Our blog is back! After meeting lots of lovely future Whirlowbrook Brides and Grooms in the past few weeks, I thought it was time to tell you all about our recent weddings.
Our first, took place on Saturday 11th February, where the newlyweds Kit and Joanna joined us after their beautiful church ceremony. The first supplier to begin setting up on the morning was their very dedicated florist who arrived almost as early as I did! I of course left her to it but the moment I saw the beautiful arrangement on the staircase, I knew I would love the whole theme. Various shades of pink flowers perched on top and hung below the bannister, creating the perfect spot for staircase photographs. The stairs look even better when they are decorated and these flowers were definitely some of my favourites. The same exquisite arrangements also filled the quirky, glittery jars that were the centrepieces to each table. They also had vintage looking terrariums, filled with fairy lights which looked so effective!
Mr and Mrs Hughes had decided to go with something a little different for their table plan. Instead of a board or mirror, they decided upon a small set of white ladders. I will definitely be stealing this idea for future use as it just looked amazing! Wrapped in fairly lights with some delicate flowers it was just the perfect addition to their quirky wedding. Their cake was a semi-naked sponge, which sounds quite funny but it looked absolutely delicious and very pretty. The final touch to their wedding which I just have to talk about is the fairy lights that they draped over the dance floor. During the day they created the perfect romantic atmosphere for their wedding breakfast and speeches but in the evening, with the lights dimmed, they created the idea space for dancing. I just loved them so much!
Our next event was a very special one as it was Valentine’s Day! This year, we decided to hold a valentine’s dinner and it went down a treat. We were joined by some lovely couples who celebrated their love with an intimate four course meal in our garden suite. We hope to see some of our lovely Brides and Grooms again next year!
Our next wedding of the month took place on Saturday 18th February and saw Mary-Jane and Christian become Mr and Mrs Jennings in our Oak Room. When entering the hall, the sounds of swing music could be heard throughout which gave hints as to what the theme for the day would be. The ceremony was simple yet beautiful and ensured that not one bit of attention swayed from the bride or her amazing dress! Their flowers which were on both the ceremony and top table were so pretty, delicate pink and white flowers were only made better by fluffy white feathers which looked brilliant. I don’t think I had ever seen feathers mixed in with flowers before until this wedding and I absolutely loved it!
Mr and Mrs Jenning’s cake was a beautiful creation which stood so tall in our Garden Suite. The perfect white cake was decorated with gold detailing around each tier which matched the wonderful, vintage gramophone next to it. I don’t think anyone had ever thought of playing vintage records at a wedding before but it definitely created such a good atmosphere and looked amazing! Their centrepieces were glass vases which were filled with beads that shone beautifully on a light box. The glass vases were topped with huge feathers which looked absolutely amazing. I just loved them so much, they looked so effective once the lights were dimmed.
Our final wedding took place on Sunday 19th February and Mr and Mrs Sharples shared their big day with their family and friends at the Hall. They had chosen to go with more traditional decorations, beautiful flowers and tall candelabras on each table. Elizabeth took on the huge task of doing her own flowers. It definitely paid off! They looked just as good as if a florist had arranged them and delivered them to the hall. Their favours were tiny individual bottles of mead which represented the Bride and Groom’s love for it. These were presented in green bags which matched the delicate green diamantes on each table and the bridesmaid’s lovely dresses. The tilted cake which was also in keeping with the rich green colours was decorated so brilliantly. Each tier had a different pattern and on top sat small figures of both the Bride and Groom. Cakes that are a little bit different always amaze me! They are just so creative!
Our blog will be back on Monday 6th March with lots more exciting events! Our wedding fayre is this Sunday, the 26th, just in case you were looking for an excuse to visit us! We’d absolutely love to see you there. This is of course free entry and there will even be wine tasting and a hog roast if you’re feeling peckish!