We all love beautiful weddings to inspire us, and this month I wanted to share a beautiful winter wedding with you, Amy and Richard’s.
They married on 29th November 2015 at Pendrell Hall, West Midlands. The wedding was all about celebrating their love with their friends and family- the perfect recipe for happiness.
Amy wore a beautiful lace gown with a Victorian inspired capelet whilst Richard opted for a striking blue suit with snazzy brown shoes. They both looked gorgeous!
Pendrell Hall in the West Midlands was the perfect venue for this November celebration. The nature of the venue meant Amy and Richard could create their personal dream day. The ceremony took place in the elegant Morning room, which was decorated with candles, hanging hearts and letters spelling out ‘Love’. A great reminder of the purpose of their day. The hall was decorated with a beautiful Christmas tree which added a festive flavour to the gathering, without taking over.
The dresses, oh and the mens outfits!
Amy wore a beautiful A-line strapless gown made from gorgeous cobweb lace. The gathered bodice was embellished with a sparkling belt with a snowflake pattern and beautiful beads. The gown was finished with a pretty lace edged capelet attached to the dress, perfect to keep the November chill away. The maids wore pretty blue/silver full length gowns made of soft chiffon. The pretty laced sleeves and sparkling blue belts echoed Amy’s gown. The groomsmen opted for a navy suit, with a slight sheen, perfect for the time of year. Richard chose a striped tie to contrast with the groomsmens plain ties.
Flowers and Styling
Amy and Richard chose a blue and silver colour scheme, adding a luxurious and smart feel to the day. The colours worked well with the wooden panelling of the venue and the duck egg blue Ballroom, where the wedding breakfast was held. The flowers were made by a family friend with Amy and her Mum handpicking the silk blue and white blooms. Many of the decorations were handmade by Amy with friends and family. Amy’s labour of love were the sweetie cup favours, reflecting Richard’s sweet tooth!
The personal touches.
The importance of family and friends was evident throughout the day. The rooms were decorated with photos of family and friends. To entertain the children (and some of the grown ups) Amy put together a box of games, photo props and selfie sticks- a great way to get photo memories of the day.
As Amy is a very talented baker in her spare time the cake was always going to be an important part of the day. Amy found her perfect multi-tiered cake online with ruffles and a frosty feel. Armed with her photo she scoured local bakers, finally making the decision based on the offerings of different flavours. The fantastic flavoured layers which included carrot, chocolate orange and classic sponge went down a treat, especially after the evening’s bacon butties.
With friends and family as well known party animals entertainment was well thought out. The photo booth, game chest and sweetie cart kept guests busy in the day, and the rock-pop band kept everyone dancing into the night.
Have you chosen blue and silver as your wedding tones? What did you differently?
We would love to know.
Love Carrie xx