Your North West Wedding - February/March (Issue 78)

Chloe and Dan met online through mutual friends. “We got on really well and clicked from the moment we met,” says Chloe. “It felt like we were meant to be. Our relationship blossomed, and Dan proposed in November 2019 in Venice outside St Mark’s Square, which was a total surprise!” SETTING THE SCENE “Wyresdale Weddings is a stunning venue that I’ve followed for a couple of years on Instagram,” shares the bride. “I’d always wanted to look around it, and after attending our friend’s wedding in August 2021, it gave us the wedding bug, so we decided to start planning our day. We aren’t very traditional and weren’t fussed about having a church wedding and wanted something a bit different and more relaxed. We visited Wyresdale Weddings during an open day and fell in love with the place and knew it was where we wanted to host our special day. We loved that it was family run and all the staff were lovely when showing us around. We also adored how all the rooms were set up so that the day flowed perfectly.” For their favours, the couple gave their guests scratch cards placed on white cards with funny quotes. Chloe and Dan opted for a white table plan with gold metallic writing. “We had wooden trestle tables in three rows instead of round tables,” explains Chloe. “I saw a picture from a previous wedding that was held at Wyresdale Weddings, and I loved the look. We hired these from a company called Lancashire Event Hire. “We didn’t have centrepieces as such but instead opted for white runners with long green foliage running down the length of them,” adds Chloe. “We placed white candles in gold holders on the tables, which were done by the talented Bluebells & Daisies. We finished the look with gold acrylic table numbers from Ginger Ray.” Gemma from Bluebells & Daisies created the bride’s beautiful bouquet. “It was made up of wild country flowers, which included greenery, pampas and white English roses,” recalls the bride. “Gemma also decorated the ceremony room by placing ivy on the wooden beams and made an altar garland full of greenery and white flowers. We also had a company called Pampas By Post create a flower archway full of pampas and greenery that made a gorgeous backdrop for us to get married in front of.” The couple chose a plain white Victoria sponge cake and 84 cupcakes from The Lytham Cake Company. “We had wooden place names that I got from a company called Mark My Word,” reveals Chloe. “We decorated the aisle with glass cylinder vases with water and candles, which looked stunning, and chose a neon sign and stand from Emma Coppock Bespoke Weddings & Events, which went perfectly with the barn. We also hired a Mr & Mrs balloon online to go behind our chairs and organised a memory table with pictures of our loved ones who couldn’t be with us.” The couple hired The Striped Kitchen to do their catering. “They were incredible,” says Chloe. “We chose goat’s cheese tarts with red onion and miniature old spot pork Yorkshire puddings for our canapés. Our main was a street food barbecue with burgers, chicken thighs, sausages, and sides.” DRESSED TO IMPRESS “I wore a dress called Jules by Allure Bridals, which I purchased at Brittany Ann Bridal,” shares the bride. “After trying on different options, I felt it suited me the best. As soon as I tried it on, I knew it was the one. I accessorised with a jewelled head slide from Halo & Co and a long veil, which had tiny crystals scattered all over it.” Dan and the groomsmen chose blue checked suits from Slater Menswear. “It had a fine brown and champagne colour running through it,” explains Chloe. “It went well with their champagne-coloured ties and the bridesmaids’ dresses. REAL WEDDINGS 37