A Super Busy Summer

The title is very apt for this week’s blog as it truly has been a busy summer, if you can call this horrible weather summer!

This week’s blog starts with Sam and Sophie who got married with us on Thursday 27th July. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many decorations at the Hall, they really had thought of everything! The beautiful, imaginative decorations began in the hallway and continued throughout. The huge oak staircase was decorated with foliage and purple hanging flowers which just looked amazing and the same flowers could be found on ever surface throughout. Bunting also lined the rooms of the Hall but this wasn’t just any bunting, each section had delicate flowers attached which must have taken so long to do! These tiny flowers also could be found attached to the names on top table, incorporated into the centrepieces and even on their wedding cake. The middle tier of their wedding cake also had a bark effect which looked so eye-catching. The thing I loved most about this wedding was that absolutely everything matched and followed the set theme, so much thought had gone into it!
On Friday 28th July, our second wedding of the week took place and Hollie married Steven in our Oak Room. They had chosen a purple theme which looked lovely mixed with all the decorations. They had chosen Chiavari Chairs which looked perfect the initialled bunting on them. Their sweet table was just the perfect treat with so many different levels and so many different sweets on each. Tiny bunting covered almost everything in the Hall and was made by a very talented mother of the Groom. My favourite touch was their cocktail station which would have been perfect for the summer weather, except in typical British style, it rained. It definitely didn’t ruin anything though! Their cake is definitely something worth mentioning as it was just so perfectly decorated, not one mistake in sight! The four-tier beauty was decorated with tiny sprays of flowers and it fit so perfectly with the theme.
Kaylie and Chris married on Saturday 29th July and transformed the hall with their colourful decorations. Their ceremony room was simple yet beautiful with the lovely Chiavari chairs which always look beautiful with some added flowers. Bright flowers lined the walls and the vintage ladder at the front to add a splash of colour to the room. Their welcome sign which sat at the front of the ceremony room was just amazing, hats off to whoever designed it! It definitely set the scene for the rest of the decorations. Mr and Mrs Blackburn had also added confetti balloons to their wedding breakfast room which were just great! I don’t think I’ve ever seen balloons so big!
Our last wedding of July took place on Sunday 30th and Fay and Stephen became the new Mr and Mrs Williams. A venue stylist worked their magic on the Hall and once they were done, it looked absolutely beautiful. The chairs for the ceremony room were covered with pretty, dusky pink sashes which cascaded down the backs of the chairs and were secured with a glitter brooch. The peal table numbers on each table and the Mr and Mrs sign on top were just amazing and definitely the perfect addition to this wedding. Their cake was covered with edible lace which was really similar to the Bride’s stunning dress and decorated with elegant flowers which looked so pretty!
Oh Thursday 3rd, our first wedding of August saw Iris and Edward marry at the Hall. As iris’ family was German and Edwards family was English, translations of typical English phrases could be found around the Hall to help everyone out, it was such a good idea! Their decorations were provided by the lovely Kurly Bird Events and Karen did such an amazing job! Their table plan was just one of the beautiful things at this wedding, the huge heart mirror just looked beautiful with all of the tables attached. The groom had also been very craftsy when planning for the wedding. Instead of a guest book, the groom had made a table for all of their guests to sign, which would then end up in their home. How amazing is that?!? He also made a stand which held their pretty cake and cupcakes. I just love it when couples get involved and Iris and Edward took it to a whole other level, it was great!
On Friday 4th August, the wedding of Gemma and Andy took place at church and they joined us at the hall for their reception. Their wedding had a Disney theme and being a huge Disney fan myself, I loved it! The pastel green and pink colours ran through all their decorations and the chair covers which really brightened up the hall. The top table centrepiece was definitely my favourite as it incorporated the rose from Beauty and the Beast, well a pink version of course! Their cake had hessian and lace decorations which are very on trend at the moment and always look good!
Saturday 5th saw our third wedding of the weekend and Emma and Robbie joined us after their church ceremony. Similar to Fay and Stephen, Mr and Mrs Hume had chosen a dusky pink theme for their wedding. Their venue stylist had provided lovely cascading sashes for the chairs to match the pretty iced flowers which covered their lovely cake. Their table plan was a simple vintage mirror which as you all know by now, I love! It was decorated with the same flowers as their tables and really pulled everything together. They had also provided so many treats for their guests including a sweet cart and even an ice cream cart! Their sweet cart was so pretty, it was decorated in pink and white and had all the sweets you could ever need at a wedding!
Our final wedding of this week’s blog took place on Sunday 6th August. Kim and Matt said their vows in our Oak Room before entertaining their guests in the Garden Suite. I know seeing weddings every weekend, I am not meant to have favourites but this wedding definitely was one! It was just so me, the glitter and of course those amazing flowers! I just don’t know where to start! Their ceremony room was just perfect, it was so simple but the gold cloth over the table and the amazing garland behind just created such a perfect setting for their ceremony. The flowers were done by a bridesmaid and they were just so beautiful and definitely the type of flowers I would have. I was so happy when Kim said I could have some to take home! They kept their ceremony room simple with just a hint of glitter on each table in the runners. It was all brought together by the pompoms which hung around the room and tied in all the colours. Their cake was baked by the same bridesmaid that did the flowers and can you believe this was her first wedding cake? I couldn’t believe it either, it was just perfection in cake form! It tied in both the gold and green colours and was just every brides Pinterest dream!

It definitely has been a busy couple of weeks at the hall, hopefully we can keep it up to give you lots more decoration ideas!

Kelsey Bee

Wedding and Events Co-ordinator

Whirlowbrook Hall



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