 28

I wore a Morilee gown called Surim 2146 from Ava Rose Hamilton. The dress was not what I expected at all! It just felt perfect when I tried it on, and since the design was very princessy, I decided I wanted to wear a tiara and a long veil. We had a pianist perform as I walked down the aisle. He made our day fantastic and played everything we asked for and even took requests! We hired a DJ for the evening, who was brilliant and we even played Mr and Mrs. The day was amazing, and I don’t think there were any dry eyes during the ceremony. Kyle and the groomsmen chose grey suits from Slater Menswear. The bridesmaids opted for navy, elegant dresses that looked beautiful. I cannot thank Rebecca Karen Wedding Design enough as she made sure everything ran smoothly on the day. 29 REAL WEDDINGS

ELYSE AND KYLE’S CONTACTS Venue, entertainment and catering, Bolton School Weddings & Events, | Photographer, S&J Walkden Photography & Film, | Bride’s dress and accessories, Ava Rose Hamilton, | Groom’s suit, Slater Menswear | Hair stylist, The Highlight Lounge, Make-up artist, Opal & Iris Bridal & Beauty, | Cake, Victoria Cakes, | Flowers, The Lavender House, | Flower preservation, Blossom Resin By Verity, | Stationery, Made By Myself, | Transport, Special Wedding Cars, | Entertainment, Ice Entertainment UK, | Wedding planner, Rebecca Karen Wedding Design, 30

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LUXE Winter Wendy and Andy tied the knot at St Michael’s Church in Clitheroe before celebrating at Browsholme Hall and The Tithe Barn Images courtesy of Niki Mills Photography 32

Wendy and Andy met at a tribute night. “I had a run of personal losses, including my best friend, partner and dad,” says Wendy. “I had left nursing and wanted to focus on taking over my own bridal shop when I went on a Blondie tribute night. It turned out Andy and I had mutual friends and we hit it off immediately. He was so understanding and compassionate, and I have never felt more cherished. After only a matter of weeks, he never went home. When you know, you know!” Andy popped the question during a surprise weekend away. “We went to Manchester for the night and then got the train to York the following day,” shares the bride. “My mum had been admitted to a home with her rapidly developing Alzheimer’s, and so once Andy proposed, we booked our wedding within six months to try and ensure she could make it and still know who we were.” SETTING THE SCENE “We only visited two venues, and when we saw Browsholme Hall and The Tithe Barn, we knew immediately it was the place for us,” explains Wendy. “We both got goosebumps and booked it the same day! As it was so close to Christmas and everyone was in need of a good celebration, we decided to create a very intimate, festive day with a good party that we all deserved!” The couple gave their guests seeds as favours. “These were attached to their place names and placed on a small log slice with hand-painted pinecones and poinsettias,” reveals the bride. “We decorated the tables with wreaths that were placed around mason jars with lights and foliage. The tables were also covered in petals and wooden hearts.” “Our flowers from Fleur Bloom were used in the centrepieces, and we had a long trail along the top table,” recalls Wendy. “We also had wooden love letters, drapes and lights from the ceilings, a Christmas tree and candles.” Wendy and Andy chose their cake from Jon’s Cakes and placed it on a log slice decorated with eucalyptus. “The food was provided by Twelve Event Management,” remembers the bride. “We had canapés and drinks on arrival, followed by a threecourse meal.” DRESSED TO IMPRESS “I ordered my dress directly from Badgley Mischka,” says Wendy. “It was a design called Danica which I added floral straps to. It was very sparkly and had a real Christmassy feel to it. I thought I was desensitized to dresses as I see them every day at my boutique, Lacy Days of Ramsbottom, but I cried when I put this one on. My daughter came with me, and we also brought my mum from the home so she could be there.” Andy wore a dark grey suit with a waistcoat and braces from Swarbricks Suit Hire. “He chose a gold tie and pocket square, and his brother, the best man, wore green to match my daughter’s dress,” shares the bride. “The groomsmen had a paler grey suit, no waistcoat and wore burgundy ties and squares to match my sister, who was my matron of honour.” “My daughter, Amelia, had a deep green velvet midi-length wrap dress and my sister, Nikky, wore the same in burgundy,” explains Wendy. “I gave them both a diamanté choker and a snowflake bracelet for the day, and we all had coordinating porcelain hair pins/combs from The Bobby Pin.” REAL WEDDINGS 33